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The ALISE 2016 Conference theme of “Radical Change: Inclusion and Innovation” celebrates the far reaching impact of Eliza T. Dresang’s work. The conference welcomes contributions that explore inclusive practices and innovative strategies in teaching and research, with special interest for Cultural Diversity, Digital Societies, Intellectual Freedom, Social Justice and International Resources.

Our logo for the conference is the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly. This is a great symbol of radical change and transformation. Although the caterpillar and the butterfly exist in the same environment, each has its own perception and understanding of the world. As the caterpillar prepares for transformation, it must build the chrysalis, which acts as protection and change agent. When the radical change is completed, the butterfly emerges from the chrysalis into a new world, one of amazing potential and opportunity. The radical transformation and change allows the caterpillar to move beyond its small environment as a beautiful butterfly excited and ready to see and learn about its brave new world. 

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Friday, January 8 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Session 7.2 B Juried Paper: What motivates future information professionals? It’s probably not what you think.

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This research stems from LIS management class discussions on the topic of motivation, and highlights the need for radical shifts in management approaches to motivation in information organizations. Our analysis of four student cohorts shows that intrinsic motivators are far more influential than any “carrot and stick” type of approach. Future information leaders and managers should recognize that intrinsic factors play a bigger role in employee motivation, and put more effort into creating a culture of respect, recognition, trust, and autonomy when tailoring their management strategies to tap into the emotions of their coworkers.


Rajesh Singh

St. John's University, USA

Friday January 8, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Beacon Hill (4th Floor)

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