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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 7.5 SIG Session: Stories of Change and Inclusion in LIS Education, 1890 - 1950

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The three papers in this session use a historical lens to investigate radical change and inclusion in LIS education. The first paper examines the efforts during the early years of the profession to construct librarianship as a masculine profession and the effect this had on the structure and form of education for librarianship. The second paper traces the impact of the Julius Rosenwald Fund Library Program on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The third paper focuses on radical change in the evaluation criteria that early youth services librarians were trained to use for selecting materials in children's library collections.

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C. Sean Burns

Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
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Susan Rathbun-Grubb

Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina
I teach courses in information organization, library technical services, and social science information services. My research interests are related LIS careers and workforce, LIS history, and pedagogy,


Christine A. Jenkins

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Aisha M. Johnson

head of Special Collections and Archives, University of North Florida
As a graduate student, Johnson investigated diversity needs in the field of Library and Information Science, which sparked her commitment to improve the field’s diversity needs and conditions of small repository archives. Johnson has a permanent dedication to uncovering the library... Read More →
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Suzanne M. Stauffer

Associate Professor, Louisiana State University

Friday January 8, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Clarendon (Mezzanine)

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