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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 7.7 B Juried Paper: Potential applications of disability theory in LIS

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This study examines the existing academic literature pertaining to the accessibility of libraries for users with disabilities in order to develop a case for the use of disability theory in LIS. The ultimate goal of the study is to begin to develop a more holistic understanding of disability and accessibility practices within LIS, and in doing so to develop more inclusive strategies for supporting the information needs of users with disabilities.


Claire Burrows

PhD Candidate, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Claire Burrows is a second year PhD student in the Library and Information Science program at Western University. Her research pertains to the accessibility of academic libraries for students with disabilities, and how theoretical conceptualisations of disability may influence the... Read More →

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

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