ALISE 2016 has ended
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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Marianne Martens

Kent State University, School of Library and Information Science, United States of America
Assistant Professor
Kent, OH
Marianne Martens is Assistant Professor at the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University. Previously, Martens served as vice president at children’s publisher North-South Books, Inc. in New York. Martens’ interdisciplinary research is grounded in LIS and Media Studies, and focuses on how books paired with technology are changing the reading experience for young people. Please read more about her research and publications at mariannemartens.org.