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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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Maria Cahill

University of Kentucky
Associate Professor
Lexington, KY
Maria Cahill is an associate professor in the School of Information Science and the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky. Cahill earned an MLIS at the University of South Carolina and a PhD in Literacy Education from the University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on the services and programming of libraries and the role of children’s and school librarians in supporting the literacy development of children and adolescents. Her teaching and research have been supported by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the Texas Library Association.