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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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Mega Subramaniam

College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Associate Professor
College Park, Maryland
Mega M Subramaniam, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of Information Policy and Access Center in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. Dr. Subramaniam’s innovative research focusses on the use of school and public libraries as effective learning environments to encourage science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) interest among underserved, underrepresented, and disadvantaged young adults. I am interested in examining how to facilitate the learning of emerging digital literacies in libraries using the connected learning framework. I am also interested in enhancing the skills of pre-service and in-service youth and school librarians to facilitate the learning of emerging digital literacies.