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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Punit Dadlani

Rutgers University, United States of America
PhD Student (ABD)
New Brunswick, New Jersey
PT is a PhD student at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. PT is also the Barham Scholar with the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries, funded by the Carole and Norman Barham Family Foundation. His primary research interests focus on information behavior and practices, social justice, and communication in a variety of organizational contexts. His research includes how information-intensive organizations, such as school and public libraries, integrate technology into their practices; how principles of social justice are understood, embedded, and enacted through information services; and how organizations identify themselves through new media and organizational rhetoric. PT is also interested in and has publications around: social network analysis, natural language processing, environmental communication, anonymous communication and organizational studies.