ALISE Update


Dear ALISE Members:


Here is your ALISE Update for January 2012:

*OCLC, Best Conference Paper and LMC Paper  Award Winners Announced

*New for ALISE 2012 - Adjunct Resume Portal Available

*Adjunct/Part-Time  Faulty Luncheon at ALISE 2012



*OCLC, Best Conference Paper, and LMC Award Winners Announced:

The ALISE Board of Directors is pleased to announce additional 2012 ALISE Award Winners.

These individuals exemplify the excellence that ALISE encourages and represents in the LIS community.

We hope that each of you joins us in Dallas as we celebrate their accomplishments.  The ALISE Awards Reception will be held, Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 6:30pm at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel.

Congratulations to all of our Award Winners!

OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant Competition

“A New Unsupervised Approach to Automatic Topical Indexing of Scientific Documents According to Library Controlled Vocabularies”

Abdulhussain Mahdi, and Arash Joorabchi, University of Limerick, Ireland

“Reference Competencies from the Practitioner’s Perspective: An International Comparison”

Laura Saunders, and Mary Wilkins Jordan, Simmons College

“The Biblioblogosphere: A Comparison of Communication and Preservation Perceptions and Practices between Blogging LIS Scholar-Practitioners and LIS Scholar-Researchers”

Carolyn Hank, McGill University, and Cassidy Sugimoto, Indiana University – Bloomington


ALISE/LMC Paper Award

Sponsored by Libraries Unlimited/Linworth, imprint of ABC-CLIO


"The Group6: Toward the Development of an Information Problem Solving"

Eric M. Meyers, University of British Columbia



ALISE 2011 Best Conference Paper Award


"Are We There Yet? Results of a Gap Analysis to Measure LIS Students’ Prior Knowledge and Actual Learning of Cultural Competence Concepts"
Kafi Kumasi, Wayne State University, and Renee Franklin Hill, Syracuse University

"What is the Value of LIS Education? A Qualitative Study of the Perspectives of Tennessee’s Rural Librarians"
Bharat Mehra, Kimberly Black, Vandana Singh and Jenna Nolt, University of Tennessee

Faculty Responses to Library Service Innovations: A Case Study
Susan E. Searing, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, and Alison M. Greenlee, McFarlin Library

Hands on from a Distance: The Community-Embedded Learning Model Contextualizes Online Student
Linda R. Most, Valdosta State University



*New for ALISE 2012 - Adjunct Resume Portal Available

ALISE has put together an online Adjunct Resume Portal for ALISE 2012.  The portal contains resumes from those wishing to be identified for part time, adjunct, or sessional employment by library and information science programs. Resumes are available via (you will need an ALISE Institutional Member login information to access) and at the ALISE Placement Services Center at the annual conference.


*Adjunct/Part-Time  Faulty Luncheon at ALISE 2012


All part-time and adjunct faculty who plan to attend the ALISE conference in Dallas are invited to gather for a lunchtime discussion on Thursday, January 19.  Enjoy lunch with your colleagues and discuss issues relevant to part-time instructors.


Hosted by the SJSU School of Library and Information Science, participants will have the opportunity to explore the following topics:


  • Fostering an interactive learning community for your students
  • Facilitating student discussions that prompt critical thinking and reflection
  • Designing and assessing effective group projects
  • Creating authentic assignments (relevant assignments that are applicable in the "real world")
  • Increasing student motivation
  • Implementing time management and workload strategies for faculty


Space is limited, and advanced reservations are required.  If you would like to attend this free event, please RSVP no later than Monday, January 9.  To RSVP for the lunch, please complete the online form at this web page:


The event will take place from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm in Ballroom A of the Renaissance Dallas Hotel.


For any questions regarding the event, please email



We look forward to seeing you all in Dallas!  If you have any questions about ALISE, the Conference or opportunities at the conference, please contact headquarters at





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