The ALISE Academy:

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The ALISE Academy: Academic Career Development in Archival and Museum Studies, Special Collections and Rare Books Curatorship, and Preservation

 

January 4, 2011

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

The ALISE Academy is a half-day pre-conference professional development opportunity. The 2011 year’s pre-conference will address the career development needs of faculty and doctoral students in several areas that have been expanding and evolving rapidly or are being newly implemented within LIS programs.

 

Overall Structure:

The 2011 Academy will be conducted as three concurrent workshops, with up to 30 participants in each workshop. One workshop will be targeted toward doctoral candidates and faculty members at the beginning of their careers. The second will focus on associate professors and mid-career ladder, clinical and adjunct faculty.  The third will be for experienced faculty.

 

Each workshop will be designed to be interactive, engaging, and supportive of the career trajectories, and scholarly and professional perspectives of participants.

 

Academy Workshops

 

 

1: Early Career Planning for Doctoral Students and Junior Faculty

 

Workshop leaders: Anne Gilliland, Professor, UCLA; and Sidney Berger, The Ann C. Pingree Director of the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum and Adjunct Professor, Simmons College

 

Target audience: Doctoral students and early career ladder, clinical and adjunct faculty with interests relating to archival and museum studies, special collections and rare book curatorship, and preservation.

 

Topics: This workshop will address several concerns faced by prospective and junior faculty in LIS programs whose research and teaching interests lie in the above fields:

 

  • Entering academia from a professional career
  • Career planning for clinical and adjunct faculty
  • Working within an LIS program with a subject discipline doctorate (e.g., languages and literature, modern and classical, history, interdisciplinary humanities studies)
  • Transitioning from dissertation research to research on a tenure track
  • Scoping one’s research agenda – what is reasonable, interesting, fundable, tenurable?
  • Balancing research, academic program building, professional service and personal life
  • Articulating and advocating for your professional and methodological perspectives with your colleagues
  • Academic program conceptualization and course development for the junior, and often only faculty member in one’s field within the LIS program
  • Publishing strategies and venues
  • Collaboration – the pros and cons - when, how, and with whom?
  • Identifying mentors and peer reviewers.

 

2: From The Outside In: Bringing Cultural Heritage Institutions Into The Classroom

 

Workshop leaders: Michele Cloonan, Dean and Professor, and Martha Mahard, Professor of Practice, Simmons College

 

Target audience: Associate professors and mid-career ladder, clinical and adjunct faculty with interests relating to archival and museum studies, special collections and rare book curatorship, and preservation.

 

Topics:

  • Academic program (re)conceptualization and course development
  • Building and sustaining relationships between the academy and cultural heritage institutions
  • Influencing research funding agendas and identifying funding opportunities
  • Publishing strategies and venues
  • Articulating and advocating for your professional and methodological perspectives with your colleagues
  • Collaboration: when, how, and with whom?
  • Mentorship - identifying mentors and being a mentor
  • Keeping up with trends
  • Academic and professional leadership

 

3. Developing Research and Collaborative Programs for Cultural Heritage: Connecting the Dots.

 

Workshop leaders: Tula Giannini, Dean and Professor, Pratt Institute; and Kevin Cherry, Senior Program Officer, Library Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

 

Target audience: Experienced faculty who are interested in developing research and collaborative programs in cultural heritage across libraries, archives and museums.

 

Topics to Explore:

  • New challenges, roles and responsibilities facing faculty leaders working in today’s complex and diverse educational environment
  • Taking integrative/ holistic approaches to research, teaching and program development
  • Using grants to support and advance innovation and creativity for cutting-edge programs and research

 

Workshop activities: 

  • Presenting real-life examples of the workshop’s theme and focus areas
  • Summarizing issues and future directions
  • Discussing new challenges and new directions for Cultural Heritage and LIS
  • Identifying new and innovative ideas for research and collaboration through:
    • The digital lens
    • Interdisciplinary approaches
    • Institutional Partnerships including international
    • Exploring commonalities across libraries, archives and museums

Registration:

To participate in the 2010 ALISE Academy, you must register using the 2010 Conference registration form.  There are no fees to attend the Academy, but you must register for the ALISE Conference.  If you would like to only attend the Academy, please feel free to use the one-day rate when registering.

 

There are only 30 spaces available in each workshop.  Spaces are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Waiting lists are NOT maintained.

 

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