Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Group
'*' = Updated

2015 Convener/Contact Information

Roles and Responsibilities Cluster

Assistant/Associate Deans & Directors*                                  

Andrew J.M. Smith

Doctoral Students


Vanessa Kitzie


New Faculty

Jenny Bossaller

Heather Moulaison

Part-time and Adjunct Faculty

PT/A SIG mission and charge

Catherine Closet-Crane

Student Services

Roy Brooks 


Teaching and Learning Cluster


YooJin Ha

Linda Lillard

Distance Education*

This is a SIG for those interested in trends in distance teaching.

Suellen Adams

Innovative Pedagogies*

Don Latham 
Elise Lewis

Topics and Courses Cluster

Archival/Preservation Education

Mary Edsall Choquette

Development and Fundraising

Ed Cortez
Stephen J. Bajjaly

Gender Issues*

Venue for sharing ideas about gender as they apply to the profession.   


Kristen Schuster & Lesley Farmer 
(U of Missouri)       (CSULB)


Historical Perspectives

Susan Rathbun-Grubb

Information Ethics*


John Burgess  &  Emily Knox


Information Policy*

Kelly Visnak

International Library Education*

Simon Aristeguieta

Rhonda Clark

Multicultural, Ethnic and Humanistic Concerns

Delicia Greene


Pnina Fichman

Howard Rosenbaum

School Library Media*

The ALISE School Library Media Special Interest Group brings school library educators together at the annual conference and at other conferences such as the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) to discuss and share information about current research and practices important to school librarianship

Ellen Pozzi & Brenda Pruitt-Annisette



Technical Services Education*

The Technical Services Education Special Interest Group focuses on issues surrounding technical services education. The SIG includes LIS educators and others interested in discussing/improving LIS courses related to technical services, such as information / knowledge organization, cataloging, classification, collection development, acquisitions, serials, digital libraries, etc

Gretchen Hoffman

Youth Services*

Annette Goldsmith

Colette Drouillard



SIG Conveners: If you have SIG leadership questions, please feel free to
reach out to Leanne Bowler, ALISE Director for SIGs.