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University of Missouri Announcements

The School of Information Science & Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri is proud to announce the following:

  • Heather Moulaison Sandy published the second edition of Digital Preservation for Libraries, Archives, and Museums, with her co-author Edward M. Corrado. The book is available from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Jenny S. Bossaller served as co-editor with Kathleen de la Peña McCook on the third edition of Introduction to Public Librarianship, published by ALA Neal-Schuman.
  • Sanda Erdelez co-authored Incidental Exposure to Online News with Borchuluun Yadamsuren, available from Morgan & Claypool Publishers in the Synthesis Lectures on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services.
  • On April 8th, 2017, the Library and Information Science Graduate Student Association will host its 4th annual research conference, with the theme “Engaging Your Community.” Registration is free and all are welcome.

European Information Science Education: encouraging mobility and learning outcomes harmonization

Professor Tatjana Aparac-Jelusic from the University of Zadar, Croatia is pleased to announce the Erasmus+ funded project entitled European Information Science Education: encouraging mobility and learning outcomes harmonization – EINFOSE, which is a joint effort by eight European higher education institution partners (Barcelona, Boras, Graz, Hildesheim, Ljubljana, Osijek, Pisa, and Ankara). Starting from the chosen priorities offered by the EU funding bodies, the project's main goal is to investigate how the commonly accepted entry requirements and introduction of innovative teaching methods could motivate students, improve teaching and strengthen the network of HEIs in the IS field. Furthermore, it will also enable students to specialize in certain topics (such as digital humanities, scholarly communication and big data, economy of information, sociology of media, etc) at those institutions that have experts on these or other relevant topics.

The first summer school will be held in August 2017 in Hildesheim, Germany, and the second in Graz, Austria in July, 2018. Colleagues interested in details about the project could contact the project's coordinator, Professor Tatjana Aparac-Jelusic at: [email protected].

ALISE Members Wins Best Paper Award at the International Society for Knowledge Organization

Ann Graf, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee doctoral dissertator and adjunct instructor, received the best paper award at the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) conference held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in September for her submission titled “Describing an Outsider Art Movement from Within: The AAT and Graffiti Art.”

ALISE Member Published in Library Trends

Tess Prendergast, member of the ALISE Youth Services SIG, has had an article published in Library Trends.

Prendergast, T. (2016). Seeking early literacy for all: An investigation of children’s librarians and parents of young children with disabilities’ experiences at the public library. Library Trends, 65(1), 65-91.

Lack of Diversity in Children's Literature

Sarah Park Dahlen, Assistant Professor at St. Catherine University, recently worked with an illustrator to create an infographic showing the lack of diversity in children's literature, using the University of Wisconsin-Madison Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) statistics. Her blog post has been seen by more than 40,000 people around the world, and has already been published in journals such as Knowledge Quest and displayed at multiple conferences. The JPG/PDF is available under a creative commons license. 

ALISE Member Wins 2017 ALA Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award

Nicole Cooke, Assistant Professor at the iSchool at the University of Illinois, received the 2017 ALA Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award for her contributions to the profession and her promotion of diversity. More information on her award may be found online.

Professor Cooke also recently authored a book published by Libraries Unlimited titled Information Services to Diverse Populations: Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals. Learn more.

The 2017 ALISE Annual Conference App!

The 2017 ALISE Annual Conference has an app! Bookmark our mobile web app on your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry phone by visiting http://alise2017.sched.org/mobile. Create an account, view your personal schedule, browse what's happening right now or search for what you want to do at the conference. The mobile web app stores the schedule data locally on your phone for offline access too.

You can also check out our Interactive Conference Schedule by going to http://alise2017.sched.org/

ALISE Election Announcement

The ALISE Board of Directors is happy to extend our congratulations to the winners of the ALISE 2017 Election.

Vice-President / President-Elect


Heidi Julien, SUNY Buffalo - New York


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Call for Proposals - 2017 YA Services Symposium

YALSA has opened up its call for program proposals for our 2017 YA Services Symposium, which will be held November 3 -5, 2017 in Louisville, KY.  This annual event regularly draws 500 attendees. The title of the event is “Libraries: Helping all Teens Build a Better Future,” and it will focus on the ways libraries can engage with community partners to help teens—especially those with the most need—build the skills they need to be successful in college, careers and life. YALSA is accepting program and paper proposals through Feb. 1, 2017. Please know that topics like partnerships, learning outcomes & evaluation, connected learning, learning spaces, making, digital literacy, college & career readiness, workforce development, youth participatory action, etc. are the types of things YALSA seeking to highlight at the conference. YALSA’s official focus in terms of age range for youth is 12-18, so that is something to bear in mind. To submit a proposal, please use these online forms: program proposal or paper proposal.

2017 ALISE Conference Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the 2017 ALISE Annual Conference! Join us from January 17-20 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel to hear from leaders in Library and Information Science Education. The 2017 Annual Conference will have networking opportunities, poster sessions, plenary sessions, and exhibitors that will keep you up to date on all the latest research and trends in the LIS industry.

Learn more about registration, the hotel, sponsorship opportunities

Strategic Planning Survey

Every three years, the ALISE Board undertakes a strategic planning exercise. As part of this important process, the ALISE Board is seeking input from both members and non-members to help guide the planning process in how to best serve the interests of current and future ALISE members. This survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. 

If you are a current ALISE member, please complete this short survey.

If you are not a current ALISE member, please complete this short survey,


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ALA Midwinter Meeting Registration and Housing are Open!

ALA Atlanta
Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
January 20-24,2017
The ALA Midwinter Conference will include:
  • Updates, research, reports, & legislation
  • Gold-stand networking
  • 450+ exhibitors
  • Hundreds of authors
  • Community engagement, leadership, advocacy
  • Ebooks, digital content, information policy
  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • ALA Youth Media Awards
  • ALA Book & Media Awards
  • And more!

Learn more and register!