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ALISE 2020 Annual Conference 

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The ALISE 2020 Annual Conference has moved from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to online. The conference and associated meetings will be held virtually over several weeks from October 13 – 23.  Attendees will explore the interconnected world of library and information sciences, archives, knowledge management, information management, media studies, informatics, data science, computer science, and communications.  Details will be shared in the coming weeks.  We’ll “see” you online in October!

Transforming LIS Education in an Interconnected World

Library and information science (LIS) education continues to be transformed by technological advances, international trends, and expanded interconnectedness, both local and global. "Change" has become a buzzword but also a constant reality. Our social settings, educational environments, and workplaces are fluid and fast-paced. In an era shaped by the continuing evolution of the information landscape, ALISE '20 will focus on the challenges and opportunities these transformations present to LIS educators in terms of institutional narratives, sustainability, and the positioning of LIS as an increasingly interdisciplinary field.

LIS education is affected by growing diversity, the pervasive culture of metrics and performance indicators, widespread misinformation campaigns, the need to project clear institutional images, the imperative of the public good and sustainability, and the need to prove the value of higher education and professional activities to community stakeholders, professional collaborators, and funding agencies. These trends present an auspicious field of activity to LIS educators, students, and researchers but also challenge them to stay relevant, creative, up-to-date, responsive to change, and proactive for the future. The ALISE 2020 Annual Conference invites participants to engage with these notions of change and all aspects of the transformation of LIS education.


Conference Co-Chairs

Keren Dali, University of Denver

Suliman Hawamdeh, University of North Texas



Thank You to Our Sponsors & Exhibitors!!


Council of Deans, Directors & Chairs Meeting
School Representatives' Meeting

Univ of ILL



School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

 Plenary Presentation

Wayne State University

Wayne State University School of Information Sciences

Mobile App/Virtual Event Platform

Emporia State University



Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management

Virtual Breakfast with a Vendor












 First Timer's Meeting



SJSU School of Information

Conference Sponsor


The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)

Conference Sponsor




Friends of ALISE Table Sponsor

American Library Association

Friends of ALISE Table Sponsor