ALISE 2021 Annual Conference

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Crafting a Resilient Future: Leadership, Education, & Inspiration

September 21-23, 2021
  Milwaukee, WI

In the face of a multitude of health, economic, social, and environmental crises, there is an urgent need to cultivate deliberate resilience measures as we reimagine the educational landscape. Library and information science (LIS) educators must pivot quickly as we examine curricula that propel our students into leadership positions. We must also continue in advocacy roles within our institutions to maintain strategic leadership for sustainability of our programs.

The call to action is clear: LIS educators and professionals are faced with re-engineering our standard operating procedures in order to become viable in our rapidly changing environments. Plans must be made for resilience on all fronts for our own well-being, organizational health, curriculum, and scholarship of teaching. For LIS education to thrive both in the near term and into the future, we need to address the disruptions caused by the 2020 pandemic, shifts in enrollment, institutional reconfigurations and consolidation, demand for more curricular offerings and in online modalities, and the information profession’s need for more agile information professionals who are adept at navigating the ever-changing political, social, economic, technological, and environmental landscapes.

We ask, what efforts are LIS programs making to evolve so they are ready to tackle these challenges and ensure sustainability? How is the LIS curriculum changing and how is it preparing resilient information professionals with the leadership and practical skills needed for the future? What will the future of LIS education look like and what initiatives, research, and innovations are needed to achieve a sustainable future? The ALISE 2021 Annual Conference invites conference participants to share their ideas, initiatives, and research on teaching and learning, policy, and pedagogy that will help craft a resilient and sustainable future for LIS education and the information professions. 

The ALISE 2021 conference is intended to encourage engagement across the globe from those in library and information science, as well as those in a wide variety of cognate fields who wish to share their vision for education, for teaching and learning, for pedagogy, and for research through an international lens.


We would like to reiterate that our ALISE 2021 conference theme “Crafting a Resilient Future: Leadership, Education, & Inspiration” is intended to focus on recuperation and leadership in changing times and contexts. Resilience is fundamentally the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, and we are aware that the past year has explored its own range of difficulties—some at the personal level, some at the organizational level--and affecting work-life, home-life, economic-life, political-life, mental and physical health-life, social and cultural life, and so many other facets of our own lived experiences as people and as LIS Educators and Professionals.


We welcome contrary viewpoints and encourage any response to the conference theme or the concepts of resilience via proposal submission to ensure we have meaningful dialog at the conference.


Conference Programing Planning Committee Co-chairs:

Dr. Sue Alman, San Jose State University

Dr. Kim Thompson, University of South Carolina

Conference Questions

For all logistics, EasyChair, lodging, and conference management questions, contact Sara Aldrich, ALISE's meeting planner.

 


Thank You to Our Sponsors & Exhibitors!!

Opening Reception & Works in Progress Poster Session
First Timer's Breakfast, Placement Center

SJSU

SJSU School of Information 


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

Univ of ILL

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


Awards Luncheon

University of South Caolina

University of South Carolina School of Information Science


Plenary Presentation

USC Marshall

University of Southern California


Mobile App Event Platform

Emporia State University

Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management


Doctoral Student Poster Session Reception Showcase Sponsor

Dominican University

Dominican University iSchool


 Doctoral Student Poster Session Reception Showcase Sponsor

Syracuse University

Syracuse University


Doctoral Student Poster Session Reception Showcase Sponsor

University of Buffalo

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York


Doctoral Student Poster Session Reception Showcase Sponsor

University of Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies


Wellness Session

UTP Journals

University of Toronto Press Journals


Friends of ALISE Table

University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies