2020 Virtual ALISE Academy

The Diversity Mindset:  A Guiding Principle for Leadership in the Information Fields

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are an inseparable part of scholarship, professional practice, and education of information professionals. Cultivating a diversity mindset is therefore essential. We bring together scholars and practitioners to address how a diversity mindset can foster sustainable change and effective leadership in the areas of scholarly communication; teaching and pedagogy; and equitable workplaces.

Separate registration from the 2020 Virtual ALISE Annual Conference is required.


Nadia Caidi, University of Toronto

Keren Dali, University of Denver


About the Session

Friday, October 23, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an inseparable part of scholarship, professional practice, and education of information professionals. Hence, in the field of information, and in knowledge societies in general, cultivating a diversity mindset is essential. At this ALISE Academy session, we bring together an international team of scholars and practitioners who can lend insights into ways of developing this mindset. They will lead a conversation on contributions of DEI to sustainable change and effective leadership and bring their personal and professional experiences to bear on addressing the following areas 1) Leadership in Scholarly Communication; 2) Leadership in Teaching and Pedagogy; and 3) Leadership in Creating Equitable Workplaces. This will allow Academy participants to engage with DEI questions not as a standalone topic, but as an integral part of professional and scholarly activities that hold interest to both ALISE and ASIST members.


Registration is $25 per attendee.


Payment is required to complete registration. Payment may be made via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or via check (payable to ALISE). Payments must be in US dollars and free of bank charges.

General Information


All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to the ALISE office at [email protected]. Cancellations received before 11:59 pm ET on September 15, 2020, are subject to a $10 fee. After September 15, 2020, ALISE will provide refunds only for documented medical emergencies. Refunds will be processed within 6 weeks after the conference.

Photo & Video Policy

Photographs and videos of attendees may be taken during ALISE virtual programs. By registering for an ALISE program, you are giving ALISE permission to take your photograph or video and use it with or without your knowledge and permission on ALISE promotional material, including but not limited to, our newsletters and conference materials, social media, publications, and our website.


Upon completion of the online registration process you will receive a confirmation email within minutes. Please print the confirmation for your records. The URL and login instructions to attend the ALISE Academy will be issued the week prior to the event via email.

Inclusive Participation

If you have a disability or a health concern and require assistance to ensure full conference participation, please indicate your needs during online registration. Please contact ALISE by September 12, 2020 with the details of your request.


Contact the ALISE office with any registration and conference related questions at [email protected] or 978-674-6190.