ALISE’s Emerging Scholars Program supports the organization’s mission by providing an avenue for future LIS academics to engage, learn, and grow as educators. In recognition that the role of a LIS educator is in constant evolution and one which carries with it great complexity, the Emerging Scholars seeks to organize, coordinate, and deliver programs that help prepare, educate, and inform those new to the professoriate.

The program supports new scholars’ needs as they enter the field of LIS education, to support their growth in the profession.

The program will be conducted as a series of online webinars and a conference workshop that will address current issues related to teaching practice, research success, and service in today’s academic environment.

Target Audience: Our target audience is doctoral students and early-career LIS education professionals in their first 5 years of careers.


Tentative Dates*

September 19, 2024, 7:00pm - 8:15pm ET
Teaching During Changing Times: Exclusive Insights from Award-Winning LIS Educators

Webinar 1 provides teaching tips from award-winning professors. Listen as they describe what sets them apart from other LIS educators.

October 14, 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm PT
Emerging Scholars @ ALISE 2024

From creating rubrics to tackling ethical AI to understanding the best practices for creating engaging class environments, this workshop has the tools emerging scholars need in the LIS classroom: experience role-playing and interactive discussions to jumpstart teaching success.

February 20, 2025, 7:00pm - 8:15pm ET
From Collaboration to Publications: Enhancing Research Productivity Through Collaborative Relationships

Webinar 2 examines harnessing collaborative relationships to enhance research productivity. The panelists will discuss best practice for nurturing collaborative relationships and their tips for effectively co-authoring publications.

March 20, 2025, 7:00pm - 8:15pm ET
Winning in the LIS Job Market

Webinar 3 examines how to succeed in the job market. Topics include the interview process, negotiations, and the types of positions that are available.

*Program and dates subject to change.


All applications must be completed through the ALISE 2024 submission system.

*First-time users will be required to create an account (separate from your account). Once created, return to the ALISE '24 submission page to log in. Once logged in, select 'Enter as an author'. Select the relevant track for your submission, ensuring you review all requirements prior to completing your submission.