ALISE 2009 Conference at a Glance


ALISE 2009 Annual Conference
Transforming LIS Education for the 21st Century: i-CREATE
January 20 – 23, 2009
Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton Street, Denver, CO 80202-3999

Preliminary Conference at a Glance



Tuesday, January 20, 2009: Professional Day

Time Event
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration
8:00 am - 8:00 pm Placement Services
8:30 am - 1:30 pm Council of Deans, Directors, and Program Chairs
8:30 am - 12:30 pm WISE Workshop
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm ALISE Academy
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Vita and Portfolio Review
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ALISE Board of Directors Meeting
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm ALISE Committee Meeting for Incoming and Outgoing Committee Chairs
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Opening Reception, with Works-in-Progress Poster Session



Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Time Event
7:30 am - 8:30 am First Timers' Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:30 am

SIG Business Meetings #1

  • Archives
  • Distance Education
  • Gender
  • Information Ethics
  • Research
  • Technical Services
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Internet Cafe
8:00 am - 8:00 pm Placement Services
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Exhibits
8:30 am - 10:00 am

Session 1: Panels and Papers

1.1 Panel and Town Hall Meeting: Transforming Digital Reference and Digital Reference Education

Moderator: Eileen Abels

Panelists: Denise E. Agosto (Drexel), Lorri Mon (FSU), Soo Young Rich (Michigan)

1.2 Panel: Tunnel Vision and Blind Spots Revisited
Organizer: Penelope A. Grant (San Jose)

Panelists: Gary Radford (Fairleigh Dickinson), Marie Radford (Rutgers), Anthony Bernier (San Jose), James Elmborg (Iowa)

1.3 Juried Papers 1: Schools and Youth

  • Gail K. Dickinson (Old Dominion), "Exploratory Study of the Relationship between National Board Certification in Library Media and Information Science and Student Academic Achievement"
  • Ya-Ling Lu (Rutgers), "Are Low Achievers Readers? The Reality, the Realism Appeal, and Their Learning"
  • Eric M. Meyers (Washington), "Tip of the Iceberg: Meaning, Identity, and Literacy in Preteen Virtual Worlds"

1.4 SIG #1 Archives: Indigenous Memory, Identity, and Sustainability: Decolonizing Archival Education and Methods

Convener: Cecilia L. Salvatore (Emporia)

Panelists: Kimberly Anderson (UCLA), Omaira Brunal-Perry (Guam), Andrew Lau (UCLA), Jonathan Pringle (Museum of Northern Arizona), Cecilia Salvatore

1.5 SIG #2 Doctoral Students: Tenure — What it Takes

Conveners: Heather Hill and Jennifer Crispin (Missouri)

Panelists: Lee Shiflett (UNC-Greensboro), Melissa Gross (FSU), Lynn Akin (Texas Woman's)

10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Session 2: Panels and Papers

2.1  Juried Papers 2: Social Networking
  • Gail K. Dickinson (Old Dominion), "Integrating Social Networking Tools in School Library Education"
  • Jenny Bossaller (Southern Mississippi), "Revising the Reference Curriculum: Collaborative Learning and Social Networking in the Online Environment"
  • Anatoliy Gruzd (Illinois), "Name Networks: A Content-Based Method for Automatic Discovery of Social Networks to Study Collaborative Learning"
2.2 Juried Papers 3:Virtual Reference 
  • Feili Tu (South Carolina), "Can Master's Level Students in LIS Programs Provide Effective Virtual Reference Services (VRS)? A Report of a LIS Education Program and ASERL Collaborative Initiative"
  • Jung-ran Park (Drexel), "A Discourse Analysis of the Question-Answering Service of the Internet Public Library"
  • Marie Radford (Rutgers) and Lynn Silipigni Connaway (OCLC), "CREATing a New Theoretical Model for Reference Encounters in Synchronous Face-to-Face and Virtual Environments"

2.3 Panel: Educators Preparing Educators:ALISE and ACRL Collaboration on Information Literacy
John M. Budd (Missouri), Lisa J. Hinchliffe (Illinois), Sheril Hook (Toronto), Heidi Julien (Alberta), and Kathy L. Magarrell (Iowa)

2.4 SIG #4 Historical Perspectives: Education and Creation: The Formation and Legacy of Progressive Era Children's Librarians.
Convener: Gale Eaton (URI) and Holly Willett (Rowan).
Melanie Kimball (Simmons), "Creating a Profession: Education and Training for Early 20th Century Children's Librarians"

Gale Eaton, "Organizing the Grass Roots: Alice M. Jordan and the Round Table of Children's Librarians"

Holly Willett, "Mid-century Consciousness Raising: Charlemae Hill Rollins and African American Children's Literature"

2.5 SIG #5 Information Ethics: Conversation with the ALISE Code of Ethics for LIS Educators Task Force.
Conveners: Kenneth R. Fleishmann (Maryland) and Mark Winston (John Cotton Dana Library), moderator. 

Panelists: Toni Carbo (Pittsburgh), Ann Curry (Alberta), Johannes Britz (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Mary Niles Maack (UCLA), Jean Preer (Indiana).

12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Birds of a Feather 


Lunch for purchase will be available.

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Plenary Session: Shirley Amore (DPL), with Martn Gmez (San Mateo County Library) and Joyce Ray (IMLS)
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Transportation to Denver Public Library
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Reception and Library Tour at the Denver Public Library
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Reception for Past Presidents

By Invitation Only

5:45 pm - 6:15 pm Doctoral Poster Session Setup
5:45 pm - 6:15 pm Doctoral Poster Judges’ Meeting
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Doctoral Poster Judging
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Doctoral Student Reception



Thursday, January 22, 2009

Time Event
7:30 am - 8:30 am ALISE School Representatives Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:30 am

SIG Business Meetings #2

  • New Faculty
  • Assistant Deans and Directors
  • Curriculum
  • Doctoral Students
  • Information Policy
  • Multicultural, Ethnic & Humanistic Concerns
  • School Library Media
  • Teaching Methods
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Internet Caf
8:00 am - 8:00 pm Placement Services
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Exhibits
8:30 am - 10:00 pm Session 3: Panels and Papers

3.1 Juried Papers 4: Contexts
  • Jeonghyun Kim (Emporia), "Building Rapport between LIS and Museum Studies"
  • Claudia Gollop (UNC-Chapel Hill), "A Novel Approach to Educating Medical Informationists"
  • Bharat Mehra and Adrienne Dessel(Tennessee), "Lessons for Growth in the Education of Health Information Services for People Living with HIV/AIDS: Perspectives of Directors/Managers of Public Libraries."

3.2 Panel: CREAT(ing) Effective Curriculum Review for LIS Education: Where Theory Meets Practice. Organizer: Lisa M. Given (Alberta) 

Panelists: John M. Budd (Missouri) and Marie L. Radford (Rutgers).

3.3 Panel: Designing a PhD Program In Cultural Preservation. 

Moderator: Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa

Panelists: Craig Blaha, Sarah Kim, Snowden Becker, Philip Doty (All presenters from UT-Austin)

3.4 SIG #6 International Education: Getting Connected Internationally

Convener: Lesley Farmer (CSU- Long Beach)

Panelists: Rebecca Miller Banner (Kentucky), Joyce Ray (IMLS), Louise Robbins, (Wisconsin-Madison), Brigitte Doelgast, (Goethe-Institute), Lesley Farmer

3.5 SIG #7 Multicultural, Ethnic and Humanistic Concerns: Intersectionality and Interdisciplinarity: LIS Research/ Education and Studies of the 'Other' Moderator: Clara M. Chu (UCLA)

Conveners: Clara M. Chu (UCLA), Cecilia Salvatore (Emporia) and Susan Burke (Oklahoma)

Panelists: Ruth Bayhylle, Rebecca Dean, Patrick Keilty, Liladhar Pendse, Vivian Wong, and Mary Niles Maack (all from UCLA); Noriko Asato, (Hawaii), Bharat Mehra (Tennessee)

10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Session 4: Panels and Papers

4.1 Juried Papers 5: Communities
  • Christine Hagar (Dominican), "Creating Community Cohesion in Chicago and Beyond: Can LIS Education Aid Social Inclusion?"
  • Lisl Zach (Drexel) and Michelynn McKnight (LSU), "Innovative Information Services Improvised During Disasters: Evidence-Based Education Models to Prepare Students and Practitioners for Shifts in Community Needs"
  • Joyce Yakawa (St. Catherine), "'We Create': Blended Learning in LIS Courses Using the Communities of Practice Framework"
4.2 Juried Papers 6: Digital Realities
  • Xia Lin (Drexel) and Eileen Abels (Drexel), "Digital Library Education Lab"
  • Christopher (Cal) Lee (UNC-Chapel Hill), "Curation Junction, What's Your Function? Defining What It Means to Do Digital Curation in Order to Teach It"
  • Katherine Schilling (Indiana), "Improving an Online MLS Course Through Multimedia Enhancements"

4.3 Panel: Emerging Education Initiatives in Data Curation, Digital Information Management, and Digital Curation 

Organizers: Carole L. Palmer and Melissa Cragin, (Illinois)

Moderator: Joyce Ray (IMLS)

Panelists: Helen Tibbo (UNC-Chapel Hill), Jana Bradley and Peter Botticelli (Arizona), Carole L. Palmer, Melissa Cragin.

4.4 SIG #8 Part-Time and Adjunct Faculty: Transforming the Roles of Part-Time and Adjunct Faculty in 21st Century LIS Education

Convener and Moderator: Dan Fuller (San Jose) Panelists: Penny Grant (San Jose), Nancy Lensenmeyer (Kent State and OCLC), June Lester (Oklahoma)

4.5 SIG #9 Research: Session 1. 

Conveners: Susan Burke and Betsy Martens (Oklahoma)

Panelists: Glynn Harmon (Texas-Austin), Kalyani Ankem (North Carolina Central), Phillip M. Edwards and Amy Van Scoy (UNC-Chapel Hill).

10:30 am - 12:00 pm JELIS Editorial Board Meeting
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Meet the Editors: JELIS Session and 50th Anniversary Celebration


Lunch for purchase will be available.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Session 5: Panels and Papers

5.1 Juried Papers 7: Competencies
  • Maureen Mackenzie (Dowling) and James Smith (St. Francis), "Educating Library Directors: Stage Three"
  • Joanne Gard Marshall, Jennifer Craft Morgan, Victor W. Marshall, Deborah Barreau, Barbara Moran, Paul Solomon, Susan Rathbun Grubb, and Cheryl A. Thompson (UNC-Chapel Hill), "Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science (WILIS): Using an Alumni Survey to Better Prepare Students in the Digital Age"
  • Rachel Applegate (Indiana), "What Should 'Librarians' Know? Current Data on Support Staff Competencies"
5.2 Juried Papers 8: Academic Origins and Trajectories
  • Terrell G. Russell and Cassidy R. Sugimoto (UNC-Chapel Hill), "MPACT Family Trees: Quantifying Academic Genealogy in Library and Information Science"
  • Laurie J. Bonnici (University of Alabama), Mega M Subramaniam (FSU) and Kathleen Burnett (FSU), "Everything Old is New Again: The evolution of library and information science education from LIS to iField"
  • Glynn Harmon (Texas), "i-Create Accelerated Discovery: A 2020 Educational Vision"

5.3 Panel: Going Digital — Culture, Information and Preservation: IMLS Grants Support a New Vision for LIS Education

Moderator: Magia Krause (Michigan)

Presenters: Helen R. Tibbo (UNC-Chapel Hill), Megan Winget (UT- Austin), Kari Kraus (Maryland), Allen Renear (Illinois), Magia Krause (Michigan)

5.4 SIG #10 Research: Session 2. 

Conveners: Susan Burke and Betsy Martens (Oklahoma)

Panelists: Melanie Feinberg, Lisa Nathan, Deborah Turner, and Kris Unsworth (Washington); Catherine Closet-Crane (Emporia); Andrea Japzon and Denise E. Agosto (Drexel).

5.5 SIG #3 Gender Issues: Gender Issues in the Digital Age
Convener: Kay Cassell (Rutgers)

Sharon Stoerger (Indiana), "Myth or Reality: Library Education in Second Life"

Bharat Mehra (Tennessee), "Digital Actions in a Strategic Plan in Library and Information Science Education to Fairly Represent People of Diverse Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities"

Claire R. McInerney (Rutgers), "Recruiting Information Technology Specialists for Library Work and Faculty Positions: What's Gender Got to Do With It?"

Melissa Adler (Wisconsin-Madison), "Who is the Authority on Transgender Vocabularies? Comparative Study of Controlled Terms in LCSH and User-Generated Tags in Library Thing"

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ALISE Business Meeting
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Awards Reception



Friday, January 23, 2009

Time Event
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast with a Vendor
Breakfast 1: ProQuest
Breakfast 2: Elsevier
7:30 am - 8:30 am

SIG Business Meetings 3

  • Adjunct/Part-time
  • Historical Perspectives
  • International Education
  • Preservation Education
  • Technical Services
  • Youth Services
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Internet Cafe
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Placement Services
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Exhibits
8:30 am - 10:00 am Session 6: Panels and Papers

6.1 Juried Papers 9: Virtual Worlds
  • Feili Tu (South Carolina), "How a Simulated Library in the Second Life World Enhances Library and Information Science (LIS) Education: An LIS Education Program Study"
  • Ron Brown & Feili Tu (South Carolina), "Evaluating the Use of Second Life by Libraries and Other Information Environments"
  • Yunfei Du (North Texas), "Measurement Model of Students' Behavioral Intentions to Use Second Life Virtual Environments"

6.2 ALISE Awards

Chair: M.L. Radford

Panelists: Derek Hansen (Dialog/ALISE Methodology), Yin Zhang & Athena Salaba (Bohdan S. Wynar), Xiaojun Yuan (Garfield), Shana Pribesh (Linworth)

6.3 SIG #11 Teaching Methods: Using e-Recruitment to Improve Diversity: Perspectives from Human Resources, Marketing, and Library Education

Convener: Jami Jones (East Carolina)

Panelists: Kyung-Sun (Sunny) Kim (Wisconsin-Madison), Ronald D. Pollock (Texas-Austin), Gail Munde (East Carolina)

6.4 SIG #12 Technical Services: LIS Cataloging Education for the 21st Century: Expectations and Challenges

Convener: Barbara Marson (East Carolina) Moderator: Sylvia Hall-Ellis (Denver)

6.5 SIG #14 School Library Media: Meeting the Student Learning Outcomes Requirements for NCATE and ALA Accreditation

Convener: Allison G. Kaplan (Wisconsin- Madison) Panelists: Gail K. Dickinson (Old Dominion), Allison G. Kaplan, Donna Shannon (South Carolina)

10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Session 7: Panels and Papers

7.1 Panel: Creative Uses of Story as Information Panelist: Betsy Hearne (Illinois), Melanie A. Kimball (Simmons), Tonyia Tidline (Independent Scholar), Sarai Lastra (Turabo University in Puerto Rico).

7.2 Panel: OCLC/ALISE LIS Research Grant Papers. Convener: Lynn Silipigni Connaway (OCLC)

  • Rong Tang, Sheila Denn (Simmons)"User-based Question Answering: An Exploratory Study of Community-generated Information Exchange in Yahoo! Answers"
  • Diane Kelly (North Carolina-Chapel Hill) "Developing and Evaluating a Query Recommendation Feature to Assist Users with Online Information Seeking and Retrieval" 
  • Youngok Choi (Catholic) "Analyzing Image Searching on the Web: How Do Undergraduates Search and Use Visual Information?" 

7.3 Panel: Cultural Heritage and the Information Profession

Panelist: Tula Giannini (Pratt), Wendy Duff (Toronto), Paul Marty and Wendy Duff (FSU)

7.4 SIG #13 Youth Services: Transforming Visions of Youth for LIS Education in the 21st Century Convener: Anthony Bernier (San Jose)

Presenters: Denise E. Agosto (Drexel), Sandra Hughes-Hassell (UNC-Chapel Hill), Eliza T. Dresang (Washington), Eric M. Meyers (Washington),Betsy Diamant-Cohen (Enoch Pratt Free Library), David Loertscher (San Jose State), Carrie Gardner, (Kurztown), Carol A. Doll (Old Dominion), Kathy Latrobe (Oklahoma), Jamie Campbell Naidoo, (Alabama and South Carolina), Stephanie D. Reynolds (Kentucky), Cindy Welch (Tennessee)

7.5 Panel: Participatory Librarianship
Presenters include:
Todd Marshall(Syracuse) on the Theoretical underpinnings of participatory networks
David Pimental(Syracuse) and his examination of organizing principles in participatory environments
R. David Lankes(Syracuse) on the implications for MLS education and the Reference Extract project.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Deans, Directors, and Program Chairs Meetings with ALA Office for Accreditation
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Closing Conference Session
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Meet the Editors: Publishing in LIS


Lunch for purchase will be available.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ALISE Board of Directors Meeting