2022 Information Science Summit

Join us for the inaugural in-person/virtual Information Science Summit entitled, Innovation and Trends in Information Science - Practice, Research, and LIS Education taking place on Friday October 28, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel.

The Summit is co-hosted by three organizations -  ASIS&TALISE & the iSchools Organization, and sponsored by SLA along with the SJSU, Simmons, and Syracuse iSchools. Due to the generosity of these sponsors, registration is completely free for in-person member attendees, including a complimentary networking lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Registration for virtual attendees will be $100.00 for regular members and $50 for students.

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Invitation to Attend iFederation Dinner at IFLA

ALISE, ASIS&T, and the iSchools comprise the iFederation. Members of each organization who are traveling to Dublin to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress are invited to the #iFederation dinner on July 28. Register at 
https://members.asist.org/events/Details/ifla-ifederation-colleagues-dinner-697424?sourceTypeId=Website 

2022 ALISE Elections, Voting Now Closed

Personal members were invited to vote for the candidates June 1, 2022 to June 15, 2022. The voting period is now closed.

Stay tuned for the election results.

ALISE Call for Committee Volunteers

Have you considered serving on a committee? ALISE committees power the association and drive us towards fulfilling our mission. 

In order to align with ALISE's commitment to broad representation of our membership on committees, we welcome volunteers from all areas: doctoral students, new and tenured faculty, and part-time/adjunct faculty. Whether you are new to ALISE or have been a member for a long time, your contributions and insights are welcomed.

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40 Years of ALISE Statistics Released

Since 1980, ALISE has collected and reported data annually about the state of library and information science education across the US and Canada. The annual "ALISE Statistical Report" provides stakeholders with detailed data concerning library and information science (LIS) faculty and staff, students, curriculum, income and expenditures, and continuing education activities. While the means and mechanisms of data collection and reporting that underlie this annual effort have evolved -- from handwritten to electronic, paper to spreadsheet -- the foundational data elements remained remarkably consistent over this forty-year period.

To commemorate the 40th year of data collection, the research team compiled datasets as a service to the ALISE members and research community for its use.

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ALISE Redesigns and Relaunches Leadership Academy in 2022

ALISE Redesigns and Relaunches Leadership Academy in 2022

ALISE redesigned its Leadership Academy in 2022 through the work of its Programming Committee. The redesigned event features a series of five webinars throughout 2022. The webinars are free to members. The Academy will culminate with an in-person workshop immediately following ALISE’s 2022 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

In 2019, ALISE initiated the Leadership Academy to create communities within library and information science (LIS) for the exploration of leadership roles as chairs, directors, and deans. We aim to build interest in leadership and to build the confidence of prospective leaders. The Academy also provides prior attendees a forum to reconvene, to reflect on their learnings from the past year, and to gain new insights to deploy in the future.

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Revised Personal Membership Dues Structure to Launch January 1, 2022

ALISE Revises Personal Membership Dues Structure, Launches January 1, 2022

In 2021, the ALISE Board of Directors and its membership approved a proposal presented by the Membership Committee to create a tiered dues structure based on World Bank Gross National Income (GNI) data. The committee’s proposal was informed by research conducted by prior ALISE task forces formed to research international dues rates and by the committee’s environmental scan of similarly oriented membership-based associations. The tiered fee structure for personal memberships becomes effective January 1, 2022.

The revised dues structure provides a more equitable fee structure for individuals located in countries with GNI per capita at or below $24,999.00 USD. In addition, the structure provides greater opportunity for information professionals outside of North America to engage in the association through reduced rates for those in Tier 2 or Tier 3 countries. The ALISE 2021-2025 Strategic Plan includes specific objectives and strategies to increase international membership (Strategy 2.2.6) and to make ALISE welcoming and inclusive of people and program from countries outside of the U.S. and Canada (Objective 2.5). The tiered dues structure is a single, albeit significant, step to enable a more global presence and engagement within ALISE.

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Call for Board Nominations Now Closed

ALISE Call for Board Nominations is Now Closed

Thank you to all who submitted nominations!  

Candidates for the 2022 ALISE elections will be announced in April 2022. 

Call for Board Nominations, Due Dec 15

ALISE Call for Board Nominations

ALISE announces the call for nominations for two positions on the Board of Directors.

Engage

The call for nominations process encourages all members to actively engage in the governance of the organization by either nominating themselves or a fellow members.

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Council of Deans, Directors, and Program Chairs Elects 2021-2022 Co-chairs

2021-2022 Council Co-chairs Elected, Terms Begin September 24, 2021

The ALISE Council of Deans, Directors, and Program Chairs elected three co-chairs for the 2021-2022 term. Dr. Anthony Chow (San Jose State University), Dr. Raj Dewan (Syracuse University), and Dr. Sanda Erdelez (Simmons University) assume their roles on September 24, 2021, at the end of the 2021 Council meeting.

Thank you to Dr. Kimiz Dalkir (McGill University) and Dr. James Elmborg (University of Alabama) as the complete their terms as the 2020-2021 co-chairs. Drs. Dalkir and Elmborg shall lead the 2021 Council meeting on September 24, 2021.

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2021 Statistical Report Now Available

ALISE Launches 2021 Statistical Report

The 2021 ALISE Statistical Report is now available! This annual report on LIS education compiles, analyzes, interprets, and reports statistical information about LIS programs offered by ALISE member schools. These report features two components, the statistical dataset (Excel) and a summary report identifying trends and key indicators in LIS education. ALISE members receive complimentary access to both the dataset and the summary report. Non-members may purchase the dataset for $135 USD. The 2021 Summary Report: Trends and Key Indicators in LIS is available free to the public.

Learn more.

2021-2022 Committee Leadership Appointed

2021-2022 ALISE Committee Leadership Appointed

The 2021-2022 committee leaders were recently appointed by the incoming president and confirmed by the ALISE Board of Directors. The 2021-2022 committee terms commence at the 2021 annual business meeting and end at the subsequent annual business meeting.

Standing Committees

Advancement Committee Chair

Dan Albertson, University at Buffalo

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2021 Election Results Announced

2021 Board of Directors Election Results Announced

Congratulations to the newly elected members of the ALISE Board of Directors. Their terms shall begin at the end of the ALISE '21 Annual Business Meeting in September 2021.

President Elect: Rong Tang

Secretary/Treasurer: Shimelis Assefa

Director, Community Building: Monica Colon-Aguirre

 Learn about the incoming board members.

ALISE Announces Move to Virtual Format for 2021 Annual Conference

The ALISE Board of Directors has made the decision to transition this year’s conference into a fully virtual format. The Board considered this decision over a number of months and meetings, holding conversations with the ALISE Conference Program Planning Committee co-chairs and with the staff. We also conducted a survey of the membership and prior year conference attendees to inform this decision. Read more about the decision.

Call for Committee Volunteers Extended to May 9, 2021

ALISE Call for Committee Volunteers Extended to May 9, 2021

We understand this is a busy time of year. To help provide a little breathing room, we've extended the call for committee volunteers to May 9, 2021.
We welcome volunteers from all areas of our diverse membership: doctoral students, new and tenured faculty, and part-time/adjunct faculty. Whether you are new to ALISE or have been a member for a long time, your contributions and insights are welcomed. The strength of ALISE relies so very much on the contributions of its members.

Submit the online form by the extended deadline of May 9, 2021.  Learn More

2021 ALISE Elections, Voting Now Closed

Personal members were invited to vote for the candidates April 15, 2021 to April 30, 2021. The voting period is now closed.

Stay tuned for the election results. 

Candidates for the 2021 ALISE Elections

 

ALISE Call for Committee Volunteers and Interest in Board of Directors

ALISE Committee Volunteer Application and Interest in Board of Directors

In order to align with ALISE's commitment to broad representation of our membership on committees, we welcome volunteers from all areas: doctoral students, new and tenured faculty, and part-time/adjunct faculty. Whether you are new to ALISE or have been a member for a long time, your contributions and insights are welcomed. The strength of ALISE relies so very much on the contributions of its members.

In addition to volunteering for a committee, you also have the opportunity to indicate your interest in serving on the ALISE Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee will review the submissions and follow up with interested parties in late 2021.

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ALISE Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

 

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) joins our communities in condemning the horrific mass shootings and racially-motivated violence in the United States and around the world.

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2021 Doctoral Student Poster Competition Deadline Extended

Deadline Extended for ALISE/Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition

The deadline for the highly competitive ALISE/Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition has been extended to June 1, 2021. Doctoral students who have completed or are near completion of their doctoral dissertation research are eligible and encourage to enter the competition.

This competition was established in memory of Jean Tague-Sutcliffe, professor and former dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario (now the Faculty of Information and Media Studies). During her thirty-year career, Professor Sutcliffe’s research on the measurement of information made significant contributions to the theoretical, methodological, and practical foundations of library and information science. This award was established by students at UWO in 1997 and continues to be sponsored by the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Information and Media Studies.

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IFLA Nomination Requests

IFLA Nomination Requests

As an affiliate of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), ALISE may nominate individuals to a variety of positions and governing bodies within IFLA. Refer to IFLA's election website for full details on the election process, available positions, and required qualifications.

To request a nomination from ALISE to an IFLA position or governing body, complete the online form by March 31, 2021. Submit one request for each nomination or position/governing body desired. The request must be accompanied by a statement describing how you demonstrate the skills and attributes required for the position  Preference for nomination by ALISE is given to ALISE members. Individuals who are not members of ALISE may request nomination by ALISE with the referral or recommendation of that individual by an ALISE member.

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