ALISE 2016 Conference Hotel Scam

It has recently come to our attention that members have been the victims of a hotel poaching scam. Some conference registrants have received a call saying that the Boston Park Plaza Hotel is not offering the agreed upon conference rate, and that they will remedy the situation. Do not give your credit card information to these callers. If you would like to contact the Boston Park Plaza Hotel regarding your reservation, their phone number is 1-800-225-2008.

If you have previously confirmed your hotel reservation, your room rate was guaranteed at the time of booking and will be honored by the hotel. If you have not yet booked your hotel room, the ALISE hotel reservation cut-off date has passed, and the hotel will no longer guarantee the conference rate on new bookings, but will offer the best rate available to our guests. 


ICYMI: ALISE Xchange Webinar - LIS Education, RIghts, and Justice

LIS Education, Rights, and Justice: Educating Future Librarians to Foster Digitally Inclusive and Socially Equitable Communities

Webinar Date: Monday, October 19, 2015

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The Society for Scholarly Publishing has launched a new campaign: Think-Check-Submit: How to Trust your Publisher. Rapid changes are occurring in the publishing world, and ALISE wants to make sure its authors are protected. If you want to learn more, read the latest article about this campaign and see how you can protect yourself and your work.

2016 Election Slate

2016 ALISE Elections

The ALISE Board of Directors is happy to announce the slate of candidates for the 2016 ALISE Election.


Vice President / President-Elect

Dietmar Wolfram (U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

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PLA's 2016 Conference

The PLA 2016 Conference is expecting more than 8000 attendees April 5th-9th, 2016 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. This National show is the fastest growing division of the American Library Association (ALA)! The conference is held every 2 years and is a must-see for public librarians.                               

Don’t miss out on the PLA 2016 Conference. It’s the national library conference you can’t afford to miss! A prospectus should be available soon. In the meantime, please take a look at the conference website for more information here

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ICYMI: ALISE Xchange Webinar - Cognitive Justice

Information Ethics SIG presents: Cognitive Justice Theory: Why and How to Incorporate it into the LIS Curriculum

Webinar Date:
March 4, 2015 
Webinar Leader: John T.F. Burgess, University of Alabama

Many LIS professionals recognize the value in preserving the documents of marginalized cultures and the ethical responsibility to do so, but what about preserving those cultures’ ways of making sense of the world? Supporters of cognitive justice theory argue that a culture’s dignity is infringed upon when external worldviews are imposed upon a population. The dominant epistemology employed by the LIS discipline is an example of this kind of external worldview. This means that even as LIS professionals adhere to their principles, their practice may be perpetuating a specific and preventable form of injustice. 
This webinar will discuss how to reconcile these positions in ways that clarify the ethics of collaborating with marginalized cultures and will detail how to introduce cognitive justice concepts into traditional LIS coursework.

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[JELIS] New Issue Published


Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS) has just published its latest issue.
We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest.

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ICYMI: ALISE Xchange Webinar

Blazed Pathways and Skillful Glancing: Using the Lens of Library History to Focus on the New Information Literacy Framework

Webinar Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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