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ALA Midwinter Meeting Registration and Housing are Open!

ALA Atlanta
Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
January 20-24,2017
The ALA Midwinter Conference will include:
  • Updates, research, reports, & legislation
  • Gold-stand networking
  • 450+ exhibitors
  • Hundreds of authors
  • Community engagement, leadership, advocacy
  • Ebooks, digital content, information policy
  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • ALA Youth Media Awards
  • ALA Book & Media Awards
  • And more!

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International Quality Assessment of LIS Education Programs

ALISE is co-sponsoring a satellite meeting with the IFLA Section on Education and Training (SET) and the Section on Library Theory and Research (LTR) prior to the World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio, with the support of the OCLC, the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign, the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, and the University of Illinois iSchool. The goal is to explore the feasibility of establishing an international means of assessing the quality of Higher Education educational programs for initial and continuing professional development of library and other information professionals.

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ICYMI: ALISE Webinar: Ethics in Library Research Data Services

Ethics in Library Research Data Services 

Webinar Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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ALISE at ALA Cooperative Reunion

ALISE is once again hosting the LIS Cooperative Alumni Reunion at ALA 2016! Join us for light h'ordeuvres and a cash bar, and to connect with your current and former colleagues. All are welcome.

If you will be in Orlando and plan to attend the Reunion, please RSVP now.

ALISE/LIS Cooperative Alumni Reunion
Open to all!

Sunday, June 26, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Hilton Orlando
Room Lake Eola A

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New Member Benefit

ALISE has added a new benefit to Institutional Memberships! As an institutional member, you will now have the opportunity to have a free ad displayed on the home page of the ALISE website! This is a great opportunity for your college or university to gain visibility and recognition among people in the library and information science community.

In 2015, the ALISE website had over 45,000 visitors. These users could be looking at your ad! 

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ALISE 2017 Awards Submissions are now open!

ALISE recognizes and supports excellence and innovation in teaching and research through its awards and grants program.

Submissions/nominations are now being accepted for ALISE awards, grants and research competitions. Information is located on our ALISE Award/Grants webpage, which includes a new online submission/nomination form.

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Statistical Report Paper

Dan Albertson, Statistical Manager for ALISE, recently published a paper that examined data contribution trends for the ALISE 2015 Statistical Report. We encourage you to read his paper, especially if you want to understand more about the report and are hoping to use the data listed in the report. Learn more

The ALISE Statistical Report and Database is a compilation and analysis of statistical data and information about graduate library and information science education programs in ALISE Institutional members. The annual publication is available on the web for ALISE members only.

2017 ALISE Annual Conference - Location Survey Results

Dear ALISE members,

Thank you for providing such valuable feedback in response to our survey for the location of the 2018 ALISE conference. This feedback has helped the Board reach its decision to hold the conference in Denver, Colorado, February 6-9 (venue to be announced), just before the ALA mid-winter conference in the same location. Please note that this time frame might fall late in the hiring process. We will continue to consult with you to determine the location of future conferences.

With best regards,

Louise Spiteri
President, ALISE

Post your resume

Are you looking for a new employment opportunity? Fill out this form to post your resume on the ALISE website. Our Institutional Members have access to an adjunct faculty resumes portal on our website, and we want to make sure your resume is seen by the right people. You can also check out our job postings page to see what opportunities are available right now. This page is updated regularly and job postings are listed for 3 months.

Interested in presenting a webinar?

Are you interested in presenting a webinar via ALISE? Contact us at [email protected] with your name and presentation topic, and we will see if we can put you on the calendar in 2016.

2016 ALISE Annual Conference App!

The 2016 ALISE Annual Conference has an app! Bookmark our mobile web app on your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry phone by visiting Create an account, view your personal schedule, browse what's happening right now or search for what you want to do at the conference. The mobile web app stores the schedule data locally on your phone for offline access too.

You can also check out our Interactive Conference Schedule by going to The interactive schedule can also be accessed from the conference schedule homepage

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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