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Draft 2021-2025 Strategic Plan Issued, Attend Upcoming Virtual Town Halls

Draft 2021-2025 Strategic Plan Issued to Membership

Members Invited to Attend Virtual Town Hall Meetings

Every five years, the ALISE Board of Directors undertakes a strategic planning exercise. We are pleased to share the draft 2021-2025 Strategic Plan and invite you to participate in the next phase.

Preparation for Strategic Planning

To date, the ALISE Board of Directors completed the following:

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2020 ALISE Election: Candidates Announced

The ALISE Board of Directors is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2020 ALISE Election. 

President Elect

Lisa O’ConnorUniversity of North Carolina-Greensboro
Mirah J. DowEmporia State University


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2020 ALISE Election Results

The ALISE Board of Directors is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 ALISE Election.

President Elect

Lisa O’ConnorUniversity of North Carolina-Greensboro



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COVID-19 Resources for LIS Community

COVID-19 Resources for LIS Community

ALISE is actively curating a list of resources for the LIS community. Learn More

New Edition of JELIS Available

The newest issue of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS) is now available. You can access the current issue with your login or IP address site.

If you have any questions or concerns about accessing the journal, please contact UTP.

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Congratulations to the 2018 ALISE Award Winners

The ALISE Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2018 ALISE Award Winners. These individuals exemplify the excellence that ALISE encourages and represents in the LIS community. Congratulations to all of our Award Winners! Award winner profiles will be updated on a rolling basis. View all award winners, on the awards page

Congratulations to our New Editor of the ALISE Rowman & Littlefield Book Series

Following an open search process, we are very pleased to announce that Dietmar Wolfram, ALISE past-president, has been selected as the ALISE Book Series editor. ALISE has signed an agreement with the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing group to co-publish the series, which is intended to be a professionally relevant, scholarly series of publications on the historic, contemporary, and future roles, values, and practices of LIS education and research. It focuses on pedagogical experimentation and innovations, research discovery and frontiers, theoretical advancement, and other related topics of interest to the ALISE community. Please email your book ideas to Dietmar. Sincere thanks to Book Editor Selection Committee Cecilia Salvatore, Denice Adkins, and Rong Tang for their search and selection.

Congratulations to the New Editors of Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

Following an open search, the ALISE board appointed John Budd and Denice Adkins (both from University of Missouri) as co-editors of its official quarterly, refereed journal, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS). The new co-editors will build on the success of the present editor, Peta Wellstead, and will lead in the advancement of knowledge by working with the Editorial Board and University of Toronto Press. They will work over the next months with Peta to “learn the ropes” and Peta will end her service as JELIS editor in September 2018. Sincere thanks to Linda Smith, Bharat Mehra, Keren Dali, Rong Tang, and Louise Spiteri (chair), who conducted our search for new JELIS editors.

New JELIS Partnership

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is proud to announce that it has partnered with the internationally recognized University of Toronto Press to publish ALISE's flagship publication, the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS), beginning with Volume 59 in 2018. Members should receive login information directly from the publisher. ALISE is also pleased to announce that JELIS will now be indexed by Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. 

Since 1960, JELIS has promoted scholarly inquiry in library and information science (LIS) education. The journal serves as the premier venue for the publication of research articles, reviews, and brief communications on issues relevant to LIS educators. JELIS Editor Peta Wellstead welcomes submissions from the global LIS research community that focus on curriculum and pedagogy in LIS education. Submission guidelines for authors may be found on the ALISE website