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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

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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2021 Awards

Apply for 2021 Awards, Competitions and Grants

ALISE recognizes and supports excellence and innovation in teaching and research through its research competitions, grants, and awards programs. Submissions are now being accepted for all awards, competitions, and grants. The deadline is March 15, 2021.

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ALISE '21 Call for Proposals Now Open

ALISE '21 Call for Proposals Now Open

We invite members of ALISE and the LIS community-at-large to submit proposals for the ALISE 2021 Annual Conference with a theme of "Crafting a Resilient Future: Leadership, Education, & Inspiration." The deadline is March 15, 2021.

In the face of a multitude of health, economic, social, and environmental crises, there is an urgent need to cultivate deliberate resilience measures as we reimagine the educational landscape. Library and information science (LIS) educators must pivot quickly as we examine curricula that propel our students into leadership positions. We must also continue in advocacy roles within our institutions to maintain strategic leadership for sustainability of our programs.

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