Lack of Diversity in Children's Literature

Sarah Park Dahlen, Assistant Professor at St. Catherine University, recently worked with an illustrator to create an infographic showing the lack of diversity in children's literature, using the University of Wisconsin-Madison Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) statistics. Her blog post has been seen by more than 40,000 people around the world, and has already been published in journals such as Knowledge Quest and displayed at multiple conferences. The JPG/PDF is available under a creative commons license. 

ALISE Member Wins 2017 ALA Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award

Nicole Cooke, Assistant Professor at the iSchool at the University of Illinois, received the 2017 ALA Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award for her contributions to the profession and her promotion of diversity. More information on her award may be found online.

Professor Cooke also recently authored a book published by Libraries Unlimited titled Information Services to Diverse Populations: Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals. Learn more.

The 2017 ALISE Annual Conference App!

The 2017 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

ALISE Election Announcement

The ALISE Board of Directors is happy to extend our congratulations to the winners of the ALISE 2017 Election.

Vice-President / President-Elect

Heidi Julien, SUNY Buffalo - New York

Read More

Call for Proposals - 2017 YA Services Symposium

YALSA has opened up its call for program proposals for our 2017 YA Services Symposium, which will be held November 3 -5, 2017 in Louisville, KY.  This annual event regularly draws 500 attendees. The title of the event is “Libraries: Helping all Teens Build a Better Future,” and it will focus on the ways libraries can engage with community partners to help teens—especially those with the most need—build the skills they need to be successful in college, careers and life. YALSA is accepting program and paper proposals through Feb. 1, 2017. Please know that topics like partnerships, learning outcomes & evaluation, connected learning, learning spaces, making, digital literacy, college & career readiness, workforce development, youth participatory action, etc. are the types of things YALSA seeking to highlight at the conference. YALSA’s official focus in terms of age range for youth is 12-18, so that is something to bear in mind. To submit a proposal, please use these online forms: program proposal or paper proposal.

2017 ALISE Conference Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the 2017 ALISE Annual Conference! Join us from January 17-20 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel to hear from leaders in Library and Information Science Education. The 2017 Annual Conference will have networking opportunities, poster sessions, plenary sessions, and exhibitors that will keep you up to date on all the latest research and trends in the LIS industry.

Learn more about registration, the hotel, sponsorship opportunities

Strategic Planning Survey

Every three years, the ALISE Board undertakes a strategic planning exercise. As part of this important process, the ALISE Board is seeking input from both members and non-members to help guide the planning process in how to best serve the interests of current and future ALISE members. This survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. 

If you are a current ALISE member, please complete this short survey.

If you are not a current ALISE member, please complete this short survey,

Read More

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!

Learn more and register!

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.

Learn more and register!

ICYMI: ALISE Webinar: Ethics in Library Research Data Services

Ethics in Library Research Data Services 

Webinar Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Read More

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

Read More

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! 

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More