Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Special Interest Groups provide a vehicle for ALISE members to share ideas, plans, news, and opinions related to a particular area of interest. The groups are distinct from the usual committee structure in that participation is voluntary rather than appointive, and there is no obligation to produce anything. Special Interest Groups can parallel ALISE Standing Committees, but the two serve distinct functions and should guard against confusing these functions. Members of Standing Committees are appointed and are charged with specific tasks. Special Interest Groups are encouraged to hold discussion meetings for the exchange of ideas.

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Information for SIG Conveners

Annual SIG Report Submission


Roles and Responsibilities Cluster

Doctoral Student


 Part-time and Adjunct Faculty



Teaching and Learning Cluster

Curriculum

The Curriculum SIG focuses on Library and Information Science (LIS) curriculum.

 

YooJin Ha

Linda Lillard

Innovative Pedagogies

 

Shari Lee

Renate Chancellor


Topics and Courses Cluster

Archival/Preservation Education

The Archival / Preservation Education (ArchiPrEd) SIG aims to support archival educators in particular with their pedagogical and curricular activities.

Sarah A. Buchanan

Disabilities in LIS

The Disabilities in LIS SIG is dedicated to addressing gaps and deficiencies in the state of disability inclusion in library and information science.

Keren Dali

Mirah Dow

Kim M. Thompson

 Equity and Social Justice

Formerly known as the Multicultural, Ethnic, and Humanistic Concerns SIG, the Equity and Social Justice SIG explores the state of affairs in ethnic, multicultural and humanistic concerns in LIS. The SIG has also expanded to create and promote discussions and activities related to social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and their role in the larger LIS profession.
   
 

Nicole A. Cooke

Monica Colon-Aguirre

Amelia Gibson

Gender Issues

 

Travis Wagner

Historical Perspectives

The Historical Perspectives SIG's purpose is to provide a space for teaching and scholarship related to historical aspects of librarianship, archives, and/or information, writ large.

 

LaVerne Gray

Aisha Johnson-Jones

Information Ethics

The Information Ethics SIG advocates for and discusses information ethics, data ethics, related policy issues, and emerging ethical concerns.


Kyle M. L. Jones

Information Policy

The Information Policy SIG promotes and supports research on, and teaching about, information policy in the field of library and information science and the implementation and advocacy of information policy in library and information organizations and institutions. Information policy encompasses laws and policies related to the creation, use, storage, access, and dissemination of information.

 

Nicole Alemanne

Jenna Kammer

International Library Education

The International Library Education SIG brings together ALISE members and LIS scholars interested in international and comparative librarianship. Members are committed to integrating international issues in LIS curriculum and providing students rich experiences like study abroad, exchange programs and international courses.

 

Lisa Hussey

School Library Media

The School Library Media SIG brings school library professionals together to discuss and share information about current research and practices important to school librarianship.

Maria Cahill

Jennifer Luetkemeyer

Technical Services Education

The Technical Services Education SIG aims to provide information on current issues and trends in technical services education.

 

Karen Snow

Brian Dobreski

Heather Moulaison Sandy

Youth Services

The Youth Services SIG encompasses the areas of Public Library Youth Services, School Library Youth Services, and Youth Literature.

Abigail Phillips

Natalie Taylor