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

Assistant/Associate Deans & Directors


Doctoral Students


Part-time and Adjunct Faculty

Helen Gbala

Teaching and Learning Cluster


YooJin Ha
Linda Lillard

Distance Education


Innovative Pedagogies

Kevin Rioux

Topics and Courses Cluster

Archival/Preservation Education

Sarah A. Buchanan

Disabilities in LIS

Keren Dali
Mirah Dow
Kim M. Thompson

Historical Perspectives

Anthony Bernier
Jenny Bossaller

Gender Issues

Lesley Farmer
Kristen Schuster
Travis Wagner

Information Ethics

Kyle Jones

Information Policy

Nicole Alemanne
Jenna Kammer

International Library Education

Dick Kawooya, PhD

Multicultural, Ethnic, and Humanistic Concerns

Nicole A. Cooke
Amelia Gibson
Joe Sanchez



School Library Media

Elizabeth Burns
Maria Cahill

Technical Services Education

Karen Snow
Heather Moulaison Sandy

Youth Services

Kyungwon Koh
Abigail Phillips