2019 ALISE Elections, Voting Now Open

2019 ALISE Elections

Personal members are invited to vote between April 5-19, 2019.

President Elect

Kristin Eschenfelder, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sandy Hirsh, San Jose State University 

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ALISE at ALA 2019

ALISE at ALA 2019

ALISE will host a shared booth at the American Library Association's 2019 Conference in Washington, DC from June 21-June 24, 2019. ALISE will be located in booth number #3109 within the LIS Pavilion. Institutional members are invited to register for space in the shared booth. Register online today!

ALISE 2019 Keynote Announced

ALISE 2019 Keynote Announced: Jaya Raju 

ALISE is excited to announce the 2019 ALISE Annual Conference keynote speaker, Jaya Raju, PhD. Dr. Raju's keynote address is entitled "Shaping LIS Education for Blended Professionals in a Pluralist Information Environment: Global Reflections." Read more about Dr. Raju, her research, and ALISE 2019.

2019 ALISE Election Slate Announced

The ALISE Board of Directors is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2019 ALISE Election. Voting will open April 5, 2019.

President Elect

Kristin Eschenfelder, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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ALISE Leadership Academy 2019, Registration Closes January 21

Due to the overwhelming response to this event, registration to attend the Leadership Academy will close January 21, 2019. Register before the deadline to secure one of the remaining seats.

The Leadership Academy will be held February 7-8, 2019 in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Open to all interested ALISE members, the Academy will offer participants an opportunity to explore their aptitude and interest in seeking leadership positions as Deans, Directors, or Program Chairs within schools of library and information science.

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ALISE Leadership Academy 2019, Registration Open

ALISE is hosting its inaugural Leadership Academy on February 7-8, 2019 in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Open to all interested ALISE members, the Academy will offer participants an opportunity to explore their aptitude and interest in seeking leadership positions as Deans, Directors, or Program Chairs within schools of library and information science.

Topics to be addressed include communication, coaching, mentoring, recruitment, team building, and workload management/priority setting. The agenda will provide ample opportunity for networking, informal conversation, and Q&A.

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A Message from the President, Heidi Julien

Greetings from your ALISE Board! Even though it’s summer, we’ve been working hard to transition the Association from SBI to McKenna Management, Inc. The transition will be effective October 1, but as you might imagine, there are many details to be sorted out. In addition, we’ve been planning our inaugural Leadership Academy for February 2019, organizing webinars, starting to plan our 2020 annual conference, and maintaining our focus on our strategic plan. Please remember – just because our annual conference has moved to September in 2019, doesn’t mean we don’t count on your continued membership support. Please renew your membership when it comes due – the ongoing success of your Association depends on it! You are always welcome to direct questions or concerns to any Board member. Questions about SIGs can be directed to Nicole Cooke, questions about membership can go to Cecilia Salvatore, and questions about external relations can go to Rong Tang. Best wishes to all our members for a successful academic year.

ALISE to Contract with McKenna Management in October

Beginning October 1, 2018, ALISE will transition from SBI to McKenna Management Inc. for its management services. Following a thorough search for a new firm in May and June, McKenna Management was selected. This transition was necessary for both financial and operational reasons. Special thanks to ALISE member Tom Lipinski (Milwaukee) for reviewing our contract with McKenna Management in June of this year.

The ALISE Board, on behalf of all ALISE members, would like to thank outgoing Executive Director Andrew Estep, and all the other SBI staff who supported our work over the past five years. In particular, we thank Karen Thompson, Sara Dyel, Louise Miller, Alope Pardee, Shantaé Young, and Michelle Geller. We sincerely appreciate your efforts on behalf of ALISE!

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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Survey

The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) survey is designed for member schools to administer to their stakeholder employers, prospective employers, internship supervisors and alumni to gather their input on which skills and knowledge areas these stakeholders see as most important for a graduate of LIS programs to possess. Alise members can see the results of the survey login required).  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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2019 ALISE Conference Prospectus Now Available!

We are excited to introduce our new 2019 ALISE Conference sponsorship prospectus. We want to give you the first opportunity to take a look at our sponsor and exhibitor options and choose one that best fits your needs.

We anticipate more than 300 LIS educators, researchers, deans, directors, and students to attend this year's conference. Our program will be advertised to more than 3,000 LIS leaders all over the world.

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Seeking Proposals for Professional Association Management Services

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is seeking proposals from qualified individuals and firms for the provision of professional association management services to ALISE. The following Request for Proposals (RFP) describes the areas of expertise that are sought in support of ALISE meetings, activities and administrative tasks. ALISE seeks to establish a contract with an individual or firm that is experienced in providing professional association management services. The ALISE Board will conduct an evaluation of submitted proposals and will award a contract to the individual or firm whose proposal is determined to be most advantageous to ALISE considering the evaluation factors set forth in this RFP.

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Join us at ALA 2018 in New Orleans

We hope to see you at the American Library Association's 2018 Conference in New Orleans, LA from June 21-26! We are pleased to once again host a shared booth in the exhibit hall, which is open to all institutional members. Shared space can be reserved for $525. Note the price increase this year is due to additional booth amenities, such as carpet. For more information and to reserve your spot, please visit our ALISE at ALA page.

Women, the Institute, and Collections Webinar April 13

The Royal United Services Institute was founded in 1831 as the ‘Naval and Military Museum and Library’. The founding patrons were the Duke of Wellington and King George IV and its members were drawn from the officer classes of the services. However, it received its royal warrant from Queen Victoria and the museum received a significant Florence Nightingale collection on deposit – now dispersed to other institutions. The history of women at RUSI, though, really begins in 1941 when the RUSI Council voted to admit women, with the caveat that they were in uniform. In 1942 the first seven women members were recorded in the RUSI Journal, speaker Jacqui Grainger will discuss who these women were and the roles they played in the history of women in the armed services. She will also ponder what the presence of women was in the collections and has begun the process of establishing a women’s studies collection and re-classifying books by and about women as she discovers them on the shelves of the library. She will give some initial responses to the material she is finding and what it says about women in military history. Learn more and register for this webinar today! 

Call for ALISE Book Series Proposals

The ALISE Book Series, published by Rowman & Littlefield, addresses issues critical to Library and Information Science education and research through the publication of epistemologically grounded scholarly texts which are inclusive of regional and national contexts around the world. The series editors Jaya Raju and Dietmar Wolfram invite you to submit your proposals today. Visit the ALISE Book Series webpage for topic recommendations as well as guidelines. 

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

Board Update from ALISE President, Heidi Julien

2018 Conference Wrap-Up

The 2018 Annual Conference was a huge success thanks to the tireless efforts of the conference organizers! Special thanks to Co-Chairs Peiling Wang and Shimelis Assefa, as well as all the others who ensured that the conference went smoothly. Thanks also to Andrew Estep, Karen Thompson, and Jack Head of SBI Association Management, who managed so much behind the scenes! We’re collecting conference photos, so if you have any to share, please post them at https://www.flickr.com/groups/alise/. You can join this group and upload your photos.

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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.