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iSchoolers participate in ALISE 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The iSchool is sponsoring the opening session and keynote speaker at the annual conference for ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education). This year's theme is "Always the Beautiful Question: Inquiry Supporting Teaching, Research & Professional Practice." The conference takes place in Seattle, January 22-25, 2013.

Faculty member Joe Tennis will also be presenting his paper “The Strange Case of Eugenics:  A Subject’s Ontogeny in a Long-lived Classification Scheme and the Question of Collective Integrity.” Tennis' paper won this year's ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition.

Ph.D. candidate Beth Patin is participating on the panel, “Where Do We Go from Here? Exploring Perceptions of Community-based Research as ‘Serious Research’ in LIS Education,” to discuss her work in Chile; Professor Karen Fisher is participating on the panel, “Teaching Information Behavior: Sharing Global Experiences," to share her research in information grounds; and Associate Professor Joseph Janes will present during a special session titled, “How Do You Know That They Know? Devising, Assessing, and Utilizing Program-level Student Learning Outcomes,”

iSchool Ph.D. candidates are showing posters of their work in progress: Elisabeth A. Jones will present "Constructing the Universal Library," Katherine Thornton will present "Browsing Wikipedia: Information Structures that Support Content Exploration" and Rachel Ivy Clarke, Allyson Carlyle, Violet Fox and Paul J. Weiss will present "Everyday Cataloger Concerns: Focus on Education."

ALISE is a non-profit organization that serves as the intellectual home of university faculty in graduate programs in library and information science in North America. Its mission is to promote excellence in research, teaching, and service and to provide an understanding of the values and ethos of library and information science. ALISE serves 500 individual members and more than 60 institutional members, primarily in the United States and Canada.