SLIS Faculty and Students Present at ALISE 2021

SLIS was well-represented in the planning and execution of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) conference. The conference was held virtually September 20-24, 2021, and the theme was “Crafting a Resilient Future: Leadership, Education, & Inspiration.”

Dr. John Burgess presented two juried papers and served as a panelist on two panels.

  • Juried Paper with MLIS graduate Juliana Mestre: “A Survey of the Communication of Core Values in Alabama Public Library Online Policy Statements”
  • Juried Paper: “Sustainability as Moral Obligation for LS Practice in Edge Cases of Global Catastrophic Risks”
  • Panelist: Pedagogical Practices of Information Policy Instruction
  • Panelist: (Re)envisioning an Information Ethics/Policy Course for the Future

Dr. Laurie Bonnici and Dr. Bharat Mehra served as proposal reviewers for the conference. Dr. Mehra also serves as a co-chair for the Community Connect mini-grants offered through ALISE.

Dr. Jim Elmborg presided as a co-convener of the ALISE Deans & Directors meeting during the conference in his role as co-chair of the ALISE Dean & Directors Group.

Kaeli Nieves-Whitmore, a UA College of Communication & Information Sciences PhD student, presented a work-in-progress poster titled “Learning Through Experience: Reflecting on Community-Engaged Scholarship.”

Congratulations, all!