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Call for Proposals: ALISE 2020 Annual Conference (Oct. 20-23 in Pittsburgh) — Deadline March 15

(via the Conference planners)

Attend the ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) 2020 Annual Conference, October 20-23, 2020, in Pittsburgh, PA to explore the interconnected world of library and information sciences, archives, knowledge management, information management, media studies, informatics, data science, computer science, and communications.
Transforming LIS Education in an Interconnected World

Library and information science (LIS) education continues to be transformed by technological advances, international trends, and expanded interconnectedness, both local and global. “Change” has become a buzzword but also a constant reality. Our social settings, educational environments, and workplaces are fluid and fast-paced. In an era shaped by the continuing evolution of the information landscape, ALISE ’20 will focus on the challenges and opportunities these transformations present to LIS educators in terms of institutional narratives, sustainability, and the positioning of LIS as an increasingly interdisciplinary field.

LIS education is affected by growing diversity, the pervasive culture of metrics and performance indicators, widespread misinformation campaigns, the need to project clear institutional images, the imperative of the public good and sustainability, and the need to prove the value of higher education and professional activities to community stakeholders, professional collaborators, and funding agencies. These trends present an auspicious field of activity to LIS educators, students, and researchers but also challenge them to stay relevant, creative, up-to-date, responsive to change, and proactive for the future.

The ALISE 2020 Annual Conference invites participants to engage with these notions of change and all aspects of the transformation of LIS education.

For more information on the Conference in general, please go to https://ali.memberclicks.net/alise-2020-conference.

Instructions for submitting a proposal are available at https://ali.memberclicks.net/alise-2020-cfps. The deadline is Sunday, March 15.

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