2013 ALISE Annual Conference

Always the Beautiful Question: Inquiry Supporting Teaching, Research, and Professional Practice

Tuesday, January 22 – Friday, January 25, 2013

Seattle, Washington

The desire to know provides the fuel essential to effective learning and teaching, theory and research, and improvements in professional practice. The processes that support finding out include a variety of behaviors that range from conscious and deliberate investigation, to passive information gathering, to serendipitous information acquisition, to information pushed in from outside sources. Likewise, there are many different ways of knowing and methods of finding out. This year’s theme celebrates the role of questions in library and information science and seeks to explicate how questions are conceptualized, leveraged, pursued, and harnessed by LIS educators and researchers. The focus on questions encourages exploration of pedagogical strategies, theory development, research methods, and the evaluation of information resources, practices, services, and systems.

We invite you to contribute your thoughts and expertise at the ALISE 2013 Annual conference and to participate in an exploration of the place of inquiry in teaching, theory, research, and practice. Opportunities for teaching and learning include juried paper proposals, juried panel discussions, work in progress poster sessions, doctoral poster sessions, and SIG panels. Engage in discourse with colleagues at roundtable discussions, SIG meetings, the popular “birds of a feather” meeting, during breaks, and at various conference venues. Expect some thought provoking experiences – launched by a keynote speaker – and continuing with theme focused programming including the 2013 ALISE Academy, The Quality behind Qualitative Research, which will focus on the use of qualitative research methods.

Please check the ALISE website (www.alise.org) periodically for more detailed calls for participation, encompassing a range of types of conference sessions:
Contributed papers – Deadline: July 15, 2012
Juried programs including SIG panels, roundtable discussions, workshops, innovative panel formats – Deadline: July 15, 2012
Research poster sessions, including works in progress and doctoral student judged poster session – Deadline: October 3, 2012

The core members of the Conference Planning committee for 2013 include:
Conference Planning Committee Co-Chair: Heidi Julien, University of Alabama – hjulien@slis.ua.edu
Conference Planning Committee Co-Chair: Don Latham, University of Florida, – dlatham@fsu.edu
ALISE Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Poster Session Chair: Bharat Mehra, University of Tennessee – bmehra@utk.edu
Doctoral SIG Conveners: Tammy Mays, University of Wisconsin – Madison – tmays@wisc.edu, and Lenese Colson, Florida State University – lmc07k@my.fsu.edu.
Chair, Juried Papers: Lisa Given, Charles Sturt University, lgiven@csu.edu.au
Chair, Juried Panels: Connie Van Fleet, University of Oklahoma – cvanfleet@ou.edu
ALISE Academy Chair: John Budd, University of Missouri -BuddJ@missouri.edu
Chair, Works In Progress Poster Session: Jennifer Campbell-Meier, The University of Alabama, jcampbellmeier@slis.ua.edu
Director for Special Interest Groups: Kathleen DeLong, University of Alberta – kathleen.delong@ualberta.ca
Board Liaison: Melissa Gross, Florida State University – mgross@fsu.edu

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