ACRL and ALISE Joint Discussions to Enhance LIS Education at the 2014 ALISE Conference and 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting
In recognition of the evolving needs of the academic library workforce, ACRL has initiated steps with ALISE to strengthen and formalize a connection with LIS educators. It recently established the Library and Information Science (LIS) Education Division-level Interest Group and asked ALISE for a member who would serve as a liaison to the new SIG. Objectives include promoting discussions, programming, and projects that enhance LIS education.
Please consider joining these efforts by participating in two upcoming conference events or joining the new ACRL Education Interest Group. The two events are sponsored by ALISE, ACRL, ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter, ACRL LIS Education Interest Group, Drexel University Student Chapter of the American Library Association, and Drexel’s College of Computing & Informatics (CCI).
ALISE Discussion on Connecting LIS Educators to Academic Library Professionals and Practitioners
Date: Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. EST
Location: DoubleTree Hotel Philadelphia Center City, Ormandy Ballroom West, Lobby Level, 237 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
o Drexel's CCI will provide beverages and desserts
o Participants are invited to bring their own lunch*
o ACRL members can attend this discussion session without having to register for the ALISE Conference.
Details: Participants will discuss how to establish and sustain a formal connection between LIS educators and academic library professionals and practitioners. A flexible conversation is anticipated to address ideas, concerns, and questions that participants may have, yet will be guided by the following questions:
• What research, teaching, project, or other collaborations exist between LIS educators and practitioners/professionals? What has enhanced or impaired the success of these collaborations?
• How might potential areas for collaboration with ACRL members aid ALISE members in meeting curricular, program, and other goals, especially those related to academic libraries?
• In what ways could a formal connection with ACRL aid the ALISE organization?
*NOTE: Drexel University will provide desserts and drinks at Event #1. Lunches may be purchased in the ALISE Conference Hotel—the Doubletree Philadelphia Center City—or at various nearby locations including Reading Terminal and DiBruno’s Bros.
Please click here to RSVP for the event: http://cci.drexel.edu/events/RSVP.aspx?id=432503
Name: Jennifer Lally
DoubleTree Hotel Philadelphia Center City, Ormandy Ballroom West, Lobby Level, 237 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107