2019 ALISE Academy

Join the leadership of the Disability in Library and Information Science Special Interest Group at the 2019 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee, Monday, September 23, 2019 in Ballroom C of the Knoxville Convention Center. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the SIG and its activities.

Including Disability in LIS Education and Workplaces: From Local Concerns to Global Vision, hosted by Keren Dali (University of Denver, EIC of the International Journal of Information, Diversity, and Inclusion), Kim Thompson (University of South Carolina), Mirah Dow (Emporia State University), Brady Lund (Emporia State University), and Kevin Mallary (University of Tennessee) will address gaps and deficiencies in the state of disability inclusion in LIS with the following objectives in mind:

  1. To engage participants in community bonding and team building through interactive activities; 
  2. To generate constructive ideas for improving the recruitment, retention, and promotion of disabled faculty and staff; 
  3. To demonstrate how these ideas can be implemented through hands-on real-life scenarios (insight- and solution-oriented); and 
  4. To engage in introspection into our own perceptions of disabilities at the workplace through a sharing circle exercise. 

All attendees of the ALISE conference are warmly welcomed to attend the Academy, regardless of their knowledge or experience with disability or library and information science. Any questions may be directed to Keren Dali at keren.dali@alumni.utoronto.ca

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