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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or PDF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses Times New Roman in 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

TITLE is in Times New Roman, 12-point, Bold font.

ABSTACT is in Times New Roman, 12-point, Single-spaced font. No more than 250 words.


topic1; topic2; topic3; topic4; topic5.

AUTHOR KEYWORDS are represented as:

keyword1; keyword2; keyword3; keyword4; keyword5.

SECTIONS should be 2000-2500 words in length excluding references. Any tables, figures, or other graphics should be embedded in the document.

TABLES AND FIGURES Titles are written in italics. Representation is center-aligned.


Edwards, M. M., & Thornton, E. (2013). Library outreach: Introducing campus childcare providers to the academic library. Education Libraries, 36(2), 4-16.

Juried Papers

Juried Papers are comprised of original contributions, including reports of research, theory,
pedagogy, best practices, thought pieces, and critical essays that contribute to the elaboration of
the conference theme.

Panels (Juried and SIGs)

Panels explore how LIS educators and professionals are addressing these questions: How can the voices of marginalized people be heard? How can systemic discrimination be addressed in LIS education? How can we study and learn from the complex history of our own profession and institutions? How can cultural humility be infused into the library and information sciences professions? Which cultural metaphors can guide our efforts to prepare future generations of librarians to take part in this evolving LIS landscape? How can marginalized voices be incorporated into the narrative of LIS education? Which questions should be asked to enable us to respond to difficult questions? How are we as educators perpetuating systems of injustice? How might LIS education move beyond performative “diversity” efforts toward measurable, significant, lasting change? How do we continually re-adjust our programs to prepare our students to fearlessly challenge injustice?

Works in Progress Posters

The Works in Progress Posters track offers an opportunity to present research that is currently
underway. While peer-review is key to other submissions in these conference proceedings, the
Works in Progress are not subject to such review in order to reduce barriers and encourage the
exchange of ideas, including discussions about the process of undertaking research and the
challenges experienced along the way. This focus on how research is carried out – along with
initial findings – makes this track rather unique. It provides researchers with an opportunity to
receive feedback on their work in a supportive environment, which can help to strengthen projects
going forward. We are pleased to be a part of the wide range of research conversations encouraged

ALISE Academy

The focus of the ALISE Academy is “Balancing Conflicting Priorities for Sustainability.” LIS
administrators and educators are faced with re-engineering our standard operating procedures to
become viable in our rapidly changing environments with conflicting expectations including the
ALA Accreditation policies and process, and institutional priorities and challenges. Plans must
be made for sustainability on all fronts for our own well-being, organizational health, curriculum,
and scholarship of teaching to better care for ourselves and our students. The purpose of this
ALISE Academy is to identify potential best practices and strategies in turbulent and uncertain
times for sustainability.

The format can vary; previous academies included a kickoff presentation by one or more
workshop leaders, followed by small group activities, discussions, and large group wrap-up.
Other interactive formats are encouraged. Individuals identifying as part of a traditionally
marginalized group are strongly encouraged to apply, as are early career faculty.

Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Poster Competition

This competition was established in memory of Jean Tague-Sutcliffe, Professor and former Dean
of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario
(UWO, now the Faculty of Information and Media Studies). During her thirty-year career,
Professor Sutcliffe’s research on the measurement of information made significant contributions
to the theoretical, methodological, and practical foundations of library and information science.
This award, established by students at UWO in 1997, also recognizes Professor Sutcliffe’s
dedication to the education of information professionals by awarding a certificate, a one-year
student annual membership to ALISE, and a $200 cash prize to the first-place winner. Entries
need not align with the conference theme.

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