2011 ALISE Annual Conference: Competitiveness and Innovation

Tuesday, January 4 through Friday, January 7 – San Diego, CA


Call for Juried Paper Proposals


Deadline for Extended abstracts (maximum 1,000 words): July 15, 2010

Notification of Acceptance: September 15, 2010


Deadline for Extended abstracts (maximum 1,000 words): July 15, 2010 Notification of Acceptance: September 15, 2010


This call for juried paper proposals seeks original contributions including reports of research, theory, pedagogy, best practices, think pieces, and critical essays that contribute to elaboration of the conference theme of competitiveness and innovation in library and information science. More information on the conference theme can be found at:


Submission to this call for paper proposals must not have been previously published. There are no restrictions on research methodology. Alternative perspectives, creative and no-conventional responses to library and information science education concerns within the context of competitiveness and innovation are welcome and expected! We look forward to your proposals and participation with great anticipation!


Conference juried paper proposals accepted for presentation at the conference, which are developed into full papers, are eligible for consideration for the JELIS “best papers” conference issue. Deadline for submission of full papers for possible publication in JELIS will be March 1, 2011.


Instructions for submitting Extended Abstracts for presentation at the ALISE 2011 Conference:


Extended abstracts should include the following:

•     Title of the paper

•     Names, affiliations, and contact information of the authors and one author to be designated as the contact for the paper

•     Up to 1,000 word description of the proposed paper.


The Conference Juried Paper Proposals Committee Chair will send an acknowledgement of all abstracts received and applicants will be informed of the Committee’s decisions by September 15, 2010. Conference presentation time slots will be published in the conference program. All presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2011 conference.


Submit abstracts in PDF or WORD format by July 15, 2010 to Melissa Gross, The Florida State University, [log in to unmask]



Melissa Gross, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Florida State University

College of Information

246 Louis Shores Building

Tallahassee, FL 32306-2100



"always the beautiful answer

who asks a more beautiful question"

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