ALISE Distance Education SIG
abstracts due: July 11, 2010

Distance Education SIG of Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) calls for papers to be presented at the ALISE conference in San Diego, California, January 4-8 2011. The 2011 conference theme is Competition, Competitiveness, and Innovation as a venue for discussing various approaches to remaining competitive and innovative. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

* Ethical considerations of competition and innovation
* Race, gender, social class equity issues
* Changing modes of curricular delivery
* Approaches to preparing for the unforeseen innovations on the horizon
* Expanding student populations and competing for talent
* Competitiveness and innovation as research and scholarship expectations
* Innovative administrative structures and responses
* Developing and nurturing a successful culture of competitiveness and innovation
* Political aspects of competition and innovation
* Unions and unionization
* From radical, fringe, queer to mainstreamóinclusion, competing for representation
* Critical approaches to conventional thought regarding library and information science education
* Accreditations, certifications, licensures
* Historical perspectives on competition and innovation in library and information science / education for LIS-archival studies-museum studies
* Competition and innovationóchallenges and opportunities †
* Globalization, internationalism, cross-nationalism, multilingualism, multicultural concerns
* Open source/closed source/managed services
* Responses to technological advances †

Submit abstracts of 500 to 750 words via email to ALISE Distance SIG Convenor Lorri Mon ([log in to unmask]) by July 11, 2010. Also see the ALISE site for more information on the 2011 Conference:

Lorri Mon, Assistant Professor
College of Communication and Information
Florida State University
268 Louis Shores Building, 142 Collegiate Loop
Tallahassee, FL 32306
email: lmon@