Reminder: Works in Progress Poster Proposals:  October 1

2013 ALISE Annual Conference
Always the Beautiful Question:  Inquiry Supporting Teaching, Research, and Professional Practice
Tuesday, January 22, through Friday, January 25--Seattle, WA

The conference theme is "Always the Beautiful Question:  Inquiry Supporting Teaching, Research, and Professional Practice."  The desire to know provides the fuel essential to effective learning and teaching, theory and research, and improvements in professional practice.  The processes that support finding out include a variety of behaviors that range from conscious and deliberate investigation, to passive information gathering, to serendipitous information acquisition, to information pushed in from outside sources.  Likewise, there are many different ways of knowing and methods of finding out.  This year's theme celebrates the role of questions in library and information science and seeks to explicate how questions are conceptualized, leveraged, pursued, and harnessed by LIS educators and researchers.  The focus on questions encourages exploration of pedagogical strategies, theory development, research methods, and the evaluation of information resources, practices, services, and systems.

The calls, with specific instructions for submission, are available on the ALISE website:

For questions about the WIP poster session please contact:
Jennifer Campbell-Meier
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Jennifer Campbell-Meier, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Alabama
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