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Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2013 11:49:50 -0500
From: Nicole Cooke <[log in to unmask]>

ALISE 2013, Seattle, Washington

The Multicultural, Ethnic and Humanistic Concerns (MEHC) Special Interest
Group cordially invites you to attend:

Where Do We Go From Here?: Exploring Perceptions of Community-Based Research
as ˙˙Serious Research˙˙ in LIS Education" is scheduled for Thursday, January
24, 2013 from 8:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Room TBA

Syracuse University is driven by its vision Scholarship in Action- a
commitment to forging sustained, reciprocal, and sustained engagements with
many community constituents. In recent years, Syracuse University School
Chancellor Nancy Cantor˙˙s vision- Scholarship in Action- has been
scrutinized both by some faculty and students. Opponents of Scholarship in
Action argue that research rooted in community engagement isn˙˙t ˙˙serious
research˙˙ and ultimately decreases the competitive edge of the university.

On the other hand, proponents of Scholarship in Action describe it as a
strategic framework for promoting public scholarship that embeds diversity
and all of its benefits in both a community and university creating an
environment of mutual learning and empowerment. Additionally, proponents
argue that Cantor˙˙s initiative disrupts the traditional approach to academic
research and creates a more inclusive academic environment.

Our esteemed panel of LIS scholars will focus on how both Library and
Information Science faculty research AND community engagement benefit the
university, the library school, and the community. The panel will also focus
on how traditional research models challenge perceptions of research and
create an exclusive academic environment.

Panelists include: Dr. Tonyia Tidline, Dominican University; Beth Patin, PhD
Candidate at the University of Washington, and Delicia T. Greene, PhD
Candidate at Syracuse University. The session will be moderated by Dr.
Nicole A. Cooke, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

**The MEHC SIG will also be conducting its annual business meeting that same
morning at 7:30am. Please join us and learn how to become involved with this
dynamic committee!**


Nicole A. Cooke, PhD, M.Ed., MLS
Assistant Professor @ The Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign