RU is heading to ALISE!


You are cordially invited to attend the following presentations of our faculty, Ph.D. students and Alums from the School of Information and Communication at Rutgers University.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

10:00 a.m. – Noon


WISE Pedagogy Pre-conference Workshop: Inquiry across time and space

-          Nicole Cooke (Ph.D. alumna) (with others)


12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


ALISE Academy: The Quality behind Qualitative Research (note – SOLD OUT)

Sophisticated Analysis in a Challenging World

-          Marie L Radford (faculty), discussion leader (with Diane Rasmussen & Lisa Given))

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

SIG Program: International Library Education

International Trends in Library and Information Science Education

-          Heather Lea Moulaison (Ph.D. alumna), presenter (with others)


2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

SIG Program: School Library Media

Questioning School Librarians: Triangulating Common Core

-          Ross Todd (faculty), presenter (with others)


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


SIG Program: New Faculty

Inquiry into the Practice of Advising in LIS

-          Heather Lea Moulaison (Ph.D. alumna), convener (with one other)



Thursday, January 24, 2013

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.



ALISE Award Paper: ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper 2013:

“Not Dead Yet! A Longitudinal Study of Query Type and Ready Reference Accuracy in Live Chat and IM Reference”

-          Marie L. Radford (faculty) and Lynn Silipigni Connaway (OCLC)



Juried Panel: Questions Are Never Neutral: Examining the Occupy and Tea Party Movements as Exemplars of Information Research and Everyday (Political) Life [Featured Presentation]

-          Jessa Lingel (Ph.D. Student),  convener, panelist (with others)


SIG Program: Multicultural, Ethnic and Humanistic Concerns

Where Do We Go from Here? Exploring Perceptions of Community-based Research as ‘Serious Research’ in Higher Education

-          Nicole A. Cooke (Ph.D. alumna), convener (with one other)


10:30 a.m. – Noon



Questioning the LIS Internship: Who Is the Learner?

-          Nora J. Bird (Ph.D. alumna)  and Michael Crumpton


SIG Program: Technical Services Education

Investigating Online Pedagogical Strategies in Technical Services Education: A Panel Discussion

-          Heather Lea Moulaison (Ph.D. alumna), panelist (with others)


1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Communication and Dialogue: Understanding Success in the Collaboration between the Classroom and the Centro para Puerto Rico (CPP)

-          Sergio Chaparro-Univazo (Ph.D. alumnus), Eliut D. Flores, and Carlos Suárez Balseiro


SIG Program: Historical Perspectives

Questioning the Past: Finding, Preserving, and Using the Beautiful Answers of Historical Inquiry

-          Ellen Pozzi (Ph.D. alumna), convener (with one other)


Friday, January 25, 2013

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


SIG Program: Distance Education

Beautiful Connections: Questions in Distance Education

-          Nora Bird (Ph.D. alumna), convener



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Please join faculty, staff, and students from Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois for a number of presentations and activities during the 2013 ALISE Conference.


Awards and Recognitions


GSLIS faculty, staff, and students will be recognized during the ALISE Awards Reception to be held Thursday, January 24, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., at the Seattle Public Library:


Nicole Cooke, GSLIS assistant professor, will receive the 2013 Norman Horrocks Leadership Award in honor of her leadership in a variety of professional ALISE activities, including her service on multiple committees such as the Doctoral Student SIG, the Diversity Task Force, and the ALISE Multicultural, Ethnic and Humanistic Concerns SIG.


GSLIS doctoral student Karla Lucht will receive the ALISE/University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award.


GSLIS Senior Research Scientist Martin Wolske and GSLIS doctoral student Colin Rhinesmith will be recognized as contributors to a Featured Presentation (see below), a selection based on reviewer scores and comments.


Conference Presentations


January 22 — WISE Pedagogy Pre-conference Workshop: “Inquiry across Time and Space,” presenters include GSLIS Assistant Professor Nicole Cooke and GSLIS doctoral student Karla Lucht; GSLIS Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Rae-Anne Montague, moderator

January 23 — “Inquiry into the Practice of Advising in LIS,” GSLIS Associate Professor Terry Weech, panelist

January 24 — “Where Do We Go from Here? Exploring Perceptions of Community-based Research as ‘Serious Research’ in Higher Education,” GSLIS Assistant Professor Nicole Cooke, co-convener

January 24 — Featured Presentation: “Community Informatics Studio: Designing Experiential Learning to Support Teaching, Research, and Practice,” GSLIS Senior Research Scientist Martin Wolske and GSLIS doctoral student Colin Rhinesmith

January 25 — “Development and Fundraising for IS Programs,” GSLIS Assistant Dean for Advancement and Alumni Relations Diana Stroud


Works in Progress Poster Presentations (Tuesday, January 22, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.)


“Youth Advocacy in Theory and Practice: Centering Youth in Young Adult Librarianship,” GSLIS doctoral students Jeanie Austin and Claire Gross


“Hapas, Eurasians, and Blasians, Oh My!: The Search for the Hapa in Youth Literature,” GSLIS doctoral student Karla Lucht


“The Genesis of Youth Services in Public Libraries in China 1900-1937,” GSLIS doctoral student Yang Luo


“Wait, What Do You Mean It Won’t Work Online? The Challenge of Building Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives for Traditional and Distance Education Students,” GSLIS master’s student Ben Rodriguez and GSLIS doctoral student Karla Lucht


Creating a Guide to Data Archiving for LIS Researchers,” GSLIS doctoral student Cheryl A. Thompson with co-authors Joanne Gard Marshall, Jennifer Craft Morgan, Susan Rathbun Grubb, and Amber Wells


Doctoral Student Research Poster Session (Wednesday, January 23, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.)


“‘Procure, Propagate, and Distribute among the People’: The Information Services of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1862-1888,” GSLIS doctoral candidate Christine D’Arpa


“Desperate Times and Innovative Measures: How Librarians and Documentalists Collaborated to End War and Poverty in the 1930s,” GSLIS doctoral candidate Caroline Nappo


“Document and Knowledge Reincarnation in a Bumblebee Organization,” GSLIS doctoral candidate Ingbert Schmidt


“A Familiar Face: A Critical Analysis of Microsoft’s ‘Ms. Dewey’,” GSLIS doctoral candidate Miriam Sweeney


“Behind the Screen: The Hidden Labor of Online Content Moderation,” GSLIS doctoral candidate Sarah T. Roberts


Special Session


“Inclusive Gigabit Libraries: Learn, Discuss, and Brainstorm”
Friday, January 25, from 10:30 to noon

Sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the forum is organized by Dr. Jon Gant, director of the Center for Digital Inclusion at GSLIS, with U.S. Ignite and the Office for Information Technology Policy of the American Library Association.


Inclusive Gigabit Libraries is an interactive forum that examines how libraries can play a leading role in building next-generation Internet applications and services designed to operate on ultra-fast broadband networks that several communities are building. The forum will feature case studies tailored to libraries to showcase how next-generation networks can meet the current challenges faced by libraries. The aim of the forum is to promote the exchange of ideas among leaders with different types of expertise. Multiple perspectives are needed for developing innovations to demonstrate the potential of high-speed broadband in areas such as community and economic development, education, health care, government service delivery, and civic engagement.



Cindy Ashwill
Assistant Dean for Communications
Managing Editor, Library Trends and GSLIS Occasional Papers
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Mailing Address: 501 E. Daniel Street, MC-493
Champaign, IL 61820-6211
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