SC&I Attends and Earns Awards at ALISE Library Conference

In January, a group of participants from SC&I, including Dean Jonathan Potter, attended the annual Association foralt Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Conference, where three received awards for their work in the library and information fields.

Associate Professor Ross Todd, Chair of SC&I’s Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) said in an email, “Rutgers LIS had an impressive lineup with awards at the ALISE Awards luncheon.”

Assistant Professor Charles Senteio and Part-Time Lecturer Nancy Kranich were awarded the OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant for 2017 in the amount of $24,913 for their proposal “Investigating Engagement of Public, Academic, and Medical Libraries with Community-Based Health and Wellness Activities in Diverse Urban Communities.” To read more about their grant, click here.

In addition, SC&I Doctoral Student Sarah Barriage won the ALISE/University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award, valued at $750, which enabled her to travel to and attend the ALISE conference.

Barriage was also awarded the ALISE/ProQuest Methodology Paper Competition for her paper, “The Use of Task-Centered Activities in Research with Children & Youth: Inspiration from Childhood Studies for Research in Library & Information Science,” which she presented at the conference.

Barriage spoke of the many networking opportunities at the conference, and explained, “Meeting different professors and students from across the country and talking about your research and their research can spark an idea for future projects and collaborations.”

The ALISE 2017 Conference took place in Atlanta, Georgia from January 17- January 20, and, according to its website, “explores how LIS educators and researchers can develop curricula, programs, and research activities that enable active partnerships with communities and civil society to manage and create change.”

Sarah Barriage is a doctoral student at SC&I finishing her dissertation: “Examining the Red Thread of Information in Young Children’s Individual Interests.”