Members of SC&I’s faculty and doctoral students attended the 2023 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from October 2-5. ALISE '23 is the premier annual gathering of library and information science (LIS) professionals. This year’s theme, “Bridge the Gap: Teaching, Learning, Practice, and Competencies,” explores the linkage between the professional and educational practice of LIS programs or iSchool curricula.
Paulette Kerr, Ph.D. Alumna received the ALISE award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science at ALISE 2023. Kerr's adviser was the late Dr. Ross Todd. Professor Marie Radford and MI Program Director Lilia Pavlovsky attended the awards ceremony.
According to the conference website, “In identifying the synergy and gaps between professional competencies and LIS pedagogy and curricula, we hope to build a dialogue between practitioners and LIS educators and provide a platform for creating timely, relevant, and valuable education for our students.” Rutgers School of Communication and Information (SC&I) is a conference Special Interest Groups (SIG) sponsor. SIG meetings provide opportunities for ALISE members to share ideas, plans, news, and opinions related to a particular area of interest.
Learn more about SC&I’s Ph.D. program in Communication, Information and Media, Master of Information (MI) program, and the Department of Library and Information Science. ALISE is a nonprofit organization that serves as the intellectual home of faculty, staff, and students in library and information science and allied disciplines.
Image credit on SC&I news: photo of faculty attending conference, Rebecca Reynolds.
Image credit on X: ALISE Conference website