Monday, January 16, 2012

ALISE 2012 - SIG Events

Join ALISE Distance SIG in Dallas, January 17-19!

Tuesday, January 17

10:00 a.m.–Noon Extending Our Reach: Education Beyond the Course Management System - Alamo I & II Sponsored by the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Consortium and Distance Education SIG
Join us for the eighth annual WISE online pedagogy workshop at ALISE!
Organizers: Linda C. Smith, University of Illinois–Urbana Champaign; and Alison Miller, WISE Moderator, Presenter, and Organizer: Rae-Anne Montague, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign Presenters: Laura Braun, Simmons College; Michelle Kazmer, Florida State University; and Vanessa Irvin Morris, Drexel University
This pre-conference workshop is open to all ALISE attendees who are interested in exploring pedagogical practices in LIS online education. Sessions will emphasize tools and strategies to build successful learning experiences. Online teaching and learning extends beyond the bounds of the course management systems/learning management systems to exploit new tools and learning environments, such as blogs, wikis, Twitter, Facebook, Second Life, YouTube, and Google Docs. LIS educators from several schools who teach across content areas will discuss strategies to effectively incorporate various e-tools.

Wednesday, January 18

7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m SIG Business Meetings 1 - Grand Ballroom Section A - Distance Education: Nora Bird, University of North Carolina–Greensboro

Thursday, January 19

8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Creating New Distance Education Opportunities with Expanded Technology - Lone Star II Distance Education SIG
Convener: Nora Bird, University of North Carolina–Greensboro Moderator/Presenter: Sharon Stoerger, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Presenters: Susan W. Alman, Bernadette G. Callery, and Christinger Tomer, University of Pittsburgh; and Valerie Hill, Texas Woman’s University
Session will include a workshop on pedagogical use of visualizing Twitter data and three pecha kucha presentations on innovative distance education. Participants will be encouraged to tweet during the presentations.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

ALISE 2012 in Dallas, TX!

Find information here about ALISE 2012, taking place from January 17-20, 2012 in Dallas, TX! Submissions for doctoral research posters and Works in Progress posters are due Oct 3, 2011.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Webinar July 20, 2011 on E-Learning

ALISE Distance Education SIG is co-sponsoring a free webinar session on online distance education with ASIS&T SIG-ED - Dr. Michelle Kazmer of the Florida State University speaks about "Transforming Our e-Learning 'Worst Practices' into Excellent Teaching" on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 2:00pm-3:00pm (EDT). Pre-register here:

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SIG DE at ALISE 2011

ALISE Distance Education SIG welcomes you to join us for two sessions at the ALISE Annual Conference exploring LIS distance education research and online advising:

Thursday, January 6, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon: "The Competition is Virtual: the Coming of Age of LIS Online Distance Education"
Lorri Mon, Florida State University (Organizer)
Presenters: Cherri Shelnutt, (Texas Woman's University), "Experiences of LIS Online Graduate Students in the 1990s: Preliminary Results."
Jennifer Branch and Joanne de Groot, (University of Alberta), "Modeling Personal Learning Networks and Constructivist and Connectivist Pedagogies in an Innovative Online Class Exploring Web 2.0 Tools for Teaching and Learning."
Jingfeng Xia and Lydia C. Spotts, (Indiana University), "Open Courses for LIS Distance Education."

Friday, January 7, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: "Advising for LIS Master's Students Online"
Michelle M. Kazmer, Florida State University (Organizer)
Panelists: Rae-Anne Montague (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Alison Miller(Syracuse)
Laura Stanik (Rutgers)
Online advising for master's students in LIS has been a little-examined activity of LIS graduate education, but innovation in this area has the potential to be a key component of our graduates' competitiveness (and cooperation) in the information professions.

Interested in getting involved with ALISE Distance Education SIG? Join the SIG DE business meeting session at ALISE on Wednesday, January 5 at 7:30-8:30 a.m. See you at ALISE!

Monday, October 4, 2010

ALISE 2011 Preliminary Program

The ALISE 2011 preliminary conference program is now available. (.doc) Registration is also open. The annual conference will be held on January 4-7 in San Diego, CA.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Call for Papers - ALISE Distance Education SIG 2011

ALISE Distance Education SIG
abstracts due: July 11, 2010

Distance Education SIG of Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) calls for papers to be presented at the ALISE conference in San Diego, California, January 4-8 2011. The 2011 conference theme is Competition, Competitiveness, and Innovation as a venue for discussing various approaches to remaining competitive and innovative. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
  • Ethical considerations of competition and innovation
  • Race, gender, social class equity issues
  • Changing modes of curricular delivery
  • Approaches to preparing for the unforeseen innovations on the horizon
  • Expanding student populations and competing for talent
  • Competitiveness and innovation as research and scholarship expectations
  • Innovative administrative structures and responses
  • Developing and nurturing a successful culture of competitiveness and innovation
  • Political aspects of competition and innovation
  • Unions and unionization
  • From radical, fringe, queer to mainstream—inclusion, competing for representation
  • Critical approaches to conventional thought regarding library and information science education
  • Accreditations, certifications, licensures
  • Historical perspectives on competition and innovation in library and information science/ education for the LIS-archival studies-museum studies
  • Competition and innovation—challenges and opportunities for access to information
  • Globalization, internationalism, cross-nationalism, multilingualism, multicultural concerns
  • Open source/closed source/managed services
  • Responses to technological advances that have brought challenges, increased globalization, competition, and forced innovation
Submit abstracts of 500 to 750 words via email to ALISE Distance SIG Convenor Lorri Mon ( by July 11, 2010. Notice regarding acceptance will be sent by August 15. Also see the ALISE site for more information on the 2011 Conference:

Lorri Mon, Assistant Professor
College of Communication and Information
Florida State University
268 Louis Shores Building, 142 Collegiate Loop
Tallahassee, FL 32306
email: lmon@

Thursday, January 14, 2010

ALISE Distance Education SIG 2010

Thanks to Diane Barlow (Moderator), Elizabeth Aversa, Stephen Bajjaly, Trudi Bellardo Hahn, June Lester and Beth Rigs for their ALISE Distance Education SIG-sponsored session on "Setting the Tone for Collaborative Learning: Orientation for Online Distance Students," on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 2pm at the ALISE 2010 Conference in Boston. You can read the abstract on their presentation here.