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Friday, May 27, 2011

Call for Proposals: ALISE Distance Education SIG. Due July 15

ALISE Distance Education SIG
abstracts due: July 15, 2011

Distance Education SIG of Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) calls for papers to be presented at the ALISE conference in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, January 17 - Friday, January 20, 2012.  The conference theme isExtending our Reach: Expanding Horizons, Creating Opportunities. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
  • Changing modes of curricular delivery including gaming
  • Expanding student populations and competing for talent
  • Globalization, internationalism, cross-nationalism, multilingualism, and multicultural concerns in Distance Education
  • Innovative administrative structures and responses
  • Budgetary restraints to Distance Education in LIS
  • Critical approaches to conventional thought regarding library and information science distance education opportunities
  • Approaches to traditionally hands-on topics such as archives and museum work
  • Competition and innovation--challenges and opportunities for access to information
  • Open source/closed source/managed services for Distance Education
  • Responses to technological advances that expand the reach of Distance Education 
Submit abstracts of 500 to 750 words via email to ALISE Distance SIG Convenor Nora Bird (njbird@uncg.edu) by July 15, 2011. Notice regarding acceptance will be sent by August 30. Also see the ALISE site for more information on the 2012 Conference: http://www.alise.org

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