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Owing to the scope and pace of change, society has become increasingly knowledge-based so that higher learning and research now act as essential components of cultural, socio-economic and environmentally sustainable development of individuals, communities and nations. In this environment, it is essential that higher learning and knowledge creation involve effective partnerships among academic and non-academic learning institutions and communities to create and apply learning and knowledge with stakeholders that are managing and creating sustainable development initiatives. Growing concern regarding the importance of the contribution that higher education institutions make to society has aroused increasing debate about their relevance and credibility amid escalating social problems. An underlying premise of community engagement is the understanding that not all knowledge and expertise resides in the academy, and that both expertise and great learning opportunities in teaching and scholarship also reside in non-academic settings.

This conference will explore 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. How can LIS programs increase opportunities for experiential, service oriented, and community engaged student learning? How can we develop further collaboration between LIS programs and their larger communities (local, regional/ state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity?

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avatar for Elham Sayyad Abdi

Elham Sayyad Abdi

Queensland University of Technology
Associate Lecturer
avatar for Denice Adkins

Denice Adkins

SISLT, University of Missouri
Associate Professor
avatar for Mary Anne

Mary Anne

Charles Sturt University
Associate Head of School
avatar for Sarah Barriage

Sarah Barriage

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
PhD Candidate
avatar for MICHELLE K BENEDICTA

MICHELLE K BENEDICTA

Lithuanian Archives Project
Digitization Coordinator
avatar for Laurie Bonnici

Laurie Bonnici

University of Alabama
Associate Professor
avatar for Jenny Bossaller

Jenny Bossaller

University of Missouri
Associate Professor
avatar for John Burgess

John Burgess

University of Alabama
Assistant Professor
KC

Kathleen Campana

University of Washington, United States of America
PhD Candidate
avatar for Melissa (Mel) Castillo

Melissa (Mel) Castillo

UW Milwaukee
PhD Candidate
avatar for Inkyung Choi

Inkyung Choi

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Doctoral candidate
avatar for Marika Cifor

Marika Cifor

University of California, Los Angeles
PhD Candidate
avatar for Rhonda L. Clark

Rhonda L. Clark

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor of Information and Library Science
avatar for Rachel Ivy Clarke

Rachel Ivy Clarke

Syracuse University School of Information Studies
Assistant Professor
avatar for Sharon L. Comstock

Sharon L. Comstock

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
Impact Officer
avatar for Nicole Cooke

Nicole Cooke

University of Illinois
Assistant Professor, The School Information Sciences
avatar for Sheila Corrall

Sheila Corrall

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Information Culture & Data Stewardship
Professor
avatar for Rebecca A. Croxton

Rebecca A. Croxton

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Doctoral Student & Instructor
avatar for Jeffrey DiScala

Jeffrey DiScala

Old Dominion University
Assistant Professor
avatar for Colette Drouillard

Colette Drouillard

Valdosta State University, United States of America
Assistant Professor
avatar for Leisa Gibbons

Leisa Gibbons

Kent State University
Assistant Professor
avatar for LaVerne Gray

LaVerne Gray

University of Tennessee Knoxville
PhD Candidate
avatar for Devon Greyson

Devon Greyson

University of British Columbia
Postdoctoral Fellow
avatar for Elysia Guzik

Elysia Guzik

University of Toronto
PhD Candidate
avatar for YooJin Ha

YooJin Ha

Clarion University
Assicuate Professor
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loni hagen

University of South Florida
Assistant professor
avatar for Africa S. Hands

Africa S. Hands

Queensland University of Technology & San Jose State Univ.
PhD Candidate
BH

Bryan Heidorn

University of Arizona, United States of America
avatar for Sandra Hirsh

Sandra Hirsh

San Jose State University
Professor and Director
avatar for Jill Hurst-Wahl

Jill Hurst-Wahl

Syracuse Univ. iSchool
Director, MLIS Program
avatar for Jiepu Jiang

Jiepu Jiang

University of Pittsburgh; University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ph.D. (LIS) and Ph.D. candidate (Computer Science)
avatar for Heidi Julien

Heidi Julien

University at Buffalo
Chair and Professor
avatar for Amir Karami

Amir Karami

University of South Carolina
Assistant Professor
avatar for Michelle M. Kazmer

Michelle M. Kazmer

Florida State University
Professor
avatar for Emily Knox

Emily Knox

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Assistant Professor
NC

Nancy C Kranich

Rutgers University
Lecturer
avatar for Iris Lee

Iris Lee

George Washington Uniersity
Law Librarian
avatar for Noah Lenstra

Noah Lenstra

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Assistant Professor
avatar for Samantha Levin

Samantha Levin

Pratt Institute
Student
avatar for Xiaofeng Li

Xiaofeng Li

Rutgers University
PhD Candidate
avatar for Elizabeth Lieutenant

Elizabeth Lieutenant

Education Program Analyst
avatar for Jinxuan Ma

Jinxuan Ma

Emporia State University
Assistant Professor
avatar for Cass Mabbott

Cass Mabbott

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, United States of America
Doctoral Candidate
avatar for Miriam Matteson

Miriam Matteson

Kent State University, United States of America
avatar for Maurine McCourry

Maurine McCourry

Dominican University, School of Information Studies
Adjunct Faculty
avatar for Kate McDowell

Kate McDowell

Graduate School of Library and Information Science University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
avatar for Bharat Mehra

Bharat Mehra

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
JE

J. Elizabeth Mills

University of Washington, United States of America
PhD Student
avatar for Ehsan Mohammadi

Ehsan Mohammadi

Northwestern University
Postdoc
avatar for Lorri Mon

Lorri Mon

Florida State University School of Information
Director
avatar for Heather Moorefield-Lang

Heather Moorefield-Lang

University of South Carolina
Assistant Professor
avatar for Heather Moorefield-Lang

Heather Moorefield-Lang

University of South Carolina - SLIS
Assistant Professor
avatar for Linda R. Most

Linda R. Most

Valdosta State University
avatar for Valerie Nesset

Valerie Nesset

University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Associate Professor
avatar for Chi Young Oh

Chi Young Oh

University of Maryland, College Park
Doctoral candidate
avatar for Min Sook Park

Min Sook Park

Florida State University
avatar for Danielle Pollock

Danielle Pollock

University of Tennessee
Doctoral Candidate
avatar for Devendra Potnis

Devendra Potnis

School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Associate Professor
avatar for Gwendolyn Prellwitz

Gwendolyn Prellwitz

American Library Association
Assistant Director, Diversity
avatar for Kristen Radsliff Rebmann

Kristen Radsliff Rebmann

SJSU School of Information
Associate Professor
avatar for Karen Reed

Karen Reed

Middle Tennessee State University
Assistant Professor and Education Librarian
avatar for Colin Rhinesmith

Colin Rhinesmith

Simmons College
Assistant Professor
avatar for Kevin Rioux

Kevin Rioux

St John's University
Associate Professor
avatar for Ning Sa

Ning Sa

University at Albany
PhD Candidate
avatar for Athena Salaba

Athena Salaba

Kent State University
Associate Professor
avatar for Cecilia L. Salvatore

Cecilia L. Salvatore

Dominican University
Associate Professor & Coordinator/Archives & Cultural Heritage Program
avatar for Heather Moulaison Sandy

Heather Moulaison Sandy

University of Missouri
Assistant Professor
AJ

Andrew J. M. Smith

Emporia State University, United States of America
avatar for Karen Snow

Karen Snow

Dominican University
Associate Professor
avatar for Rita R Soulen

Rita R Soulen

Norfolk Public Schools
Library Media Specialist
DL

Dr. Louise Spiteri

Dalhousie University. School of Information Management
Director
avatar for Sarah Sutton

Sarah Sutton

Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management
Assistant Professor of Library and Information Man
avatar for Rong Tang

Rong Tang

Simmons College
Associate Professor
avatar for Joseph T. Tennis

Joseph T. Tennis

University of Washington
Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
avatar for Carol Tilley

Carol Tilley

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Associate Professor
avatar for Daniel Tracy

Daniel Tracy

University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
LIS and Research Services Librarian
avatar for Amy VanScoy

Amy VanScoy

University at Buffalo
Assistant Professor
avatar for Fatima Espinoza Vasquez

Fatima Espinoza Vasquez

Syracuse University
avatar for Diane Velasquez

Diane Velasquez

University of South Australia
Program Director & Lecture
avatar for James Vorbach

James Vorbach

St. John's University
Director, DLIS
PW

Peiling Wang

UT
professor
avatar for Michael M. Widdersheim

Michael M. Widdersheim

University of Pittsburgh
PhD candidate
avatar for Kristina Williams

Kristina Williams

University of Illinois at Urbana-CHampaign
MSLIS candidate
avatar for Dietmar Wolfram

Dietmar Wolfram

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Professor
avatar for Iris Xie

Iris Xie

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Professor
QX

Qiong Xu

University of Alabama
avatar for Cabot Yu

Cabot Yu

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
avatar for Md. Hassan Zamir

Md. Hassan Zamir

University of South Carolina, United States of America
Doctoral Candidate
YZ

Yin Zhang

Kent State University
Professor