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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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Wednesday, January 18 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Session 1.2 SIG: In the interim: Strategies for successful interim administrative appointments

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Many academic programs, including those in library and information science are facing a shortage of people willing to move into administrative roles. Increasingly departments and schools are appointing interim administrators while searches are conducted or while failed searches are repeated. Interim appointments may also occur in cases of prolonged illness or in periods of wider administrative reorganization within a university.

This presentation will be of interest to any faculty member who is seeking an administrative role, who is being asked to undertake or is currently serving in an interim administrative appointment, or for administrators who seek to understand how best to deploy faculty members in administrative roles, especially on a limited-term appointment.

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Mirah Dow

Professor and Interim Dean, Emporia State University

Andrew J. M. Smith

Emporia State University, United States of America

Wednesday January 18, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
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