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Call for Juried Paper Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019

ALISE 2019: Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context
Deadline for Juried Paper submissions (max. 1,000 words): March 15, 2019 
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2019

This call for Juried Papers seeks original contributions including reports of research, theory, pedagogy, best practices, think pieces, and critical essays that contribute to elaboration of the conference theme of "Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context." This conference welcomes contributions that explore how LIS schools in various parts of the world respond to the growing career opportunities in the information professions by developing curricula, programs, and research activities that address global LIS education issues. 

Submissions should be original, not papers that have been previously published. The work should not be under review elsewhere, including at another conference, journal or workshop. 

There are no restrictions on research methodology. Alternative perspectives, creative and non-conventional responses to library and information science education concerns within the context of inquiry supporting teaching, research and professional practice are welcomed and encouraged! 

Submission Requirements/Instructions:
All submissions must be entered via the ALISE 2019 submission system at  First-time users will be required to register and create an account. Select the relevant track for your submission: ALISE 2019. 

When making a submission, be prepared to provide the following information: 

  • Type of Submission (Juried Paper, Juried Panel, SIG Session, Works in Progress Poster, Doctoral Student Poster)
  • Address for correspondence
  • First and last (family) name of all authors
  • Email address for all authors
  • Institution/organization name of each author
  • Title of paper
  • 1000-word full abstract (this can be copied and pasted into the system)
  • Mini-abstract (50-100 word summary of the work for potential use on the website and in conference publications
  • Keyword(s) 

Select 'Submit' once all data has been entered into the submission form.

Please note: By submitting your juried paper proposal, you agree to publish the submission, if accepted, in the ALISE Conference Proceedings in the online repository IDEALS ( Authors will retain the rights to their published work. 

Authors whose papers are accepted are required to register for, attend and present the work at the ALISE 2019 Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, September 24-26, 2019. Failure to do so will result in removal of the paper from the proceedings. 

Evaluation Criteria

Abstracts will be evaluated by the Juried Paper Committee according to the following criteria:

  • Connection to conference theme
  • Relevance to current and emerging issues in LIS education
  • Originality of ideas
  • Potential impact/significance
  • Select references to relevant literature
  • Overall quality of writing 

Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2019.
Applicants will be informed of the Committee's decisions by May 15, 2019. 

Conference presentation time slots will be published online and in the conference program. All presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2019 conference. 

Please note: Juried Papers accepted for presentation at the conference which are developed into full papers, may be submitted to JELIS for consideration for publication. 

Questions? Please direct any questions regarding the 2019 Call for Juried Papers to committee co-chairs: 
John M. Budd University of Missouri
Jeonghyun Kim University of North Texas


Call for Submissions