Kent State SLIS at ALISE 2017

Director, Faculty Travel to Atlanta

Kent State’s School of Library and Information Science will be making an impact in several important venues at the 2017 ALISE annual conference in Atlanta this week.


Kent State representatives to this year’s conference include the following:

  • Amy Reynolds, Ph.D., Dean, Kent State College of Communication and Information (CCI), which includes SLIS
  • Danielle Sarver Coombs, Ph.D., Interim Associate Dean, CCI
  • Kendra S. Albright, Ph.D., Professor and Director, School of Library and Information Science
  • Omer Farooq, M.L.I.S., Graduate Teaching Assistant/PhD Candidate
  • Rhonda Filipan, Ph.D., Academic Program Coordinator
  • Leisa Gibbons, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Meghan S. Harper, Ph.D., Associate Professor
  • Marianne Martens, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., Associate Professor
  • Athena Salaba, Ph.D., Associate Professor
  • Yin Zhang, Ph.D., Professor


Here’s where you’ll find us at ALISE 2017:

  • Throughout the conference
  • Tuesday, Jan. 17 ~ 6:30 to 9 p.m.
    • Opening Reception/Works in Progress Poster Session
      • Kent State SLIS is a Silver Sponsor for this reception and poster session – enjoy!
      • Poster presentations:
        • Omer Farooq, M.L.I.S., “Effect of Elaborative Interrogation on Information Literacy Knowledge Practices”
        • Leisa Gibbons, Ph.D., “Measuring Student Expectations of Learning in Graduate Archival Education”
        • Meghan Harper, Ph.D., “Assessment of Professional Dispositions of LIS Graduate Students”
  • Wednesday Jan. 18 ~ 2-3:30 p.m. ​
    • Session 2.4 Juried Panel: Bringing critical librarianship to your classroom: Practical approaches to tough concepts
      • Miriam Matteson, Ph.D. (with Denise Agosto, Drexel University, and Nicole Cooke, The School Information Sciences, University of Illinois)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18 ~ 2-3:30 p.m.​
    • Awards & Papers
      • Yin Zhang, Ph.D., will present the ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition awarded paper, “Understanding Twitter Use by Major LIS Professional Organisations in the U.S.,” which she co-authored with Min Zhang, Southwest University, China, and Feng-Ru Sheu, Kent State University.
  • Friday, Jan. 20 ~ 10:30 am - noon
    • President's Program: “Best Practices for Incorporating Community Engagement and Outreach in Curricula”
      • Kendra Albright, Ph.D. (with Nicole Cooke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jennifer Frum, University of Georgia; Julie Gaines, Augusta University/University of Georgia; Bharat Mehra, University of Tennessee)

We hope to see you there!

POSTED: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 02:51 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM