Leaders Wanted / LIS Doctoral Program Options Fair

Cultivating Diversity in LIS Education

The ALA Office for Diversity and the University of Washington iSchool are very excited to invite you to "Leaders Wanted: Is an LIS Doctoral Program Right for You?" This event takes place at the ALA Annual Conference and features:

·       a panel of minority LIS faculty members, doctoral students, library leaders, and recruiters sharing information about getting a PhD;

·       an Options Fair where attendees can speak with faculty and doctoral students from a wide variety of schools to learn about LIS PhD programs and funding opportunities.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore PhD options from schools across the country.  All are welcome to join us!

Date:  Saturday, June 25, 2010

Time:  10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Place:  Marriott New Orleans, Mardi Gras E  (555 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana)
Panel (10:30-11:00 AM):
Beth Patin (Moderator) - Ph.D. Student, University of Washington, iSchool
Camila Aliré -  Dean Emerita, University of New Mexico and Colorado State University; Professor of Practice, Simmons College; Adjunct Professor San Jose State University
Kevin Cherry - Senior Program Officer, Institute for Museum and Library Services
Cynthia Del Rosario - Director for Graduate Minority Recruitment and Retention, University of Washington, iSchool
Devan R. Donaldson - Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan, School of Information
Tonyia J. Tidline - Director, PhD Program and Associate Professor, Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Options Fair (11:00-12:00 noon):
Meet informally with representatives from 23 out of 27 schools with doctoral programs in LIS (participating schools listed below)
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See you in New Orleans!
Allyson Carlyle, Associate Professor, University of Washington, iSchool
Participating Schools (as of 6/6/2011):
University of Alabama


Dominican University

Drexel University

Emporia State University

Florida State University

University of Illinois

Indiana University

University of Michigan

University of Missouri

University of North Texas

University of North Carolina

University of Pittsburgh

Rutgers University

Simmons College

University of South Carolina

San Jose State University

Syracuse University

University of Tennessee

University of Texas - Austin

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin - Madison

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee