Clara Chu Receives ALISE Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education

Clara Chu, director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor, is the 2016 recipient of the ALISE Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education. The award is being presented to Clara tomorrow at the ALISE Annual Conference taking place in Boston.


Recipients must provide evidence of regular and sustained service that promotes and strengthens the broad areas of library/information science education through the holding of appropriate offices and positions within the profession; make contributions which promote and enhance the status of library/information science education; and provide evidence of leadership and initiative in dealing with issues related to library/information science education.


ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) is a non-profit organization that serves as the intellectual home of university faculty in graduate programs in library and information science in North America. Its mission is to promote innovation and excellence in research, teaching, and service for educators and scholars in Library and Information Science and cognate disciplines internationally through leadership, collaboration, advocacy, and dissemination of research. Clara is currently the past-president of ALISE.


The ALISE Conference welcomes contributions that explore inclusive practices and innovative strategies in teaching and research, with special interest for Cultural Diversity, Digital Societies, Intellectual Freedom, Social Justice and International Resources. Tomorrow at 10:30 a.m., Clara is participating in the Conference’s juried panel discussion, “Radical Change Theory Means Sustainability for LIS Education and Research”