First Meeting in 2024

We had the first meeting of the new year, on January 19, 2024. The theme of the meeting was “The IFLA-Dubai Affair.” On June 23, 2023, ALISE announced: “The Association for Library and Information Science Education will not be sending its IFLA representative to participate in IFLA WLIC 2024 (which will take place in Dubai), due to strong concerns over UAE’s present issues with human rights, women’s rights, and LGBTQIA+ rights.” Below are some of the statements we discussed:

IFLA & IFLA LGBTQ+ Users SIG Statements

Selected Association Body Statements

PIE Monthly Meeting/Discussion Continues!

We’ve been having monthly discussions on PIE-related topics, issues, articles, and books, normally on the 2nd Friday at noon Central/1 pm ET.

At the first meeting for the Year 2023-24, on Nov 17, 2023, we had a rousing discussion of this short article: Roxanne, Data and Society, 2022.

At the 2nd meeting, to be held on December 8, noon CT/1p ET, on Zoom, we will discuss The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens (ISBN: 978-0525560678) by Richard N. Haass. All members or non-members are welcome. Join us at https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/96530254336!

ALISE PIE 2023-24 Leadership

After several years as the convener of the Information Ethics SIG, Toni Samek stepped down from the convener’s position. SIG membership thanks her for all her great work and leadership! Andrew Zalot and Cameron Pierson are the new co-conveners of IE SIG. The current Information Policy SIG convener, Jenny Bossaller, will continue to lead the IP SIG for this year. Awa Zhu has joined her as a co-convener.

We always welcome volunteers and new leaders! If you are interested in any PIE activities/roles, please don’t be shy! Review this page for more information.