DEADLINE – July 15, 2013

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its 2014 Methodology Paper Competition, sponsored by ProQuest. The purpose of this award is to stimulate communication on research methodologies at ALISE annual conferences.

The competition is open to all types of methodology. Papers must be limited to description and discussion of a research method or a technique associated with a particular research method. Papers must explain the particular method/technique, including methodological implications for library and information science. Papers that stress findings are not eligible for this competition. Methodology papers completed in pursuit of master’s and doctoral studies (e.g. thesis, seminars, dissertation, course work paper) are eligible, as are papers generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding.

More information is available at

The ALISE Doc SIG convenors are considering topics for a session at the annual conference next year. Suggestions at the meeting this year included advice on getting published or an interviewing/CV/job search workshop. We’re also considering something on developing a research agenda. Please let us know by June 14 if you have other ideas or if you have suggestions for speakers. Focusing on something related to the theme of “Educational Entrepreneurship” would be ideal. Thanks!

ALISE is accepting proposals for its 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition through June 30, 2013. Up to two outstanding dissertations completed between December 15, 2011 and June 30, 2013 will be selected. More information is available at

The 2014 ALISE Annual Conference will be held in Philadelphia, January 21-24. Multiple calls for participation are listed at Doctoral students should definitely check out the calls for Works in Progress and Doctoral Student Research posters.

The 36th annual ACM SIGIR conference, to be held this year in Dublin, Ireland, is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic student volunteers. Applications must be received by June 5th for full consideration. For more information on the conference, please visit: Students interested in volunteering should complete the form at

Nominations are now being accepted through July 15, 2013 for the 2014 ALISE Award for Teaching Excellence in the Field of Library and Information Science Education. See for details.


April 16, 2013

LISdocstudents is an unmoderated email discussion list for doctoral students in Library and Information Studies, working at any institution.

The purpose is to communicate with other doctoral students about shared issues, be they intellectual questions in the field, problems facing emerging academics on the path through graduate school and into academic careers, issues having to do with trends in higher ed and LIS as a discipline, or other topics that seem appropriate. Announcements are good too. Doctoral students in LIS are the main constituency of the list, but masters students, graduate students in other fields, and professors are invited to participate.

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