Association for Library & Information Science Education

The Association now known as the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) was founded as the Association of American Library Schools. The original association grew out of a series of informal meetings of library school faculty at American Library Association conferences which was known as the Round Table of Library School Instructors. The Round Table voted in 1915 to form a permanent organization and to be identified as the Association of American Library Schools. The Association has provided a forum for library educators to share ideas, to discuss issues, and to seek solutions to common problems. In 1983, the Association changed its name to its present form to reflect more accurately the mission, goals, and membership of the Association. 

Conference Dates and Sites

*Officers change January 2018


Dietmar Wolfram
SOIS, U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 413
Sois, Uw-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

Vice President/President-Elect

Heidi Julien
Professor and Chair
Department of Library and Information Studies
Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
534 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1020

Executive Director

Andrew L. Estep, CAE
ALISE Headquarters
2150 N 107th St, Suite 205
Seattle WA 98133
Phone: (206) 209-5267  
Fax: (206) 367-8777