LIS Education Organizations
The organization websites listed below provide valuable resources for library and information science educators and those who are interested in online pedagogy. To recommend the addition of an organization site to this page, please contact Anne McKinney.
"The purpose of the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is to help learning organizations continually improve quality, scale, and breadth of their online programs according to their own distinctive missions, so that education will become a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines. Created with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Sloan-C encourages the collaborative sharing of knowledge and effective practices to improve online education in learning effectiveness, access, affordability for learners and providers, and student and faculty satisfaction.” About Sloan-C
WISE received the 2006 Sloan-C National Award for Effective Practices
"ADEC is a non-profit distance education consortium composed of approximately 65 state universities and land-grant colleges. The consortium was conceived and developed to promote the creation and provision of high quality, economical distance education programs and services to diverse audiences, by the land grant community of colleges and universities, through the most appropriate information technologies available.” – Lisa Poley, About ADEC
WISE received the 2008 ADEC National Excellence in Distance Education Award
"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 excellence in research, teaching, and service and to provide an understanding of the values and ethos of library and information science” About ALISE
"WCET is a cooperative network of member institutions and organizations that provides a leading source of critical thinking and expertise on the evolving role of technology in higher education. Our membership includes many of the top technology innovators from colleges, universities, non-profit organizations, and companies around the country—and the world. In the realm of higher education, a cross-section of leaders, administrators and faculty add to the diversity that distinguishes the richness of WCET’s work.” The WCET Story