The UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies has always benefited from its community of faculty, staff, and students from various countries, religions, and backgrounds. This diversity has enriched and deepened our lives, our work, and our professions. We are firmly committed to, and value, all the members of our community, and endorse the following statement by the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE):
In light of the recent U.S. presidential executive order banning entry of citizens from several Muslim-majority nations into the United States, the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) reiterates its unwavering support for diversity and international perspectives in the education and representation of library and information professionals in the United States, regardless of country of origin. We are a global community of students, professionals, educators and scholars who benefit society through our diverse experiences and perspectives. We also wish to reiterate our support for our library and information science education colleagues in all affected nations.
– ALISE Statement Regarding Recent Executive Presidential Order (Feb 1, 2017)