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ASIS&T Featuring Doctoral Student Research

ASIS&T Featuring Doctoral Student Research (deadline extended to Sept. 1st)

Per doctoral students’ requests, we have extended the deadline for video submission to September 1, 2016.

Are you a doctoral student in the writing stage or close to defending? We would like to showcase your research!

ASIS&T invites a doctoral student in the writing stage or close to defending to submit a short video (up to 5 minutes) that introduces the world to the exciting and engaging research you are doing. We are extending an invitation to those doctoral students who have: a) completed their coursework, qualifying examinations (or equivalent) and defended their proposals, and b) are in the process of analyzing/writing, or ready to defend their dissertations.

In addition to the great visibility that your research receives, the best 20 submissions  will win a free one-year ASIS&T membership (or free renewal).

All vetted submissions will be featured on the ASIS&T website.


TOPIC: Produce a short video (up to 5 minutes) that is the equivalent of an elevator speech about your dissertation research (related to the information field broadly construed). Please include the following elements in your video:

  • Your Name and affiliation
  • Your dissertation title, and the name of your advisor(s)
  • What your research is about? How you went about it? What your findings indicate; and why it matters… (or any variant of these questions).

While we encourage the elevator speech format (concise and well articulated), feel free to be as creative as you want to be! Please consult with your advisor(s) when preparing for the video. And remember to practice, practice, practice.

FORMAT: Format the video using PowerPoint, Prezi, Camtasia, Jing, Screencast-O-Matic, VoiceThread, or Brainshark. Include a statement that your video is created for “Doctoral Research @ ASIS&T”. If an updated video file is needed, we will contact you with additional instructions.

VIDEO LENGTH:  up to 5 minutes.

Video Language: We are an international association, so we welcome a variety of languages. For more information, please contact Dr. Iris Xie –

SUBMISSION:  Upload the video to your YouTube account and submit the information below to:

  • Subject line: “Doctoral Research @ ASIS&T”
  • your full name and affiliation
  • Email address
  • Video Title
  • URL to your video file
  • You grant ASIS&T the right to feature your video on the ASIST website.

PRIZES: All submitted videos will be reviewed by a committee. All approved videos will be featured on the ASIS&T website for a determined period of time. 20 videos featured on the website will receive a free one-year ASIS&T membership (for new members) or a free one-year renewal (for current members) based on a selection process spearheaded by the committee.

This initiative is co-sponsored by the ASIS&T membership committee, ASIS&T Education and Professional Advancement committee, and ASIS&T Outreach and Engagement task force.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Dr. Iris Xie –

Good luck, everyone!