Chapter News- March 2022
This year, the ASIS&T Africa chapter's priority is to build a strong network of professors, researchers, students, and professionals in the field of information sciences and technologies. The chapter's main objective is to promote collaboration and sharing spirit within the community.
For this purpose, the chapter establishes a mentorship programme for African authors/early career researchers and mentor them to submit papers for the ASIS&T Annual Meeting and journals such as JASIS&Tand Information Matters. This program opens applications to ten mentors and 10 mentees. The mentees will be diversified in terms of geographical location and gender. The project will provide an honorarium to mentors to purchase online publications like Amazon vouchers for $200. Mentors will also benefit from the co-authored articles with the mentees.
The chapter has also launched a call for sponsoring events that aim to promote ASIS&T locally or at the country or regional level. Such events can be physical or online seminars/meetings. the Award is an honorarium to purchase an online publication (i.e. $100) to 10 members.
Many chapter officers are also engaged to produce a high-quality marketing video incorporating the Anglophone, Francophone and many languages from different regions in Africa. The project aims to capture member stories and testimonials to showcase the Chapter and ASIS&T and will be shared on all ASIS&T social media platforms. This video can then be adapted for use by ASIS&T Headquarters and other interested chapters.
Finally, the first General meeting of this year was an opportunity to meet the chapter members and to make it not an ordinary event but an opportunity to discover the diversity of the community. The theme was "Getting to understand our diverse African cultures " and many members brought their traditional drinks and/or presented their traditional dresses. It was a moment of sharing and networking that brought more joy and pleasence to the meeting.
23 March 2022 at 16.00 BST. European Student Chapter: Game Night 1 April 2022 at 15.00 GMT. https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Msd-qprzIsGNJtJ3ZZZoQ9Ps2HyYTlTQTn
ASIS&T 24 hour conference. Online. Theme: Networking, Sharing, and Learning: Challenges and Opportunities. https://www.asist.org/meetings-events/asist-24-hour-global-conference/
June 2022. Information Science Trends 26-29 July 2022. IFLA Conference. European Chapter Meet up at the IFLA Conference! Look out for further details!
SIG-USE and the ASIS&T Midwest Chapter invite you to a joint social hour over Zoom on 4/11.
Anyone is welcome to join, but we especially encourage those in the central US interested in the connection between information use (behaviors, practices, etc.).
Time: Monday, April 11th, 2022, 2pm Central Time, 3pm Eastern Time
Nathan Davis, SIG-USE, The University of Texas at Austin
Timothy J. Dickey, Midwest Chapter, Kent State University
The Northeast Chapter of the Association for Information Science & Technology (NEASIS&T) and the Simmons University Student Chapter (Simmons ASIS&T), with additional support of the ASIS&T SIG-AI, invite you to join us (virtually!) at our 2022 Annual Conference – With Great Power: AI and Equity. It is free for ASIS&T members, but you still have to register!
Fri, March 25, 2022
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Please also be on the lookout for an announcement about our annual NEASIS&T Conference Support Awards – eligible to those living and/or working in Northeast region (ME, NH, NY, NJ, VT, MA, RI, or CT). The Northeast Chapter of ASIS&T is offering three conference support awards to support participation in the ASIS&T 2022 Annual Meeting. The announcement will be released this week.
NEASIS&T is also looking for a new NEASIS&T executive committee member – a Digital Media and Communications Director! The Digital Media & Communications Director should understand the procedures and mechanisms of using ASIS&T-owned/sanctioned communications channels with the assistance of headquarters. The DM&C Director maintains access for chapter officers and committee members to organization list-servs, Google Docs, and other digital media resourcesPlease email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.