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SIG News, July 2022


The latest issue of the SIG-AH newsletter can be found here. In this issue, meet SIG-AH member Timothy Dickey and read "Research in Progress: A decade of bibliometrics research in the humanities" by Jeremy L. McLaughlin, University of Wisconsin-Madison

SIG-AH Chair Ann Graff has been invited to give the keynote address to the Pakistan Librarian Welfare Organization’s 2nd International Conference “Transformation of Knowledge Repository into Knowledge Economy” to be held September 15-16. Congratulations, Ann!

SIG-AH would love to hear from its members with biographical submissions, or simple updates on projects, publishing, conference participation, and invited talks. If you have an idea, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our newsletter editor, Dr. Muhammad Tariq at


The SIG-DL annual newsletter report is now available here. We are introducing a new section in our newsletter called  'SIG-DL Member's Column'. The September theme is 'Digital Ethics and Copyright Issues in LIS context' (500 words). Any SIG-DL members interested in contributing to our next newsletter, please do so. We look forward to your short article.

SIG-DL is launching Project Hindas, which Provides a platform and assistance for upcoming IS/LIS practitioners (PhDs) to look for
mentors in the ASIS&T or SIG-DL community and other industries from the multicultural diverse and cross-country community with similar research interests and backgrounds to build a fruitful collaboration and research project opportunities beneficial for both the Mentor and the Mentee. Mentors and Mentees interested in joining the HINDAS project please contact the one of the SIG-DL Executive Officers via emails listed here.

SIG-DL is looking for officers for 2022-2023. Please contact Jelina Haines if you are interested.



Mark your calendars and save the date for the 4th edition of the SIG III Café International Meet. The theme for our next meet is  LET'S CELEBRATE OUR WINS! COME PROMOTE YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIVES. We thank Prof. Sheila Webber for being the inspiration for this theme and look forward to yet another engaging hour with everyone.Date: Thursday, 28th July 2022Time: 7:00 pm IST /9:30 am EST (Timezone Link: ID: 852 0220 8635Passcode: 530213

The summer issue of the SIG-III Newsletter for 2022 is now available. This issue features on some exciting initiatives this year taken by ASIS&T SIG-III, like Flipped Panel, Research Wing, Guest Speaker Series, Café International Meet, Reimagining InfoShare Program etc. As SIG-III has turned 40 this year, we very much look forward to receiving your good thoughts, experiences and ideas regarding your involvement with ASIS&T SIG-III. Want to get published in anniversary issue? Please send your contribution to: or


We are preparing the summer newsletter of SIG-KM. All of you are more than welcome to contribute to the newsletter and send the material to Dr. Darra Hofman (, such as personal academic achievements (papers, projects, prizes, conference presentation, promotions, etc.), introduction to KM books, journals, conferences, researchers,and papers, job information, and so forth. Thank you for your contribution!


The METRICS 2022, the ASIS&T Virtual Workshop on Infometrics and Scientometrics Research, organizing committee has decided to extend the deadline to submit your abstracts till August 5th. Looking forward to your submissions. Please find workshop and submission information here. Submissions are due Friday, August 5th, 2022 EDT.



Call for Social Media Research Competition
The Social Media Research Competition recognizes three high-quality long and short papers in a peer-reviewed journal or conference (e.g., ASIST, iConference, CSCW, CHI) on a topic informed by social media during the current and previous year (e.g. 2021 and 2022 for the 2022 award). This process includes two steps. First, authors nominate their papers for the competition by September 1, 2022 via the application form. These papers will be evaluated by a committee of social media experts. Second, top-3 authors will be invited to present their paper(s) at the SIG Social Media (SM) Workshop. Out of the top-3 authors, the committee of social media experts selects three authors for the winner ($200), runner-up ($150), and honorable mention ($100). The Awards are sponsored and administered by the SIG SM Awards Committee. At least one author must register and be present at the SIG SM workshop to receive the award. Click here for more information.

Join us for the The Fog of War: Examining the Spread of Dis- & Misinformation in the Russia-Ukraine War on Social Media, sponsored by SIG-SM. Registration is free to ASIS&T members. Click here for more details.



We've created a calendar of important events, scheduled our next social hour, and are continuing to prepare for the SIG-USE Virtual Symposium.

The calendar can be found in the SIG-USE iConnect community library (or here:

SIG-USE/European Joint Social Hour 9/12
Our upcoming social hour is a joint event with the European Chapter on Monday 9/12 3-4pm British ST; 4-5pm Central European ST; 9-10am Central Time (US) 10-11am ET (US) and the theme is "Stories from our USE research." More information and the Zoom link can be found under the events tab in iConnect.

Virtual Symposium - We need your help organizing, promoting, and reviewing submissions
We also need your help in organizing, promoting, and reviewing submissions for our upcoming SIG-USE Virtual Symposium on "The Human Side of Information." Please reach out via our siguse gmail account if you would like to help organize the symposium or review papers. We also need/welcome your submissions!! Please share the CFP with your email lists/universities/etc.

SIG USE Awards Call for Submission requested to submit 
The awards guidelines including all the necessary details are shared in this attachment. Please find the attached file.

Total Number of Awards Categories are Six. They are:
SIG USE Early Career Best Paper Award - deadline of Sunday, August 14th, 2022
Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award - deadline of Sunday, August 14th, 2022
Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research Award - deadline of Sunday, August 14th, 2022
SIG USE Best Information Behavior Conference Paper Award - deadline of Sunday, August 14th, 2022
SIG USE Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award - deadline of Sunday, August 14th, 2022
SIG USE Innovation Award - deadline of Sunday, August 14th, 2022

Find more information here.



The summer SIG-VIS newsletter is available here.

Please join us for the Annual Meeting panel, "Positionality in Information Studies Research of Visuality: Ethical and Epistemological Considerations (SIG-VIS and SIG-DL)" by Zack Lischer-Katz, University of Arizona, USA; Jelina Haines, University of South Australia, Australia; Iulian Vamanu, University of Iowa, USA. Register here.