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Chapter News, November 2022

Chapter Awards

ASIS&T is pleased to announce the following Chapter Awards:

Chapter of the Year: Europe Chapter

Student Chapter of the Year: Simmons University

Chapter Member of the Year: Bhakti Gala from the South Asia Chapter

Chapter Event of the Year: Europe Chapter for Information Science Trends 2022 Conference: Untold Stories in Information Science

Chapter Publication of the Year: South Asia - South Asia Chapter Newsletter: Volume 1 Issue 1


Africa Chapter

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Africa Chapter officers:
Chair:  Grace Msoffe
Chair-Elect:  Ruikar Jayesh Deorao
Secretary/Treasurer:  Stephen Oloo Ajwang
Webmaster/Communication Officer: Daniel Agbaji
Chapter Advisor:  Kardo Joseph Mwilongo and Juliet C. Alex-Nmecha
Member Recruitment Officer:  Marlene Holmner


The Africa Chapter will be hosting a webinar, AI Safeguards: Preserving Your Right to Privacy Online, on November 30 at 13:00 UTC (15:00 CAT)/8:00 – 9:30 AM EST

Webinar Description: Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and tools increasingly underpin the digital world usually without fully disclosing their purposes and actions. This talk will highlight how digital artefacts, such as cookies and fingerprints, work in conjunction with AI algorithms and tools to track your online activities and influence your behavior. The talk will include practical know-how, including free digital tools, to safeguard your data and preserve your online privacy. The talk is made possible through the European Union funded project, Citizen Scientists Investigating Cookies and App GDPR compliance (CSI-COP), that involves democratising AI innovation by engaging interested members of the public as citizen scientists to co-investigate the extent of online tracking. CSI-COP was recently shortlisted for a Privacy, InfoSec, Culture, Change, Awareness, Societal, Organisation (PICCASO) Award in the ‘Best Innovative Privacy Project Category (

Register here.


Asia Pacific Chapter

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Asia Pacific Chapter officers:

Chair: Chang Liu
Chair-Elect: Yuxiang (Chris) Zhao
Treasurer: Safirotu Khoir
Webmaster: Shaobo Liang
Secretary: Zhenjia Fan


Asia Pacific Chapter Regional Conference- Register here

Dec. 17, 2022 from 9:00-16:00 Beijing time (GMT+8)

Dec. 18, 2022 from 9:00-12:00 Beijing time (GMT+8)

This year’s theme is “Transition, Restructure, & Empowerment: How Information Research Promotes the Development of the Society?”. This means that in the era of artificial and digital intelligence, information research has an important mission and responsibility in the development of society. The annual meeting will be held virtually.

The conference will invite core journals in the area to join the conference and they will select qualified papers to publish from the submissions. The conference will have both English and Chinese submissions.

The objectives of the conference are to:

  1. advance the information-related studies, and facilitate information professionals and organizations within the Asia Pacific area.
  2. promote the multidisciplinary and ever-evolving area of information science, library and archival science, management science, communication studies, computer science, etc.
  3. provide an open forum for the information community to engage with the dynamism of the information society.


Europe Chapter

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Europe Chapter officers:

Chair: Sophie Rutter
Secretary: Márton Németh
Treasurer: Lisa Andersson
Webmaster: Jesse Dinneen
Newsletter Editor/Past Chair: Sheila Webber

The Europe chapter also has the following officer vacancies: chair-elect, membership secretary, student committee advisor. If interested, please contact Sophie Rutter.

Middle East

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Middle East Chapter officers:

Chair: Sachi Arafat
Chair-Elect: Ehsan Mohammadi
Secretary: Leili Seifi
Communication Officer: Mehmet Cem Bölen
Webmaster & Social Media: Muhammet Damar
Middle East Advisor: Dania Bilal
Middle East Advisor: Emil Levine


South Asia

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 South Asia Chapter officers:

Chair: Syeda Hina Batool
Chair-Elect: Reshma Dangol
Secretary: Amara Malik
Treasurer: Amjid Khan
Webmaster: Fathimath Nashfa
Membership Officer: Sadaf Rafiq
Social Media Manager: Mallikarjun Dora


US Midwest Chapter

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 US Midwest Chapter officers:

Chair: Timothy Dickey
Chair-Elect: Brady Lund


US Northeast Chapter (NEASIS&T)

The NEASIS&T Annual Meeting Experience Report webinar will take place on Friday, November 18, 11:00 PM - 12:00 PM EST.  We have a lineup of Annual Meeting conference attendees/presenters from NEASIS&T giving a series of short 5-7 minute presentations about their experience, highlights from sessions that stood out to them, and if they have presented at the Annual Meeting, a lightning version of their formal presentations. Free to ASIS&T members. Register here.



US South Chapter

The US South Chapter held their first meeting during the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.  Please join the chapter if you're not already a member and live in one of the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia.