The Association for Information Science and Technology’s (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group for Education (SIG ED) focuses on the education – at all levels – of those concerned with the handling of information.

SIG ED’s programs center on such topics as curriculum design, research, instructional resources and methods, manpower needs, placement, recruitment to the profession, continuing education and educational program planning. It is a forum for coordinating efforts of educators in a wide variety of information-oriented fields, including computer and communications science, librarianship, and management. Levels encompass basic education for the profession, advanced education and research, and continuing professional education.

In addition to offering webinars and events, SIG ED administers the Doctoral Forum at each ASIS&T Annual Meeting, the annual Student Paper Contest, and the SIG ED Student Travel Award.

SIG ED Board of Directors, 2018 – 2019

Chair: Kevin Rioux, Ph. D., Associate Professor, Division of Library and Information Science, St. John’s University, Queens, NY USA. riouxk@stjohns.edu

Chair-Elect (2018, becomes Chair at AM 2019 in Melbourne, AU): Rachel Williams, Ph. D., Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, MA USA.  rachel.williams@simmons.edu

Communication Officer & Secretary: Mei Zhang, Ph. D., Lecturer, Information School, University of Wisconsin- Madison, Madison, WI USA. mzhang48@wisc.edu

Treasurer: Anna Maria Tammaro, Ph. D., Lecturer, Department of Cultural Heritage, Librarianship Section, Università di Parma, Parma, Italy.  annamaria.tammaro@unipr.it


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