The ASIS&T International Information Issues Special Interest Group (SIG-III) is pleased to announce that for 2015 we will be able to sponsor another group of deserving information professionals from developing countries for complimentary ASIS&T memberships (the financial burden of which would otherwise be prohibitive). We are soliciting nominations of candidates for the InfoShare Membership Award. The award will be given to master and/or PhD students.
Please include a one-page curriculum vitae and a one-page description of why this person is deserving of membership, including their willingness to promote ASIS&T within their networks and build relationships between ASIS&T and the national/regional organizations. Awardees will be decided by a vote of the SIG-III officers. All curricula vitae will be kept private, accessible only to SIG-III officers.
Each membership award will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year if the new member proves to be a strong advocate for ASIS&T in their home country during the course of the year. Awardees will be asked to submit a report on their activities by next year’s Annual Meeting, which may include, but are not limited to:
- sharing ASIS&T publications that they receive (the Bulletin of ASIS&T and JASIS&T) with other colleagues
- promoting the SIG-III paper contest among their colleagues
- serving as a contact/coordinator for ASIS&T members traveling to their area who may be able to speak about ASIS&T and information science
- having the ability to strengthen the relationships between ASIS&T and the national/regional organizations, and
- sponsoring lectures on information science topics in their area on behalf of ASIS&T
Nominators can mentor the award recipients for the above activities.
We look forward to welcoming new members to ASIS&T from across the globe, especially from countries that have never been ASIS&T members or have limited ASIS&T membership. Women, minority, and candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Please feel free to circulate the Call in your professional networks (e.g., your alma mater listservs, professional contacts at IFLA, OCLC, international organizations, practitioner groups, academic institutions, etc.). Please send your nominations of deserving candidates to Selenay Aytac (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Christine Hagar (email@example.com).
The deadline for submitting nominations is December 31st 2014.
Selenay Aytac and Christine Hagar
InfoShare Program, SIG-III, ASIS&T