Identify, recommend to the Board, and implement ways to improve communication about the value and purpose of ASIS&T to multiple audiences, particularly around information issues of broader relevance to societies in all regions of the world.
Recommend, develop, and implement programs and activities that create more meaningful experiences for ASIS&T members around key information issues in a variety of formats (webinars, virtual meetings, session at annual meeting, etc.). This outreach and engagement should enable participation in the Society for people who are not able to travel to the Annual Meeting, and also provide additional ways to participate in the Society for all members throughout the year. In-person activities could include regional meet ups, seminar series, or other types of face-to-face initiatives. Virtual activities could include creating virtual conferences, virtual poster fairs, research collaboration, social media experiences, or other virtual engagements.
Educate the public and policymakers (e.g., Electronic Frontier Foundation, EPIC, Civil Liberties, Congress, etc.) on various issues related to the information lifecycle (e.g., production, organization, management, access, use, ethical aspects).
Create a roster of ASIS&T scholars who are interested in contributing to the public debate around various information matters; explore the feasibility of a Speakers Bureau and the development of a Congressional (or equivalent) Handbook.
Chairs: John Carlo & Jean-Francois Blanchette
Board Liaison: Chirag Shah