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From Your Executive Director, January 2023

From Your Executive Director, January 2023 Greetings Colleagues, Although it has been two+ months since the Annual Meeting, it feels like a great deal has happened at ASIS&T since we parted in Pittsburgh. There is not much time to rest on our laurels after one Annual Meeting before we start the serious planning of the…

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Governance Update, January 2023

Governance Update, January 2023 The Board of Directors has not met since the Annual Meeting. Its new meeting pattern is to meet four times per year, twice in person and twice via Zoom The next meeting is as follows: February 13, 2023 2:00 – 4:00 pm EST https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88926449429?pwd=MGdoWjVSV3JQZ0Y0aS9oaHZKQ3Bldz09&from=addon As always, any ASIS&T member is welcome…

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2023 ASIS&T International Awards – Call for Nominations

2023 ASIS&T International Awards – Call for Nominations The coveted and prestigious ASIS&T awards represent the greatest recognition and respect professionals may afford their colleagues. All ASIS&T members and non-members are invited and encouraged to submit nominations for the awards. Selections of awards recipients are made after thoughtful and thorough consideration by appropriate committees or…

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In Memoriam: Brenda Dervin

In Memoriam: Brenda Dervin ASIS&T mourns the passing of Brenda Dervin, a stalwart of the information science and communication fields. She died in Seattle on December 31, 2022. She was 85. She has been described as “a mentor”, “a rockstar”, “force of nature”, “an inspiration”, and “indomitable”. Brenda Dervin was Professor Emeritus of Communication at…

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From Your Executive Director, November 2022

Lydia Middleton, MBA, CAE

From Your Executive Director, November 2022 Dear Colleagues, Below is the video of my remarks from the Annual Business Meeting held in Pittsburgh on November 1st. This event was live-streamed though very few of you were able to attend so I thought it important to share the information again here. The video speaks for itself…

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Governance Update, November 2022

Governance Update, November 2022 The Board of Directors met on October 28, 2022 in Pittsburgh, PA. In attendance were Naresh Agarwal, PhD (President);  Abebe Rorissa, PhD (President-Elect); Joan Bartlett, PhD; Maria Bonn, PhD; Tina Du, PhD, Anna Maria Tammaro, PhD; Lydia Middleton, MBA, CAE (Executive Director); and Chris Cunningham, PhD (Parliamentarian). Guest in attendance: Deanna…

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Thank You to Our Volunteers

Thank You to Our Volunteers The ASIS&T staff would like to thank and recognize the following individuals who gave their time and talent to the associaton this year. Without your contribution we could not do all that ASIS&T does to advance information science & technology. June Abbas Waseem Afzal Naresh Agarwal Noa Aharony Isola Ajiferuke…

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Do You Really Want Virtual Meetings?

Do You Really Want Virtual Meetings? Since 2020, there has been an increasing demand for presentation and attendance opportunities in a virtual format. Members wishing to engage with ASIS&T but unable or unwilling to travel have let us know that they would participate and engage with ASIS&T virtually if we created opportunities to do so.…

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Award of Merit Acceptance Remarks

Award of Merit Acceptance Remarks Harry Bruce received the 2022 ASIS&T Award of Merit at the Annual Meeting. The following are his remarks upon accepting the award: Thank you very much, Heidi, What a great treat it is to receive this award from you in particular, and in the year of Naresh’s presidency. I predicted…

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Research in Information Science Award Acceptance

Research in Information Science Award Acceptance Heather O’Brien received the 2022 Research in Information Science Award at the Annual Meeting. The following are her remarks upon accepting the award: It’s an incredible honor to be receiving this award today. I first want to extend my deep appreciation to all of my colleagues who serve on…

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