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2020-25 Strategic Plan Approved At its August 19, 2020 meeting the ASIS&T Board of Directors approved a new strategic plan. This plan will guide the Board, staff, committees, SIGs and Chapters in their work over the next five years. New initiatives brought before the Board, which are strongly encouraged, will be evaluated within the context…

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ASIS&T Seeks Curator ASIS&T has opened a search for the next ASIS&T Curator. This individual is responsible for monitoring the discovery, preservation, and accessibility of resources relating to the history of ASIS&T, both in the Association’s possession and elsewhere, and for making recommendations as appropriate. This individual will work closely with ASIS&T staff, committees, chapters,…

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Scholarship Opportunity The ASIS&T Board is pleased to announce that it has approved the awarding of up to $10,000 in registration scholarships available to ASIS&T members who find themselves unable to otherwise attend the 2020 Annual Meeting due to financial circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to qualify for the scholarship, which will…

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ASIS&T Seeks JASIST Editor-in-Chief The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Board is looking for a new Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the Association of Information Science & Technology, the official journal of the ASIS&T, who has the expertise  to drive the journal forward. The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology…

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The Charisma Machine to Receive 2020 Best Information Science Book Award The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Childwritten by Morgan Ames of the University of California, Berkeley and published by MIT Press is the recipient of…

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Dr. Javed Mostafa Stepping Down as Editor-in-Chief of JASIST The ASIS&T Board announces that Dr. Javed Mostafa, Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will complete his 5-year term on January 2021 as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), and is stepping down to dedicate…

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ASIS&T 2020 Board of Directors Election Results The ASIS&T Board of Directors is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 Board of Directors Election. With a total of 492 ballots submitted (41% of eligible voters), the results are as follows: President-Elect: Naresh Agarwal: 256 Votes Heidi Julien: 233 Votes 3 Write-In Votes Director-at-Large: John…

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Kim to Receive ASIS&T Outstanding Teacher Award The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that Jeonghyun “Annie” Kim, PhD of the University of North Texas is the 2020 recipient of the ASIS&T Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award. The award’s purpose is to recognize the unique teaching contribution of an individual as…

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Vakkari to Receive ASIS&T Research in Information Science Award The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that Professor Pertti Vakkari is the 2020 recipient of the ASIS&T Research in Information Science Award. The award’s purpose is to recognize an individual or individuals for an outstanding research contribution in the field…

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Sonnenwald to Receive ASIS&T Award of Merit The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that Professor Diane H. Sonnenwald, Emerita Professor and Emerita Head of School of the School of Information and Communication Studies at the University College Dublin is the 2020 recipient of the ASIS&T Award of Merit, the…

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