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April 2021 President’s Column Hello ASIS&T members. Time is flying by fast. It is already April. For me personally – living in Canada – this is exciting news in that it means it is almost the end of the academic term (I taught my last class yesterday) and Spring is in the air. I look…

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Call for Nominations: ASIS&T Board of Directors The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the positions of President-Elect and Directors-at-Large on its Board of Directors. The Nominations Committee of ASIS&T is seeking candidates for the open positions of President-Elect and three Directors-at-Large on the ASIS&T…

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Introducing the ASIS&T Distinguished Member Program ASIS&T is pleased to announce a new program designed to recognize our most committed and loyal members. The ASIS&T Distinguished Member program will recognize members who have had a significant impact on the association and in the field of information science. The designation ASIS&T Distinguished Member is a signature recognition…

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2021 Annual Meeting News Paper / Panel / Alternative Event/Workshop Submission Deadline: April 19 The submission deadline is April 19 for Workshops, Papers, Panels, and Alternative Events. ASIS&T is happy to offer the 2021 Annual Meeting in a hybrid format to allow attendance and presentations both virtually and in person. Please review the FAQs for…

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In Memoriam Long-time ASIS&T member Victor Rosenberg passed away on Sunday, April 11. He served on the Board of Directors, the Editorial Board of JASIST, the Awards & Honors Committee, the Publications Committee, the International Relations Committee, and various awards juries. He was the recipient of JASIST Best Paper Award in 1974 (The Scientific Premises…

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Member Spotlight Florence Olise, Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Science, Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State, Nigeria Florence Olise What skills does one need to understand and study Information Science? Information Science is an interesting, simple yet technical course of study that requires one to have vital skills to study it. Apart from the…

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New from JASIST Members of ASIS&T have full access to the Journal of Information Science and Technology. If you are not sure how to access your member benefit, contact Terrence Curtiss. JASIST Volume 72, Issue 5, May 2021 Full Issue RESEARCH ARTICLES Topic diversity: A discipline scheme‐free diversity measurement for journals Yi Bu, Mengyang Li,…

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Chapter News European Chapter and European Student Chapter The European Chapters are pleased to announce the publication of their Spring 2021 Newsletter. Return to Inside ASIS&T, April 2021

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SIG News SIG-AH The Special Interest Group for Arts & Humanities (SIG AH) invites submissions for panel presentations for the upcoming June 23, 2021, online symposium on the following topics: How Arts & Humanities Within Information Science Technology Convey Understanding of Justice in Society. Other consideration will be given to possible presentations or papers about Cutting-Edge Online Exhibits for…

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Upcoming Events Meet the Authors Series: The Promise of Access: Technology, Inequality, and the Political Economy of Hope Sponsored by ASIS&T Daniel M. Greene April 15, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM EDT Introduction to the DDI Metadata Standard (DCMI) Sponsored by ASIS&T & DCMI Jane Fry, Jared Lyle, Barry Radler, Arofan Gregory April 21, 10:00 AM EDT-11:00…

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