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December 2020 President’s Column Dr. Brian Detlor PhD ASIS&T President It is with great pleasure and excitement that I write my very first “President’s Message” for Inside ASIS&T in my new role as President of the Association. I am very happy and honored to serve in this capacity and I look forward to working with…

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December 2020 Governance Update October 2020 The Board of Directors met on October 12, 2020 via video conference. In attendance were Clara Chu (President); Brian Detlor (President-Elect); Ina Fourie (Treasurer); Emily Knox; Agnes Mainka; Soo Young Rieh; Ana Maria Tammaro; James Andrews (SIG Cabinet Chair); Michael Olsson (Chapter Cabinet Director); Lydia Middleton (Executive Director); and…

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Clara Chu, PhD

2019-20 President’s Report Clara Chu, PhDFormer ASIS&T President Dear ASIS&T colleagues, I close out a year unlike any other in history, a period of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has magnified our inequities and differences, while drawing on our resiliency, creativity and our shared intellectual and social capital. I have been honored to…

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2020 Annual Meeting Recap ASIS&T wants to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Annual Meeting. This year has been challenging for everyone amidst a global pandemic and political and economic turmoil which required us to hold a virtual meeting this year to stay safe and maintain good health and well-being. It was the first…

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December 2020 Member Spotlight Richard Arias-Hernandez MSc PhD iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies) The University of British Columbia What attracted you to information science as a profession and field of study? My first incursion into information science was due to my curiosity for information technologies and electronics growing up. I loved building computers from…

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December 2020 Chapter Updates European Chapter We are excited to share with you the new ASIS&T elected European Chapter Officers: Chair: Crystal Fulton Chair-elect: Sheila Webber Secretary: Tamara Heck Treasurer: Noora Hirvonen Webmaster: Katrin Scheibe Communications Chair: Franziska Zimmer Social Media Manager: Carolanne Mahony Past-Chair: Aylin Ilhan Outgoing Officers (2019-2020) Newsletter Editor: Isabelle Dorsch Social…

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December 2020 SIG News SIG-AH  SIG-AH is thrilled to announce our elected officers for the upcoming year. Chair: Julie Carmen Chair Elect: Dan Maxwell Website Officer: Arjun Sabharwal Newsletter Editor: Dr. Muhammad Tariq Communications/Social Media Officer: ­Gavin Goodwin Secretary: Alicia Takaoka SIG-DL The following will represent SIG-DL as SIG officers/representatives: Co-Chair: Jelina Haines Co-Chair: Peter…

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Upcoming Events Here are some of the exciting new events we have slated at ASIS&T for the New Year! Ideology and Libraries Subtitle: California, Diplomacy, and Occupied Japan, 1945–1952 (Meet the Author Series) Sponsored by ASIS&T Michael Buckland January 7, 11:00 AM EST –  12:00 PM EST The Engaging Technology Leader Sponsored by ASIS&T Diana…

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Affiliated Organization News Code4Lib 2021 Voting Now Open The Code4Lib 2021 Keynote Speakers Committee is happy to open this year’s invited speaker election. All nominees have been contacted and the 8 included in this election are potentially available to speak. The top two available vote recipients will be invited to be our keynote speakers this…

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2021 IDEA Institute on Artificial Intelligence – Call for Applications We invite applications for the inaugural IDEA (Innovation, Disruption, Enquiry, Access) Institute on Artificial Intelligence (AI). We are seeking library and information professionals holding full-time positions in US institutions interested in enhancing and applying their knowledge of AI in their workplace, to participate in the…

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