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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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Clara Chu, PhD

President’s Column In my last “Message from the President,” I take note that it is an exciting as well as challenging time for our community as we will soon be connecting virtually for our inaugural virtual conference but continue to face the uncertainties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and systemic racism and other inequities.…

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From Your Executive Director Lydia S. Middleton, MBA, CAEASIS&T Executive Director Greetings colleagues! It is hard to believe that it is already October and another Annual Meeting looms before us. It seems not that long ago that we were in Melbourne celebrating the 82nd meeting. This year’s meeting will be nothing like last year’s meeting,…

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ILMS Grant Awarded to ASIS&T Members ASIS&T is a Supporting Organization of IMLS Grant to Develop the IDEA Institute on Artificial Intelligence, and its Future Host.  ASIS&T Board members have received a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Director-at-Large Dania Bilal (2016-19) from the University…

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