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ASIS&T Statement Against Anti-Asian and Gun Violence The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) condemns the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and gun violence, and mourns the eight lives lost in the senseless shootings in Georgia, of which six were Asian women. We stand in solidarity with our Asian-American and Pacific Islander community in…

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Introduction to the Special Issue Information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) is a multi-/interdisciplinary research area focusing on the interactions among information (I), communication (C), technology (T), and development (D) (Thapa and Sæbø, 2014; Walsham et al., 2007). To date, ICT4D is a loosely defined term that refers to a wide range of socio-technical…

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Call for Volunteer: ASIS&T Parliamentarian The ASIS&T Board of Directors has launched a search for a new Parliamentarian. The duties of this role are: Attend all regular and special meetings of the membership. Be available for all meetings of the Board of Directors, the Chapter Assembly, and the Special Interest Group Cabinet. Be available for…

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Member Dues Waived for Tier 2 Developing Country Members ASIS&T is excited to announce that, effective immediately, dues for members and prospective members in Tier 2 Developing Countries will be waived. The Board approved this dues change in order to make it easier for academics and professionals in these countries to access ASIS&T membership and…

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ASIS&T Welcomes Two New Staff ASIS&T is pleased to announce that two new staff members have joined the Association. Garrett will be responsible for all ASIS&T publications, including JASIST, Information Matters, and ARIST. Pamela will be responsible for all other communications and marketing of the association. Please join us in welcoming them! Garrett Doherty Managing…

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Call for Applications: Information Matters Editor-in-Chief Position Description / Announcement Editor-in-Chief, Information Matters The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) invites creative, forward-thinking applicants for the role of founding Editor-in-Chief of Information Matters. Information Matters (IM) is a digital-only communication translational forum for information science, bringing relevant and current research evidence and industry developments,…

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Call for Volunteer: Chapter Assembly Deputy Director ASIS&T is seeking a Deputy Chapter Assembly Director. The Deputy Chapter Assembly Director will serve in this role until November 2, 2021, at which point they will automatically become the Chapter Assembly Director. The duties of this role include: assisting and standing in as necessary for Chapter Assembly…

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CFP – JASIST Special Issue on “Data Science in the iField” Data and the use of data are now a critical part of our lives in an increasingly datafied society. Government agencies, private sectors, research, academic, and cultural heritage institutions produce, consume, and share massive amounts of data, which pose great challenges for organizations, individuals,…

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Ethics in AI Statement Statement on AI ethics and the contributions of diverse voices in the discussion Recent events surrounding Dr. Timnit Gebru, formerly the co-lead of Google’s Ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI) team, have shed light on the importance of unbiased research into the ethical issues surrounding the use of AI and the need for…

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From Your Executive Director Lydia S. Middleton, MBA, CAEASIS&T Executive Director Greetings from ASIS&T headquarters where we are finally wrapping up the last details of the 2020 Annual Meeting. We were very pleased with the outcome of the meeting, and hope that those of you that were able to attend got a lot out of…

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