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In Memoriam: Brenda Dervin

In Memoriam: Brenda Dervin ASIS&T mourns the passing of Brenda Dervin, a stalwart of the information science and communication fields. She died in Seattle on December 31, 2022. She was 85. She has been described as “a mentor”, “a rockstar”, “force of nature”, “an inspiration”, and “indomitable”. Brenda Dervin was Professor Emeritus of Communication at…

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ASIS&T is pleased to announce the launch of the Member Match Program!

ASIS&T is pleased to announce the launch of the Member Match Program! This program is designed to pair more senior, experienced ASIS&T members with newer, less experienced members for mentorship in the following areas: Research Advancement Research Collaboration Professional Networking Career Advancement Leadership Skills Development Greater Engagement with ASIS&T Networking at Annual Meeting   Member Match mentorship relationships…

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Call for Papers: JASIST Special Issue “Healthier Information Ecosystems”

Call for Papers: JASIST Special Issue “Healthier Information Ecosystems” Call for Papers This special issue, “Healthier Information Ecosystems,” will focus on the interconnected nature of online pathologies, draw attention to the socio-technical aspects of information technology, and animate interdisciplinary approaches to addressing these problems. Similar to Buckminster Fuller’s mission of “World Game,” we want to…

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2022 Board Election Results

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2022 Board Election Results The ASIS&T Nominations Committee is delighted to present the new members who will be joining the Board in October of 2022 (or continuing for a second term). In addition, the proposed Bylaws Amendments passed with 98% of the vote. President-Elect Crystal Fulton Bio and Interview Treasurer Ina Fourie Bio and Interview…

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Soo Young Rieh to Receive 2022 Watson Davis Award for Service 

Soo Young Rieh to Receive 2022 Watson Davis Award for Service  The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that Soo Young Rieh of the University of Texas at Austin is the 2022 recipient of the Watson Davis Award for Service. The award’s purpose is to recognize an individual member of…

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Bhakti Gala to Receive the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)  2022 James M. Cretsos Leadership Award 

Bhakti Gala to Receive the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)  2022 James M. Cretsos Leadership Award  The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that Bhakti Gala, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Central University of Gujarat, is the 2022 recipient of the ASIS&T James M.…

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ARIST, Call for Submissions

ARIST, Call for Submissions The Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST) publishes comprehensive and systematic reviews on topics relevant to information science, computing science, and technology, broadly defined. An ideal ARIST manuscript presents both an historic overview and a discussion of contemporary trends related to the topic being investigated. The audience for ARIST…

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Zhe He Receives the 2022 Lois Lunin Award 

Zhe He Receives the 2022 Lois Lunin Award  The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that Zhe He of Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl. is the 2022 recipient of the Lois Lunin Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to the practice of Information Science and Technology through leadership, mentoring,…

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“Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence” Receives ASIS&T 2022 Best Information Science Book of the Year Award 

“Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence” Receives ASIS&T 2022 Best Information Science Book of the Year Award  The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that “Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence,” written by Kate Crawford and published by…

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