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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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Sawyer Named JASIST Editor-in-Chief Dr. Steven Sawyer of Syracuse University has been selected to be the new Editor of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST).  Dr. Sawyer succeeds Dr. Javed Mostafa of the University of North Carolina who has been editor since 2016.  Dr. Sawyer is director of the…

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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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ASIST2020 Keynote Organization Wins Nobel Peace Prize Houman Hadad will be the ASIST2020 Keynote Speaker. Houman’s organization, the World Food Project, was just announced as a 2020 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about the project and the use of Blockchain in addressing food shortages around the world.…

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Invitation to ASIS&T Annual Business Meeting & SIG Business Meetings The following meetings are open to all members of ASIS&T who wish to attend: ASIS&T Annual Business Meeting 29 October, 11 am – 12:30 pm EDT (find your time) Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/join Zoom Meeting ID: 826 6763 7357 Passcode: asistam20 unCommons: Where are we Going?…

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In Memoriam, Former President and Long-Time Member of ASIS&T Charles H. Davis Charles H. Davis, 82 Charles Hargis Davis (“Charlie,” “Chuck,” “Dave”) died peacefully at home in Bloomington on September 24, 2020. Born in Tell City, Indiana, and raised in Indianapolis, he was the son of Charles Alban Davis and Ruth Hargis Davis. Charles was…

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Call for Work to Advance the UN SDGs A Recognition of ASIS&T work on “Information for a Sustainable World: Addressing Society’s Grand Challenges” – Call for Submission of Actions to Advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals To recognize ASIS&T work on “Information for a Sustainable World: Addressing Society’s Grand Challenges,” the theme of the 83rd…

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The ASIS&T European Student Chapter (ESC) is looking for nominations! Starting this fall a new board will be formed. We would like to continue connecting students all over Europe and foster exchange and communication amongst them to support scientific research and collaboration in our field. The ESC has a close partnership with the European Chapter…

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2020-25 Strategic Plan Approved At its August 19, 2020 meeting the ASIS&T Board of Directors approved a new strategic plan. This plan will guide the Board, staff, committees, SIGs and Chapters in their work over the next five years. New initiatives brought before the Board, which are strongly encouraged, will be evaluated within the context…

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