Association for Information Science and Technology Chapters are chartered by the Board of Directors as local vehicles for fostering continuous communication among members in geographically-defined areas. Each Chapter elects its own officers and plans its programs to reflect the needs and interests of its local membership. Among the more usual activities are regular meetings, newsletters, workshops and tutorials.
All ASIS&T members are encouraged to participate in their local Chapters. All ASIS&T members whose mailing addresses are within a Chapter’s geographic boundaries are automatically members of that Chapter. Only ASIS&T members may belong to Chapters.
Student Chapters are intended to provide an organization through which Student Members of ASIS&T may share their special concerns and run programs for students and other members of the community with an interest in information science. Student Chapter Participation is also intended to provide students with experience in being active ASIS&T members, and to contribute to personal growth and career development.
Through liaison with local ASIS&T groups, students may develop informal contacts and gain exposure to the professional environment. The Student Chapter increases the student’s sense of fellowship with the Association. Student Chapters should also promote the advancement of information science within academic curricula, and provide liaison between the academic community and local organizations, agencies, firms, or groups.