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The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is the preeminent professional association that bridges the gap between information science practice and research. ASIS&T members represent the fields of Information Science, Computer Science, Linguistics, Management, Librarianship, Engineering, Data Science, Information Architecture, Law, Medicine, Chemistry, Education, and related Technology.

Hence, ASIS&T Africa Chapter brings together students, professionals and academics in these fields, who reside or are from Africa.

ASIS&T Africa Chapter Approved

The Board of Directors of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) approved the new ASIS&T Africa Chapter on 17 June 2020.

The purpose of the Chapter is to provide an organization through which members of ASIS&T located within the Chapter area (Africa) may participate in and carry forward the programs and purposes of ASIS&T. The Chapter shall promote the interests of the Association and its programs and shall make every reasonable effort to involve students of information science and related disciplines who are located within its boundaries.

"The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is the only professional association that bridges the gap between information science practice and research. For nearly 80 years, ASIS&T has been leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information.

Our members—thousands of researchers, developers, practitioners, students, and professors in the field of information science and technology from 50 countries around the world—have made ASIS&T an important part of their professional development.

Members share a common interest in improving the ways society stores, retrieves, analyzes, manages, archives and disseminates information."

SIG-STI call for Nominations for Officers

By SIGSTI Webmaster | September 17, 2022

Dear ASIS&T members, It is time to elect our SIG-STI officers for 2022-2023. We are seeking candidates for the following position: Chair-Elect: Serves for a term of one year and automatically becomes Chair at the end of that term. The Chair-elect works closely with the Chair in planning and executing ASIS&T-AP programs, and shall assume the…

President’s Column, September 2022

By pyonker@asist.org | September 14, 2022

Hi everyone, Hope you’re all doing well. Here in Boston, it’s been the start of a new semester. Sometime in late summer, I committed to myself saying, “My purpose in life is to exercise.” Since then, I’ve been doing daily walks of 3-5 miles, evening workouts of at least a few minutes, watching what I…

From Your Executive Director, September 2022

By pyonker@asist.org | September 14, 2022

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Governance Update, September 2022

By pyonker@asist.org | September 14, 2022

The Board of Directors met on August 8, 2022 via video conference. In attendance were Naresh Agarwal, PhD (President);  Abebe Rorissa, PhD (President-Elect); Joan Bartlett, PhD; Maria Bonn, PhD; Tina Du, PhD, Anna Maria Tammaro, PhD; Lydia Middleton, MBA, CAE (Executive Director); and Chris Cunningham, PhD (Parliamentarian). Guest in attendance: Deanna Hall, Curator; Aminta Dawson,…

2023 ASIS&T Committees & Task Forces

By Lydia Middleton | September 14, 2022

A complete listing of the 2022-23 ASIS&T Committees & Task Forces is available HERE. Back to Inside ASIS&T, September 2022

Upcoming Changes to Tier 2 Membership

By Lydia Middleton | September 14, 2022

Tier 2 Membership has resulted in a significant increase in the size and scope of ASIS&T membership. In less than a year, the ASIS&T membership grew by 65% and today the majority of ASIS&T members are from outside the United States. While this membership model, which offers free membership to individuals in seventy-eight developing countries…

Annual Meeting 2023 Venue Selected

By Lydia Middleton | September 14, 2022

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2022 Annual Meeting News, September 2022

By pyonker@asist.org | September 14, 2022

We are just weeks away for the face-to-face 2022 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. We would love to see you there, and we hope you are planning to attend. Visit the Annual Meeting website or review the conference agenda for complete details on the program. It’s going to be outstanding meeting, and you don’t want…

Member Spotlight, September 2022

By pyonker@asist.org | September 14, 2022

In each issue of Inside ASIS&T, we ask a different member questions about their perspectives, advice, and experiences in the field of information science and technology. If you’d like to be a featured member, email Pamela Yonker at pyonker@asist.org. Yuelin Li Professor Director, Office of International Affairs, Nankai University Chair, Department of Information Resources Management, Business…

New From JASIST, September 2022

By pyonker@asist.org | September 14, 2022

Members of ASIS&T have full access to the Journal of Information Science and Technology (JASIST). If you are not sure how to access your member benefit, contact Pamela Yonker at pyonker@asist.org. JASIST Volume 73, Issue 9, September 2022   Full Issue   RESEARCH ARTICLES Are social sciences becoming more interdisciplinary? Evidence from publications 1960-2014 Hongyu Zhou,…