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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."

President’s Column, May 2024

By pyonker@asist.org | May 14, 2024

  “On this June day, the buds in my garden are almost as enchanting as the open flowers. Things in bud bring, in the heat of a June noontide, the recollection of the loveliest days of the year, those days of May when all is suggested, nothing yet fulfilled.” Francis King, The Well-Considered Garden As…

From Your Executive Director, May 2024

By pyonker@asist.org | May 14, 2024

Back to Inside ASIS&T, May 2024 Transcript: Hello everybody Greetings from ASIS&T I’m Lydia Middleton your Executive Director and I am happy to give you an update on all the things that are coming up in the next few weeks of ASIS&T It’s a busy, busy time for us We’re hitting a lot of deadlines…

Governance Update, May 2024

By lydmiddleton1 | May 14, 2024

The Board of Directors met on April 30, 2024 in Dublin, Ireland. In attendance were; Crystal Fulton, PhD (President); Ian Ruthven, PhD (President-Elect); Abebe Rorissa, PhD (Past-President); Chris Cunningham, PhD, (Treasurer); Joan Bartlett, PhD; Maria Bonn, PhD; Tina Du (via zoom), PhD; Bhakti Gala, PhD; Lisa Hussey, PhD; Aylen Imeri, PhD; Luanne Sinnamon, PhD; and…

2024 Virtual IDEA Institute on AI – May 28-31

By pyonker@asist.org | May 14, 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a disruptive but transformative technology that can bring value to libraries by enabling increased library use, optimizing collection analysis, and enhancing the user experience. Library and information professionals must keep abreast of advances in AI technologies in order to provide innovative and value-added services, access, and collection development. Issues about inequality, discrimination, data privacy, and bias, combined with the costs and evolving nature of AI, influence the adoption of AI in academic, research, and other libraries and information environments.

Research Symposium- May 29-30

By pyonker@asist.org | May 14, 2024

University Library Singel 425, Amsterdam Doelenzaal Registration Program Accommodations Access to trustworthy and reliable information is essential in a civil society. In a world with many different and powerful stakeholders shaping the information landscape, the ease with which anyone can produce, use, and circulate data leads to the unresolved question of how authoritative information could…

2024 Annual Meeting News

By pyonker@asist.org | May 14, 2024

87th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology 25-29 October, 2024 Calgary, AB, Canada Calgary Hyatt Regency Hotel Putting People First: Responsibility, Reciprocity and Care in Information Research and Practice Registration for the 2024 ASIS&T Annual Meeting will open in early June. Stay tuned for details on Early Bird registration deadlines so…

iConnect Upgrade Plans

By pyonker@asist.org | May 14, 2024

ASIS&T staff and the Membership Committee recently conducted a member survey of iConnect, ASIS&T’s online member community. This survey told us a few things: Not all members know about iConnect and its value. Many members aren’t aware of the features inherent to iConnect. It’s time for an iConnect upgrade that will make member engagement easier…

Call for Applications: ARIST Editorial Board

By pyonker@asist.org | May 14, 2024

Due Monday, June 3, 2024 The Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST) is seeking new members to join its Editorial Board. ARIST publishes peer-reviewed, comprehensive, and systematic reviews on topics relevant to information science, computing science, technology studies, and related fields. Published under the banner of Wiley’s Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), ARIST‘s goal…

Member Spotlight, May 2024

By pyonker@asist.org | May 14, 2024

In each issue of Inside ASIS&T, we feature a different member to discuss ASIS&T and the field of information science and technology. Please contact Pamela Yonker if you would like to be featured in Member Spotlight. Andrew Cox, PhD Senior Lecturer School of Information, University of Sheffield   How long have you been an ASIS&T…

Member News, May 2024

By pyonker@asist.org | May 14, 2024

ASIS&T would like to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of members. Please share with us news of your tenure, promotion, doctoral defense, job change, publication and/or grant receipt. We will recognize these accomplishments in each issue of Inside ASIS&T. Please complete this form to let us know what you’ve done! Laureen Cantwell-Jurkovic, PhD, MLIS On Monday, April…