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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 SOCIAL MEDIA SCIENCE SLAM 83rd ASIS&T Annual Meeting (Virtual) 2020 Thursday, 29 Oct.

By SIGSM Webmaster | September 21, 2020

SIG SOCIAL MEDIA SCIENCE SLAM 83rd ASIS&T Annual Meeting (Virtual) 2020   Thursday, 29 Oct. ARE YOU READY TO SLAM? Have you always wanted  … … to convince your fellows that you did an awesome study?  … to present your study in a creative and entertaining way? AWESOME!The ASIS&T special interest group for social media (SIG…

Affiliated Organization News

By Terrence Curtiss | August 19, 2020

NISO We’re delighted to announce that our next training series – Assessment Practices and Metrics in a 21st Century Pandemic – starts on September 18. Running from 11.30am – 1.00pm ET for eight weeks, through November 6, the 2020 version of this popular course will explore planning, management, and assessment practices in libraries during COVID-19.…

Upcoming ASIS&T Hours

By Terrence Curtiss | August 19, 2020

ASIS&T President’s Hour 2: Addressing Society’s Grand Challenges: ASIS&T Leadership Perspectives Then and Now  September 9th; 9 am ET Moderated by Kendra S. Albright, Professor, School of Information, Kent State University and Jia (Tina) Du, Associate Professor, STEM, University of South Australia Panelists: Toni Carbo (1990), Professor Emerita, School of Computing and Information, University of…

Upcoming Events

By Terrence Curtiss | August 19, 2020

ASIS&T Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2020 December 12-13, 2020 School of Information Management, Wuhan University Wuhan, China In light of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the Organizing Committee of the ASIS&T Asia-Pacific Regional Conference has decided to virtually hold this conference. The new conference dates are set on December 12-13, 2020. We aim to provide opportunities for…

SIG News

By Terrence Curtiss | August 19, 2020

SIG-AH Deadline: 10 September, 2020 SIG AH is pleased to announce the call for nominations for officers for the 2020-21 year. We are seeking candidates for the open positions of Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, Communications Officer, Membership Officer, Webmaster, and Newsletter Editor. The SIG AH Committee service is a wonderful opportunity to help drive research and scholarship…

Chapter Updates

By Terrence Curtiss | August 19, 2020

European Chapter and European Student Chapter Newsletter Check out the newest joint newsletter from the EC and ESC of ASIS&T!  The newsletter editors Isabelle Dorsch and Franziska Zimmer of the EC and ESC did an excellent job! Don’t miss our interview series and reports about online conferences. Also, you find news about the Scientivity Contest.  Enjoy and please…

Member Spotlight

By Terrence Curtiss | August 19, 2020

In the latest member spotlight, we spotlight long time member Dr. John Budd What attracted you to information science as a profession and field of study?  I earned degrees where I focused on American literature and started to do some enquiry into further graduate study. Library and information science appeared to offer me both a…

Annual Meeting 2020

By Terrence Curtiss | August 19, 2020

REGISTER NOW Plans for the upcoming 83rd Virtual ASIS&T Annual Meeting are well underway, and the scientific program is shaping up to be of superb quality! We are really excited to expand our global reach by offering the meeting virtually. The virtual meeting has also allowed for a much more diverse program, with presenters from…

Governance Update

By Terrence Curtiss | August 19, 2020

July, 2020 The Board of Directors met on July 15, 2020 via video conference. In attendance were Clara Chu (President); Brian Detlor (President-Elect); Ina Fourie (Treasurer); Emily Knox; Agnes Mainka; Soo Young Rieh; Ana Maria Tammaro; Michael Olsson (Chapter Cabinet Director); Lydia Middleton (Executive Director); and Steve Hardin (Parliamentarian). AJ Million (SIG Cabinet Deputy Director)…

2020-25 Strategic Plan Approved

By Lydia Middleton | August 19, 2020

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 of how they fit…