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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."

TC 46 Strategic Business Plan 2023

By SC Webmaster | November 18, 2023

Voted YES on TC 46 Strategic Business Plan 2023 Description: Standards developed under ISO/TC 46 “Information and documentation” aim to facilitate access to knowledge, culture and information and to help to develop appropriate automated tools, computer systems and services to disseminate the information that is curated and collated by libraries, archives, museums, publishers and other…

US Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting Experience Report

By | November 16, 2023

Event: 2023 NEASIS&T Annual Meeting Experience Report Where: Online (Zoom link will be sent to registrants before event) When: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 10-11AM EST Register: Cost: Free for ASIS&T Members; $10 for non-ASIS&T Members Were you unable to attend the ASIS&T Annual Meeting this year? Or perhaps you’d simply like to keep the conference inspiration going! Experience a taste…

President’s Column, November 2023

By | November 14, 2023

ASIS&T 2023-2024 President Crystal Fulton addressed the attendees of the ASIS&T 2023 Annual Meeting in London via video. Watch the recording here.   Back to Inside ASIS&T, November 2023

Immediate Past President’s Column, November 2023

By | November 14, 2023

This is my last column for Inside ASIS&T as the immediate Past President of ASIS&T. I have nothing but a whole lot of gratitude and great appreciation for ASIS&T members, ASIS&T group and committee members and leaders, ASIS&T staff, and the ASIS&T Board. You all do amazing things to make the Association the leading professional…

From Your Executive Director, November 2023

By Lydia Middleton | November 14, 2023

ASIS&T Executive Director Lydia Middleton, MBA, CAE addresses the membership at the Annual Business meeting 31 October 2023. Back to Inside ASIS&T, November 2023

Governance Update, November 2023

By | November 14, 2023

The Board of Directors met during the Annual meeting on October 28 and 31, 2023. In attendance were Abebe Rorissa, PhD (President); Crystal Fulton, PhD (President-Elect); Naresh Agarwal, PhD (Past-President); Ina Fourie (Treasurer); Joan Bartlett, PhD, Maria Bonn, PhD; Tina Du, PhD; Lisa Hussey, PhD; Aylen Imeri, PhD; Dan Wu, PhD., Lydia Middleton, MBA, CAE…

2023 Annual Meeting Recap

By | November 14, 2023

What a Success! Thank you to all who attended this year’s conference! We also want to say thank you for the generous contributions from our many sponsors and exhibitors. Your continued support of ASIS&T allows us to deliver on new and existing initiatives at the core of our mission.   And a big thank you…

2024 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

By | November 14, 2023

2024 Annual Meeting | 25-29 October | Calgary, Alberta, Canada Putting People First: Responsibility, Reciprocity and Care in Information Research and Practice Information research and practice are embedded in diverse settings, from physical library, everyday life, and community spaces, to digital entertainment and social media, to online search systems. These real-world and virtual spaces consist…

Member Spotlight – Chang Liu

By | November 14, 2023

In each issue of Inside ASIS&T, we ask a different member questions about their perspectives, advice, and experiences in ASIS&T and the field of information science and technology. If you would like to be a featured member, email Pamela Yonker at Chang Liu Associate Professor Department of Information Management Peking University, Beijing, China How…

New from JASIST, November 2023

By | November 14, 2023

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 To view issues of JASIST, log in to the Info Hub at and click Resources from the left-side navigation. Then click “Journal Access.” JASIST Volume 74, Issue…