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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."

Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Announces Founding Editor-in-Chief of Information Matters

By pyonker@asist.org | May 7, 2021

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has selected Chirag Shah, Ph.D. as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the new ASIS&T publication, Information Matters. The purpose of this new publication is to regularly communicate the latest trends and happenings in the information field to the public.   According to ASIS&T President, Dr. Brian Detlor, “ASIS&T is excited to work with Chirag to shape this new publication into a…

Coffee with the Author! (May Edition)

By Europe Webmaster | May 6, 2021

The European Chapter Presents: Coffee with the Author! ASIS&T’s EU Chapter warmly invites you to enjoy coffee and a chat with author  Dr. Páraic KerriganLGBTQ Visibility, Media and Sexuality in Ireland Date: Friday, May 14th, 2021, 1-2pm BSTZoom: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/65531063359?pwd=bGRONXNnWk9LVUU2dTNhMVJmbzllQT09Meeting ID: 655 3106 3359, Passcode: 746912 Information: This book traces the turbulent history of queer visibility in the…

Registration IST2021

By Europe Webmaster | May 5, 2021

Information Science Trends 2021 Date: June 9-11th, 2021, 2-5pm (BST)Registrations for the Information Science Trends Conference 2021 organized by the European Chapter are now open: Click here for registration. This event will be free for ASIS&T members this year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Webinar: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Privacy: The Role of Contextual Integrity in Supporting Diverse Inquiries and Contextual Practice

By SIGIEP Webmaster | May 4, 2021

SIG IEP is sponsoring a webinar: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Privacy: The Role of Contextual Integrity in Supporting Diverse Inquiries and Contextual Practice on May 6, 2021, from 2 to 3:30 EDT. Speakers: Kirsten Martin; Helen Nissenbaum; Yan Shvartzshnaider; Elana Zeide. Moderators: Madelyn R. Sanfilippo and Awa Zhu For registration information, please use the link above.

Call for Participation: IST2021 – Information Science Trends (via Zoom)

By Europe Webmaster | May 3, 2021

Hold the Date! June 9-11th, 2021, 2-5pm (BST) The last year has seen dramatic changes in the way we approach our research. As COVID-19 cases rose, research laboratories, and data collection opportunities in-person all closed. The world went into lockdown. Our usual work activities were halted or pivoted online.   After a year of change, it is…

Upcoming ASIS&T European Chapter Events 2021

By Europe Webmaster | May 3, 2021

May 202114th: Coffee with the Author! via Zoom (Friday, 2pm BST) June 20219th – 11th: IST2021 – Information Science Trends 2021 via Zoom (Wednesday until Friday, each day from 2pm – 5pm BST) July 202116th: Ice Cream or Gelato? Mixer Event! via Zoom (Friday, 2pm BST) August 2021tbd: Global Community of Chapters! Networking Event with…

April 2021 President’s Column

By pyonker@asist.org | April 14, 2021

Hello ASIS&T members. Time is flying by fast. It is already April. For me personally – living in Canada – this is exciting news in that it means it is almost the end of the academic term (I taught my last class yesterday) and Spring is in the air. I look forward to warmer weather…

From Your Executive Director, April 2021

By Lydia Middleton | April 14, 2021

Happy Spring or Fall to all! What a great time of year no matter what hemisphere you live in! Here in Virginia the trees and daffodils are blooming, the air is warming up, and while my allergies are going mad, everything seems fresh and new. For those of you in the southern hemisphere, you’re enjoying…

April 2021 Governance Update

By Lydia Middleton | April 14, 2021

April 2021 The Board of Directors met on April 12, 2021 via video conference. In attendance were Brian Detlor, PhD (President); Naresh Agarwal (President-Elect); Clara Chu, PhD (Past President); Ina Fourie, PhD (Treasurer); Sam Chu, PhD (Chapter Assembly Director); Aylin Imeri (SIG Cabinet Deputy Director): Agnes Mainka, PhD; Anna Maria Tammaro, PhD; Dan Wu, PhD;…

Call for Nominations: ASIS&T Board of Directors

By pyonker@asist.org | April 14, 2021

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the positions of President-Elect and Directors-at-Large on its Board of Directors. The Nominations Committee of ASIS&T is seeking candidates for the open positions of President-Elect and three Directors-at-Large on the ASIS&T Board of Directors. Service on the Board…