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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."


By SIG-III Webmaster | June 17, 2024

3RD HUMANS OF THE LIBRARY WITH ASIS&T PAST PRESIDENTS Dear all, Would you like to meet and talk to “Human Books”? Are you interested in listening to the stories of your ASIS&T Past Presidents? Then join us the 3rd Humans of the Library Monday, 8th July at 10:00 AM EDT (Time zone Converter: ) Register here.…

12th SIG-III International Café Meet

By SIG-III Webmaster | June 10, 2024

Post A Festival of Culture, Tradition, and Storytelling   Uniting the ASIS&T community to embrace the many cultures and traditions that tell the stories of our members.   2nd July 2024 at 9:00 – 11:00am EDT (Time zone Converter: Please kindly register yourself through this link   SIG-III has organized its informal meeting “International…

Call for Applications: ARIST Editorial Board

By | May 31, 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 is to update readers on…

Timothy J. Dickey

By lydmiddleton1 | May 17, 2024

Candidate for Director-At-Large Biography Expand Dr. Timothy J. Dickey is an Adult Services Librarian with the Columbus (OH) Metropolitan Library, and a library science educator with Kent State University, San José State University, and ALA’s eLearning division. His research and teaching span library reference, service to diverse communities, emerging technologies, data mining, history of the book,…

Marlene Holmner

By lydmiddleton1 | May 15, 2024

Candidate for Director-at-Large Biography Expand Dr. Marlene Holmner holds a DPhil in Information Science from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and is an Associate Professor and the current Head of the Department of the Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria. Her research interests lie in the field of Information Ethics, Indigenous Knowledge,…

Lu An

By lydmiddleton1 | May 15, 2024

Candidate for Director-At-Large Biography Expand Dr. Lu An is a Professor at the School of Information Management, Wuhan University. She obtained her PhD degree in Information Science at Wuhan University and was an exchanging doctoral student at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee as well as a visiting scholar at Drexel University. She is the SIG…

Maria Bonn

By lydmiddleton1 | May 15, 2024

Candidate for President-Elect Biography Expand Dr. Maria Bonn is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she leads the MS in Library and Information Science program. Her research focuses on scholarly communication and publishing, especially on what means and methods of scholarly communication best serve scholars in achieving…

2024 Board Elections

By lydmiddleton1 | May 15, 2024

In accordance with the ASIS&T Bylaws, each Professional, Retired, Student, Lifetime, and Institutional Member shall be entitled to one vote on the Board of Directors Ballot. Should you prefer to vote by mail, please send an email to to request a paper ballot. Paper ballots must be returned to the ASIS&T office not later…

President’s Column, May 2024

By | 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 | 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…