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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."

New NISO Committee to Develop Taxonomy for Peer Review

By SC Webmaster | June 24, 2021

Voted YES on Create an ANSI/NISO standard for a taxonomy for peer review Question: Do you approve of a Proposed New Work Item: Create an ANSI/NISO standard for a taxonomy for peer review? Description: This ballot is to approve a proposed new work item to create an ANSI/NISO standard for a taxonomy for peer review.

June 2021 President’s Column

By pyonker@asist.org | June 17, 2021

Hello ASIS&T members. It is so good to be able to reach out and communicate with the ASIS&T community. I cannot believe it is already June. Time flies by fast. But that means we will be meeting up and seeing each other sooner than later (virtually or in-person) at the Annual Meeting in Salt Lake…

From Your Executive Director, June 2021

By Lydia Middleton | June 17, 2021

Greetings friends and colleagues! As Brian said, it’s hard to believe it’s the middle of June already. Time starts moving faster and faster the closer we get to the Annual Meeting it seems. We are so excited about the meeting and the prospect of seeing many of you in person in Salt Lake City. We…

June 2021 Governance Update

By Lydia Middleton | June 17, 2021

The Board of Directors met on June 14, 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); AJ Million (SIG Cabinet Director): Agnes Mainka, PhD; Anna Maria Tammaro, PhD; Dan Wu, PhD; Lydia Middleton, MBA,…

2021 Board Elections Underway

By Lydia Middleton | June 17, 2021

On June 1 at 9 am ET, all active ASIS&T members were sent an email via ElectionBuddy with a link to cast their vote for the 2021 Board election. If you received this email, please vote as soon as possible. The election will be open until 9 am ET on June 30. If you did…

New Leader Program Accepting Nominations

By Lydia Middleton | June 17, 2021

New to ASIS&T and want to grow your network? Want to get more involved in your association? Looking to expand upon your leadership skills? The New Leader Program may be right for you. The program is designed to recruit, engage, and retain new members and to identify potential for new leadership in the Association. Eligible…

2021 Call for ASIS&T Volunteers

By Lydia Middleton | June 17, 2021

ASIS&T Needs You! Volunteers are the life-blood of ASIS&T and there are many ways for members to become more engaged in the association through volunteering. We have volunteer openings in: ASIS&T Committees (2-3 year term starting in November 2021) Meeting Planning Committees (term runs from appointment through the event) Award Juries (1-year term starting in…

Call for Applications: ARIST Editor-in-Chief

By Lydia Middleton | June 17, 2021

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) invites applicants for the role of Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Review of Information Science & Technology (ARIST). ARIST is a collection of systematic reviews published over a calendar year. The goal of ARIST is to update readers on the latest developments in the broad field of information…

2021 ASIS&T International Awards Winners

By pyonker@asist.org | June 17, 2021

The ASIS&T Awards and Honors Committee is delighted to announce the winners of the ASIS&T International Awards to individuals. Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners on their outstanding achievement.   Award of Merit Crestos Leadership Award   Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship   Lois Lunin Award   Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award ProQuest Doctoral…

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

By pyonker@asist.org | June 17, 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…