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Welcome to the European Chapter

The European Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T-EC) is the leading European community of academics and practitioners in the field of information science and a part of the worldwide ASIS&T community.

About Our Chapter

The European Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T-EC) is the leading European community of academics and practitioners in the field of information science and a part of the worldwide ASIS&T community.

European Chapter and European Student Chapter Elections

It is election time again for both the European Chapter Board and for the European Student Chapter Board.

Our chapters depend on the dedication of our ASIS&T European members.  Please support your chapters by standing for election, as well as by voting.

We are now seeking nominations for Board members for 2021-2022.  Please feel free to contact our current Chair, Crystal Fulton, at Crystal.Fulton@ucd.ie with any questions you might have.  And please DO put yourself forward!

Nominations close on Monday, August 30th, 2021, at midnight Dublin time. 

Click HERE to nominate yourself or another person.

1. European Chapter Board

ASIS&T Chapter regulations describe the composition and role of the Board is as follows:

Chapter Officers: Each ASIS&T Regional and Local Chapter is managed by a group of elected and appointed officers who carry out the plans and projects for the year. By running for office, Chapter members make commitments that, if elected, they will perform their responsibilities in an ethical manner and will develop and manage activities that further the goals of the Chapter and of ASIS&T.

Past Chair 2021-2022: Crystal Fulton

Chair 2021-2022: Sheila Webber

The Chapter Chair is the most crucial office within any Chapter. The Chair sets the tone for what the Chapter will provide its members during the year. It is important that the Chair begin the term with an explicit indication of what the Chapter is to achieve in the year ahead. The Chair also ensures that all other officers know their assigned duties and helps them accomplish them during the year. Among the chair's specific responsibilities are the following:

  • Provide leadership that assures all Chapter members derive benefits from their participation in the Chapter. This should include, but not be limited to, regular communication with Chapter members and substantive program;
  • Serve as default Assembly Representative for the Chapter;
  • Submit the Annual Report and Annual Budget (in conjunction with the treasurer or secretary/treasurer, if the office exists);
  • Manage Chapter affairs, including chairing the annual planning meeting and providing accurate minutes of all Chapter meetings with copies forwarded to Headquarters and to the Chapter Assembly Director;
  • Appoint chairs and members of Chapter committees; and
  • Serve as chair of the Chapter's nominating committee.

Chapter Archivist: Márton Németh

This is an EU Chapter-specific position. The Chapter Archivist will compile, manage, and maintain a collection documenting the chapter’s activities throughout the current year, as well as a history of the chapter, to support a chapter memory..

Positions Open for Nomination:

Chair-elect

The Chair-elect, who automatically becomes Chair in the following year, works closely with the Chair in planning and executing Chapter programs and serves as the default Alternate Chapter Assembly Representative. The Chair-elect will assume the duties and responsibilities of the Chair in the event of the Chair's absence, resignation, or removal from office. In most ASIS&T Chapters, the Chair-elect assumes the primary responsibility for planning the Chapter's programs during the year, including the technical sessions to be proposed for the following Annual Meeting. The Chair-elect is also responsible for ensuring that the officer’s roster for the year he/she will serve as Chair is sent to the Assembly Director and Headquarters immediately following elections.

Treasurer

Secretary

Note: We have opened nominations for a Secretary and Treasurer at this time.

In many Chapters, Secretary/Treasurer is a combined position, elected for a one- or two-year term. The Secretary or Secretary/Treasurer keeps records of all meetings and all correspondence to ASIS&T Chapter Officers’ Manual 2020 7 members and assists in making logistical arrangements for Chapter meetings and activities. The Treasurer or Secretary/Treasurer must also be aware of Association policies regarding Chapter finances and expenses, as this officer, in cooperation with the Chair, prepares and submits the Chapter's budget and receives the Chapter's quarterly financial statements.

 Communications Officer

The Communications Officer carries out one of the most important functions of the Chapter - communicating with members. This officer should be in regular contact with the membership to solicit information for the newsletter, iConnect, Twitter, Facebook page, and whatever other regular communication channel(s) are used by the Chapter. The Communications Officer should not only be familiar with the subject area but should also understand the procedures and mechanisms of using ASIS&T-owned/sanctioned channels with the assistance of Headquarters.

 Webmaster

Each Chapter is provided with a sub-site within the ASIS&T website. This sub-site can be maintained by HQ staff but it is recommended that each Chapter have its own webmaster who can make changes to the Chapters website and continue to build new content.

 Membership Officer

Chapters play an important role in recruiting and retaining ASIS&T members and are asked to communicate with members who have lapsed or about to renew to encourage their continued involvement in ASIS&T. The Membership Officer is responsible for managing those communications on a monthly basis.

 Newsletter Editor

This is an EU Chapter-specific position.  The role of the Newsletter Editor is to provide document activities and promote the Chapter and ASIS&T, by publishing a semi-annual newsletter for the EU Chapter and EU Student Chapter.

2. European Student Chapter Board

Academic Advisor for the EU Student Chapter: Dr. Diane Pennington, University of Strathclyde, UK

Chair 2021-2022: David Carrie, University College Dublin, Ireland

The Chapter Chair is the most crucial office within any Chapter. The Chair sets the tone for what the Chapter will provide its members during the year. It is important that the Chair begin the term with an explicit indication of what the Chapter is to achieve in the year ahead. The Chair also ensures that all other officers know their assigned duties and helps them accomplish them during the year.

 Positions Open for Nomination:

 Chair-elect

The Chair-elect, who automatically becomes Chair in the following year, works closely with the Chair in planning and executing Chapter programs and serves as the default Alternate Chapter Assembly Representative. The Chair-elect will assume the duties and responsibilities of the Chair in the event of the Chair's absence, resignation, or removal from office. In most ASIS&T Chapters, the Chair-elect assumes the primary responsibility for planning the Chapter's programs during the year, including the technical sessions to be proposed for the following Annual Meeting. The Chair-elect is also responsible for ensuring that the officer’s roster for the year he/she will serve as Chair is sent to the Assembly Director and Headquarters immediately following elections.

 Secretary / Treasurer

In many Chapters, Secretary/Treasurer is a combined position, elected for a one- or two-year term. The Secretary or Secretary/Treasurer keeps records of all meetings and all correspondence to ASIS&T Chapter Officers’ Manual 2020 7 members and assists in making logistical arrangements for Chapter meetings and activities. The Treasurer or Secretary/Treasurer must also be aware of Association policies regarding Chapter finances and expenses, as this officer, in cooperation with the Chair, prepares and submits the Chapter's budget and receives the Chapter's quarterly financial statements.

 Communications Officer

The Communications Officer carries out one of the most important functions of the Chapter - communicating with members. This officer should be in regular contact with the membership to solicit information for the newsletter, iConnect, Twitter, Facebook page, and whatever other regular communication channel(s) are used by the Chapter. The Communications Officer should not only be familiar with the subject area but should also understand the procedures and mechanisms of using ASIS&T-owned/sanctioned channels with the assistance of Headquarters.

About the chapter

The chapter aims to promote the exchange of ideas and good practices among professionals, researchers and educators in the field of information science and technology and associated fields. We feel that one of the duties of the chapter is to facilitate networking ideas and community building across the national borders within Europe, and within the ASIS&T membership worldwide.

Our chapter was established in 1993, turning the earlier North European Chapter into a pan-European chapter.

Revisit Information Science Trends 2021: (#IST21) on the event's page!

Read an interview with past chairs Isabella Peters and Lai Ma.

How to Join

To be a member, one first needs to be a member of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). When completing the Membership Application Form, select the special interest group (SIG) of your choice.

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