Special Interest GroupsSpecial Interest Groups (SIGs) are chartered by the Board of Directors to give members with similar professional specialties the opportunity to exchange ideas and keep themselves informed about current and discrete developments in their fields. The activities of the SIGs, planned by their members and elected officers, provide clear indication of the diverse interests and needs of ASIS&T members. Through participation in SIGs, you can help design what, in essence, are small professional organizations within the broader national Association.
The SIG Cabinet Steering Committee, which assists the SIG Cabinet Director in conducting Cabinet business, includes:
SIG Cabinet Director, Brandi Loveday-Chesley
Deputy SIG Cabinet Director, Sarah Buchanan
Past SIG Cabinet Director, Kristene Unsworth
SIG Cabinet Member Advisors:
Michael Luesebrink, 2016-2018
Catherine Dumas 2017-2019
Tim Gorichanaz 2017-2019
Heather Pfeiffer 2017-2019
Special Interest Groups are recognized for the wonderful work they do. If you would like to submit your SIG for an award or need more information, please click here. If you are interested in starting a special interest group, please contact our SIG leaders above.
Regional ChaptersAssociation for Information Science and Technology Chapters are chartered by the Board of Directors as local vehicles for fostering continuous communication among members in geographically-defined areas. Each Chapter elects its own officers and plans its programs to reflect the needs and interests of its local membership. Among the more usual activities are regular meetings, newsletters, workshops and tutorials.
All ASIS&T members are encouraged to participate in their local Chapters. All ASIS&T members whose mailing addresses are within a Chapter’s geographic boundaries are automatically members of that Chapter. Only ASIS&T members may belong to Chapters.
|Arizona (AZ)||Europe (EUR)||Northern Ohio (NOH)|
|Asia Pacific (AP)||Indiana (IN)||Pacific Northwest (PNW)|
|Brazil (BR)||Los Angeles (LA)||Potomac Valley (PVC)|
|Carolinas (CAR)||New England (NE)||Taipei|
|Central Ohio (COH)||New Jersey (NJ)|
The Chapter Assembly consists of an elected or appointed representative from each Chapter. The Assembly Director, elected by the Assembly as its presiding officer, serves on the ASIS&T Board of Directors. The Chapter Assembly Director is assisted in matters relating to the Chapter Assembly by the Deputy Chapter Assembly Director and the Chapter Assembly Advisory Committee.
Regional and student chapters are recognized for their activities and contributions to the Association. If you would like to submit your chapter for an award or need more information, please click here.If you are interested in starting a chapter in your area or are interested in revitalizing an existing one, please contact our chapter leaders below.
Chapter Assembly Director, Kayla Siddell
Deputy Chapter Assembly Director, Timothy Dickey
Past Chapter Assembly Director, Daniel Alemneh
Chapter Assembly Member Advisors:
Annie Erdmann, 2016-2018
Naresh Agarwal, 2016-2018
Student ChaptersStudent Chapters are intended to provide an organization through which Student Members of ASIS&T may share their special concerns and run programs for students and other members of the community with an interest in information science. Student Chapter Participation is also intended to provide students with experience in being active ASIS&T members, and to contribute to personal growth and career development.
Through liaison with local ASIS&T groups, students may develop informal contacts and gain exposure to the professional environment. The Student Chapter increases the student’s sense of fellowship with the Association. Student Chapters should also promote the advancement of information science within academic curricula, and provide liaison between the academic community and local organizations, agencies, firms, or groups.
Student Chapter Representative: Irene Lopatovska
Student Chapter Alternative Representative: Jeonghyun (Annie) Kim
If you have any questions about our student chapters, please contact our student chapter leaders above.