Special Interest Groups

Special 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.
Arts & Humanities (AH)Information and Learning Sciences (InfoLearn)Metrics (MET)
Classification Research (CR)Information Needs, Seeking & USE (USE)Scientific & Technical Information (STI)
Digital Libraries (DL)Information Ethics & Policy (IEP)Social Informatics (SI)
Education for Information Science (ED)International Information Issues (III)Social Media (SM)
Health Informatics (HLTH)Knowledge Management (KM)Visualization, Images & Sound (VIS)
History & Foundations of Information Science (HFIS)Organizational Information Management (OIM)

The SIG Cabinet Steering Committee,  which assists the SIG Cabinet Director in conducting Cabinet business, includes:

SIG Cabinet Director, Sarah Buchanan
Deputy SIG Cabinet Director, James Andrews

SIG Cabinet Steering Committee:
SIG Cabinet Director, Sarah Buchanan
Deputy SIG Cabinet Director,
James Andrews
Catherine Dumas 2017-2019
Tim Gorichanaz 2017-2019
Philippe Mongeon, 2018-2020
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 Chapters

Association 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)South Asia
Central Ohio (COH)New Jersey (NJ)Taipei

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, Timothy Dickey
Deputy Chapter Assembly Director, Michael Olsson
Past Chapter Assembly Director, Kayla Siddell

Chapter Assembly Member Advisors:

Student Chapters

Student 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.
Catholic University of AmericaSt. John's UniversityUniversity of Michigan
Drexel UniversityState University of New York, AlbanyUniversity of Missouri
EuropeState University of New York, BuffaloUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Florida State UniversityState University of New York, OswegoUniversity of North Texas
Indiana UniversityTaipei UniversityUniversity of Pittsburgh
Long Island UniversityUniversity of AlabamaUniversity of South Carolina
Louisiana State UniversityUniversity of British ColumbiaUniversity of South Florida
McGill UniversityUniversity of California, Los AngelesUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville
North Carolina Central UniversityUniversity of DenverUniversity of Texas, Austin
Pratt InstituteUniversity of HawaiiUniversity of Toronto
Rutgers UniversityUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignUniversity of Washington
San Jose State UniversityUniversity of IowaUniversity of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Simmons CollegeUniversity of MarylandWayne State University

Student Chapter Representative:
Student Chapter Alternative Representative: Jeonghyun (Annie) Kim

If you have any questions about our student chapters, please contact our student chapter leaders above.