In order to provide guidance in the design of educational programs to ASIS&T, academia, and individuals, the committee shall determine the educational needs of information professionals. Educational needs identified should address the knowledge and skills needed by entry-level and experienced information professionals, for all likely career paths whether public or private, research or applications. Needs should be re-evaluated as changes in the environment merit. The committee shall recommend to the Board guidelines for information science education and activities that should be pursued to enact said guidelines. The committee administers the Clarivate Analytics Information Science Teacher of the Year Award, Clarivate Analytics  Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship, Proquest Doctoral Dissertation Award, and the Pratt Severn Best Student Research Paper Award.

ASIS&T Educational Guidelines

Accreditation of Programs for the Education of Information Professionals (white paper)

Education for Information Architecture Project

Chair:  Devon Greyson, BC Children’s Hospital Research
Board Liaison:  Heather O’Brien, PhD, University of British Columbia



The ASIS&T community is committed to the values of diversity and inclusion, which we believe support our efforts to achieve and sustain excellence in the information science and technology field. We believe that we can best promote excellence by engaging diverse group members and other stakeholders, and providing opportunities at all levels of engagement for any individual or group that shares these values. ASIS&T leaders, volunteers, and staff will strive to keep diversity and inclusion at the forefront of all program planning and development efforts in order to ensure the most welcoming and engaging environment possible for our stakeholders.