The History Committee is charged with advising the Board of Directors concerning the historical affairs of the Association. This committee is responsible for advancing the identification, collection, digitization, preservation, and accessibility of materials and resources relating to the historical development of the theory and practice of information science and technology, as well as documenting the Association’s activities and achievements. The History Committee is also responsible for maintaining, funding, and promoting awards to encourage historical research and publication, for developing goals and plans to facilitate achievement of these objectives, as well as oversight and administration of the History Fund.

Chair: Kathryn La Barre, PhD, University of Illinois

Members:

Charge:

  • Advise the Board of Directors concerning the historical affairs of the Association.
  • Advance the identification, collection, digitization, preservation, and accessibility of materials and resources relating to the historical development of the theory and practice of information science and technology, as well as documenting the Association’s activities and achievements.
  • Maintain promote awards to encourage historical research and publication, for developing goals and plans to facilitate achievement of these objectives, as well as oversight and administration of the History Fund and associated awards.