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 and 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.

 


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.