Friday, October 14
15:00-17:00 Migrant and Refugee Information Studies (MARIs) Network
Are you a Library and Information Science researcher who is working with refugee or migrant information issues? Perhaps you are interested in areas related to social inclusion and public libraries, the role of technology in refugee or migrant resettlement or working with culturally diverse communities?
If you are interested in meeting other researchers to discuss the issues and challenges that this area of research and practice presents, then please join us at ASIS&T on Friday 14th October 15:00-17:00 at the hotel.
Saturday, October 15
17:00-19:00 Women Leaders of the Information Field Happy Hour
Are you a woman program director, chair, director, dean in a library or information science program? Do you manage a research center or lab? Are you interested in leadership positions and advancement in the information field in the future and want to meet like-minded women? All women leaders in the information field (present or future) are invited to meet each other at this informal happy hour. Meet at 17:00-19:00 at the hotel bar/Atrium for a complimentary drink and snacks.
Saturday, October 15
Get together one evening prior the conference in an open space for interesting discussions. The idea is to share research backgrounds / own interests and to get in touch with persons with similar interests. As a special option we invite students and colleagues from Copenhagen to participate in this miniBARcamp to bring together ASIS&T members and people from Copenhagen. Even if they are not participating at the conference or not a member of ASIS&T. We would like to foster or enable opportunities for future collaboration and enhance the visibility of ASIS&T in Copenhagen. If you like this idea, please give us a hint if you will participate by filling out a short form to help us to plan this evening event: bit.ly/miniBARcampAM16. Snacks and drinks are kindly sponsored by the European Regional and European Student Chapters of ASIS&T and ASIST HQ. After the miniBARcamp we like to invite all participants to explore the city with us.
Sunday, October 16
12:00 New Member/First Conference Brunch
New ASIS&T members and first-time attendees will receive a special invitation to this brunch. To make the conference experience more enjoyable, guests will get a preview of ASIS&T meetings and be able to make contacts at the start of the meeting.
Enjoy delicious hors d’oeurves and drinks with your colleagues as ASIS&T welcomes you to its 79th Annual Meeting!
Special Interest Groups and Chapters will be represented, giving members and potential members a fun opportunity to share ideas and get acquainted.
Monday, October 17
12:00-13:30 Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon
This luncheon is designed to deepen engagement with multiple aspects of diversity and inclusion and is intended as a social engagement platform to celebrate diversity, discuss challenges, and collaborate on strategies to bolster diversity and inclusion in ASIS&T. During the luncheon, a list of select speakers will share their personal views and life experiences on specific issues regarding diversity and inclusion which will highlight everyday challenges and strategies and serve as prompts for table discussions among lunch attendees. Attendees will then be invited to discuss related issues in lunch table groups. There will be a nominal fee to attend.
18:30 President’s Reception Featuring Posters
Visit with friends – old and new – at this John Wiley & Sons sponsored gala. Interact with meeting attendees, Poster authors, and learn the winners of the Best Paper and Best Poster Awards from the Annual Meeting Committee.
Our special thank you to recognize those from other countries who help make the meeting a success. Meet the winner of the International Paper Competition and past winners who are at the conference.
Contribute to the silent auction by bringing international items that can be auctioned. These can be given to anyone from SIG/III for the auction. All proceeds go to the SIG/III InfoShare program to sponsor international members from developing countries.
Tuesday, October 18
12:00 Annual Awards Luncheon
Join us to celebrate the major accomplishments in the field of information science as ASIS&T bestows its prestigious Annual Awards at the Annual Luncheon. One ticket to the luncheon is included with all full conference registrations (including full conference student registrations); additional tickets may be purchased at ASIS&T registration.
Academic institutions share the sponsorship for this informal opportunity to renew relationships with faculty, colleagues, classmates, staff and others.
Come see the lighter side of ASIS&T! Don’t miss this opportunity to see ASIS&T attendees have fun with information science through parody and satire.