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Inside ASIS&T, April 2021

April 2021 President’s Column

Hello ASIS&T members. Time is flying by fast. It is already April. For me personally – living in Canada – this is exciting news in that it means it is almost the end of the academic term (I taught my last class yesterday) and Spring is in the air. I look forward to warmer weather…

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From Your Executive Director, April 2021

Happy Spring or Fall to all! What a great time of year no matter what hemisphere you live in! Here in Virginia the trees and daffodils are blooming, the air is warming up, and while my allergies are going mad, everything seems fresh and new. For those of you in the southern hemisphere, you’re enjoying…

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April 2021 Governance Update

April 2021 The Board of Directors met on April 12, 2021 via video conference. In attendance were Brian Detlor, PhD (President); Naresh Agarwal (President-Elect); Clara Chu, PhD (Past President); Ina Fourie, PhD (Treasurer); Sam Chu, PhD (Chapter Assembly Director); Aylin Imeri (SIG Cabinet Deputy Director): Agnes Mainka, PhD; Anna Maria Tammaro, PhD; Dan Wu, PhD;…

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Call for Nominations: ASIS&T Board of Directors

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the positions of President-Elect and Directors-at-Large on its Board of Directors. The Nominations Committee of ASIS&T is seeking candidates for the open positions of President-Elect and three Directors-at-Large on the ASIS&T Board of Directors. Service on the Board…

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Cunningham Named Parliamentarian

The ASIS&T Board of Directors is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Cunningham as the new ASIS&T Parliamentarian. Chris has been a member of ASIS&T for about 10 years and active in various ASIS&T SIGs. Chris finished his Doctoral studies at the University of South Carolina. His dissertation topic was on the effects of…

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Member Dues Year Change

The ASIS&T auditors have recommended that ASIS&T move from our current membership renewal system in which all members renew their membership on their anniversary date to a system where all memberships renew in sync with our fiscal year (July-June). This change is necessitated by the fact that the IRS (the US Tax Agency) has created…

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Introducing the ASIS&T Distinguished Member Program

ASIS&T is pleased to announce a new program designed to recognize our most committed and loyal members. The ASIS&T Distinguished Member program will recognize members who have had a significant impact on the association and in the field of information science. The designation ASIS&T Distinguished Member is a signature recognition and comes as a result of…

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2021 Annual Meeting News

Paper / Panel / Alternative Event/Workshop Submission Deadline: April 19 The submission deadline is April 19 for Workshops, Papers, Panels, and Alternative Events. ASIS&T is happy to offer the 2021 Annual Meeting in a hybrid format to allow attendance and presentations both virtually and in person. Please review the FAQs for more information. To submit…

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ASIS&T Documents on Hathi Trust

The ASIS&T History Committee has been working to make the ASIS&T publication archive available online through Open Access. The Committee is pleased to announce that quite a few ASIS&T publications can now be accessed on the Hathi Trust Digital Library. To locate a specific item, simply enter that document name into the search function. If…

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In Memoriam

Long-time ASIS&T member Victor Rosenberg passed away on Sunday, April 11. He served on the Board of Directors, the Editorial Board of JASIST, the Awards & Honors Committee, the Publications Committee, the International Relations Committee, and various awards juries. He was the recipient of JASIST Best Paper Award in 1974 (The Scientific Premises of Information…

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Member Spotlight

Florence Olise Information Science is an interesting, simple yet technical course of study that requires one to have vital skills to study it. Apart from the skills required to understand and study any course of study, there are vital skills needed for Information science studies. First, a student that studies or wants to study information…

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New from JASIST

Members of ASIS&T have full access to the Journal of Information Science and Technology. If you are not sure how to access your member benefit, contact Terrence Curtiss. JASIST Volume 72, Issue 5, May 2021 Topic diversity: A discipline scheme‐free diversity measurement for journals Yi Bu, Mengyang Li, Weiye Gu, Win‐bin Huang Describing, organizing, and…

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Chapter News

European Chapter and European Student Chapter The European Chapters are pleased to announce the publication of their Spring 2021 Newsletter.

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SIG News

SIG-AH This symposium will be a good opportunity to share, connect and learn informative and innovative ideas on these fascinating topics. SIG-AI Thank you for joining SIG AI! We would like to invite you to run for one of the three SIG AI officer positions for 2021-22: Chair, Treasurer, and Communications officer.  All officers are…

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Upcoming Events

Meet the Authors Series: The Promise of Access: Technology, Inequality, and the Political Economy of Hope Sponsored by ASIS&T Daniel M. Greene April 15, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM EDT Introduction to the DDI Metadata Standard (DCMI) Sponsored by ASIS&T & DCMI Jane Fry, Jared Lyle, Barry Radler, Arofan Gregory April 21, 10:00 AM EDT-11:00 AM EDT…

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