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Inside ASIS&T, February 2021

February 2021 President’s Column

Hello ASIS&T members. It is so very good to have this opportunity to touch base with the ASIS&T community and share news about what is happening in our amazing association. Lots of activity is going on and we are making great strides already in terms of carrying out the 39 tactics outlined in our strategic…

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From Your Executive Director – February 2021

Greetings Colleagues, Since my last column two months ago, ASIS&T staff have been busy working on several new initiatives, many of which are detailed in Brian’s column so I won’t repeat them here. There are a few additional highlights, though, that I’d like to draw to your attention: Waived Dues for Developing Country Members In…

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February 2021 Governance Update

February 2021 The Board of Directors met on February 8, 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); AJ Million (SIG Cabinet Director): Anna Maria Tammaro, PhD; Dan Wu, PhD; Lydia Middleton, MBA, CAE…

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Hardin to Step Down as ASIS&T Parliamentarian After 14 Years

After 14 years of dedicated service as Parliamentarian of ASIS&T, Steve Hardin is stepping down from this position. Steve has been a tremendous asset to ASIS&T in this capacity, serving as an impartial and thoughtful contributor to ASIS&T Board meetings, Annual Business Meetings, and component meetings over the years. Brian Detlor, ASIS&T President, said, “It…

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Call for Volunteer: ASIS&T Parliamentarian

The ASIS&T Board of Directors has launched a search for a new Parliamentarian. The duties of this role are: Attend all regular and special meetings of the membership. Be available for all meetings of the Board of Directors, the Chapter Assembly, and the Special Interest Group Cabinet. Be available for consultation on procedural matters from…

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Member Dues Waived for Tier 2 Developing Country Members

ASIS&T is excited to announce that, effective immediately, dues for members and prospective members in Tier 2 Developing Countries will be waived. The Board approved this dues change in order to make it easier for academics and professionals in these countries to access ASIS&T membership and its benefits. In order to apply for membership in…

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ASIS&T Welcomes Two New Staff

ASIS&T is pleased to announce that two new staff members have joined the Association. Garrett will be responsible for all ASIS&T publications, including JASIST, Information Matters, and ARIST. Pamela will be responsible for all other communications and marketing of the association. Please join us in welcoming them! Garrett Doherty Managing Editor Email: gdoherty@asist.org Phone: +1-301-495-0900…

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Call for Nominations: 2021 ASIS&T International Awards

ASIS&T is now accepting nominations for the following awards: This award is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes sustained contributions to and/or achievements in the field of information science and/or the professions in which it is practiced. This award recognizes a book that has made a meaningful contribution to the field of information science and…

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Call for Applications: Information Matters Editor-in-Chief

Position Description / Announcement Editor-in-Chief, Information Matters Information Matters (IM) is a digital-only communication translational forum for information science, bringing relevant and current research evidence and industry developments, news, and opinion to a global public audience free of charge.  IM is committed to producing translational reports, news, reviews, columns, and features of the highest standards.…

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Call for Volunteer: Chapter Assembly Deputy Director

ASIS&T is seeking a Deputy Chapter Assembly Director. The Deputy Chapter Assembly Director will serve in this role until November 2, 2021, at which point they will automatically become the Chapter Assembly Director. The duties of this role include: assisting and standing in as necessary for Chapter Assembly Director; taking the minutes of all meetings…

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Gain Visibility – Share Your Research

ASIS&T is seeking members to share their research in new webinars for 2021. Webinars bring visibility, as well as potential revenue, to chapters and SIGs. Webinars provide the opportunity for members to share their research and gain feedback from other ASIS&T members. Webinars provide presenters the opportunity to showcase a product or service that would…

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Member Spotlight

Dr. Juan D. Machin-Mastromatteo  Traditional information science skills such as cataloging, classification and providing reference services are still relevant nowadays, although they must be complemented by skills mostly related to digital technologies, which augment information scientists’ work. There are also other important skills that are not necessarily associated with our profession that have been getting…

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Annual Meeting 2021

News You Need: Travel and Housing, Schedule, and Call for Proposals Plans for the 84th ASIS&T Annual Meeting are well underway! We are so excited to be planning this face-to-face meeting after more than a year apart from all of you. Recognizing there may still be difficulties for some to travel, we are working on…

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CFP – JASIST Special Issue on “Data Science in the iField”

Data and the use of data are now a critical part of our lives in an increasingly datafied society. Government agencies, private sectors, research, academic, and cultural heritage institutions produce, consume, and share massive amounts of data, which pose great challenges for organizations, individuals, and the society as a whole (Hintz, Dencik, & Wahl-Jorgensen, 2018).…

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Chapter Updates

New England Chapter Annual Meeting Registration is now open for NEASIST’s Annual Conference, It Took a Pandemic: Reinventing Libraries in an Era of Change, which will be held virtually through Zoom on Friday, March 5. The theme for this year’s conference is “It Took a Pandemic: Reinventing Libraries in an Era of Change.” Since Spring…

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SIG News

SIG-AH Additionally, if you would like to read any of the past SIG AH newsletters, you can do so from our website: SIG-AH Newsletters – Association for Information Science and Technology | ASIS&T Social Media Accounts The committee for the SIG AH has been working on our programming for the coming year and in an…

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Upcoming Events

March 3, 2021, 8:00 AM EST – 9:00AM EST March 3, 2021 8:00 PM EST – 9:00 PM EST NEASIST’s Virtual Annual Conference – It Took a Pandemic: Reinventing Libraries in an Era of Change March 5, 9:00AM EST Sponsored by ASIS&T Georgios Zarkadakis March 25, 11:00 AM EST –  12:00 PM EST April 21st,…

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Affiliated Organization News

2021 IDEA Institute on Artificial Intelligence – Call for Applications We invite applications for the inaugural IDEA (Innovation, Disruption, Enquiry, Access) Institute on Artificial Intelligence (AI). We are seeking library and information professionals holding full-time positions in US institutions interested in enhancing and applying their knowledge of AI in their workplace, to participate in the…

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