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ASIS&T's Social Media Presence: Channels, Communications, and Challenges

ASIS&T runs official social media presences on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It also has a new blog. Additionally, many SIGs and Chapters maintain their own social media accounts. While these presences have many followers, the Board of Directors would like to see an increase in the frequency and depth of the Association's virtual interactions. This webinar will outline the Association's social media initiative as it exists currently and where it could go. Diane will elicit conversation from attendees about the current plan as well as their ideas about how they would like to see our social media activities evolve.


Dr. Diane Rasmussen Pennington
Diane Rasmussen Pennington (formerly Diane Rasmussen Neal) is an assistant professor in the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University as well as ASIS&T’s Social Media Manager. Previously, she worked in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario. She earned her information science degrees from the University of North Texas, and she has worked as a systems librarian as well as a corporate IT professional. She teaches online graduate courses in research methods and information systems. Diane’s research areas include social media, online pedagogy, online consumer health information, and digital photograph representation. She is the editor of two books: Social media for academics: A practical guide and Indexing and retrieval of non-text information. Currently, she is the PI on a grant entitled “Understanding student behaviors in online classrooms: A qualitative approach.” She is a 2012-2014 ASIS&T Director-at-Large, Chair of the ASIS&T Web Presence Task Force, and the Vice President of the Canadian Association for Information Science. Diane won ASIS&T’s SIG Member of the Year award in 2011 and the SIG Publication of the Year Award in 2009. Her complete biography and CV are available at