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    ASIS&T Announces next Editor-in-Chief of JASIST

    It is with great pleasure that the ASIS&T Board announces that Javed Mostafa, Professor at the University of North Carolina, will be the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIS&T), starting in January 2016. Mostafa brings a 21 year history, being an author or co-author of 80 peer-reviewed […]
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    George Douglas Ryerson

    George Douglas Ryerson, age 81, died on October 30, 2015 in Westerville, Ohio. George was ASIS&T Treasurer, 1999 – 2001, and served several terms as Treasurer of the Central Ohio Chapter, among other activities for the Chapter. As colleague Gerard Platau notes, “George was a truly decent, selfless human being and friend of all ASIST […]
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    New Developing Nation Membership Categories

    By vote of the Board of Directors, ASIS&T will provide reduced membership fees for all membership categories for countries whose GNI per capita as calculated by the World Bank (or GNP per capita as calculated by IMF for those countries not included in the World Bank data) is less than $25,000. (http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GNP.PCAP.CD) Membership fees will […]
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    Strategic Plan

    If you missed the Strategic Planning Town Hall sessions, you can still review the slides from these sessions HERE. You can also send your thoughts about the draft Strategic Plan electronically until October 9, 2015. You can read the Strategic Plan here: http://bit.ly/1MprSoL  And more information is available on the ASIS&T strategic planning site: https://www.asist.org/about/strategic-plan/ If you […]
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    Election Results

    President-elect, 2016:  Lynn Silipigni Connaway Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, leads the User Studies Activities at OCLC Research. Lynn has held visiting research positions and an endowed chair for research at several international universities. She has received research funding from the IMLS in the US, Jisc, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council […]
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    Cynthia G. Hurd, Librarian, Among Those Killed in Charleston Shooting

    On the night of Wednesday, June 17, a gunman opened fire at a prayer meeting at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, SC; officials described the shooting as racially motivated. The suspect was apprehended Thursday morning in North Carolina, more than 200 miles away. Nine community members were killed, including Cynthia G. […]
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    Claire Kelly Schultz, 1924-2015

    Claire Kelly Schultz, 1924-2015: In Memoriam Claire Kelly Schultz, former president of the American Documentation Institute (ADI), predecessor of ASIST, died in her home town of Line Lexington, PA on May 28 at the age of 90. The cause of death was Alzheimers disease. She was president of ADI in 1962 and received the Award […]
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    Marjorie M.K. Hlava to Receive the John Cotton Dana Award from SLA

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Access Innovations, Inc. is pleased to announce that its president and founder, Marjorie M.K. Hlava, has been named the recipient of the highest honor given by the Special Libraries Association (SLA), the John Cotton Dana Award. Named for the founder and original president of SLA, this prestigious honor recognizes a lifetime of […]
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    SIG USE Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award

    Dear Colleagues, We hope you will consider applying for the SIG USE Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award, which seeks to “recognize the best research proposal that falls within the scope of information behavior”. The award consists of a certificate and $1000 to support recipients’ proposed research; the award winners will be formerly recognized at the […]
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    2015 Distinguished Lecturer Award: Dr. Michael Buckland

    Update The details of the event and the video of the talk by Prof. Michael Buckland can be found at http://www.asis.org/Chapters/nj/2015-distinguished-lecture-series-honoring-dr-michael-buckland/ The New Jersey Chapter of ASIS&T is pleased to announce that this year’s Distinguished Lecture Series Award will be presented to Prof. Michael Buckland, Emeritus Professor, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley. To honor and celebrate Prof. Buckland, […]
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