The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) seeks an energetic, innovative, experienced and enthusiastic leader to be the association’s next executive director and to help the association achieve increased impact and stature. Given the rapidly evolving nature of information science and technology, this leadership position presents a rare opportunity for a collaborative, strategic and visionary leader to help ASIS&T leverage its global membership for meaningful impact.
Throughout its 80-year history, ASIS&T has been distinguished by its multidisciplinary and global nature and its ability to bridge the gap between information science research and practice. The association offers a wide variety of professional development and information resources to its members. The international headquarters is located in Silver Spring, MD; a short distance from Washington, DC.
The board has approved an ambitious and multi-faceted strategic plan which, when fully implemented, will significantly strengthen and expand the association’s global impact and reach. The next executive director will have the opportunity to execute the strategic plan, make its vision a reality and partner with the board to develop and implement ongoing strategies to ensure the vitality of the association. Implementation of the strategic plan will involve a wide range of initiatives focused on membership, programs, publications and communication, outreach and advocacy, and institutional knowledge.
The ideal candidate will have a global perspective and appreciation for multicultural interaction, a track record of bringing diverse individuals together toward a common goal; superb judgment and focus; the ability to set and implement an organizational vision; and exceptional communications skills, diplomacy and creativity. A background in information science and technology is an asset, not a requirement, but the ED must share a passion for the mission of ASIS&T.
The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has retained the services of Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in conducting this search. For more information, to make a nomination, or to apply for this role, please visit: www.imsearch.com/6069