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    AM2016 Welcome Reception

    A wonderful time was had by the attendees of the ASIS&T 2016 Annual Meeting at the Welcome Reception in Copenhagen.  This took place after a full and exciting opening day which started with the New Attendee/New Member brunch, immediately followed by plenary speaker, Greg Welch, Florida Hospital Endowed Chair in Healthcare Simulation, University of Central […]
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    President’s Reception Featuring Posters

    Visit with friends – old and new – at this John Wiley & Sons sponsored gala, Monday at 18:30. Interact with meeting attendees, Poster authors, and learn the winners of the Best Paper and Best Poster Awards from the Annual Meeting Committee. Featured Posters Engaging Young Children in Visual Literacy Instruction. Irene Lopatovska, Pratt Institute […]
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    Diversity & Inclusion Luncheon

    The ASIS&T 2016 AM conference will host its first Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon on Monday, Oct. 17. This sold out luncheon is designed to deepen engagement with multiple aspects of diversity and inclusion. These issues include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, culture and nationality; age and professional experience; gender identity and sexual orientation; […]
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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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