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In Memoriam: Brenda Dervin

January 6, 2023 | Comments Off on In Memoriam: Brenda Dervin

ASIS&T mourns the passing of Brenda Dervin, a stalwart of the information science and communication fields. She died in Seattle on December 31, 2022. She was 85. She has been described as “a mentor”, “a rockstar”, “force of nature”, “an inspiration”, and “indomitable”. Brenda Dervin was Professor Emeritus of Communication at Ohio State University. Professor…

ASIS&T is pleased to announce the launch of the Member Match Program!

August 25, 2022 | Comments Off on ASIS&T is pleased to announce the launch of the Member Match Program!

This program is designed to pair more senior, experienced ASIS&T members with newer, less experienced members for mentorship in the following areas: Research Advancement Research Collaboration Professional Networking Career Advancement Leadership Skills Development Greater Engagement with ASIS&T Networking at Annual Meeting   Member Match mentorship relationships can be as formal or informal as the participants…

Call for Papers: JASIST Special Issue “Healthier Information Ecosystems”

August 17, 2022 | Comments Off on Call for Papers: JASIST Special Issue “Healthier Information Ecosystems”

Call for Papers This special issue, “Healthier Information Ecosystems,” will focus on the interconnected nature of online pathologies, draw attention to the socio-technical aspects of information technology, and animate interdisciplinary approaches to addressing these problems. Similar to Buckminster Fuller’s mission of “World Game,” we want to aid in developing a wide variety of solutions (including…

2022 Board Election Results

July 20, 2022 | Comments Off on 2022 Board Election Results

The ASIS&T Nominations Committee is delighted to present the new members who will be joining the Board in October of 2022 (or continuing for a second term). In addition, the proposed Bylaws Amendments passed with 98% of the vote. President-Elect Crystal Fulton Bio and Interview Treasurer Ina Fourie Bio and Interview Director-at-Large Lisa Hussey Bio…

Soo Young Rieh to Receive 2022 Watson Davis Award for Service 

June 20, 2022 | Comments Off on Soo Young Rieh to Receive 2022 Watson Davis Award for Service 

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that Soo Young Rieh of the University of Texas at Austin is the 2022 recipient of the Watson Davis Award for Service. The award’s purpose is to recognize an individual member of the Association who has shown continuous dedicated leadership in and service…

Harry Bruce to Receive the Association for Information Science and Technology 2022 Award of Merit 

June 19, 2022 | Comments Off on Harry Bruce to Receive the Association for Information Science and Technology 2022 Award of Merit 

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that Harry Bruce is the recipient of the 2022 ASIS&T Award of Merit, the highest honor presented by the Association. The award’s purpose is to recognize an individual who has made particularly noteworthy and sustained contributions to the information science field. The award is based…

Bhakti Gala to Receive the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)  2022 James M. Cretsos Leadership Award 

June 19, 2022 | Comments Off on Bhakti Gala to Receive the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)  2022 James M. Cretsos Leadership Award 

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that Bhakti Gala, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Central University of Gujarat, is the 2022 recipient of the ASIS&T James M. Cretsos Leadership Award.   The award recognizes a new ASIS&T member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in…

ARIST, Call for Submissions

June 15, 2022 | Comments Off on ARIST, Call for Submissions

The Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST) publishes comprehensive and systematic reviews on topics relevant to information science, computing science, and technology, broadly defined. An ideal ARIST manuscript presents both an historic overview and a discussion of contemporary trends related to the topic being investigated. The audience for ARIST reviews is diverse, including…

Zhe He Receives the 2022 Lois Lunin Award 

June 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Zhe He Receives the 2022 Lois Lunin Award 

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that Zhe He of Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl. is the 2022 recipient of the Lois Lunin Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to the practice of Information Science and Technology through leadership, mentoring, and innovation.  Dr. Zhe He is an Associate…

“Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence” Receives ASIS&T 2022 Best Information Science Book of the Year Award 

June 15, 2022 | Comments Off on “Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence” Receives ASIS&T 2022 Best Information Science Book of the Year Award 

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that “Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence,” written by Kate Crawford and published by Yale University Press is the recipient of the ASIS&T Best Information Science Book Award for 2022. The award’s purpose is to recognize the…