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Sawyer Named JASIST Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Sawyer Named JASIST Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Steven Sawyer of Syracuse University has been selected to be the new Editor of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST).  Dr. Sawyer succeeds Dr. Javed Mostafa of the University of North Carolina who has been editor since 2016.  Dr. Sawyer is director of the PhD program at Syracuse…

ASIST2020 Keynote Organization Wins Nobel Peace Prize

October 16, 2020 | Comments Off on ASIST2020 Keynote Organization Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Houman Hadad will be the ASIST2020 Keynote Speaker. Houman’s organization, the World Food Project, was just announced as a 2020 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about the project and the use of Blockchain in addressing food shortages around the world. Depoliticizing Information Through Blockchain The humanitarian aid…

Invitation to ASIS&T Annual Business Meeting & SIG Business Meetings

October 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Invitation to ASIS&T Annual Business Meeting & SIG Business Meetings

The following meetings are open to all members of ASIS&T who wish to attend: ASIS&T Annual Business Meeting 29 October, 11 am – 12:30 pm EDT (find your time) Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/join Zoom Meeting ID: 826 6763 7357 Passcode: asistam20 unCommons: Where are we Going? Information Science Research in Europe: Planning for 2030 26 October,…

In Memoriam, Former President and Long-Time Member of ASIS&T Charles H. Davis

October 8, 2020 | Comments Off on In Memoriam, Former President and Long-Time Member of ASIS&T Charles H. Davis

Charles H. Davis, 82 Charles Hargis Davis (“Charlie,” “Chuck,” “Dave”) died peacefully at home in Bloomington on September 24, 2020. Born in Tell City, Indiana, and raised in Indianapolis, he was the son of Charles Alban Davis and Ruth Hargis Davis. Charles was a graduate of Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, where he was Captain…

Call for Work to Advance the UN SDGs

October 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Call for Work to Advance the UN SDGs

A Recognition of ASIS&T work on “Information for a Sustainable World: Addressing Society’s Grand Challenges” – Call for Submission of Actions to Advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals To recognize ASIS&T work on “Information for a Sustainable World: Addressing Society’s Grand Challenges,” the theme of the 83rd ASIS&T Annual Meeting, ASIS&T is acknowledging our members…

European Student Chapter Board Nominations

October 7, 2020 | Comments Off on European Student Chapter Board Nominations

The ASIS&T European Student Chapter (ESC) is looking for nominations! Starting this fall a new board will be formed. We would like to continue connecting students all over Europe and foster exchange and communication amongst them to support scientific research and collaboration in our field. The ESC has a close partnership with the European Chapter…

2020-25 Strategic Plan Approved

August 19, 2020 | Comments Off on 2020-25 Strategic Plan Approved

At its August 19, 2020 meeting the ASIS&T Board of Directors approved a new strategic plan. This plan will guide the Board, staff, committees, SIGs and Chapters in their work over the next five years. New initiatives brought before the Board, which are strongly encouraged, will be evaluated within the context of how they fit…

ASIS&T Seeks Curator

August 6, 2020 | Comments Off on ASIS&T Seeks Curator

ASIS&T has opened a search for the next ASIS&T Curator. This individual is responsible for monitoring the discovery, preservation, and accessibility of resources relating to the history of ASIS&T, both in the Association’s possession and elsewhere, and for making recommendations as appropriate. This individual will work closely with ASIS&T staff, committees, chapters, and SIGs, and…

Scholarship Opportunity

August 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Scholarship Opportunity

The ASIS&T Board is pleased to announce that it has approved the awarding of up to $10,000 in registration scholarships available to ASIS&T members who find themselves unable to otherwise attend the 2020 Annual Meeting due to financial circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to qualify for the scholarship, which will cover the…

ASIS&T Seeks JASIST Editor-in-Chief

July 29, 2020 | Comments Off on ASIS&T Seeks JASIST Editor-in-Chief

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Board is looking for a new Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the Association of Information Science & Technology, the official journal of the ASIS&T, who has the expertise  to drive the journal forward. The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) is a leading…