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CFP: JASIST Special Issue on “ICT4D & Intersections with the Information Field”

March 17, 2021 | Comments Off on CFP: JASIST Special Issue on “ICT4D & Intersections with the Information Field”

Introduction to the Special Issue Information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) is a multi-/interdisciplinary research area focusing on the interactions among information (I), communication (C), technology (T), and development (D) (Thapa and Sæbø, 2014; Walsham et al., 2007). To date, ICT4D is a loosely defined term that refers to a wide range of socio-technical…

Call for Volunteer: ASIS&T Parliamentarian

February 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Call for Volunteer: ASIS&T Parliamentarian

The ASIS&T Board of Directors has launched a search for a new Parliamentarian. The duties of this role are: Attend all regular and special meetings of the membership. Be available for all meetings of the Board of Directors, the Chapter Assembly, and the Special Interest Group Cabinet. Be available for consultation on procedural matters from…

Member Dues Waived for Tier 2 Developing Country Members

February 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Member Dues Waived for Tier 2 Developing Country Members

ASIS&T is excited to announce that, effective immediately, dues for members and prospective members in Tier 2 Developing Countries will be waived. The Board approved this dues change in order to make it easier for academics and professionals in these countries to access ASIS&T membership and its benefits. In order to apply for membership in…

ASIS&T Welcomes Two New Staff

February 16, 2021 | Comments Off on ASIS&T Welcomes Two New Staff

ASIS&T is pleased to announce that two new staff members have joined the Association. Garrett will be responsible for all ASIS&T publications, including JASIST, Information Matters, and ARIST. Pamela will be responsible for all other communications and marketing of the association. Please join us in welcoming them! Garrett Doherty Managing Editor Email: gdoherty@asist.org Phone: +1-301-495-0900…

Call for Applications: Information Matters Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Call for Applications: Information Matters Editor-in-Chief

Position Description / Announcement Editor-in-Chief, Information Matters Information Matters (IM) is a digital-only communication translational forum for information science, bringing relevant and current research evidence and industry developments, news, and opinion to a global public audience free of charge.  IM is committed to producing translational reports, news, reviews, columns, and features of the highest standards.…

Call for Volunteer: Chapter Assembly Deputy Director

February 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Call for Volunteer: Chapter Assembly Deputy Director

ASIS&T is seeking a Deputy Chapter Assembly Director. The Deputy Chapter Assembly Director will serve in this role until November 2, 2021, at which point they will automatically become the Chapter Assembly Director. The duties of this role include: assisting and standing in as necessary for Chapter Assembly Director; taking the minutes of all meetings…

CFP – JASIST Special Issue on “Data Science in the iField”- Deadline Extended

February 16, 2021 | Comments Off on CFP – JASIST Special Issue on “Data Science in the iField”- Deadline Extended

Data and the use of data are now a critical part of our lives in an increasingly datafied society. Government agencies, private sectors, research, academic, and cultural heritage institutions produce, consume, and share massive amounts of data, which pose great challenges for organizations, individuals, and the society as a whole (Hintz, Dencik, & Wahl-Jorgensen, 2018).…

Ethics in AI Statement

December 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Ethics in AI Statement

Statement on AI ethics and the contributions of diverse voices in the discussion Recent events surrounding Dr. Timnit Gebru, formerly the co-lead of Google’s Ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI) team, have shed light on the importance of unbiased research into the ethical issues surrounding the use of AI and the need for diverse voices to be…

From Your Executive Director

December 16, 2020 | Comments Off on From Your Executive Director

Greetings from ASIS&T headquarters where we are finally wrapping up the last details of the 2020 Annual Meeting. We were very pleased with the outcome of the meeting, and hope that those of you that were able to attend got a lot out of it. In all, there were more than 600 people registered for…

Sawyer Named JASIST Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 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…