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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…

2021 IDEA Institute on Artificial Intelligence – Call for Applications

December 16, 2020 | Comments Off on 2021 IDEA Institute on Artificial Intelligence – Call for Applications

We invite applications for the inaugural IDEA (Innovation, Disruption, Enquiry, Access) Institute on Artificial Intelligence (AI). We are seeking library and information professionals holding full-time positions in US institutions interested in enhancing and applying their knowledge of AI in their workplace, to participate in the Institute. Funded by the  Institute of Museum and Library Services…

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…