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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…

The Charisma Machine to Receive 2020 Best Information Science Book Award

July 20, 2020 | Comments Off on The Charisma Machine to Receive 2020 Best Information Science Book Award

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Childwritten by Morgan Ames of the University of California, Berkeley and published by MIT Press is the recipient of the ASIS&T Best Information Science Book Award for 2020. The award’s…

Dr. Javed Mostafa Stepping Down as Editor-in-Chief of JASIST

July 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Javed Mostafa Stepping Down as Editor-in-Chief of JASIST

The ASIS&T Board announces that Dr. Javed Mostafa, Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will complete his 5-year term on January 2021 as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), and is stepping down to dedicate full-time to his commitments at the School of Information and…

ASIS&T 2020 Board of Directors Election Results

June 29, 2020 | Comments Off on ASIS&T 2020 Board of Directors Election Results

The ASIS&T Board of Directors is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 Board of Directors Election. With a total of 492 ballots submitted (41% of eligible voters), the results are as follows: President-Elect: Naresh Agarwal: 256 Votes Heidi Julien: 233 Votes 3 Write-In Votes Director-at-Large: John Budd: 216 Votes Dan Wu: 272 Votes…

Kim to Receive ASIS&T Outstanding Teacher Award

June 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Kim to Receive ASIS&T Outstanding Teacher Award

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that Jeonghyun “Annie” Kim, PhD of the University of North Texas is the 2020 recipient of the ASIS&T Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award. The award’s purpose is to recognize the unique teaching contribution of an individual as a teacher of information science. Professor Kim…