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President’s Column

June 17, 2020 |

Let’s BE the change!  In my fourth Message from the President, I want to bring attention to the word BE in “We are ASIS&T: Be, Belong, Become,” my three-pronged plan for organization and social transformation. I write this while around the world we have been witness to the George Floyd killing, another victim of police…

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From Your Executive Director

June 17, 2020 |

Dear Colleagues, As I write this, I am struck by the gravitas of the era in which we are living. The profound social changes that are currently taking shape competing with the overwhelming impact of a world-wide pandemic and economic crisis for prominence in our minds as well as our news feeds is somewhat overwhelming.…

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Governance Update

June 17, 2020 |

May, 2020 The Board of Directors met on May 20, 2020 via video conference. In attendance were Clara Chu (President-Elect); Brian Detlor (President-Elect); Elaine Toms (Past President); Ina Fourie (Treasurer); Emily Knox; Agnes Mainka; Soo Young Rieh; Ana Maria Tammaro; Jim Andrews (SIG Cabinet Director); Michael Olsson (Chapter Cabinet Director); Lydia Middleton (Executive Director); and…

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ASIS&T Strategic Plan

June 17, 2020 |

On behalf of the Strategic Planning Task Force, we would like to share with the ASIS&T community the draft strategic plan for the association over the next five years. Work on the draft plan started immediately after the Annual Meeting in Melbourne and was carried out over the last few months using a variety of…

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Annual Meeting 2020

June 17, 2020 |

Manuel Castells to Keynote ASIST2020! Manuel Castells is University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. He is Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and holds joint appointments in the Department of Sociology, in the School of Policy, Planning,…

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Annual Meeting 2021

June 17, 2020 |

Call for ASIS&T 2021 Annual Meeting Chairs/Co-Chairs for Paper, Panels, and Posters, Communications Chair, and Conference Chair Assistants Salt Lake City Utah USA, 29 October – 2 November 2021 The theme of the ASIS&T 2021 Annual Meeting is: Information: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Justice, and Relevance. In the spirit of this theme and to promote its…

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Member Spotlight-Diana Colby

June 17, 2020 |

What attracted you to information science as a profession and field of study? By practice, I am a school library/media technology specialist so information science was a natural fit as I looked at returning to school. I love that information science is so interdisciplinary because this is what attracted me to being a school librarian…

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Chapter Updates

June 17, 2020 |

Annual Reports Due All chapter leaders are asked to submit their Annual Reports no later than July 3rd. These reports are required in order to receive your FY 21 allocation, but more importantly, they are used to decide the winners of the various Chapter Awards. Please take the time to promote your chapter and let…

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SIG News

June 17, 2020 |

Annual Reports Due Greetings! It is that time of year when we ask that SIGs complete their Annual Report. This form is required in order to secure your allocation for the next year. The form also serves as a nomination for the various SIG awards so it is very important that it is completed on…

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Upcoming ASIS&T Hours

June 17, 2020 |

Wednesday, 8 July 2020 | ASIS&T President’s Hour 1: Information for Sustainable Development: Transforming the research community and society 9 am ET Via Zoom (click link to join meeting at the scheduled time) Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | Diversity and Inclusion in ASIS&T 6 pm ET Via Zoom (click link to join meeting at the…

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