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2021 InfoShare Award Announcement

The ASIS&T Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) is pleased to announce the winners of the InfoShare Award for 2021.

Jiban, K. Pal - Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (Email: jiban@isical.ac.in)

Leili Seifi - Associate Professor, Department of Knowledge & Information Science, University of Birjand,Birjand, Iran. (Email: leili.seifi@gmail.com)

Shima Moradi - Assistant Professor, Policy Evaluation and Science, Technology and Innovation Monitoring Department, National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP), Tehran, Iran
(Email: moradi@nrisp.ac.ir)

Sadaf Rafiq - Librarian, Government College University Lahore, Pakistan (Email: sadaf.rafiq12@hotmail.com)

Following two InfoShare awardees are granted InfoShare 2021 Award based on their satisfactory performance during 2020.

Humphrey Lance Kombe Keah - Knowledge Management Consultant, Nairobi, Kenya (Email: humphreykeah443@gmail.com)

Ms. Nicoleta-Roxana Dinu - Librarian, National Library of Romania, Bucharest, Romania (Email: roxana.dinu@bibnat.ro)

Congratulations to all awardees, and a very warm welcome to the ASIS&T family!

Note: SIG-III would pay for the membership of the award winners from Tier 1 Developing Nations (https://www.asist.org/membership/tier-1/)

Best Regards,

Dr. Saira Hanif Soroya (Chair InfoShare Award 2021)

Abid Hussain (InfoShare Member)

Humphrey Keah (InfoShare Member)

 

2021 InfoShare Call for Nominations

The ASIS&T's Special Interest Group on International Information Issues (SIG-III) is sponsoring another group of deserving Information Professionals from developing countries for complimentary ASIS&T memberships (the financial burden of which would otherwise be prohibitive) for the year 2021. We are soliciting nominations of candidates for the InfoShare Membership Award (2021).

Please include a one-page curriculum vitae and a one-page description of why this person is deserving of membership, including their willingness to promote ASIS&T within their networks and build relationships between ASIS&T and the national/regional organizations.

All curriculum vitae will be kept private, accessible only to SIG-III officers. Each membership award will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year if the new member proves to be a strong advocate for ASIS&T in their home country during the year.

Key Responsibilities

Awardees will be asked to submit a report on their activities by next year's Annual Meeting, which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Join SIG III
  • Attend at least 3 ASIS&T webinars of their interest in a business year (July 1st to June 30th)
  • Promote ASSIS&T and SIG III in their social circle (Professionals/students). For instance, every month use at least one social media platform (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and/or professional listservs to (a) broadcast the SIG-III webpage (i.e., https://www.asist.org/sig/sigiii/), (b) encourage Library and Information Science professionals to join SIG-III, and (c) update your audience/followers with any new development related to ASIS&T and SIG-III. It is okay to repeat broadcasting the same information every month since it can still increase the visibility of SIG-III.
  • Encourage professionals and students to get a membership and join SIG III (Submit the details of the professionals/students who joined ASIS&T on their recommendation)
  • Sponsor lecture(s) on Library Science and Information Science topics (according to local needs) in their geographical area (city/province/country) on behalf of ASIS&T & SIG III. Awardees may plan webinars or on-site lectures and may request field experts to deliver a lecture, and after sharing the details and approval from the InfoShare Chair can announce the webinar/seminar by including ASIS&T & SIG III logos in the promotional stuff. InfoShare Chair may also join the webinar on behalf of ASIS&T & SIG III.
  • Build a relationship between ASIS&T and the national/regional organizations.
  • Conduct seminars at the local and/or national level (one at least) to highlight the role of ASIS&T and SIG III (Submit a detailed report along with pictures)
  • Write a brief on their experience with ASIS&T and SIG III at the end of the ASIS&T business year and send this to the SIG III Newsletter Officer for publication in the newsletter.
  • Join SIG III annual business meeting (physical or online)
  • At the end of the business year, they are required to submit a detailed report to the InfoShare Chair about the above-mentioned activities. They also have to broadcast this report on at least one of their social media accounts.

Nominators can mentor the award recipients for the above activities.

Please note that as per the new policies, ASIS&T membership dues are optional for anybody who lives in a Tier-2 Developing Nation. If you are a resident of a Tier-2 Developing Nation and are still interested in applying for InfoShare Award, you are welcome to submit your application.

We look forward to welcoming new members to ASIS&T from across the globe, especially from countries that have never been ASIS&T members or have limited ASIS&T membership. Women, minorities, and candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Send your nominations of deserving candidates to Dr. Saira Hanif Soroya at one of the following emails.

Saira.im@pu.edu.pk; humphreykeah443@gmail.com ; abidmardan@gmail.com .

The deadline for submitting nominations is June 30th, 2021 & the announcement of successful candidates is July 10th, 2021.

Stay safe!

Dr. Saira Hanif Soroya (Chair InfoShare Award 2021)

Abid Hussain (InfoShare Member)

Humphrey Keah (InfoShare Member)

2020 InfoShare Award Announcement

The ASIS&T Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) is pleased to announce the winners of the InforShare Award for 2020:

  1. Jlouk Yahya, Knowledge and data engineering student, ESI in Alirfane, Rabat, Morocco
  2. Mayank Trivedi, University Librarian & Senate Member, University of Baroda, Gujarat, India
  3. Nkeiru Amauche Emezie, Librarian, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
  4. Nicoleta-Roxana Dinu, Librarian/International Relation Officer, Bucharest, Romania
  5. Humphrey Lance Kombe Keah, Knowledge Manager, Nairobi, Kenya
  6. Arjun Sanyal, Assistant Librarian, Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP), Dharamshala, India
  7. Fatemeh Pazooki, Librarian, Alzehra University, Tehran, Iran
  8. Salman bin Naeem, Assistant professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  9. Omobolade Adeagbo, Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Congratulations and a warm welcome to the ASIS&T family!

Saira Hanif Soroya, Chair, InfoShare Awards 2020

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2020 InfoShare Call for Nominations

The ASIS&T’s Special Interest Group on International Information Issues (SIG-III) is sponsoring another group of deserving information professionals from developing countries for complimentary ASIS&T memberships (the financial burden of which would otherwise be prohibitive) for the year 2020. We are soliciting nominations of candidates for the InfoShare Membership Award. The award will be given to LIS professionals.

Please include a one-page curriculum vitae and a one-page description of why this person is deserving of membership, including their willingness to promote ASIS&T within their networks and build relationships between ASIS&T and the national/regional organizations. Awardees will be decided by a vote of the SIG-III officers. All curriculum vitae will be kept private, accessible only to SIG-III officers.

Each membership award will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year if the new member proves to be a strong advocate for ASIS&T in their home country during the year. Awardees will be asked to submit a report on their activities by next year's Annual Meeting, which may include, but are not limited to:

  • sharing ASIS&T publications that they receive (the Bulletin of ASIS&T and JASIS&T) with other colleagues
  • promoting the SIG-III paper contest among their colleagues
  • serving as a contact/coordinator for ASIS&T members traveling to their area who may be able to speak about ASIS&T and information science
  • having the ability to strengthen the relationships between ASIS&T and the national/regional organizations, and
  • sponsoring lectures on information science topics in their area on behalf of ASIS&T

Nominators can mentor the award recipients for the above activities.

We look forward to welcoming new members to ASIS&T from across the globe, especially from countries that have never been ASIS&T members or have limited ASIS&T membership. Women, minority, and candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Please feel free to circulate the Call in your professional networks (e.g., your alma mater listservs, professional contacts at IFLA, OCLC, international organizations, practitioner groups, academic institutions, etc.). Send your nominations of deserving candidates to Dr. Saira Hanif Soroya (Saira.im@pu.edu.pk).

The deadline for submitting nominations is June 15th, 2020.

& Announcement of successful candidates is June 25th, 2020.

 

Saira Hanif Soroya

Chair, InfoShare Program, SIG-III, ASIS&T

(For more details please visit: https://www.asist.org/sig/sigiii/sig-iii-awards/infoshare/)

 


2019 InfoShare Award Announcement

The ASIS&T Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) is pleased to announce the winners of the InforShare Award for 2019:

  1. Allistair Mbele, Librarian, Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational Development, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  2. Muhammad Tariq, Incharge, Library Information Services, COMSATS University, Lahore, Pakistan.
  3. Muhammad Yousuf Ali, Associate Librarian, Aga Khan University-Faculty of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan.
  4. Mayank Trivedi, Librarian, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India.
  5. Abid Hussain, Library Officer, Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  6. Sumaira Hussain, Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Information Management, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
  7. Shima Moradi, Assistant Professor, Scientometrics Department, National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP), Iran.

Congratulations and a warm welcome to the ASIS&T family!

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2019 InfoShare Call for Nominations

The ASIS&T Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) is pleased to announce that for 2019 we will be able to sponsor another group of deserving information professionals from developing countries for complimentary ASIS&T memberships (the financial burden of which would otherwise be prohibitive). We are soliciting nominations of candidates for the InfoShare Membership Award. The award will be given to LIS professionals.

Please include a one-page curriculum vitae and a one-page description of why this person is deserving of membership, including their willingness to promote ASIS&T within their networks and build relationships between ASIS&T and the national/regional organizations. Awardees will be decided by a vote of the SIG-III officers. All curriculum vitae will be kept private, accessible only to SIG-III officers.

Each membership award will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year if the new member proves to be a strong advocate for ASIS&T in their home country during the course of the year. Awardees will be asked to submit a report on their activities by next year’s Annual Meeting, which may include, but are not limited to:

• sharing ASIS&T publications that they receive (the Bulletin of ASIS&T and JASIS&T) with other colleagues

• promoting the SIG-III paper contest among their colleagues

• serving as a contact/coordinator for ASIS&T members traveling to their area who may be able to speak about ASIS&T and information science

• having the ability to strengthen the relationships between ASIS&T and the national/regional organizations, and

• sponsoring lectures on information science topics in their area on behalf of ASIS&T

Nominators can mentor the award recipients for the above activities.

We look forward to welcoming new members to ASIS&T from across the globe, especially from countries that have never been ASIS&T members or have limited ASIS&T membership. Women, minority, and candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Please feel free to circulate the Call in your professional networks (e.g., your alma mater listservs, professional contacts at IFLA, OCLC, international organizations, practitioner groups, academic institutions, etc.). Please send your nominations of deserving candidates to Dr. Saira Hanif Soroya (Saira.im@pu.edu.pk) or Hemalata Iyer (hiyer@albany.edu)

The deadline for submitting nominations is June 15th, 2019.

Announcement of successful candidates June 25th, 2019.

Thank you!

Saira Hanif Soroya

Chair, InfoShare Program, SIG-III, ASIS&T (Visit us at: https://www.asist.org/SIG/SIGIII/about/infoshare/)