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April 2021 President’s Column Hello ASIS&T members. Time is flying by fast. It is already April. For me personally – living in Canada – this is exciting news in that it means it is almost the end of the academic term (I taught my last class yesterday) and Spring is in the air. I look…

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From Your Executive Director, April 2021 Happy Spring or Fall to all! What a great time of year no matter what hemisphere you live in! Here in Virginia the trees and daffodils are blooming, the air is warming up, and while my allergies are going mad, everything seems fresh and new. For those of you…

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April 2021 Governance Update April 2021 The Board of Directors met on April 12, 2021 via video conference. In attendance were Brian Detlor, PhD (President); Naresh Agarwal (President-Elect); Clara Chu, PhD (Past President); Ina Fourie, PhD (Treasurer); Sam Chu, PhD (Chapter Assembly Director); Aylin Imeri (SIG Cabinet Deputy Director): Agnes Mainka, PhD; Anna Maria Tammaro,…

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Call for Nominations: ASIS&T Board of Directors The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the positions of President-Elect and Directors-at-Large on its Board of Directors. The Nominations Committee of ASIS&T is seeking candidates for the open positions of President-Elect and three Directors-at-Large on the ASIS&T…

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Cunningham Named Parliamentarian Chris Cunningham, PhD The ASIS&T Board of Directors is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Cunningham as the new ASIS&T Parliamentarian. Chris has been a member of ASIS&T for about 10 years and active in various ASIS&T SIGs. Chris finished his Doctoral studies at the University of South Carolina. His dissertation…

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Member Dues Year Change The ASIS&T auditors have recommended that ASIS&T move from our current membership renewal system in which all members renew their membership on their anniversary date to a system where all memberships renew in sync with our fiscal year (July-June). This change is necessitated by the fact that the IRS (the US…

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Introducing the ASIS&T Distinguished Member Program ASIS&T is pleased to announce a new program designed to recognize our most committed and loyal members. The ASIS&T Distinguished Member program will recognize members who have had a significant impact on the association and in the field of information science. The designation ASIS&T Distinguished Member is a signature recognition…

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2021 Annual Meeting News Paper / Panel / Alternative Event/Workshop Submission Deadline: April 19 The submission deadline is April 19 for Workshops, Papers, Panels, and Alternative Events. ASIS&T is happy to offer the 2021 Annual Meeting in a hybrid format to allow attendance and presentations both virtually and in person. Please review the FAQs for…

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ASIS&T Documents on Hathi Trust The ASIS&T History Committee has been working to make the ASIS&T publication archive available online through Open Access. The Committee is pleased to announce that quite a few ASIS&T publications can now be accessed on the Hathi Trust Digital Library. To locate a specific item, simply enter that document name…

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In Memoriam Long-time ASIS&T member Victor Rosenberg passed away on Sunday, April 11. He served on the Board of Directors, the Editorial Board of JASIST, the Awards & Honors Committee, the Publications Committee, the International Relations Committee, and various awards juries. He was the recipient of JASIST Best Paper Award in 1974 (The Scientific Premises…

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