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Clara Chu, PhD

President’s Column In my last “Message from the President,” I take note that it is an exciting as well as challenging time for our community as we will soon be connecting virtually for our inaugural virtual conference but continue to face the uncertainties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and systemic racism and other inequities.…

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From Your Executive Director Lydia S. Middleton, MBA, CAEASIS&T Executive Director Greetings colleagues! It is hard to believe that it is already October and another Annual Meeting looms before us. It seems not that long ago that we were in Melbourne celebrating the 82nd meeting. This year’s meeting will be nothing like last year’s meeting,…

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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?…

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October 2020 Governance Update September, 2020 The Board of Directors met on July 15, 2020 via video conference. In attendance were Clara Chu (President); Brian Detlor (President-Elect); Ina Fourie (Treasurer); Emily Knox; Agnes Mainka; Soo Young Rieh; Ana Maria Tammaro; James Andrews (SIG Cabinet Chair); Michael Olsson (Chapter Cabinet Director); Lydia Middleton (Executive Director); and…

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ILMS Grant Awarded to ASIS&T Members ASIS&T is a Supporting Organization of IMLS Grant to Develop the IDEA Institute on Artificial Intelligence, and its Future Host.  ASIS&T Board members have received a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Director-at-Large Dania Bilal (2016-19) from the University…

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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…

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Annual Meeting 2020 We are extremely excited that we are just a couple of weeks away from the 2020 Virtual ASIS&T Annual Meeting. This is new territory for everyone, so there has been a lot of work behind the scenes to ensure the same excellent quality you’ve come to expect from an ASIS&T meeting.  The…

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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…

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Member Spotlight Michelle MussutoMcGill University, Faculty of ArtsSchool of Information Studies What skills does one need to understand and study Information Science? Organization, Customer relations, multi-disciplinary science (social & natural sciences) so flexibility What skills and knowledge are over emphasized and are not necessary while working within the discipline?  High level mathematics, detailed computer knowledge…

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Chapter Updates There are still a few chapters that have yet to complete their Chapter Officer elections for the upcoming year. If you haven’t gotten started with nominations process please reach out to Terrence Curtiss so he can assist you in getting started. Chapter Awards We are pleased to announce the 2020 ASIS&T Chapter Award…

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