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December 2020 President’s Column Dr. Brian Detlor PhD ASIS&T President It is with great pleasure and excitement that I write my very first “President’s Message” for Inside ASIS&T in my new role as President of the Association. I am very happy and honored to serve in this capacity and I look forward to working with…

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From Your Executive Director Lydia S. Middleton, MBA, CAEASIS&T Executive Director Greetings from ASIS&T headquarters where we are finally wrapping up the last details of the 2020 Annual Meeting. We were very pleased with the outcome of the meeting, and hope that those of you that were able to attend got a lot out of…

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December 2020 Governance Update October 2020 The Board of Directors met on October 12, 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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Sawyer Named JASIST Editor-in-Chief Dr. Steven Sawyer of Syracuse University has been selected to be the new Editor of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST).  Dr. Sawyer succeeds Dr. Javed Mostafa of the University of North Carolina who has been editor since 2016.  Dr. Sawyer is director of the…

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Clara Chu, PhD

2019-20 President’s Report Clara Chu, PhDFormer ASIS&T President Dear ASIS&T colleagues, I close out a year unlike any other in history, a period of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has magnified our inequities and differences, while drawing on our resiliency, creativity and our shared intellectual and social capital. I have been honored to…

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2021 Annual Meeting News   INFORMATION: EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, JUSTICE, AND RELEVANCE The 84th Annual Meeting will be held October 30-November 2, 2021, in Salt Lake City, UT. Please take a minute to review the website and see all of the amazing things you will be able to see and do in Salt Lake City. …

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2020 Annual Meeting Recap ASIS&T wants to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Annual Meeting. This year has been challenging for everyone amidst a global pandemic and political and economic turmoil which required us to hold a virtual meeting this year to stay safe and maintain good health and well-being. It was the first…

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December 2020 Member Spotlight Richard Arias-Hernandez MSc PhD iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies) The University of British Columbia What attracted you to information science as a profession and field of study? My first incursion into information science was due to my curiosity for information technologies and electronics growing up. I loved building computers from…

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December 2020 Chapter Updates European Chapter We are excited to share with you the new ASIS&T elected European Chapter Officers: Chair: Crystal Fulton Chair-elect: Sheila Webber Secretary: Tamara Heck Treasurer: Noora Hirvonen Webmaster: Katrin Scheibe Communications Chair: Franziska Zimmer Social Media Manager: Carolanne Mahony Past-Chair: Aylin Ilhan Outgoing Officers (2019-2020) Newsletter Editor: Isabelle Dorsch Social…

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December 2020 SIG News SIG-AH  SIG-AH is thrilled to announce our elected officers for the upcoming year. Chair: Julie Carmen Chair Elect: Dan Maxwell Website Officer: Arjun Sabharwal Newsletter Editor: Dr. Muhammad Tariq Communications/Social Media Officer: ­Gavin Goodwin Secretary: Alicia Takaoka SIG-DL The following will represent SIG-DL as SIG officers/representatives: Co-Chair: Jelina Haines Co-Chair: Peter…

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