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President’s Column Clara Chu, PhD Dear ASIS&T colleagues, We are ASIS&T: Be, Belong, Become. I am delighted to share with you news that corresponds to my three-pronged plan for organization and social transformation, and to invite you to participate in the many related activities. BE: connecting with ourselves and each other, and contributing to not…

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From Your Executive Director Lydia S. Middleton, MBA, CAEASIS&T Executive Director First, I hope you like the new look of Inside ASIS&T. Our new website platform has made it possible to make Inside ASIS&T easier to navigate and more searchable. If you have any suggestions of further improvements we could make, please let us know!…

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Governance Update DECEMBER 18, 2019 The Board of Directors met on December 18, 2019 via video conference. In attendance were Clara Chu (President-Elect); Brian Detlor (President-Elect); Ina Fourie (Treasurer); Emily Knox; Soo Young Rieh; Ana Maria Tammaro; Jim Andrews (SIG Cabinet Director); Michael Olsson (Chapter Cabinet Director); Lydia Middleton (Executive Director); and Steve Hardin (Parliamentarian).…

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ASIS&T Membership Survey Results In 2019 the ASIST membership committee conducted a survey of members to determine how members feel about their membership experience and gather recommendations for future directions. The member survey has been used to inform Board decision making as well as the strategic planning process. Responses were received from 346 members. The…

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Call for Award Nominations ASIS&T is now accepting nominations for the following awards: Award of Merit This award is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes sustained contributions to and/or achievements in the field of information science and/or the professions in which it is practiced. Best Information Science Book Award This award recognizes a book that…

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How Would You Like a Free Year of ASIS&T Membership? ASIS&T needs your help in identifying potential sponsors for the 2020 Annual Meeting as well as various ASIS&T awards. Any individual who facilitates an introduction to a potential new sponsor will receive a full year of membership for free if that introduction results in a…

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Annual Meeting 2020 UPDATE: This is a news item written before the Annual Meeting was transitioned to a virtual meeting. Please visit the meeting website for the latest on the meeting. Plans for the 83rd ASIS&T Annual Meeting are well underway! The meeting will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, October 23-27, 2020 at the Wyndham…

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SIG News SIG-HFIS The Special Interest Group on the History and Foundations of Information Science (SIG-HFIS) of ASIS&T seeks submissions and nominations for the 2020 Bob Williams History Awards. There are two awards: the Bob Williams Research Grant and the Bob Williams Research Paper Award. Please find more information about eligibility, submission, and selection criteria…

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Chapter Updates Asia-Pacific Chapter The South Asia Chapter of ASIS&T partly sponsored a seminar on “Libraries, Archives and Museums: Hubs of Cultural Heritage Preservation” on 13th December 2019 at the State Library, Kohima, Nagaland, a north eastern mountain state in India. The seminar was organized and conducted in collaboration with the Department of Art &…

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Member Spotlight Rajesh Kumar Das Institute of Information Sciences Noakhali Science and Technology University What attracted you to information science as a profession and field of study? I was attracted to information science as it gives me a lifetime opportunity to connect with people through the information and to study on the information phenomena that…

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