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February 2021 President’s Column Hello ASIS&T members. It is so very good to have this opportunity to touch base with the ASIS&T community and share news about what is happening in our amazing association. Lots of activity is going on and we are making great strides already in terms of carrying out the 39 tactics…

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From Your Executive Director – February 2021 Lydia S. Middleton, MBA, CAEASIS&T Executive Director Greetings Colleagues, Since my last column two months ago, ASIS&T staff have been busy working on several new initiatives, many of which are detailed in Brian’s column so I won’t repeat them here. There are a few additional highlights, though, that…

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February 2021 Governance Update February 2021 The Board of Directors met on February 8, 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); AJ Million (SIG Cabinet Director): Anna Maria Tammaro, PhD; Dan Wu, PhD;…

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Hardin to Step Down as ASIS&T Parliamentarian After 14 Years After 14 years of dedicated service as Parliamentarian of ASIS&T, Steve Hardin is stepping down from this position. Steve has been a tremendous asset to ASIS&T in this capacity, serving as an impartial and thoughtful contributor to ASIS&T Board meetings, Annual Business Meetings, and component…

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Call for Volunteer: ASIS&T Parliamentarian The ASIS&T Board of Directors has launched a search for a new Parliamentarian. The duties of this role are: Attend all regular and special meetings of the membership. Be available for all meetings of the Board of Directors, the Chapter Assembly, and the Special Interest Group Cabinet. Be available for…

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Member Dues Waived for Tier 2 Developing Country Members ASIS&T is excited to announce that, effective immediately, dues for members and prospective members in Tier 2 Developing Countries will be waived. The Board approved this dues change in order to make it easier for academics and professionals in these countries to access ASIS&T membership and…

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ASIS&T Welcomes Two New Staff ASIS&T is pleased to announce that two new staff members have joined the Association. Garrett will be responsible for all ASIS&T publications, including JASIST, Information Matters, and ARIST. Pamela will be responsible for all other communications and marketing of the association. Please join us in welcoming them! Garrett Doherty Managing…

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Call for Nominations: 2021 ASIS&T International Awards 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…

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Call for Applications: Information Matters Editor-in-Chief Position Description / Announcement Editor-in-Chief, Information Matters The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) invites creative, forward-thinking applicants for the role of founding Editor-in-Chief of Information Matters. Information Matters (IM) is a digital-only communication translational forum for information science, bringing relevant and current research evidence and industry developments,…

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Call for Volunteer: Chapter Assembly Deputy Director ASIS&T is seeking a Deputy Chapter Assembly Director. The Deputy Chapter Assembly Director will serve in this role until November 2, 2021, at which point they will automatically become the Chapter Assembly Director. The duties of this role include: assisting and standing in as necessary for Chapter Assembly…

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