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ASIS&T President’s Vlog Dear ASIS&T colleagues, Greetings from my home to yours where most of us find ourselves at these uncertain times during the COVID-19 pandemic. I decided to send a video message to use high touch communication to bridge the gap between us.  I am Clara Chu, and in my third Message from the…

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Governance Update FEBRUARY, 2020 The Board of Directors met on February 19, 2020 via video conference. In attendance were Clara Chu (President-Elect); Brian Detlor (President-Elect); Elaine Toms (Past President); Ina Fourie (Treasurer); Emily Knox; Agnes Mainka; Soo Young Rieh; Ana Maria Tammaro; Jim Andrews (SIG Cabinet Director); Michael Olsson (Chapter Cabinet Director); Lydia Middleton (Executive…

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Call for Board Nominations – Deadline April 27 Call for Nominations ASIS&T Board of Directors Nomination Deadline: 27 April, 2020 The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the positions of President-Elect and Director-at-Large on its Board of Directors. The Nominations Committee of ASIS&T is seeking…

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Call for Award Nominations – Deadline April 27 ASIS&T is now accepting nominations for the following awards, please note all award deadlines have been extended to April 27th, 2020 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…

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New Membership Options In response to your requests for more flexible ways to pay your member dues, ASIS&T is pleased to announce three new options for member dues payment. Pay Your Dues Each Month We know that in these challenging times, it may be difficult for you to pay the full amount of annual dues…

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Annual Meeting News Paper / Panel / Alternative Event Submission Deadline: April 27 The submission deadline for Workshops, Tutorials, Papers, Panels, and Alternative Events is April 27 .  We hope this extension will allow all of you to have more time to prepare and submit a session for consideration for the 2020 Annual Meeting which…

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SIG News SIG-HFIS SIG-HFIS is now accepting applications for the 2020 Student Travel Award from ASIS&T SIG-HFIS. The winner will receive a check for $500 to defray travel expenses to the Annual Meeting this year in Pittsburgh. Details below. Please share with the students you know and work with! The purpose of the award is…

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Chapter Updates Africa Chapter (Proposed) More than 40 members current and future members in Africa gathered in April to discuss the possibility of creating a new ASIS&T chapter. More details coming soon! Asia Pacific Chapter The Asia Pacific Regional Meeting originally scheduled for late June in Wuhan will now take place virtually in December. The…

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Member Spotlight Andiswa Mfengu What attracted you to information science as a profession and field of study? My background is in science but after my first degree I realized I loved working with people more. I like to think of it as the profession choose me, as I went on to study postgraduate diploma in…

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