Immediate Past President Harry Bruce led the initiative to overhaul ASIS&T’s website during his presidency. As a result, ASIS&T’s Web Presence Task Force, ASIS&T staff members, and consulting firm Seven Heads Design have been hard at work over the past year to create an improved user experience for our members and visitors. Kevin Hoffman, the owner of Seven Heads Design, outlined the efforts that his team has undertaken for the site at https://www.asis.org/SocialMedia/?p=317.

After all that work, we’re excited to announce that the new website has finally launched. Visit https://www.asist.org today to check it out!

New elements of the improved site include:

  • A responsive design: it is device-independent and will adapt to your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other device
  • A redesigned logo and brand
  • A fresher, cleaner, visually appealing look and feel
  • Improved information architecture
  • Seamlessly integrated, hot-off-the-press news from ASIS&T and the information science community
  • Enhanced membership profile: view it, change it, add a photo of yourself!
  • Enhanced membership directory: find members by location, SIG, expertise, and more
  • Intuitive information architecture

In addition to these improvements, the site still offers the same features that you’re accustomed to accessing, such as:

  • Registration for upcoming webinars and meetings
  • Free viewing of archived webinars
  • Free online access to JASIST, the Bulletin, and our Annual Meeting proceedings via the Digital Library
  • Conference information: Annual Meeting, IA Summit, RDAP Summit, and the EuroIA Summit
  • SIG, Chapter, and Committee information
  • Learn how you can get involved and be a part of it all!

Additional enhancements are forthcoming, such as an updated Online Bookstore.

When you visit the site, be sure to log in so you can try out our new members-only features. Upon logging in, you can access exclusive content such as free webinars and access to the Digital Library. Once you log in, you won’t need to log in again.

You can also update your profile on the new site. You can now add links to your social media accounts, update your contact information, list your areas of expertise, and add SIGs. This is an important point because you can now join as many SIGs as you would like for free!

While you’re online, don’t forget that we have social media outlets as well. Follow us at https:/twitter.com/asist_org, like us at https://www.facebook.com/asist.org, and join us at https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=44332. Use #asist or @asist_org on Twitter to let us know what you’re thinking about! Additionally, if you would like to blog on our new site about any information science-related topic of interest, please contact Diane Rasmussen Pennington, our Social Media Manager, at diane@asist.org.

We hope that you love the new site, but you will still be able to access the old site while we finalize the new one. We hope that our efforts to update and invigorate our online presence help you meet your professional development and networking needs. I would like to thank Harry Bruce for his leadership on this project as well as Diane Rasmussen Pennington for leading the Web Presence Task Force.

Please let us know what you think about our improvement, and join the conversation online! Email your comments or questions to asist@asist.org, call us at 301-495-0900, or tweet us @asist_org.

Sincerely,

Sandra Hirsh

President