Chapter of the Year 2020: South Asia Chapter of ASIS&T

Md. Anwarul Islam, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Information Science and Library Management and

Chair of the South Asia Chapter, ASIS&T (2019-2020)

Photo: The writer with the ASIS&T President, Clara M. Chu

My journey with ASIS&T started in 2015 as a PhD student. It was an eye-opening meeting for me to meet famous people under one roof. The various Chapters, SIGs, Committees, the annual meeting and webinars make the association vibrant and useful for an early career researcher like me. For me, it was a matchmaking place of finding great researchers in my research areas. Slowly but surely I got involved with the membership committee, Asia Pacific Chapter, SIG-III, SIG-KM and other volunteering activities.

Over the last five years, I have participated in every annual meeting except 2016. I had served in a variety of panels and presentations, published in ASIS&T publications as author and served as a reviewer.

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A five-day-long ASIS&T 2019 annual meeting ends on 23rd October

Prodip Roy AALIA (DCP)

November 3, 2019

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) previously named as American Society for Information Science and Technology held its 82nd annual meeting at Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne, VIC., Oct. 19–23, 2019. The theme was INFORMATION…ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANY TIME, ANY WAY.

The event details can be found at https://www.asist.org/am19/

The Opening and Closing Plenary sessions focused on the conference theme ‘ anyone ‘ and ‘ anywhere ‘ Mikaela Jade delivered the opening plenary presentation on ‘ Mixing Reality for Cultural Proliferation, ‘ where she shared her industry experience that successfully engages indigenous women in technology. Similarly, the closing plenary presentation entitled ‘ Changing the Paradigm: Building a Learning Health System Through Disruption Collaboration, ‘ given by, Helena Teede where she highlighted the importance of providing information at the right time and in the right way.

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