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)
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.