“Innovation and Trends in Information Science – Practice, Research, and LIS Education”-2022 Information Science Summit

ASIS&T, ALISE and iSchools invite you to join the inaugural in-person/virtual Information Science Summit entitled, Innovation and Trends in Information Science – Practice, Research, and LIS Education taking place on Friday, October 28, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel.

The Summit is co-hosted by three organizations – ASIS&T, ALISE, iSchools Organization, and sponsored by SLA along with the SJSU, Simmons, and Syracuse iSchools. Due to the generosity of these sponsors, registration is completely free for in-person member attendees, including a complimentary networking lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Registration for virtual attendees will be $100.00 for regular members and $50 for students.

The program will include welcoming remarks from Dr. Naresh Agarwal, ASIS&T President; Dr. Lisa O’Connor, ALISE President;  Dr. Sanda Erdelez, iSchools Organization Chair; and Monica Evans-Lombe, SLA Managing Director;  followed by keynote addresses from Dr. Steve Sawyer, Editor of The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) and Camille Mathieu, Knowledge Management Program Manager at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

  • Naresh Agarwal, ASIST President
  • Lisa O’Connor, ALISE President
  • Sanda Erdelez, Chair, iSchools Organization
  • Monica Evans-Lombe, SLA
  • Steve Sawyer, JASIST Editor
  • Camille Mathieu, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
  • Rong Tang, Simmons University
  • Jonthan Clay, Trend Micro
  • Tonia San Nicolas-Rocca, SJSU School of Information
  • John MacLeod, Director, XRLibraries
  • Timothy Collins, Varjo
  • Jeremy Nelson, Director, XR Initiative, University of Michigan
  • Microsoft HoloLens Research Team Member
  • Catherine Dumas, Simmons University
  • Anthony Chow, SJSU iSchool
  • Noah Glaser, University of Missouri
  • Souvick Ghosh, SJSU iSchool
  • JonLuc Christensen, NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Darra Hofman, SJSU iSchool
  • Michele Villagran, SJSU iSchool

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Nominations Open: 2022 ASIS&T International Awards

October 29-November 1, 2022

Crisis, Transition, Resilience: Re-Imagining an Information-Resilient Society

ASIS&T is now accepting nominations for the 2022 international awards. These twelve coveted and prestigious ASIS&T awards represent the greatest recognition and respect professionals may afford their colleagues.

All ASIS&T members and non-members are invited and encouraged to submit nominations for the awards. Selections of award recipients are made after thoughtful and thorough consideration by appropriate committees or official bodies of the Association.

The 2022 awards will be presented at the Annual Awards Ceremony held at the 2022 ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA USA.

All award nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2022.

For more information on ASIS&T’s Awards & Honors, visit website https://www.asist.org/programs-services/awards-honors/

 

ASIS&T 24-Hour Global Conference: Call for Proposals

The 24-Hours Global Conference 2022 aims to promote networking among individuals, organizations, and institutions. This is a fully virtual conference available for both ASIS&T members and non-members. The conference, like its name, will run over a 24-hour period and will cover all time zones. The format of participation is varied to support numerous ways of learning, engagement, and sharing. Accepted formats include, but are not limited to:

  • Paper presentations
  • Panel discussions
  • Provocation sessions
  • Poster presentations
  • Professional work shadowing
  • Illustrations
  • Lightning talks
  • Webinars

Call for Proposals

Participants are encouraged to think outside the box and be creative in showcasing what is happening in their region in the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and information sciences. Collaborations are encouraged among colleagues, and across disciplines.

Topics relevant to the theme include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Networking in virtual environments
  • Sharing for learning
  • Learning though networking
  • Role of social networking in enhancing professional skills
  • Digital humanities
  • Artificial Intelligence and new technologies
  • Collaborative information seeking, human collaboration and cooperation
  • Networking around the globe: opportunities and challenges
  • Becoming agents of change in the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Building for the future
  • Creating Connections, Building Bridges…Together
  • Facing the Future – Together
  • Inclusive and Equitable Practices during COVID-19
  • Role of innovative leadership in networking and sharing

Please submit a short abstract (maximum 500 words) indicating the format of presentation. Include the names of all presenters, including their affiliation, country and email address.

Submit abstract 

More details here. 

 

Acceleration of health information literacy a webinar held

Md. Monirul Islam,

December 19, 2021

An international webinar entitled “Acceleration of health information literacy: preparing multi-lingual covid-19 contents for South Asia region” was held virtually on December 18, 2021. The program was jointly organized by the Association of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) South Asia Chapter and the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka.
Professor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Vice-Chancellor, University of Dhaka, remained present as Chief Guest. Professor Dr. Md. Nasiruddin Munshi, Department of Information Science and Library Management & Librarian (In-Charge) of Dhaka University Library, was present as Special Guest.
The keynote paper was presented by Dr. Samuel K. W. Chu, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. Dr. Bhakti Gala, Assistant Professor, Central University of Gujarat, India, delivered the welcome speech at the beginning of the program.
Professor Dr. S.M.Zabed Ahmed, Department of Information Science and Library Management (ISLM), DU, Professor Dr. Md. Saiful Islam, Chairman of ISLM Department, DU, Dr. Dilara Begum, Chairman, Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East-West University, A.K.M. Eamin Ali Akanda, Chairman of ISLM Department, RU and Razina Alam, Head of Library, Bangladesh Shishu Academy discussed on the keynote topic as panellists.

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Webinar on “Acceleration of health information literacy: preparing multi-lingual covid-19 contents for South Asia region” will be held on 18 December 2021

An international webinar entitled “Acceleration of health information literacy: preparing multi-lingual covid-19 contents for South Asia region” to be jointly organized by the Association of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) South Asia Chapter and Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka. The webinar will be held on 18 December, 2021 at 6:00 PM online via Zoom.

Zoom https://bdren.zoom.us/j/66643317056?pwd=UXc3ZFUxNnZCUHFUMnRtUTBBSXUvQT09

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South Asia Chapter, ASIS&T has been awarded special funding to pursue a project on ‘Dealing with COVID-19′

South Asia Chapter of ASIS&T has been awarded special funding to pursue a unique project on ‘Dealing with COVID-19 and Saving People’s Lives in South Asia (SA) Areas & Beyond – A Health Informatics Promotion Project’. This Chapter proposes to set up a YouTube channel to host multilingual videos for disseminating awareness on a variety of topics on Covid-19 in the South Asia region. This project runs in collaboration with the Asia Pacific and European Chapter to bring their experience dealing with similar viruses in the past. This Chapter expects that the content for these videos will help fight misinformation and disinformation regarding Covid-19 information by citing accurate and reliable sources of information.

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Announcement of the 2021 ASIS&T SIG-III International Paper Contest

Jannati Jerin

 June 12, 2021

The Special Interest Group on International Information Issues (SIG-III) of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), announced its 2021 winners for the International Paper Contest (IPC).

This year, the jury board received a good number of papers from Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Turkey. The competition was tough as two papers qualified for third position!

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ASIS&T Announces 2021 Award Winners: Winners of Prestigious ASIS&T Awards to be Honored in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) has announced the winners’ names of the different ASIS&T Awards for 2021.

Researchers, practitioners, and academics in the field of information science and technology eagerly await the announcement of the winners of the renowned ASIS&T awards, which are among the oldest and most prestigious honor in the still-evolving field of information science and technology. Winners are usually announced immediately before the ASIS&T Annual Meeting, after a lengthy nomination and jurying procedure. They are then formally presented at the meeting during the annual awards luncheon.

In this year the ASIS&T Annual Meeting will be held in October 29 through November 3, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

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ASIS&T South Asia Chapter Best Practices Sharing: An insight

Amrita Dash

April 23, 2021

Behind the scenes:
In 2017 at Washington D.C., Md. Anwarul Islam and Naresh (President-Elect, ASIS&T) talked to each other for the first time to frame the South Asia Chapter. As a New Leader Awardee of ASIS&T, Dr Anwar started working with Naresh Agarwal to establish the chapter. Based on the proposal the ASIS&T board approved the chapter in September 2018. At that time, ASIS&T had 14 regional chapters and 39 student chapters in different universities.

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Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) membership: ASIS&T offers free membership to Developing Nation’s librarians, information scientists, and researchers

March 3, 2021

ASIS&T Membership is free for the developing nation’s including Bangladesh, library professionals, information scientists, researchers and LIS students under a Tier 2 Developing Nation membership categories.

Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) Executive Director Lydia S. Middleton, has recently confirmed this information in a statement issued on the occasion of The Librarian Times fourth anniversary celebrations.

“We are proud to offer membership at no cost to librarians, information scientists, and researchers in Bangladesh”- Lydia S. Middleton.

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