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.

» Read more

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!

» Read more

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.

» Read more

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.

» Read more

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.

» Read more

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.

» Read more

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.

» Read more