Bulletin, December/January 2006
ASIS&T 2005 Annual Meeting Coverage
As this issue of the Bulletin of the American Society for
Information Science and Technology goes to press, members of ASIS&T have
Award of Merit - Marcia Bates
Watson Davis Award - Michael Buckland
Research in Information Science Award - Carol Kuhlthau
Information Science Book Award - Information Politics on the Web by Richard Rogers
Thomson ISI/ASIS&T Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award - Peiling Wang
John Wiley & Sons
Best JASIST Paper Award - Soo Young Rieh for "On the Web at
Home: Information Seeking and Web Searching in the Home Environment"
ISI/ASIS&T Citation Analysis Research Grant - Dimitris A. Dervos,
Thomas Kalkanis and Nikolaos Samaras
Thomson ISI/ASIS&T Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Scholarship - Svetalana Symonenko
ProQuest/ASIS&T Doctoral Dissertation Award -
James M. Cretsos Leadership Award - K.T.L.
Student Chapter-of-the-Year -
Chapter Member-of-the-Year - Beatrice Pulliam
- Syndicate, Aggregate, Communicate: New Web Tools in Real Applications for
Libraries, Companies and Regular Folk (New England ASIS&T) and To
Google or Not to Google (Indiana and
Publication-of-the-Year - OASIS, newsletter of the
SIG-of-the-Year - SIG/International Information Issues
New Officers and Directors Join ASIS&T Board
A new ASIS&T administrative year got underway during the
2005 Annual Meeting in
Each of the new members will serve the society for three years. Those
elected to the Board during the summer balloting are Edie Rasmussen,
president-elect; and Suzie Allard and Carol Barry,
As the new members took their seats, Michael Leach, elected last
year as president-elect, assumed the presidency from Nick Belkin, who now
serves as past president for one year. Former president Samantha K. Hastings and
directors-at-large Allison Brueckner and Beverly Colby completed
their terms of service on the Board.
the director, Physics Research Library,
is professor and director of the
an assistant professor in the
Barry is an associate professor at the
News About ASIS&T Chapters
ASIS&T-EC Meets Austrian Colleagues
the specific request of conference organizers, namely the Working Group on
Electronic Media of the Austrian Association of (Academic) Librarians (VOB) and
the Austrian Association for Documentation and Information (OGDI), and the
Library of the Free University of Bolzano, the ASIS&T European Chapter (EC)
held a panel session at ODOK '05, in
The session was organized by Christian Schlogl (
The debate in German and English centered on An
information society with(out) information professionals/Information
professionals with(out) an information society?
An introduction and initial statements by the panelists
are available on the EC website and on the ODOK site at http://voeb.uibk.ac.at/odok2005/.
The Los Angeles Chapter of ASIS&T (LACASIS)
went right back to work after the ASIS&T Annual Meeting with its annual Fall
Workshop. This year's program, Search Forward:
Emerging Internet Capabilities, offered an overview of and
conversation about the newest developments in Internet searching. Among the new
tools and technologies discussed are faceted browsing, multimedia search,
mapping with data layers, clustering and display of results, as well as the
implications of these new technologies from the policy makers' perspective. The
program was scheduled for Friday, November 18, at
The Central Ohio ASIS&T Chapter (CO-ASIS&T)
began its fall schedule with a program on Dewey Decimal Classification: News
and New Views, featuring Libbie Crawford, marketing manager, Dewey Decimal
Classification at OCLC. She provided an overview of Dewey, focusing on Dewey
activities worldwide, including what translations are underway, how to keep up
with changes in the classification and how the Editorial Policy Committee works.
For the month after its Dewey program, CO-ASIS&T
turned its attention to Your Environmental Scan for a workshop featuring
Alane Wilson of OCLC.
The Northern Ohio Chapter of ASIS&T
(NORASIST) selected Usability Testing for the Information
Professional as the topic for its annual meeting presentation. The program
included a tour of the newly opened Kent State University Usability Lab. David
Robins and Jason Holmes, both with
News about ASIS&T Members
Helen Tibbo, professor in the
Paul Solomon and Cathy Blake of the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) have been
awarded a $150,000 unrestricted research gift from the Microsoft Corporation.
The gift is intended to expand their research on how people annotate structured
Brooks of the Information School at the University of Washington is now
associate editor, North America, of Information Research: An International
Electronic Journal, a publication he has long served as a member of the
Call for Papers for ASIS&T 2006
Information Realities: Shaping the Digital Future for All
November 3-9, 2006, Austin, Texas
Information technology has enabled an expanding digital
world, inextricably linked to our physical existence but revolutionary in terms
of human creativity and thought. New technologies for mobile communication,
massively distributed collaboration and real-time information sharing are
radically impacting human interactions. A continuing demand for powerful
information organization, aggregation and dissemination tools to harness these
new information realities is likely.
the key to understanding these trends must be found at human and social levels.
To reflect on and address the challenges ahead, we must face some critical
What are the implications of these digital trends?
What opportunities are arising?
Are there dangers that we need to prepare for?
How will the future information world be shaped and who will shape it?
2006 challenges us to explore this moment in the history of information science
as people seamlessly move between their physical and digital worlds to create
information realities for themselves and others.
Submissions by researchers and practitioners are solicited on a wide
range of topics including but not limited to new theoretical perspectives on
information use and management; ethical and legal implications of digital
worlds; the nature of the information profession in the digital future; user,
organizational and cultural analyses of information realities; future
information architectures to both build and harness information realities;
implications for information (seeking) behavior and retrieval; new forms of
human-computer/information interactions; distributed collaboration and
information sharing; enhanced access to multi-format and multimedia information;
learning and education in the digital future; digital storytelling and
presentation in an attention economy; conflicts in information realities, their
recognition and resolution; preserving our cultural records in a digital age;
and scientific underpinnings of new information designs and uses.
Type of Submissions
program committee will accept the following types of submissions:
present original, recent research and design projects, theoretical developments
or innovative practical applications providing more general insight into an area
Contributed posters/short papers present new and promising work or preliminary results of
research projects or results of design projects, practical implementations of an
organization's practices or industry innovations.
Symposia and panels
present topics for discussion such as cutting-edge research and design, analyses
of hot or emerging trends, opinions on controversial issues, reports by
practitioners on current information science and technology projects, and
contrasting viewpoints from experts in complementary professional areas.
Pre-conference sessions present topics such as theoretical research, management strategies
and new and innovative systems or products, typically for purposes of concept
development or continuing education.
more information, including submission guidelines and deadlines, please visit
the ASIS&T website (http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM06/am06call.html)
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