Chapter Meeting at AM in St. Louis

Following the tradition of meeting European colleagues during the AM, our chair Isabella would like to invite you to an informal get-together at the Red Kitchen & Bar (in the conference hotel) on November 8, 2015 at 8:30pm (after the Welcome Reception and the SIGRush).

Topics to discuss:
*activities at AM16 in Copenhagen
*chapter promotion
*future of chapter workshop

Please let Isabella know what she should add to the agenda.

CfP: CoLIS9 in Uppsala June 27-29, 2016. Deadline Jan 15, 2016

We invite authors to submit research papers (up to 5000 words), short research papers (up to 3000 words), panels, workshops, alternative events and posters to the 9th conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) held in Uppsala, Sweden June 27-29, 2016.

Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) is a series of international conferences aiming to provide a broad forum for the exploration and exchange of ideas in the field of Library and Information Science, Information Studies, and related disciplines. It welcomes diverse contributions offering empirical, theoretical and historical perspectives. The 9th conference in the series is organised by the Department of ALM, Uppsala University and Division of ALM, Lund University.

Three keynote lectures by

  • Prof. Geoffrey Bowker,  University of California, Irvine, USA
    “Distributed and Potential Memory: remembering in an age of total recall”
  • Prof. Louise Limberg, University of Borås, Sweden
    “Analysing or synthesising Library and Information Science : Sketching past achievements, current happenings and future prospects”
  • Prof. Pamela McKenzie, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    “Context” in context: twenty years of an everyday concept in LIS/IS

Consult the full Call for papers available at for details about submissions, and the conference.

Deadline for all submissions (apart from the doctoral forum) is Jan 15, 2016.

Questions regarding paper submissions incl. posters should be directed to Dr. Isto Huvila ( Questions regarding panels, workshops and other formats should be directed to Dr. Jutta Haider (

Questions about the conference should be sent to the conference chair Kerstin Rydbeck ( or the co-chair Olof Sundin (

CoLIS9 is also on Facebook at

Student membership awards

Thanks to an anonymous donation, seven student membership have been awarded to students nominated by country representatives and officers of the European Chapter. The awards are made based on publications in major information science journals and active participation in Chapter events.

The awardees are:

  • Farhan Ahmad MSc., doctoral candidate at Åbo Akademi University, Finland
  • Ivana Dejanović, Faculty of Philosophy, Osijek, Croatia
  • Maria Henkel, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Peter Kraker, Know-Center, Graz, Austria
  • Agnes Mainka (PhD Student), Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Liliana Melgar, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
  • Leonidas Papachristopoulos, PhD student in the Department of Archives, Library and Museum Studies, Ionian University, Greece

We would like to congratulate the awardees and wish them a wonderful year!  We would also like to thank the donor for his/her generous donations again.


2014-16 New Leaders assigned to the European chapter

2014-16 New Leaders assigned to the European chapter or under mentorship by members of the European Chapter:

  1. Agnes Mainka, doctoral student at Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf.
    Mentor: Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan, Professor, Aix-Marseille University, France
    Placement: European Student Chapter
  2. Stephann Makri, Lecturer (Associate Professor), City University, London.
    Mentor: Isabella Peters, Professor, Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, German
    Placement: European Chapter
  3. Hans-Christoph Hobohm
    Mentors: Dianne Sonnenwald, Professor University of Copenhagen & Christian Schloegl, University of Graz, Austria.
    Placement: International Relations Committee (IRC)
For more information on the New leaders award:

ASIS&T European Chapter Meeting in Montréal

All EUChap members are cordially invited to join the chapter meeting at this year’s Annual ASIS&T Meeting.

We meet
Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
at 8 pm
at Le Café Bar in the Hotel Le Centre Sheraton.
(No tables booked yet – the first who arrives should just occupy some seats :-)).

À bientôt en Montréal!

P.S.: Please distribute that invitation widely!


2013-2014 officers for the European Chapter…

The election for this year’s officers has begun. Voting will be possible until September 30th. All ASIS&T European Chapter members should have received an email with the access information for the ballot. If you are a chapter member and haven’t received an email yet but would like to vote then please contact the ballot administrator directly via email. The outgoing Chairperson, Adam Girard, is the ballot administrator. He can be contacted at: adam.girard[at] Thank you for voting!



16 – 20 June 2014, Zadar, Croatia
Web site:

Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) is a biennial international conference that focuses on the transformation of libraries and information services in the digital environment. In recognition of evolving online and social technological influences that present both challenges and opportunities, “ASSESSMENT” is the theme for LIDA 2014.  The conference theme is divided into two parts. The first part addresses advances in qualitative assessment methods and practices and the second part covers assessment methods involving alternative metrics based on social media and a wider array of communicative activities, commonly referred to as “altmetrics.” While qualitative methods have a long tradition of application, altmetrics are a set of new approaches to filtering information and to evaluating scholarly communication and research, with possible application to libraries as well. LIDA 2014 brings together researchers, educators, and practitioners from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made memorable by being held in an enchanting and spectacularly beautiful city on the shore of the Adriatic Sea.

The main topics of the conference are:

1) Qualitative methods in assessing libraries, users, & use: applications, results.

2) Altmetrics – new methods in assessing scholarly communication and libraries: issues applications, results.

The paper (extended abstract) submission deadline is 15 January 2014. Deadlines for workshops, demonstrations, and the doctoral forum can be found on the LIDA website: