The European Chapter is inviting you to its regional meeting on
Library and Information Science in Europe.
The ASIS&T sponsored event will be held at Humboldt University
Berlin, Germany, October 4th 2017. Please follow the links for the current programme and registration information.
ASIST Programme_Berlin Meeting (Pdf)
Online Programme and Registration
Berlin Regional Meeting
The European Chapter is proud to be awarded ASIS&T Chapter of the Year 2017!
It is the 4th Chapter of the Year Award our chapter recieves.
Thanks to all the engaging and active members, to all communicators and collaborators for their great work!
Announcement from the ASIS&T Regional Chapter of the Year Award Jury:
We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Chapter of the Year Award goes to the European Chapter (EUChap)! ASIS&T Regional Chapters competed for this award under the criteria of Membership, Chapter Meetings, Projects and Services, Collaboration, Communication, Financial, Awards, and Administration. The European Chapter has done excellent work increasing their overall membership and extending membership to 6 new countries! By adding new Country Representatives and continued collaboration with the student chapter, they have experienced additional membership growth. They have created an impressive list of publications promoting their chapter. The range of chapter activities demonstrates dedication to promoting the chapter and the ASIS&T organization as well as providing professional and collaborative opportunities for members.
The EUChap has 190 members including 30 student members, 4 institutional members, primarily academics and faculty. Since 2016, the EUChap gained 81 members. This chapter has performed valuable services in connecting its members to LIS jobs and resources. They have held 10 events over many countries as well as leading 6 projects collaborating with student groups as well as regional groups. This chapter has active means of communication including email, mailing lists, a wiki, and a social media presence, and also has a well-managed budget.
This Chapter is no stranger to awards, boasting 5 nominations and 4 awards including member of EUChap 2016 (Peter Ingwersen), Chapter of the Year for 2016 (European Chapter), chapter member of the year 2016 (Isabella Peters), and nomination for the Award Crestos 2017 (Agnes Mainka).
The European Chapter has the highest membership, has managed its budget efficiently and provides many opportunities for its members to engage with one another and hold many programs distributed over the European continent. Join us in congratulating the European Chapter for having a great year promoting ASIS&T and displaying excellence as the ASIS&T Regional Chapter of the Year.
On behalf of the 2017 ASIS&T Regional Chapter of the Year Award Jury:
Daniel Gelaw Alemneh (University of North Texas), Chapter Assembly Director Kayla Siddell (Indiana State University), Deputy Chapter Assembly Director
The Europen Chapter is pleased to announce two new board members for the term 2017/2018:
- Chair-elect: Dirk Lewandowski, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany (https://www.haw-hamburg.de/index.php?id=29927)
- Secretary/ Treasurer: Anna Maria Tammaro, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, Fiesole, Italy
Thanks to the members that nominated and voted in this year’s board election and a great welcome to our two new board members!
Current board members of the EUChap.
the Euorpean Student Chapter has published its sumer newsletter.
Topics of the issue are:
• Presentation of the new ESC Board Members
• “I was at…“ – four students report on their conference attendance
• Do you know? (new topic)
• Lexicon (new topic)
• Do not miss (conferences & webinars)
Click here to open the pdf:
EUChap Advisor Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan will be the new Editor-in-Chief of Education for Information.
Current Editor-in-Chief Prof. Jamshid Beheshti says “I am delighted that Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan has agreed to be the new Editor-in-Chief of our journal, taking over at the beginning of 2018. Until then she and I will work together on the journal”.
Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan is Full Professor at the School of Journalism & Communication of Aix-Marseille University and member of the IRSIC research team in France.
The recent ASIS&T Bulletin for June/July17 has been published and includes a report by the organizers of the first Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon at the 2016 ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Copenhagen.
The Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon was held at the 2016 ASIS&T Annual Meeting (AM) for the first time. The purpose of the luncheon was to celebrate diversity and inclusion and to generate ideas regarding how ASIS&T could continue to encourage diversity and support inclusion. The luncheon was designed and organized by Annual Meeting co-chairs, Diane Sonnenwald and Lauren Harrison. Eight colleagues, Judit Bar-Ilan, Harry Bruce, Toni Carbo, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ixchel Faniel, Sandra Hirsh, Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan and Adam Worrall, served as discussion leaders at the lunch tables.
You can read the full report on the ASIS&T website.
Report by Emil Levine and Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, published in INSIDE ASIS&T, Vol 1/2
Under the coordination of the Asian Pacific Chapter, ASIS&T offered a presentation at the iSchool Conference in Wuhan, China on March 24th. Entitled, “Professional Organizations in Career Development” members of ASIS&T presented to over 60 attendees. Representatives from committees, SIGs and Chapters discussed their role in the organization. Emil Levine, Chapter Advisor, Asian Pacific Chapter, introduced the speakers who were:
Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Chair European Chapter; Aylin Ilhan, PhD-Student (Information Science at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf) and research assistant at the Department of Information Science, Co-Chair European Student Chapter; Hong-Shui Liang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei Chapter; Xiao Hu, The University of Hong Kong, SIG International Information Issues; Yuelin Li, Nankai University, International Relations Committee, Levine, Asian Pacific Chapter. Continue reading Asian Pacific Chapter Promotes ASIS&T at iSchool Conference
Due to the current administrations attitude towards science, an international movement has begun to bring attention to the importance of scientific research and evidence-based policies. A March For Science is scheduled around the world on April 22, 2017 (earth day) to assure that the relationship between science and democracy does not continue to erode. Because Information Science impacts all areas of society, we believe this is an important movement for ASIS&T to support. We are calling on our members to support the message that science is important to a civilized world, and ask that you participate in whatever way you can. Continue reading CALL TO ACTION: MARCH FOR SCIENCE
sharing things by Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, EUChap Chair
Library and Information Science Department within the framework of its Doctoral Program Library Science: Archives and Libraries in the Digital Environment, and with the collaboration and sponsorship of the FullBright Spain Commission, had the pleasure of receiving Professor Carol Tenopir of the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) on March 2 and 3, 2017 in Madrid.
Professor Tenopir, as all of us well know, is a renowned researcher with more than 200 papers published in the most relevant journals in our area. Among other merits, honored with the Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award from the American Society for Information Science / Institute for Scientific Information (1993), the ALISE Award for Teaching Excellence (2000) as well as the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Research Award (2002) and the International Information Industry Lifetime Achievement Award (2004).
Professor Tenopir held informal meetings with students, assistants and members of the Department and two lectures:
- Reading for Research: Scholarly Publications in the Work Life of Researchers (video, and slides)
- Research Data Services in European Universities: Current Offerings and Plans for the Future (video, and slides).
Note from Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, EUChap Chair
ASIS&T Chapters and SIGs are collaborating on an ASIS&T presentation at the iSchool conference in Wuhan, China (March 22-25th). The Asian Pacific, European, European Student and Taipei Chapters, along with SIG III will all discuss their programs and how their activities closely support the iSchool concept. In addition we will discuss the value of ASIS&T membership and it’s close correlation to professional success. A raffle will be held at the presentation with prizes being five free ASIS&T membership, and refreshments will be provided by the Asian Pacific Chapter. If you’re attending the conference in Wuhan, make sure to attend this exciting collaborative presentation. The presentation will be held on Friday March 24th from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm at the Southern Lake, fifth floor.
All the best,