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.

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:

Yeah we have a Facebook page!

We would like to announce our ASIS&T European Chapter Facebook page and group. The links are: and

The page should inform about news, activities and events of the ASIS&T European Chapter. The group should be a more private discussion forum for our EC members (membership status will be checked before joining the group).

The link to the Facebook group of the ASIS&T European Student Chapter is

We invite you to join us on Facebook and tell your colleagues about it!

On behalf the European Chapter Board, Tamara & Isabella