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
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.