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NJ ASIS&T & RU ASIS&T Present 2015 Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Michael Buckland

“Information Science Past and Future: A Personal View.”

The New Jersey Chapter of ASIS&T is pleased to announce that this year’s Distinguished Lecture Series Award will be presented to Prof. Michael Buckland, Emeritus Professor, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley. To honor and celebrate Prof. Buckland, we invite you to join a reception at Rutgers University on Wednesday, May 13.  

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 13 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Location: Rutgers Club (199 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
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  • $5/$10 for students (ASIS&T members, non-members) 
  • $10/$15 for professionals (ASIS&T members, non-members).
NJ ASIS&T in partnership with RU ASIS&T are hosting a distinguished lecture series featuring esteemed scholar Dr. Michael Buckland on Wednesday, May 13th from 5-7 p.m. at the Rutgers Club. Join us as Dr. Buckland reflects on how his experiences influenced his view of the field at the intersection of digital libraries and digital humanities.
To this lecture, Dr. Buckland brings 50 years of experience in the study of library services, bibliographical access, cultural heritages, and the history of documentation. His books include Library Services in Theory and Context (Pergamon, 1983; 2nd ed. 1988), Information and Information Systems (Praeger, 1991), Redesigning Library Services (American Library Association, 1992), and a biography, Emanuel Goldberg and his Knowledge Machine (Libraries Unlimited, 2006). His principal project currently is “Editorial Practices and the Web” which makes historians’ working notes accessible at The lecture series will be followed by a Q&A period and a reception honoring Dr. Buckland’s distinguished career.
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About NJ ASIS&T: The New Jersey Chapter is a four-time winner of the ASIS&T Chapter-of-the-Year Award. The chapter aims to connect information professionals in both academia and industry to the latest in research and practice relating to information science and technology. The chapter has held presentation and dinner meetings featuring prominent scholars and presented Distinguished Lectureship awards to thought leaders in the field, including Gerald Salton, Karen Sparck Jones, and Eugene Garfield. For more information, please visit:
About RU ASIS&T: Comprised of MLIS and PhD students, this group focuses on studying the relationship between information behaviors and technology, and how people interact with both. The group holds activities ranging from technology workshops to conference practice talks to job workshops. RU ASIS&T plans to hold additional distinguished lecture series, a career panel, and tutorials in the fall semester. For more information, please visit:

2014 Distinguished Lecture Series: Honoring Dr. Paul Kantor

The 2014 Distinguished Lecture Series event was held on May 14, 2014, and hosted by NJ ASIS&T (New Jersey Association for Information Science and Technology) and RU ASIS&T (Rutgers University Chapter – Association for Information Science and Technology).  The event honored Professor Paul Kantor for his outstanding research in the field of Information Science.

Opening Reception

With cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, NJ ASIS&T sponsored reception opened the event and it was well-attended with approximately 50 people that include ASIS&T members and non-members.

Distinguished Lecture Series Opening Reception
Distinguished Lecture Series Opening Reception

Award Presentation 

After some good food, drinks and networking, NJ ASIS&T Chair Dr. Chirag Shah said a few words about the ASIS&T organization and introduced Professor Claire McInerney, Acting Dean of School of Communication & Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University. Dean McInerney presented the prestigious Distinguished Lectureship award to Professor Kantor.

Acting Dean of SCI Claire McInerney, presenting award to Professor Paul Kantor
Acting Dean of SC&I Claire McInerney, presenting award to Professor Paul Kantor

In her introduction, Dean McInerney engaged the audience to respond with answers to a short trivia quiz about Dr. Kantor, highlighting aspects of his academic work and outside interests (including folk dancing and being a pilot). Continue reading 2014 Distinguished Lecture Series: Honoring Dr. Paul Kantor