The Association for Information Science & Technology

2005 Annual Meeting:
“Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together”

October 28 - November 2, 2005
Charlotte, North Carolina


Leadership Development Program
Sunday, October 30, 2005, 5:30-6:30pm (free, but you must register in advance)

"Keeping on the same page: simply working together and making your group effective and productive"

You will learn about new and tried and true collaboration tools to help with your ASIST activities as well as other professional projects.

The speakers are Anita S. Coleman and Yin Zhang. Dr. Coleman is Assistant Professor, School of Information Resources & Library Science, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ. Dr. Zhang is Associate Professor, Kent State University School of Library and Information Science, Kent OH.

Anita Sundaram Coleman is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Resources & Library Science at the University of Arizona, Tucson, which she joined in 2001. Anita loves blogs and wikis and has been playing with them since the 90s. During her leadership as Chair in 2002, the AZ chapter of ASIST experimented with three types of software for virtual community building one of which was the usemod wiki <http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/wiki.pl>. Anita is the author of ASC Online <http://radio.weblogs.com/0109575/>, a weblog of Information Science & Technology education and mentoring for LIS graduates. She also uses Movable Type, another blogging software, to maintain the SIRLS Learning Showcase <http://rani.sir.arizona.edu/~sirls/mt/> where student projects from her courses are published on the web.

Yin Zhang is served as the Communications Officer for SIG III - International Information Issues - 2001-2004 and Chair 2004-2005. SIG III was SIG of the year for 2001 and 2002. As SIG III's Communications Officer and Chair, Yin Zhang has edited and published three issues of SIG III Newsletter every year since 2001, with a total of 12 issues so far. During her tenure as the group's Chair, SIG III has successfully carried out several major projects. As the webmaster of the group's website (http://www.asis.org/SIG/SIGIII/), Yin Zhang redesigned the group's website and has been maintaining it since 2001. The website won the SIG Publication-of-the-Year Award for 2003. In addition, she has maintained the group's listserv for four years since 2001.

Yin has also been active in her local ASIST Chapter, NORASIST (Northern Ohio Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology), since 1999. She won the Chapter Member-of-the-Year Award for 2003.

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