What an irony, that a
profession advocating the development, sharing and use of information remains so isolated. Amazing techniques and technologies evolve daily in the fields of library and information science, communication,
networking technologies, and computer science. Yet as isolated groups, information professionals in one field often are insulated from developments in others.
ASIS&T is the only professional society that bridges the gap between one discipline and another... between the diverse needs of researchers, developers
and end users... and between the challenge and opportunities associated with emerging technologies and applications.
ASIS&T Provides The People, Programs and Publications That Keep Your Career Moving Forward.
Whether you need to improve your productivity through better information retrieval, satisfy the information needs of your clients and constituents, or need to understand or
affect information policies, ASIS&T is the only organization that can help you address all of these diverse needs.
- Learn about
the most exciting developments, not just in your specific field, but across the entire scope of the information science...
- Get a head start on the evaluation of new technologies for enhanced
productivity, separating fads from coming trends. Make proactive, not reactive decisions...
- Advance your work to the next level. Locate researchers to compile or
analyze the data you must have. Find developers and consultants with technology, advice and solutions you need. Or find end users who need your product...
- Gain insight from the opinions and analysis of the nation's leading
professionals on topics ranging from abstracting, indexing and artificial intelligence to international transborder data flow...
- Prepare for changing consumer needs, economic globalization, policy shifts
and increasing competition so you can maximize opportunities...
- Contribute to the development of policies and standards that affect your and your field...
- Hear from others who have employed new techniques to solve chronic problems...
- Learn how to manage your career, your staff and your department through an
outstanding selection of personal and professional growth workshops...
Free Subscriptions for Internationally-Recognized Publications
- Favored by practitioners, the Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology
features news, opinions and analysis of the past, present and future of the information field. Topics range from
domestic and international information policy; to managing information organizations, resources and practices; to improving access to online and full text databases and networks.
- Ranked among the top five journals by the Association College Research Libraries, the
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) reports on cutting-edge research and theoretical
findings on the latest topics, such as... Designing Menu Selection Systems... Measuring Reference Practices... Query Formulation... Evaluation of Scientific
Literature... Knowledge Assisted Documents Retrieval... Accelerating Text Searching... Clustering Analysis... Information Transfer... End-User Mediated
Searches... System Design and Cataloging... Automatic Syntactic Analysis... and more.
Special Interest Groups and Local Chapters Offer Insight
ASIS&T offers the best of both worlds: participation in industry-wide development and
networking with peers in your specific field. Join any one SIG for free, and pay only $6 each for any others. See a detailed list of SIGs here.
You'll also receive free membership to a local ASIS&T Chapter to add an extra
measure of career advancement, education, and regional awareness. The chapter will be your local support group, with meetings and publications keeping you moving forward on a daily basis.
Discounted Rates to ASIS&T Conferences
attract members from virtually every profession. Lawyers, bankers, electronic and print publishers, government, business, librarians, engineers, social scientists, information managers, computer
scientists, and many others are a part of
ASIS&T, leading the information field to the next horizon.
Our Annual and Summits boast exciting presentations from research and industry leaders, opportunities for intense
personal interaction and awards recognizing excellence in all aspects of the industry. As an
ASIS&T member, you'll gain greater understanding of developments within the outside your field.
Education and Career Development Offer Career Fulfillment
Keep abreast of the latest techniques and topics with top-of-the-line instructors in
information science, technology and practice in the
ASIS&T Professional Development and Continuing Education Program with no-nonsense programs in
expert systems, indexing, hypertext engineering, financial management and budgeting, telecommunications technologies, imaging and image databases, strategic planning, library automation and much, much more.
- Tutorials bring you up to speed on current emerging techniques and technologies.
- Professional Seminars give you in-depth exposure to the core competencies
of a forward-looking information professional.
Every month you'll receive our member Jobline newsletter, highlighting career opportunities across the country. And the ASIS&T Placement Center at annual
conferences offers you free assistance in your search for a new career or key new employee.
Save Money On Your Insurance and
ASIS&T membership affords you considerable discounts on valuable items, such as insurance and discounts on publications such as prestigious Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, ASIS&T books, monographs, and briefing papers.