books SIG/ED: Special Interest Group on Education for Information Science
Association for Information Science and Technology

SIG/ED Sponsored Sessions | Purpose | Membership

SIG/ED Sponsored Sessions:

2002 Annual Meeting

2001 Annual Meeting

2000 Annual Meeting

SIG/ED Purpose

The Association for Information Science and Technology supports a variety of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) where members with similar professional specialties and interests can exchange ideas and keep informed about their areas of special interest.

SIG/ED focuses on the education - at all levels - of those concerned with the handling of information. Though SIG/ED, ASIST members have a forum for coordinating efforts and sharing knowledge of educators in a wide variety of information-oriented fields, including computer and communications science, librarianship and management. These levels range from basic education for professional service, through advanced education and research to continuing professional education. SIG/ED sponsors programs at ASIST annual and midyear meetings that focus on such topics as curriculum design, research in information science education, instructional resources and methods, manpower needs, placement, recruitment to the information professions, continuing education and educational program planning. SIG/ED also hosts the Doctoral Forum at each ASIST Annual Meeting and sponsors the travel for student paper awardees.


Membership in SIG/ED is open to any ASIST member with an interest in information science education. You can join ASIST and SIG/ED by by going to the
Join section of the main ASIST WWW site. For more information about a particular SIG, contact the SIG's chair.

Most recent update: November 2001