|SIG/ED Sponsored Sessions | Purpose | Membership|
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.