Call for Proposals – ASIS&T 2014

Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities

77th ASIST Annual Meeting
October 31 – November 4, 2014
Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA

The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society. The ASIST AM gathers leading scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share innovations, ideas, research, and insights into the state and future of information and communication in play, work, governance, and society.

ASIST AM has an established record for pushing the boundaries of information studies, exploring core concepts and ideas, and creating new technological and conceptual configurations — all situated in interdisciplinary discourses.

The conference welcomes contributions from all areas of information science and technology.  The conference celebrates plurality in methods, theories and conceptual frameworks and has historically presented research and development from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASIST’s many special interest groups: Arts & Humanities; Bioinformatics; Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts; Classification Research; Critical Issues; Digital Libraries; Education for Information Science; Health Informatics; History & Foundations of Information Science; Human Computer Interaction; Information Architecture; Information Needs, Seeking and Use; Information Policy; International Information Issues; Knowledge Management; Library Technologies; Management; Metrics; Scientific & Technical Information; Social Informatics; and Visualization, Images & Sound.

Important Dates

Papers, Panels, and Workshops:
Submissions: April 30th
Notifications: June 11th
Final copies: July 15th

Submissions: July 1th
Notifications: July 30th
Final copies: August 20th

(All deadlines: midnight, Hawaii Standard Time)

ASIS&T SIG-STI Annual Planning Meeting in Montreal – Nov 4th, 8 am

Our planning meeting will be on Monday Nov 4th, 8-9 am in Salon 4 (Room 1) at Le Centre Sheraton hotel in Montreal, Canada. Coffee and pastries available.

We hope you can join us. Your participation is needed to help SIG-STI serve its members.

Some of the highlights of the agenda will be the selection of our new logo, and the decision over the criteria for selection in our new Student Award for 2014. Ideas for panel/workshop presentations during ASIS&T 2014 will be discussed as well.

In addition, we are still accepting nominations for Officers for the 2013-2014 period. If you want to contribute directly to our progress, you still have time to join the Board. Elections will occur during the planning meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you in Montreal.


Help us become memorable: Participate in the logo contest for SIG-STI

We announce a competition for the logo design of SIG-STI. The contest will give participants the opportunity to have their design represent the group to the larger information science community, while due credit will be given to the winner creator/designer in our website. In addition, the winner entry will receive an Amazon Gift Card (value: $150 US dollars).

By participating in the contest, creators/designers agree to comply with the official rules and guidelines.

- The logo should relate to scientific and technical information, reflecting the focus of SIG-STI (additional background on the group in our About page).

- The logo should be simple and recognizable, work both in color and black and white, and incorporate the acronym SIG STI in the design. It should be suitable for electronic and print media, and adaptable to different scales.

- Entries should be original and should not violate any intellectual property rights. Creators/designers must have the rights for all images and text used in their submission.

- By participating in the competition, the winner creator/designer agrees to transfer all intellectual properties applicable to their entry to SIG-STI. Non-winning creators/designers retain all intellectual properties associated with their submissions.

- Creators/designers should be of sufficient legal age (21 at the time of the entry).

- Entries should be submitted by email to If the file is above the maximum size for an attachment, share the file through Google Drive. Deadline: 12:00 am on November 1st, 2013.

- Submissions should be formatted as .png, .jpg or .psd files on white background, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. The winner creator/designer should be able to provide a high resolution vector graphic of the winner entry.

- Submissions should include complete contact information for the creator/designer: name, email, phone, and address.

- Submissions will be judged and a winner entry announced during the SIG-STI Annual Planning Meeting on November 4th, during the 2013 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. The winner creator/designer will be notified by email, and the prize sent by certified postal mail.

- If no entry is selected, SIG-STI reserves the right to declare no winner and rerun the contest.

Click here to download a PDF flier for the contest.

SIG-STI Officers – Call for Nominations (deadline extended)

SIG-STI is calling for nominations/self-nominations for officers for the 2013-2014 term period. Deadline:  Monday, November 4th.

- Chair-elect
- Secretary /Treasurer
- Communications Officer
- Webmaster

Chair-elect (2 year commitment)
The Chair-elect, who automatically becomes Chair in the following year, works closely with the Chair in planning and executing SIG programs and serves as the Alternate SIG Cabinet Representative.  The Chair-elect will assume the duties and responsibilities of the Chair in the event of the Chair’s absence, resignation or removal from office.  In most ASIS&T SIGs, the Chair-elect assumes the primary responsibility for planning the SIG’s programs during the year, including the technical sessions to be presented at the following Annual Meeting. The Chair-elect is also responsible for ensuring that the officers’ roster for the year he/she will serve as Chair is sent to the Cabinet Director and Headquarters immediately following elections.

Secretary/Treasurer (1 year commitment)
These positions are not required by the standard rules and are indicated in the individual
operating rules of each SIG.  In most SIGs, Secretary/Treasurer is a combined position elected for a one- or two-year term.  As a general rule, the Secretary/Treasurer keeps records of all meetings and correspondence to members and assists in making logistical arrangements for SIG meetings and activities. Secretary/Treasurer must also be aware of Society policies regarding SIG finances and expenses, as this officer, in cooperation with the Chair, prepares and submits the SIG’s budget and receives/reviews the SIG’s financial statements.

Communications Officer (1 year commitment)
The Communications Officer carries out one of the most important functions of the SIG -
communicating with members.  This officer should be in regular contact with the membership to solicit information for the newsletter, listserv, blog, wiki, Facebook page, or whatever regular communication channel(s) are used by the SIG.  The Communications Officer should not only be familiar with the subject area but should also understand the procedures and mechanisms of producing and distributing the newsletter using ASIS&T-owned/sanctioned channels with the assistance of Headquarters.  The Communications Officer may delegate some responsibilities to other volunteers, who will constitute the Communications Committee.

Webmaster (1 year commitment)
The Webmaster is responsible for managing the SIG’s website ( This officer should update the site content, create pages, and post
announcements as requested by the SIG Committee. Other responsibilities might include the proposal and implementation of new website features, and the management of social media tools in collaboration with the Communications Officer.

Current SIG-STI members (including students) are eligible to nominate, vote for, or serve office. Current officers are eligible to run for re-election in their current positions or in any other open positions.

Send nominations/self-nominations to Moriana Garcia ( by Monday, November 4th. Nominations should include full contact information for the candidate (Name, Professional Title, Organization, email).

Final candidates will be announced and elected during the SIG-STI Annual Planning Meeting in Room 1 at Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Canada, on Monday, November 4th, 2013, 8:00 AM- 9:00 AM, during the 2013 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Candidates are encouraged to attend.

Consider applying, and help us turn SIG-STI into a new and vibrant organization.

The Board.