Letter from the Chair

Dear SIG USE Member,

In 2010, we are planning to have a number of activities for the ASIS&T annual meeting in Pittsburgh, October 22-27, 2010. We are looking forward to having productive events and meetings.

SIG USE Research Symposium

Wednesday, October 27, 2010, Full Day 8:30 am – 3:45 pm in collaboration with SIG SI.

What in the World are We Talking About; Info Needs, Seeking And Use: Key Concepts: Convergences And Divergences -- The Differences That Definitions Make in Core Concepts.

Remember to send your symposium submission between September 1, 2010 and September 25, 2010 to this year’s symposium organizers:
Brenda Dervin, Ohio State University. Columbus, USA, [dervin.1@osu.edu]
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University, Bloomington,USA, [hrosenba@indiana.edu]
Christine Urquhart, Aberystwyth University, UK, [ahcjurquhart@btinternet.com]

Full information is available at: http://www.lib.utk.edu/refs/engineering/sigSI_and_sigUSEworkshopASIST_2010_finalREV.pdf.

SIG USE Awards

As always, SIG USE offers a number of SIG USE for the ASIS&T 2010 conference. Applications are available via the SIG USE web site and the deadline for submissions is September 5. The following awards are available: Ph.D. Student Travel Award, Masters Student Travel Award, Elfreda A. Chatman Research proposal Award, Interdisciplinary Travel Awards, Best Information Behavior Conference Paper, Best Information Behavior Poster. If you have any questions about the SIG USE Awards, please contact Dania Bilal [dania@utk.edu].

SIG USE Planning Meeting

Join us for a very social event and get involved in SIG USE planning for 2010-2011! Time and location will be announced soon.

Find Your Colleagues & Information in 2nd Life, Twitter, Facebook, and the SIG USE web site

You can meet your colleagues and find updated information in Second Life on ASIS&T Island, Twitter, Facebook. We also announce upcoming events on our SIG USE web site.

2010 promises to be another exciting year for SIGUSE members. We are looking forward to meeting you all in Pittsburgh.

Sincerely,

Soo Young Rieh (SIGUSE Chair, 2009-2010) and Lynn Westbrook (SIGUSE Chair Elect)