Events of 2012
- October 15th from 9:30am to 10:30am:
Guest Presentation: Career Path by Trish Rose-Sandler.
AZ-ASIST is sponsoring this interactive talk by Trish
Rose-Sandler, whose dynamic career path is an inspiration for
About our speaker: Trish Rose-Sandler has 23 of experience working
in libraries, archives and museums and started her professional
career as a librarian at the University of California, San Diego
where as a metadata librarian she was responsible for the
high-level policy and conceptual framework for the metadata
aspects of the UCSD Libraries' Digital Library Program. While at
UCSD she also worked on the UCAI project which was a prototype
system for sharing metadata records for art images. Since
2010, she’s worked at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Center
for Biodiversity Informatics where as a data analyst she provides
data management assistance to the Biodiversity Heritage
Library. In addition, she serves as the Principal
Investigator for two research projects: the NEH-funded Art
of Life project which begin in May of 2012 and the IMLS-funded
Purposeful Gaming and BHL which will begin in December of 2013.
During this presentation she will share why her career path was
reshaped during her three years in graduate school, how the
importance of work experience impacts the beginning of one’s
professional career, and what positions she’s held since graduate
school that took her from metadata librarian to principal
investigator for research projects. She’d like this to be an
interactive session so please come with any questions or concerns.
To join this session online:
Link for attendees with NetIDs:
Link for your attendees without NetIDs:
To join this session in person:
Come to the SIRLS Multi-purpose room. Please note Ms. Rose-Sandler
will be joining us online via Elluminate, but SIRLS faculty and
students and AZ-ASIST members will be there in person.
To watch the recording:
- Jan - March, 2013: Ever thought of building a real ontology
that will be used? Please join us to create a plant habitat ontology
to support information access of plant information. The activity
will be led by Dr. Hong Cui and her Research Assistant Julian
Etienne (both are Chapter members) and is related to several
NSF-funded projects (also led by Dr. Cui). We have everything ready
to start the project including a botanist who will supervise the
quality of the ontology. Your involvement in the project may be
identifying good habitat terms from our pool of candidate terms
extracted from Flora of North American, figuring out where in the
ontology the term should be added, and/or adding the terms to the
ontology. You can get involved anywhere from the world at any time
you would like. To join the project, please sign up at
before March 25, 2013.
- May, 2012: The first Award
Ceremony of the School of Information Resources and Library
Science, University of Arizona was held on May 4, 2012. AZ Chapter
was a cosponsor. The Chapter presented the Best Presenation awards
to the four winners noted in March 2012 event and welcomed the four
students as new members of ASIST and the AZ Chapter. Chapter
Representative Hong Cui gave a brief speech on ASIST and the
Chapter. Chapter Chair Yan Han presented the awards.
- March, 2012: AZ Chapter
Organization's 2012 Annual Symposium with the School of
Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona.
The event featured ten presentations given by the Masters and Ph.D
students of SIRLS and drew around 40 attendees. By the votes of the
audience, four best presentations were selected, including those by
Ph.D student John Walsh (presentation topic: use information
literacy to help community college students learn), Masters students
Edward Mccain (presentation topic: digitization project at the
Center of Creative Photography), Stacey McCraw (presentation topic:
being an ambassador of Wikipedia), and Sharon Thompson (presentation
topic: controlled vocabularies and ontologies). It is worth noting
that all presentations were liked by the audience.
- Jan - May, 2012: AZ
Chapter Web Design Contest. We announced a Chapter Web Design
contest in Jan 2012. Yan, Qianjin and Hong prepared the contest
guideline and Hong prepared the content that should be included in
the website and advertised the event at 1. the School of Information
Science and Technology, School of Management Information Systems,
and Computer Science Department at University of Arizona, 2. Pima
Community College, 3. Computer Science Department of Arizona State
University, and 4 Computer Science Department of Northern Arizona
University. All four officers reviewed the final submission.
Unfortunately no website was selected to be the winner due to
- Jan 2012: AZ Chapter was
awarded a Chapter Development Award by ASIST.