The Journal Education for Information will be publishing several Special Issues, with two of them having (extended) deadlines in January:
Innovative approaches in (L)IS education (Jan 15 2019)
Engaging with Open Science in Learning and Teaching (Jan 31 2019)
Both Issues will be edited by members of the Eurpean Chapter. For further information, please see the full Call for Papers on IOS website or click on the files linked above.
Education for Information
The European Chapter is inviting you to its regional meeting on
Library and Information Science in Europe.
The ASIS&T sponsored event will be held at Humboldt University
Berlin, Germany, October 4th 2017. Please follow the links for the current programme and registration information.
ASIST Programme_Berlin Meeting (Pdf)
Online Programme and Registration
Berlin Regional Meeting
The European Chapter is proud to be awarded ASIS&T Chapter of the Year 2017!
It is the 4th Chapter of the Year Award our chapter recieves.
Thanks to all the engaging and active members, to all communicators and collaborators for their great work!
Announcement from the ASIS&T Regional Chapter of the Year Award Jury:
We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Chapter of the Year Award goes to the European Chapter (EUChap)! ASIS&T Regional Chapters competed for this award under the criteria of Membership, Chapter Meetings, Projects and Services, Collaboration, Communication, Financial, Awards, and Administration. The European Chapter has done excellent work increasing their overall membership and extending membership to 6 new countries! By adding new Country Representatives and continued collaboration with the student chapter, they have experienced additional membership growth. They have created an impressive list of publications promoting their chapter. The range of chapter activities demonstrates dedication to promoting the chapter and the ASIS&T organization as well as providing professional and collaborative opportunities for members.
The EUChap has 190 members including 30 student members, 4 institutional members, primarily academics and faculty. Since 2016, the EUChap gained 81 members. This chapter has performed valuable services in connecting its members to LIS jobs and resources. They have held 10 events over many countries as well as leading 6 projects collaborating with student groups as well as regional groups. This chapter has active means of communication including email, mailing lists, a wiki, and a social media presence, and also has a well-managed budget.
This Chapter is no stranger to awards, boasting 5 nominations and 4 awards including member of EUChap 2016 (Peter Ingwersen), Chapter of the Year for 2016 (European Chapter), chapter member of the year 2016 (Isabella Peters), and nomination for the Award Crestos 2017 (Agnes Mainka).
The European Chapter has the highest membership, has managed its budget efficiently and provides many opportunities for its members to engage with one another and hold many programs distributed over the European continent. Join us in congratulating the European Chapter for having a great year promoting ASIS&T and displaying excellence as the ASIS&T Regional Chapter of the Year.
On behalf of the 2017 ASIS&T Regional Chapter of the Year Award Jury:
Daniel Gelaw Alemneh (University of North Texas), Chapter Assembly Director Kayla Siddell (Indiana State University), Deputy Chapter Assembly Director
The Europen Chapter is pleased to announce two new board members for the term 2017/2018:
- Chair-elect: Dirk Lewandowski, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany (https://www.haw-hamburg.de/index.php?id=29927)
- Secretary/ Treasurer: Anna Maria Tammaro, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, Fiesole, Italy
Thanks to the members that nominated and voted in this year’s board election and a great welcome to our two new board members!
Current board members of the EUChap.
Report by Emil Levine and Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, published in INSIDE ASIS&T, Vol 1/2
Under the coordination of the Asian Pacific Chapter, ASIS&T offered a presentation at the iSchool Conference in Wuhan, China on March 24th. Entitled, “Professional Organizations in Career Development” members of ASIS&T presented to over 60 attendees. Representatives from committees, SIGs and Chapters discussed their role in the organization. Emil Levine, Chapter Advisor, Asian Pacific Chapter, introduced the speakers who were:
Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Chair European Chapter; Aylin Ilhan, PhD-Student (Information Science at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf) and research assistant at the Department of Information Science, Co-Chair European Student Chapter; Hong-Shui Liang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei Chapter; Xiao Hu, The University of Hong Kong, SIG International Information Issues; Yuelin Li, Nankai University, International Relations Committee, Levine, Asian Pacific Chapter. Continue reading Asian Pacific Chapter Promotes ASIS&T at iSchool Conference
Note from Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, EUChap Chair
ASIS&T Chapters and SIGs are collaborating on an ASIS&T presentation at the iSchool conference in Wuhan, China (March 22-25th). The Asian Pacific, European, European Student and Taipei Chapters, along with SIG III will all discuss their programs and how their activities closely support the iSchool concept. In addition we will discuss the value of ASIS&T membership and it’s close correlation to professional success. A raffle will be held at the presentation with prizes being five free ASIS&T membership, and refreshments will be provided by the Asian Pacific Chapter. If you’re attending the conference in Wuhan, make sure to attend this exciting collaborative presentation. The presentation will be held on Friday March 24th from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm at the Southern Lake, fifth floor.
All the best,
EUChap member Emil Levine reports on the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Copenhagen last autumn and summarizes current LIS research as well as European Influence on Information Science.
Levine, E. (2017). The ASIS&T Annual Meeting Goes to Europe. Information Today, 31(1). http://www.infotoday.com/it/jan17/Levine–The-ASIST-Annual-Meeting-Goes-to-Europe.shtml
Research in virtual and augmented reality, human-computer interaction, human motion tracking, and computer graphics and vision, with a focus on healthcare applications, were the topics of Greg Welch’s opening plenary speech, “Bridging the Telepresence Valley,” at the annual meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) in Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 14–18, 2016. This was the first time an annual ASIS&T meeting was held outside of the U.S. or Canada.
READ article online
For the panel “Tomato tomahto: European perspectives on information science” at the AM2016 organized by our chapter member Julian Isabella gathered and condensed information on how EUChap members perceive the concept ‘information science’ from their particular point of view and specific background. The descriptions and definitions were categorized and major as well as outstanding viewpoints have been presented during the panel. With the help of 12 members Isabella could build a map of concepts related to ‘information science’ that also provided a ‘visual’ starting point for discussion among panelists and the audience.
For all that could not attend, and for those that want to reminisce about the Annual Meeting in Copenhagen this October:
Here are the pictures from our member, our Chapter table and our Award winners.
If you want to know what the Library and Informaiton Science community did in Copenhagen this October, listen to our board member Agnes Mainka. She participated in an ASIS&T competition and created a digitale story about her experiences and adventures in Copenhagen, from talks and meetings with colleagues to the first Barcamp of the European Student Chapter.
See Agnes’ story on Storify.
Congratulations to Agnes: She succeeded in the competition and received a prize for her storify.