The results are in and we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 NE-ASIS&T Annual Travel Awards! This year’s ASIS&T Annual theme is Building an Ethical & Sustainable Information Future with Emerging Technology and it will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Saturday, November 10 – Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
In the category of Student, we would like to congratulate Alyson Gamble, PhD student at Simmons College’s School of Library and Information Science! Gamble’s research is focused on biomedical informatics and UX testing, with the goal of improving access to medical information. At this year’s ASIS&T, Gamble looks forward to learning more about ethical issues in the field, meeting others who are working on related initiatives, and continuing to serve in leadership roles within the organization.
In the category of Professional, we would like to congratulate Tina McAndrew of the Westborough Public Library! Tina is the Technology and Technical Services Librarian for the Westborough Public Library. In this position Tina hopes to identify new trends in technology that she can offer to the people she serves. At the conference, Tina’s goal is to meet and create partnerships with other information professionals to learn more about how new technologies will provide equitable access to information.
A special thanks goes out to the team of volunteers who read through the essays for this year’s award. They are:
Catherine Dixon, Wolters Kluwer (NEASIS&T Webmaster)
Kate Nyhan, Yale University (NEASIS&T Co-Chair)
Sylmarí Burgos Ramírez, Simmons College (Winner of the 2017 ASIS&T Annual Student Travel Award)
William Lundmark, Worcester State University (NEASIS&T Treasurer and winner of the 2017 ASIS&T Annual Professional Travel Award)
Julie Goldman, Harvard Medical School (NEASIS&T Secretary)
To Alyson and Tina, congratulations and enjoy the ASIS&T Annual Conference!