Jasy Liew Suet Yan is our 2013 Student Travel Award Winner!


Congratulations to Syracuse University student Jasy Liew Suet Yan, winner of this year’s NEASIST Student Travel Award to the 2013 ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Montreal!

Ms. Yan won the award for her well-written and persuasive essay addressing why she wishes to attend the Annual Meeting, how she believes she will be able to use the conference experience to further her career, and how NEASIST or ASIS&T might benefit if she receives the award.  She begins her essay by explaining that

“one of my research streams looks at how information scholars study information and technology, two components that are actively being discussed by this community.  The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the perfect place for me to present a poster highlighting my preliminary work in this research stream and to gain feedback from seasoned information scholars to advance my research.  Another stream of my research delves into the detection and visualization of affective information especially in social media.  There is a growing group of like-minded researchers in Social Informatics whose research I am interested to tap into.”

Ms. Yan will receive up to $750 to help defray the costs of attendance at the 2013 Annual Meeting, “Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries,” which takes place November 1-6, 2013, in Montreal, Canada.


New Look for NEASIST


Welcome to our newly redesigned website!  New features include a mobile-friendly design and a calendar page for viewing up-to-date meeting and event information, including the times and locations of our programming committee meetings.  If you are interested in helping us plan future events, please keep an eye out for our next meeting, to be scheduled for the fall.  We would love to have you join us!

We hope you like the changes we’ve made, and we look forward to seeing you at our next event.

Events Prior to 2009


Thursday, April 9, 2009, 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Book Club Night: “Print is Dead” – Bombay Club, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Thursday, February 19, 2009, 5:30 pm-7 pm
Meetup: Twitter! – Johnny D’s, Davis Square, Somerville

Thursday November 13th, 2008
Meetup: What I learned at ASIST… – Green Street Grill

Wednesday November 5th, 2008
Mobile Mania: Developing information services for portable devices – Kotzen Center, Simmons College, Boston, MA [Co-sponsored by NE ASIS&T and the Simmons College Student Chapter of ASIS&T]

Monday September 15th, 2008 6:00pm
Understanding Human Information Interaction– Kotzen Center, Simmons College, Boston, MA [Co-sponsored by Simmons GSLIS and NE ASIS&T]

Tuesday August 5th, 2008 6:30pm
SLA Boston and NEASIST Dine-Around– Namaskar Indian restaurant, Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Thursday June 26th, 2008 ~5:30-7pm
Meetup: Greener Living Through Technology – Cambridge Brewing Co.

Thursday, June 12, 2008
NEASIS&T awards dinner with special guest Robert Wolfe of the MIT Libraries – MIT Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA

Thursday March 27th, 2008
Meetup: 21st century job hunting-The Squeeling Pig, 134 Smith St, Roxbury Crossing, MA

Monday, 28 January 2008, ~6-7pm
Meetup: Share your fun new gadgets! – The Asgard, Cambridge, MA.

March 3, 2008 Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
And March 4, 2008 Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Licensing Electronic Resources [Co-Sponsored by NEASIS&T]

Thursday, 15 November 2007
From Guerilla Innovation to Institutional Transformation: Information Professionals as Change Agents – Providence College, Providence, RI

Wednesday, 17 October 2007
Do We Need a Second Life? Library and Information Services in a Virtual World – Simmons College, GSLIS Tech Lab, Boston, MA.

May 10, 2007
NEASIS&T awards dinner with special guests Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg of IBM – MIT Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA

Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Designing Usable Interfaces: Three Expert Perspectives – MIT, Bartos Theater

6 March 2007
GIS for the Real World: Google Earth and GIS Web Tools with Lisa Sweeney – MIT, Vannevar Bush Room

3 October 2006
The Dawn of the Embedded Library: Integrating Library Services into People’s Trusted Networks – Tufts University, Dowling Hall

11 May 2006
NEASIS&T Awards Dinner with special guest Peter Morville “Ambient Findability” – MIT Faculty Club

20 April 2006 – CANCELLED
Who am I and How do I know for sure? Identity Management in a Web 2.0 World – Bartos Theater, MIT

15 November 2005
Buy, Hack or Build: Optimizing your Systems for Your Users and Your Sanity – Bartos Theater, MIT

24 May 2005
NEASIST Annual Awards Dinner – MIT Faculty Club

3 May 2005
Syndicate, Aggregate, Communicate:
New Web Tools in Real Applications for Libraries, Companies and Regular Folk – Providence College

15 December 2004
Freedom vs Control: Rights Management in the Digital Age – MIT

12-17 November 2004
ASIST Annual in Providence RI

1 July 2004 – CANCELLED
Spring Awards Picnic – MIT

21-23 November 2003
DASER Summit: Digital Archives for Science & Engineering Resources – MIT

13 November 2003
Blogging, RSS Feeds and News Aggregators
A hands-on workshop with Steven Cohen – MIT

13 May 2003
Spring Awards Dinner – MIT Faculty Club

28 April 2003
It’s Not Just Google Anymore: Blogs and the Latest in Search Engines

December 9-20, 2002
Strategies for E-Learning and Distance Education Educators: An ASIS&T Joint Chapter Virtual Mini-Course

May 9, 2002
Spring Awards Dinner – MIT Faculty Club

December 11 , 2001
Future of Fair Use – Wong Auditorium, MIT

August 14, 2001
Working with Audio: from Archiving to Web Delivery (a hands on-workshop) – Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

May 3, 2001
Spring Awards Dinner – MIT Faculty Club

December 11, 2000
A Walk on the Wireless Side– Wong Auditorium, MIT
Implementing wireless technologies
Transcribed and featured in the ASIS&T Bulletin

August 3, 2000, 10 am – 3 pm
Working with Audio: from Archiving to Web Distribution
Hands-on Workshop

July 27, 2000, 1- 4pm
Building Database-Backed Web Sites
presented by: BALM (Boston Area Library Web Managers) and NEASIS

May 17, 2000, 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Bringing Innovative Web Technologies to Library Settings – Kennedy School, Harvard

April 13, 2000
NEASIS Spring Awards Dinner – MIT Faculty Club
Spring Awards dinner combined with demo of the Paper Computer

December 6, 1999
Open Source & Free Systems/Software: Implications for Libraries – Luce Hall, Yale University
Speakers: Richard Stallman, Eric Raymond, Daniel Chudnov

October 14, 1999
An Evening with Eugene Garfield: President-elect of ASIS – MIT Faculty Club
Dr. Garfield shared his vision and future plans for ASIS, which have been a matter of some discussion on the ASIS-L listserv. An informal reception followed the talk.

July 19 and July 21, 1999
Web Graphics Workshop – MIT New Media classroom

January 20, 1999
XML: What You Need to Know – MIT Faculty Club

January 27, 1998
Extreme Searching – Kennedy School, Harvard

March 20, 1998
Spring Awards Dinner – MIT Faculty Club

May 7, 1998
Location Location Location (GIS) – Kennedy School, Harvard

September 1997
Knowledge Management – Kennedy School, Harvard

May 6, 1997
JAVA in the Morning: the Dawn of New Technologies – Kennedy School, Harvard

November 13, 1996
Your Business The World’s Business? Privacy in the Electronic Environment – Tang Center, MIT

September 10, 1996
HTML Extensions (workshop) – Lamont Library, Harvard

April 22, 1996
Public Access to the Internet via Libraries – Kennedy School, Harvard

December 5, 1995
Evaluating Content on the Web – Kennedy School, Harvard

March 1, 1994
Partners in Gopherspace the Draper Lab Experience – Bolt Baranek and Newman

December 1, 1994
It’s Only Natural, or Is It? – Gutman Library, Harvard

May 6, 1994
Converging Interests on the NII: Commercial Ventures, Policy and Public Access – Kennedy School, Harvard

October 7, 1993
Image/Imagining: a showcase of Digital Imaging Applications – Harvard Graduate School of Design

May 5, 1993
Building the Information Superhighway: Ownership, Access and Services – Kennedy School, Harvard

April 9, 1992
Closing the Library Doors: Electronic Services, Products, Access and Dissemination – Days Inn, Newton, MA

Fall 1991
Standards, Applications, and Document Delivery: Why Should I Care? – Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA

June 20, 1990
Information Science: Origin Evolution and Relations – Simmons College Faculty Dining Room