2013 NEASIST Student Travel Award: Apply by Friday, May 3, 2013

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The Association for Information Science & Technology, New England Chapter (NEASIST) is pleased to announce the availability of one award of up to $750 to reimburse expenses for attendance at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting (November 1-6, Montreal, Quebec).  Applications must be received by Friday, May 3. The winner  will be notified by Friday, May 24.

One award for the best ESSAY will be offered to student members of ASIS&T* in the New England, Upstate New York or Eastern Canada regions. Students must be enrolled in an information science** master’s or doctoral program. In order to be reimbursed, the award winner will submit receipts substantiating travel and conference related expenses, such as costs for registration, airfare, food, and lodging.  The award winner will also be expected to meet with a NEASIST representative at the conference.

Submit an essay that addresses the following questions in specific detail:

* Why do you wish to attend the ASIS&T Annual Meeting?

* How do you believe you will be able to use the conference experience to further your career?

* How might NEASIST or ASIS&T benefit if you receive the award?

Essay criteria:

* Essay must be written in English.

* Essay may not exceed 500 words or two double spaced pages.

* Student must be sole author.

The coversheet should include the following information:

* Applicant’s name

* Address

* Phone number / E-mail address

* School affiliation / information science program / Student ID number

* Proof of ASIS&T membership (e.g. ASIS&T member number, copy of email receipt of payment, or photocopy of check canceled by ASIS&T Headquarters)

PLEASE NOTE:

The ASIS&T Annual meeting is one of the most highly regarded meetings in the information science field. It covers the breadth of activities and endeavors of the information community with technical sessions addressing specialties of the information professional. The 2013 Annual Meeting, ” Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries” takes place November 1-6 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Papers should be submitted as attachments and sent by email to: bpanagopoulos@suffolk.edu

*You may join ASIS&T via the web at http://www.asist.org/membership.html

**Terms describing information science programs are varied: they may be called: Library and Information Studies, Information Science and Policy, Information and Library Science, Information Studies, etc.

Questions? Contact Beata at (617) 573-8541, e-mail: bpanagopoulos@suffolk.edu

2013 Annual NEASIST Networking Dinner

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Join us for the 2013 Annual NEASIST Networking Dinner!

Date:       Tue., May 7
Time:       6 to 9 p.m.
Place:      MIT, Pappalardo Room (Bldg 4-349)  find it on MIT MAP

Register now until Sunday, May 5.

Eventbrite - NEASIST 2012 Annual Awards Dinner

Schedule:

6:00 Networking
6:30 Dinner (Mexican buffet)**
7:30 Award presentations followed by speaker, Dr. David Weinberger

NEASIST welcomes David Weinberger who will talk about

LIBRARY AS PLATFORM: Opening up to Support our Communities in the Production of Knowledge*

David Weinberger, Ph.D., writes about the effect of the Internet on ideas. He is a co-author of the bestseller, The Cluetrain Manifesto (2000) and is the author of “Small Pieces Loosely Joined” and “Everything Is Miscellaneous.” His new book, “Too Big to Know” (2012), looks at how the networking of knowledge and expertise is changing how we understand our world and make decisions in it; it has won two international “book of the year” awards. Dr. Weinberger is a senior researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and is co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, where he is also leading the Harvard Library Interoperability Initiative. He has been a marketing adviser to many high tech companies, and adviser to several presidential candidates, and was recently a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. State Department. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Toronto, and lives in Boston.

*Library as Platform

NEASIST will announce and congratulate the NEASIST Chapter Member of the Year and Student Member of the Year.

** Prices
NEASIST/ASIST/SLA member:       $25.00
Public (non-member):                   $35.00
Student/retiree/between jobs:    $18.00

2012 NEASIST Student Travel Award: Apply Now

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STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD AVAILABLE (Deadline: Monday, April 9, 2012)

The American Society for Information Science & Technology, New England Chapter (NEASIST) is pleased to announce the availability of one award of up to $1000 to reimburse expenses for attendance at the ASIS&T 75th Annual Meeting (October 26-31, 2012, Baltimore, MD). Applications must be received by Monday, April 9. The winner(s) will be notified by Monday, April 23.

One award for the best essay will be offered to student members of ASIS&T* in the New England, Upstate New York or Eastern Canada regions. Students must be enrolled in an information science** master’s or doctoral program. In order to be reimbursed, the award winner will submit receipts substantiating travel and conference related expenses, such as costs for registration, airfare, food, and lodging. The award winner will also be expected to meet with a NEASIST representative at the conference.

Submit an essay that addresses the following questions in specific detail:

* Why do you wish to attend the ASIS&T Annual Meeting?

* How do you believe you will be able to use the conference experience to further your career?

* How might NEASIST or ASIS&T benefit if you receive the award?

Essay criteria:

* Essay must be written in English.

* Essay may not exceed 500 words or two double spaced pages.

* Student must be sole author.

The coversheet should include the following information:

* Applicant’s name

* Address

* Phone number / E-mail address

* School affiliation / information science program / Student ID number

* Proof of ASIS&T membership (e.g. ASIS&T member number, copy of email receipt of payment, or photocopy of check canceled by ASIS&T Headquarters)

PLEASE NOTE:

The ASIS&T Annual meeting is one of the most highly regarded meetings in the information science field. It covers the breadth of activities and endeavors of the information community with technical sessions addressing specialties of the information professional. The 2012 Annual Meeting, “Information, Interaction, Innovation: Celebrating the Past, Constructing the Present, and Creating the Future” takes place October 26-31, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Papers should be submitted as attachments and sent by email to: bpanagopoulos@suffolk.edu

*You may join ASIS&T via the web at http://www.asis.org/membership.php

**Terms describing information science programs are varied: they may be called: Library and Information Studies, Information Science and Policy, Information and Library Science, Information Studies, etc.

Questions? Contact Beata at (617) 573-8541, e-mail: bpanagopoulos@suffolk.edu

NEASIST TED Talks & Pizza Gathering

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Tuesday, November 1, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

TED: ideas worth spreading

Are you a lover of TED Talks? Or maybe you’re wondering just who this Ted person is that everyone keeps talking about? Either way, join us for an evening of TED Talks, pizza, and sparkling conversation.

TED Talks are “inspired talks by the world’s leading thinkers and doers.” TED stands for “Technology, Entertainment, Design,” but talks span a vast range of topics. The TED conference challenges intriguing people to “give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less).” Many focus on technology and design, and no matter the topic, most are extremely engrossing.

REGISTER – by noon on Monday, October 31

Tuesday, November 1
5:30 – 6:30: pizza & networking
6:30 – 7:30: TED Talks & conversation

Cost: $10 (covers pizza, salad, and drinks)
MIT Bush Room, building 10, room 105; Map & Directions to MIT

2011 NEASIST Student Travel Award: Apply Now

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Deadline:  Friday, April 8, 2011

The American Society for Information Science & Technology, New England Chapter (NEASIST) is pleased to announce the availability of one award of up to $1000 to reimburse expenses for attendance at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting (October 7-12, 2011, New Orleans, La.). Applications must be received by Friday, April 8. The winner will be notified by Monday, April 18.

One award for the best essay will be offered to student members of ASIS&T* in the New England, Upstate New York or Eastern Canada regions.

Students must be enrolled in an information science** master’s or doctoral program. In order to be reimbursed, the award winner will submit receipts substantiating travel and conference related expenses, such as costs for registration, airfare, food, and lodging. The award winner will also be expected to meet with a NEASIST representative at the conference.

Submit an essay that addresses the following questions in specific
detail:
* Why do you wish to attend the ASIS&T Annual Meeting?
* How do you believe you will be able to use the conference experience to further your career?
* How might NEASIST or ASIS&T benefit if you receive the award?

Essay criteria:
* Essay must be written in English.
* Essay may not exceed 500 words or two double spaced pages.
* Student must be sole author.

The coversheet should include the following information:
* Applicant’s name
* Address
* Phone number / E-mail address
* School affiliation / information science program / Student ID number
* Proof of ASIS&T membership (e.g. ASIS&T member number, copy of email receipt of payment, or photocopy of check canceled by ASIS&T Headquarters)

PLEASE NOTE:

The ASIS&T Annual meeting is one of the most highly regarded meetings in the information science field. It covers the breadth of activities and endeavors of the information community with technical sessions addressing specialties of the information professional. The 2011 Annual Meeting, “Bridging the Gulf: Communication and Information in Society, Technology, and Work” takes place October 7-12, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Papers should be submitted as attachments and sent by email to: bpanagopoulos@suffolk.edu

*You may join ASIS&T via the web at http://www.asist.org/membership.html
**Terms describing information science programs are varied: they may be called: Library and Information Studies, Information Science and Policy, Information and Library Science, Information Studies, etc.

Questions? Contact Beata at (617) 573-8541, e-mail: bpanagopoulos@suffolk.edu

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