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

2012 Annual Awards Banquet: Register now

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Announcing the NEASIST 2012 Annual Awards Banquet

Date: Wed., May 23

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Place: MIT Faculty Club, Cambridge, Mass. Directions & Parking

Schedule:

6:00-6:30 Cocktails & light hors d’oeuvres
6:30-7:45 Dinner
7:45-9:00 Award presentations followed by speaker, Dr. Andrew Dillon

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NEASIST welcomes ASIS&T President-Elect, Dr. Andrew Dillon.

The title of the talk is BEYOND THE TRADITIONAL:PREPARING FOR TRANSITIONS IN THE LIBRARY & INFORMATION PROFESSION

Andrew Dillon, Ph.D.Andrew Dillon is the Dean and Louis T. Yule Professor of Information Science at the School of Information, University of Texas at Austin where he also holds appointments in Psychology and Information Risk & Operations Management.  Andrew has been an active researcher of the human response to information technology for the last 20 years.  Defying professional categorization, he has held appointments in departments or schools of cognitive science, computer science, psychology, instructional systems technology, management information systems, library and information science, and informatics. Having published more than 100 articles and books on various aspects of human information behavior and design, Andrew serves or has served on the editorial boards of many leading journals such as the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Interacting with Computers, the Journal of Documentation, and the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.  He advocates a view of information science as a means of accelerating discovery and shaping a more democratic world.

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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 Gathers to Celebrate Chapter Awards

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Come join in a lively (and informal) gathering to celebrate a few of our successes this year!

When:
Monday, September 26, starting at 5:30 to 7:30
Come and go at your leisure!
NEASIST will be with a Wonder Woman image on a stick!

Where:
Meadhall
4 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
http://themeadhall.com/

The gathering is to celebrate three great ASIS&T awards!

2011 Chapter of the Year Award
NEASIST received this ASIS&T honor for hosting a number of well-attended events including book clubs, social events, and presentations, and for engaging in outreach activities  targeted at members and non-members alike.

2011 Chapter Innovation of the Year
NEASIST received this honor for our meet-up, “All Things e-Readers.” We gathered to share experiences of reading on Kindle, iPads, Nooks, smart phones, and other devices; and shared ideas on how to negotiate licenses, catalog books on Kindle, and manage patron expectation for using devices and accessing material.

Congratulations also to the Simmons GSLIS ASIS&T chapter for winning the Student Chapter of the Year Award! Simmons ASIS&T had a very successful year, hosting a number of heavily attended events, with some well known names, including Peter Suber and Nicole Hennig.

NEASIST Student Travel Award jury is pleased to announce this year’s winner!

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The 2011 NEASIST Student Travel Award goes to:

Adrienne Smith
adrienne.smith2 at mail.mcgill.ca
McGill University
School of Information Studies (Knowledge Management stream)

for her essay addressing the questions:
* Why she wishes to attend the 2011 ASIS&T Annual Meeting
* How she believes she will be able to use the conference experience to further her career
* How might NEASIST or ASIS&T benefit if she receives the award

Ms. Smith’s essay was impressively well-written and persuasive.  She concludes that “simply joining professional associations does not automatically impact one’s career; like knowledge, a membership becomes more valuable the more it is used.  Conferences and events like the Annual Meeting are opportunities to ‘get known’ and to begin building relationships with colleagues working in diverse environments.  I believe that this conference experience will help me to establish a presence among my peers while maintaining momentum during my transition from a student to a professional.”

Ms. Smith will receive up to $1000 to help defray the costs of attendance at the 2011 ASIS&T Annual Meeting, “Bridging the Gulf:
Communication and Information in Society, Technology, and Work” which takes place October 7-12, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
http://asist.org/asist2011/am11cfp.html

Congratulations to Adrienne Smith for her excellent essay!

Read it here:
ASISTStudentPaper_AdrienneSmith_forWeb (2)

Finally, many thanks to the wise and diligent Jury members: Remlee Green, Lisa Junghahn and Beata Panagopoulos.

NEASIST award winners and dinner speaker’s slides

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The NEASIST Awards Dinner was a lovely affair!  See photos from the dinner on Flickr.

Congratulations to our very deserving awardees:

  • Remlee Green, NEASIST 2011 Chapter Member of the Year
  • Jordan Sly, NEASIST 2011 Chapter Student Member of the Year

If you missed the dinner, the presentation slides of our speaker, Ryan Evans, are now available:

Cater to Your Customer: Adapting User Personas to Social Engagement

Ryan Evans, Director of Experience Design at Corey McPherson Nash and graduate of MIT’s Media Lab

Hope to see you all at an event soon!


NEASIST Annual Awards Dinner on April 27th!

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Have you ever been to a boring awards dinner?  This ain’t it!

Come to the NEASIST Awards Dinner and experience a lively speaker, great food, and an opportunity to catch up with your colleagues.

We will also announce and congratulate the Chapter Member of the Year, the Student Member of the Year, and the Student Travel Award winner.

Understanding and Engaging Your Users in a Social World

Ryan Evans, Director of Experience Design at Corey McPherson Nash and graduate of MIT’s Media Lab

Social media not only projects who your organization is, but engages existing and new audiences in an ongoing dialog. Find out how social media integrates into existing, traditional user tasks and how user personas can help you identify the effect the social world has on your users and how they interact with you.  See Ryan’s bio below.

Register by noon on Friday, April 22nd!

Schedule:

6:00-6:30 Cocktails & light hors d’oeuvres
6:30-7:45 Dinner
7:45-9:00 Award presentations followed by speaker, Ryan Evans

The NEASIST Annual Awards Dinner will be held at the lovely MIT Faculty Club in Cambridge MA. Directions & Parking

View from the MIT Faculty Club

About Ryan Evans

Ryan began his career at the MIT Media Lab where he specialized in content-based interactive story telling, working on digital tools for filmmakers. In 1995, Ryan joined Corey McPherson Nash and since that time has played a critical role in developing Corey’s award-winning web work and interactive work process.

Ryan leads the critical process of understanding user needs and mapping those to information architecture, user experience,  and design for web, mobile and social media.

His clients include Harvard Business School, Museum of Science Boston, Phillips Exeter Academy, Ernst & Young Center for Business Innovation, MIT OpenCourseWare, Forrester Research, Pleasant Company, and Keurig. His work has been recognized with awards from MITX and the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA).  He holds an MS (Media Arts and Sciences) and a BS (Computer Science and Engineering), both from MIT.

Save the Date! The NEASIST Annual Awards Dinner will be on April 27th.

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The NEASIST Annual Awards Dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 27th, 6-9pm at the lovely MIT Faculty Club in Cambridge MA. We will provide a lively speaker, good food, and an opportunity to catch up with your colleagues.  We will also announce and congratulate the Chapter Member of the Year, the Student Member of the Year, and the Student Travel Award winner.   Hope to see you there! Speaker and registration details coming soon.

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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

New Orleans

2010 NEASIST Student Travel Award Competition Winner!

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Congratulations to Danielle M. Cossarini (Dalhousie University, School of Information Management) – Winner of the 2010 NEASIST Student Travel Award Competition!

The NEASIST Student Travel Award jury is pleased to announce this year’s winner!

The 2010 NEASIST “Best Paper in Information Science” award goes to:

Danielle M. Cossarini
danielle.cossarini at dal.ca
Dalhousie University
School of Information Management

for her paper entitled: “Communicating Scientific Information for Environmental Solutions: A Knowledge Management Perspective.” (pdf)

From the introduction: “This paper presents findings from a study of the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment (GOMC) which has a complex governance arrangement guiding its publication practices. The conclusions highlight the complex life-cycle of scientific grey literature produced by this organization and sets out knowledge management implications arising from this research.”

Ms.Cossarini will receive up to $750 to help defray the costs of attendance at the 2010 ASIS&T Annual Meeting, “Navigating Streams in an Information Ecosystem” which takes place October 22-27, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.asis.org/asist2010/

Congratulations to Danielle Cossarini for her superb paper!

Finally, many thanks to the wise and diligent jury: Christine Quirion and Patricia Baudoin.

Beata Panagopoulos
NEASIST Student Travel Award Competition Jury Chair
email: beata.panagopoulos@gmail.com

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