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.

View from the MIT Faculty Club

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

http://flickr.com/photos/67961268@N00/113595395

Congratulations to award recipients!

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We would like to wish the recipients of this years awards one more hearty congratulations! Your efforts to both NEASIST, and to the Simmons Student Chapter of ASIS&T, have been invaluable.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Member of the Year: Nicole Hennig
  • Student Member of the Year: Luke Gaudreau

Thanks again for your hard work support, and for helping to make our events a success.

Annual NEASIST Dinner at the MIT Faculty Club!

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Monday, May 17 at 6:00 pm

Come out to celebrate with friends and colleagues at this year’s annual NEASIST Awards Dinner!

Nicole Hennig, Head of User Experience at the MIT Libraries, will present on new gadgets and their influence on library services. Come to hear her ideas on iPads, e-book readers, and mobile devices, and find out how you can promote these new technologies in your own library!  Learn more about Nicole.

MIT Faculty Club
50 Memorial Drive
Building E52
Cambridge, MA 02139

Menu

  • Salad: Baby Spinach & Radicchio Salad, Ricotta Salata, Pear Tomatoes, Marinated Mushrooms, Basil Dressing
  • Meat option: Artichoke & Tarragon Chicken, Basmati Rice, Fresh Spinach
  • Veggie option: Artichoke, Eggplant, and Boursin Strudel with Red Pepper Coulis
  • Dessert: Lemon Angel Food Cake, Fresh Berry Compote

Schedule
6:00-6:30 Cocktails & light hors d’oeuvres
6:30-7:45 Dinner
7:45-9:00 Awards Presentations followed by Nicole Hennig

Registration
Register by Wednesday, May 12

Send questions to Lisa at ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu.

NEASIST 2010 Student Travel Award

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Deadline: Friday, April 30th

The American Society for Information Science & Technology, New England Chapter (NEASIST) is pleased to announce the availability of two awards of up to $750 each to reimburse expenses for attendance at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting (October 22-27, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA). Applications must be received by Friday, April 30. The winner(s) will be notified by Monday, May 24.

Up to two awards for the best paper(s) in information science 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. The award(s) are made based upon submission of a paper written during the 2009/2010 academic year on any topic in the field of information science. The paper may be one already submitted or one that will be submitted for course credit during this academic year. 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.

Additional criteria:

  • Papers must be written in English.
  • Papers should be 10-15 pages long (250-300 words per page).
  • Student must be sole author.
  • More than one paper submission is allowed.
  • Paper may also have been submitted to a conference, award competition, or to a journal for publication, as long as it was written during the 2009/10 academic year.

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 2010 Annual Meeting, “Navigating Streams in an Information Ecosystem” takes place October 22-27, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Papers should be submitted as attachments and sent by email to: beata.panagopoulos@gmail.com

* 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) 491-3871, e-mail: beata.panagopoulos@gmail.com

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Help us celebrate winning ASIS&T chapter awards!

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AsgardNEASIST meet-up
Wed., 12/16, 5:30-7:30pm
The Asgard

350 Massachusetts Ave. (between Central Sq. & MIT)

Help us celebrate a great year for the New England chapter of ASIS&T!  Have you heard that we’ve won several chapter awards?

Drop by to hear about the ASIS&T national conference.  Or if you’d like to be more active in professional societies locally, this is a great opportunity to meet the NEASIST Program Committee and get the scoop on how to get involved.  …Or just show up and have some fun!