Save the Date! Service Design Conference January 12


User experience remains a hot topic after NEASIST’s 2016 UX conference, and now you can deepen your understanding with a holistic view of service design. Do you want to tailor your entire ecosystem — personnel, spaces, and systems online and offline — to improve your users’ experiences?

The New England Chapter of the Association for Information Science & Technology, together with the Simmons College Student Chapter, invite you to participate in our 2017 Winter Event, Service Design: The Holistic Experience.

WHEN: Thursday January 12, 2017
WHERE: Simmons College in Boston

With participatory breakout sessions and thoughtful keynotes, this one-day conference will give you the concepts you need to talk to stakeholders in your organization about service design. It will give you tools you can use to gather the data that will inform your organization’s service design discussions. It will give you a platform to share your ideas and experiences designing better services.

What should you do now?
Save the date for Service Design: The Holistic Experience on January 12, 2017

Get in touch with by 11/4 to propose a talk, breakout session, tour, or lightning round if you’re interested in sharing your own service design experience — redesigning spaces, websites, or services of any kind.

Vote Your NEASIS&T Board


Cast your vote for members of the 2016-2017 NEASIS&T Board:

The ballot will be open until Wednesday (9/28/2016) of next week.  We are also accepting nominations for the following:

  • Membership & Outreach Coordinator
  • Webmaster
  • Annual Meeting RepresentativesTerms run from October of this year to next year.  You do not need to live in Boston to participate; virtual participation is welcome.  You can learn more about these positions from our Board Nominations post.


Call for Board Nominations: Gain Professional Skills and Work with Amazing People


We are now accepting nominations for board positions for our regional chapter.  Terms run from October of this year to next year.  You do not need to live in Boston to participate; virtual participation is welcome.  This is a great way to gain professional skills, work with amazing people, and network widely.

Below is a brief description of each board role.  If you have any questions or if you would like to nominate yourself or an interested colleague, please reach out to  Voting will happen in September.

Chair-elect (2 year commitment)
The Chair-elect, who automatically becomes Chair in the following year, works collaboratively with the Chair in planning and executing NEASIST programs and serves as the Alternate Chapter Representative to the Assembly.  The Chair-elect will assume the duties and responsibilities of the Chair in the event of the Chair’s absence, resignation or removal from office.  The Chair-elect assumes the primary responsibility for leading the Program Committee in planning the chapter’s programs during the year.  As Chair, this officer leads the New England chapter and the board, holding quarterly board meetings and setting the strategic direction for the chapter.  If you are interested in building project management skills, this is the position for you!

Secretary (1 year commitment)
The Secretary keeps records of all meetings and correspondence to members and assists in making logistical arrangements for meetings and activities. S/he also maintains the internal documentation for both the Board and the Program Committee.  If you are organized and have a knack for synthesizing multiple perspectives into a coherent narrative, this is the position for you!

Treasurer (1 year commitment)
The Treasurer keeps records of all income and expenditures and must be aware of Society policies regarding chapter finances and expenses.  This officer prepares and submits the chapter’s quarterly and annual reports and receives/reviews the chapter’s financial statements.  If you are organized and would like to gain financial management experience, this is the position for you!

Membership and Outreach Coordinator (1 year commitment)
The Membership and Outreach Coordinator carries out one of the most important functions of the chapter: communicating with members.  This officer should be in regular contact with the membership to share and solicit information for the listserv, relevant social media channels (Twitter, LinkedIn, Meetup, and Eventbrite), the NEASIST blog and newsletter, in collaboration with the Webmaster. The Membership and Outreach Coordinator also prepares regular reports on current chapter membership.  If you have strong communication skills and are motivated to get others involved in NEASIST, this is the position for you!

Webmaster (1 year commitment)
The Webmaster is responsible for managing the chapter’s website. This officer should update the site content, create pages, and post announcements as requested by the Board and the Program Committee. Other responsibilities might include the proposal and implementation of new website features, and the management of outreach tools in collaboration with the Membership and Outreach Coordinator.  If you have basic web development skills and an inclination toward quality control and consistency, this is the position for you!


2016 ASIS&T Elections


Shape the future of ASIS&T and cast your vote!  Eligible voters should have been sent an email with instructions on accessing the voting systems and the special login username and password required for voting on May 11.

Below are the candidates running for the ASIS&T Board of Directors.   Click on their names to read their personal statement.  All votes must be received by June 15, 2016.

President-elect (for the 2017 ASIS&T administrative year ):
Treasurer (for the 2017-2019 administrative years)
Director-at-Large (for 2017-2019 administrative years) – Elect two: