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!
6:00-6:30 Cocktails & light hors d’oeuvres
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
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.
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.
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
* 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 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
* 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)
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.
*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.
As librarians and information professionals, we often find ourselves responsible for creating or organizing online content, but without the tools, budget or technical skills to make it an efficient or sustainable process.
Setting up a new web site. Organizing e-content. Training non-techie staff to edit HTML. Enforcing style guidelines. Maintaining some semblance of control over our web sites.
Having a content management system (CMS) would make our lives easier, but we’re so busy we don’t have time to do the research, nor the money to hire a developer to set one up. What’s a busy librarian/information professional to do? This program will introduce you to a handful of CMS systems (some free!) that can be used for simple or complex projects, depending on your needs.
In the morning, there will be expert speakers and a panel discussion comparing and contrasting different CMSs (WordPress, Expression Engine, Drupal, and Springshare’s LibGuides/CampusGuides), with presentations of actual projects to give you a sense of what CMSs can do.
In the afternoon, NEASIS&T will offer an optional hands-on workshop for attendees who wish to get their feet wet using WordPress.
A continental breakfast is included for everyone and a tote lunch will be provided to those staying for the afternoon workshop.
Gather with friends and colleagues for a happy-hour discussion on all things e-Readers.
Come share your own experiences with reading books on Kindle, or reading textbooks on an iPad. Perhaps your library has adopted an eBook policy for reserves and other materials. Perhaps you are waiting to learn more before moving away from print.
Come discuss the pros and cons of various formats, and the potential challenges for administration of this e-Resource.
Join us for the Fall installment of the NEASIST Book Club!
What’s all the fuss about HTML5? Maybe you’ve heard rumblings about how it will change the way that we make and view web sites, but the details are fuzzy… Or maybe you know nothing about web development, but just want to stay informed of the latest in web technologies… For this book club, we’ll read Dive into HTML5 by Mark Pilgrim. We’ll focus on the “Introduction: Five Things You Should Know About HTML5,” so if you want to read only the minimum to participate in the discussion, just read that section. (Or if you don’t want to read anything, feel free to come and hear other peoples’ thoughts on it!) Come share your ideas, experiences, and thoughts on HTML5 as it effects information professionals across the globe.
Our theme for this meet-up will be geo-location mobile apps and tools, such as Foursquare, Gowalla, and SCVNGR. Don’t know what any of those words mean and why you should care? Join us to find out! Geo-location tools can be used to set up tours, promote your organization, and further establish yourself in the realm of social media. And did I mention they’re fun?!
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.