And our 2016 NEASIS&T Travel Award Winners are…

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Anna Newman and Regina Raboin!

Anna Newman, who attends the Simmons College School of Library Information Science, is our student travel award winner.  She is also currently working part-time as the Research Data Manager Intern at the Harvard Medical School.  Regina Raboin is the Associate Director for Library Education and Research at at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Lamar Soutter Library.   Both have chosen to attend this year’s ASIS&T RDAP (Research Data Access and Preservation) Summit in Atlanta, Georgia.

We received many impressive applications this year.  Anna and Regina demonstrated a compelling case for how their work or scholarship will have a positive impact on the community and each made an exceptionally strong case for how their attendance at RDAP will inform their scholarship and practice.

As is the tradition at NEASIS&T, we will have a summer event to congratulate and to get to know our travel award winners.  We will keep you posted on the details.

NE-ASIS&T Travel Awards 2016: 3 Conference Options

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Application Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2016
Notification of Award Winners: February 26, 2016

About the Awards: Professional and Student

The Association for Information Science & Technology, New England Chapter (NE-ASIS&T) is pleased to announce two awards to support participation in an ASIS&T Summit or Annual Meeting. Our goals are to support scholarship and connect research and practice, bringing new voices to the chapter. The student award (of up to $1000) and the practitioner award ($500) will support your year-long membership in ASIS&T as well as your conference registration and part of your travel costs to Atlanta (for the Information Architecture or Research Data Access and Preservation Summits) or Copenhagen (for the Annual Meeting).

In addition to the conference support, the award provides ASIS&T membership, offering significant benefits:

  • Membership in our New England regional chapter
    • Mentorship and networking with experienced NE-ASIS&T members
    • Opportunities to build professional skills (including project management, budgeting, marketing, etc.)
  • Discounted conference registration for ASIS&T and NE-ASIS&T events
  • Webinars and discounts on other publications
  • A year’s subscription to the Journal of ASIS&T and the Bulletin

Eligibility & Applications

Applicants must be either current graduate students or practitioners in the field of information science at the time of their application. We define information science broadly: librarians, archivists, data/knowledge managers, information architects, web developers, etc., are all encouraged to apply. Applicants do not need to be current NE-ASIS&T members, nor do they need to live or work in Boston. However, award winners are expected to participate (in person or remotely) in NE-ASIS&T programming in 2016-17.

Each applicant must submit a cover sheet and two short personal statements to erdmann@simmons.edu by Friday, February 19th, 2016. The winner will be notified by Friday, February 26th, 2016.  The subject line should read “Travel Award Application 2016.”

  • Cover sheet including this information
    • Applicant’s name
    • Address
    • Phone number
    • Email
    • For students, school affiliation
    • For practitioners, professional affiliation
  • Two short personal statements
    • How will attending the Summit or Annual Meeting inform your current or future professional practice? (150 words)
    • In five years, how do you hope your work in information science will have had a positive impact on your community? (500 words for students and 750 words for professionals)

Terms of Awards

Each award winner will be welcomed into our New England regional chapter by participating in events in person (at least once) and remotely. As a travel award winner, you will:

  • Meet with a NE-ASIS&T representative at the conference
  • Share your conference experience with the NE-ASIS&T chapter
  • Participate in a NE-ASIS&T meet-up based on the winners’ professional interests
  • Review award applications for the 2017 Travel Awards
  • Submit receipts documenting travel- and conference-related expenses, such as registration, airfare, food, and lodging, up to the value of the award

*If a winner is unable to meet all of the terms due to a relocation, NE-ASIS&T should be notified immediately.

Questions? Contact Annie Erdmann at (617) 251-2723, e-mail: erdmann@simmons.edu

 

ASIS&T 2015 Travel Awards – Apply by May 29

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Apply by May 29 for a chance to go to the ASIS&T annual conference on us this year!  The topic for 2015 is Information Science with Impact: Research in and for the Community.

About the Awards:

Professional and Student

The Association for Information Science & Technology, New England Chapter (NEASIS&T) is pleased to announce the availability of two awards of up to $1,000 each to reimburse expenses for attendance at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting (November 6-10 , St. Louis, Missouri).  With this year’s emphasis on bridging research and community impact, we are excited to announce an award for professionals, alongside our traditional student award.

The award will fund a year-long membership to ASIS&T and conference registration at the member rate, and will offset some travel costs.  Membership benefits with ASIS&T include:

  • Discounted annual meeting conference registration
  • Year subscription to the Journal of ASIS&T and the Bulletin
  • Free webinars and discounts on other publications
  • Membership in our New England regional chapter
    • Hands on training with technology
    • Build professional skills (project management, budgeting, marketing, etc.)
    • Networking

Purpose

Supporting scholarship and bridge research with practice, bringing in new voices to the chapter.

Eligibility

Each applicant must submit a cover letter and 2 short essays to rbucy@wheelock.edu by Friday, May 29th. The winner will be notified by Monday, June 15th, 2015.  The subject line should read “Annual Meeting Travel Award Application 2015.”

  • Applicants must be a current graduate student or practitioner in the field of information science at the time of their application.  We define information science broadly: may be a librarian, archivist, data/knowledge manager, information architect, web developer, etc.
  • Coversheet including
    • Applicant’s name
    • Address
    • Phone number
    • Email
    • Identify as student or professional
    • School or work affiliation and department
  • Short Essay response
    • How will attending the Annual Meeting inform your current or future professional practice? (150 words)
    • In five years, how do you hope your work in information science will have had a positive impact on your community?  Reference the impact categories from the ASIS&T Annual Meeting call for proposals: https://www.asist.org/events/annual-meeting/annual-meeting-2015/2015-annual-meeting-call-for-papers/. (500 words for students and 750 words for professionals)

Deadline

Friday, May 29, 2015

Terms of Award

Each award winner will be welcomed into our New England regional chapter.
Winners will give back to the chapter with the following participation:

  • Meet with a NEASIS&T representative at the conference
  • Share your conference experience with the NEASIS&T chapter
  • Participate in a NEASIS&T Meet-up based on the winners’ interests
  • Review award applications for the following year
  • Submit receipts substantiating travel and conference related expenses, such as costs for registration, airfare, food, and lodging

*If a winner is unable to meet all of the terms due to a relocation, NEASIS&T should be notified immediately.

Questions? Contact Roz Bucy at (617) 879-2398, email: rbucy@wheelock.edu

Jasy Liew Suet Yan is our 2013 Student Travel Award Winner!

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Congratulations to Syracuse University student Jasy Liew Suet Yan, winner of this year’s NEASIST Student Travel Award to the 2013 ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Montreal!

Ms. Yan won the award for her well-written and persuasive essay addressing why she wishes to attend the Annual Meeting, how she believes she will be able to use the conference experience to further her career, and how NEASIST or ASIS&T might benefit if she receives the award.  She begins her essay by explaining that

“one of my research streams looks at how information scholars study information and technology, two components that are actively being discussed by this community.  The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the perfect place for me to present a poster highlighting my preliminary work in this research stream and to gain feedback from seasoned information scholars to advance my research.  Another stream of my research delves into the detection and visualization of affective information especially in social media.  There is a growing group of like-minded researchers in Social Informatics whose research I am interested to tap into.”

Ms. Yan will receive up to $750 to help defray the costs of attendance at the 2013 Annual Meeting, “Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries,” which takes place November 1-6, 2013, in Montreal, Canada.

 

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