Bring your favourite board game to the SLAIS Welcome Potluck!

Hey there ASIS&T members, new and old – do you love board games? I thought so! Just a reminder that the student chapter of ASIS&T will be running an informal board gaming session as part of the SLAIS Welcome Potluck this Friday, September 7th. Bring your favourite game, or simply come prepared to join in the fun! We’ll likely get going in the Trail Room (just off the SLAIS Lounge) by 530 or so, after people have had a chance to eat, drink and mingle. See you there!
-Sam Mills, Secretary, ASIS&T at UBC

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The Art & Science of Reading Digital – only a few spots left

A one-day Symposium at the University of British Columbia.
Register here: http://www.diigubc.ca/readingdigital/

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A New Mailing List for ASIS&T@UBC

Dear all,

UBC is in the process of shutting down Interchange…well, they have been for quite some time.
We want to play it safe and are moving to a new mailing list.
You will receive individual invitations to the mailing list within the next 48 hours.

An overview of the ways we communicate with you:
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1) Our blog: http://blogs.ubc.ca/asist/
2) Our Twitter account: http://twitter.com/asistubc
3) Our Wiki, mainly for Cool Tools Days: http://wiki.ubc.ca/ASIST
4) Our mailing list via a Google Group (replacing the Interchange mailing list): https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/asist-ubc

Meeting minutes, event announcements and other news will usually be posted on the blog and via the mailing list.
A brief summary and a link will be posted on Twitter.
For organizing Cool Tools Days, announcements will include a link to the content for the specific Cool Tools Days in our Wiki.
Everyone can, provided having a CWL account, can then add themselves as presenter for the Cool Tools Day.
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ASIS&T Annual Meeting 2012: Call for Student Volunteers

ASIS&T 2012 Annual Meeting

October 26-30, 2012

Baltimore, MD

Respond by September 13, 2012

 

To help ASIS&T student members who might not otherwise be able to participate in ASIS&T meetings, we provide an opportunity to attend the sessions and network with other members in exchange for assisting us in running the meeting.  Students who have participated in our program have found the experience “terrific.”

 

How the Program Works:

 

In exchange for complimentary registration, we’ll ask you to help us run the conference.  You’ll serve as a room monitor for about three sessions each day for three days.  In addition, you’ll help out either at our registration desk or conference headquarters for a 4-hour period on one day of the conference. We’ve listed below the activities that you are expected to perform as part of the program.

 

1.             Monitoring Sessions

  We’ll solicit your choices of sessions, by time period, and try to schedule you into the sessions you prefer wherever possible.  Monitoring involves assisting the speakers and moderators, checking for name tags at the door, ensuring that the necessary AV equipment is on hand, encouraging participants to complete evaluation forms, and generally helping makes the session go smoothly. Volunteer will also be required to obtain copies of slides and presentation.

(Additionally, you will be expected to SMILE AND BE FRIENDLY!)

 

2.             Registration

  Registration assistance involves facilitating the registration process, keeping a record of registrants, handing out materials, etc. 

 

3.             Placement Center

  The Placement Center office is kept open throughout the meeting for the convenience of attendees and employers to network and interview.

How to Participate:

 

If you would like to be considered for, the 2012 Annual to be held October 26 - 30 in Baltimore, MD.  Please forward your name, address, phone, fax and e-mail numbers to:

 

American Society for Information Science & Technology

ATTN.: ASIS&T 2011 Annual Meeting

1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 510

Silver Spring, MD 20910

FAX: (301) 495-0810

e-mail: saddo@asis.org

 

There are a limited number of positions  available, and applications are considered on a first come/first served basis, so be sure to let us know of your interest by September 13, 2012.

 

 

 

 

Stephan Addo

American Society for Info Science & Technology

Director of Membership & Meetings

1320 Fenwick Lane, Ste. 510

Silver Spring, MD 20910

PH: 301-495-0900 FAX: 301-495-0810

saddo@asis.org

www.asis.org

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SIG DL’s Call for Proposals from Undergrads, Master’s, and Recent Grads for ASIST 2012

An opportunity we want to share with you:

“Digital Liaisons: Shifting Borders in Interdisciplinary Collaborations”

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 15, 2012
The Special Interest Group for Digital Libraries (SIG DL) of ASIS&T is seeking proposals for an Undergraduate, Master’s, and Recently Graduated Undergraduate and Master’s Students (May 2010 or later) student research program at the ASIS&T 2012 Annual Meeting in Baltimore Oct. 26‐30.

This session is intended to provide students with an opportunity to present their work during the main conference on
areas of interest relevant to information and knowledge management. The session will also serve as a social meeting
point to facilitate networking between students, faculty, and professionals. Note: students do not have to attend the
conference in order to qualify.
To accommodate students who cannot attend the conference, we are accepting pre-made
video presentations and mailed‐in posters. All abstracts, presentation media, and posters will be published on the
SIG DL website after the conference.

The full Call for Proposals is located here: http://www.asis.org/SIG/sigdl/cfp2012.html

SUBMISSION FORM: http://bit.ly/MnxxRj
ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION: by September 20, 2012

 

A prize of $300 will be given for the best paper and $150 for the best poster. A prize for honorable mention for one paper and one poster with a prize of $100 each will be awarded. Several $50 dollar runner-up prizes will also be awarded.

 
Email: asist.sigdl@gmail.com
Web: http://www.asis.org/SIG/sigdl/

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InfoCamp 2012 Registration is OPEN!

From Seattle InfoCamp ’12 Planning Team:

Greetings, InfoCampers! Do we have some news for you!

REGISTRATION

We are excited to announce that registration for InfoCamp Seattle 2012 is OPEN! To reserve your spot for InfoCamp Seattle 2012, visit http://infocampseattle2012.eventbrite.com/

When: October 13 & 14
Where: Mary Gates Hall, University of Washington

FYI: If you don’t show, thanks in advance for the donation! (i.e., no refunds)

SPEAKERS

Although the sessions at InfoCamp are all up to YOU, the participants, we’ve also invited two inspiring and engaging speakers to help us kick things off!

On Saturday, our opening keynote will be given by City Librarian Marcellus Turner, who oversees the Seattle Public Library. Turner holds a master’s degree in library science from the University of Tennessee and has over 20 years of experience in libraries. For more information about Marcellus, check out his bio on the SPL website.

And on Sunday morning, we’ll be hearing from Dan Klyn. Dan started working as an information architect in 1997. As a passionate advocate for the craft, Dan balances IA practice with teaching graduate students information architecture at the University of Michigan’s School of Information.

More information can be found on the InfoCamp Seattle website! Stop by periodically to check out what’s new!

See you in October!
- your Seattle InfoCamp ’12 Planning Team

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InfoCamp Seattle 2012 — Save the Date!

From the Seattle InfoCamp ’12 Planning Team:

Save the Date!

Greetings, InfoCampers!

We’re happy to announce that planning for InfoCamp Seattle 2012 is underway and things are lookin’ GOOD. So mark your calendars for InfoCamp Seattle 2012!

When: October 13 & 14
Where: Mary Gates Hall, University of Washington

We’ll be gathering again at the University of Washington’s beautiful Seattle campus on October 13th and 14th. The Saturday opening festivities and keynote and Sunday plenary speaker will be in the Kane Hall auditorium. All other events, the sessions designed and led by you, our fearless InfoCampers, will happen in Mary Gates Hall (home of the UW’s Information School).

Come (re)experience our unique egalitarian format, in which the sessions are delivered by innovative, inspirational, and ingenious participants — YOU. As always, it will be you, the participant, talking amongst yourselves, driving the content of InfoCamp, and drinking massive quantities of coffee!

This year, to illustrate the nature of InfoCamp, we’re putting together a series of video shorts for your education and entertainment! The first one is posted — view it on our website or YouTube and check back for more episodes!!

For more information, check out http://seattle.infocamp.org

You’ll be hearing from us again when registration opens in August. See you all in a few short months!

- your Seattle InfoCamp ’12 Planning Team

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annual general meeting 2012

Our Annual General Meeting happened today. After last week’s Brown Bag Lunch with Shirley Lew and Courtney Mumma and the previous week’s Cool Tools Day we had a great turnout. We held our elections today, each position was filled by unanimous vote, and I’m pleased to announce our new executive for 2012-2013.

Chair: Kristof Kessler
Vice Chair: Jonathan Kift
Secretary: Sam Mills
Treasurer: Allison Trumble
Communications: Nick Josten

Thanks very much to Andrew Berger, Adam Brownfield, Jamie Fong, Justin Unrau (and Kristof) for their work on the executive this past year.

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brown bag lunch recap

We had an excellent time talking with Courtney Mumma and Shirley Lew at our Brown Bag Lunch on March 16. There was loads of food and lots of good information sharing going on.

We learned about how Canadians need to have an MAS to work in digital archives (causing much self-kicking by various MLIS students in the room) and about the different kinds of tasks these jobs entail.

Shirley told an entertaining tale of troubleshooting a problem and seeing how VPNs and streaming video are interacting in different ways than expected when certain tools were first designed. Both Shirley and Courtney stressed the importance of being an interface between the coders and the information world, which is something we’ve got to do a lot of in the future.

Anyway, it was a great talk. I took more detailed (but rough) notes if you’re interested. Thank you very much to everyone who attended (and handled the food, of which there was a lot).

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meet a systems librarian and data archivist lunch [UPDATE: almost full!]

On Friday March 16th, ASIS&T@UBC is hosting a brown bag lunch with:

This informal round table discussion will touch on topics related to systems librarianship, use and development of opensource software, and digital archives. As well as any other topics that come up. There will be lots of time for discussion and questions.

When: Noon, Friday March 16th until around 1pm.
Where: Trail Room in SLAIS lounge area
What: Brown Bag Lunch, you bring your lunch and we provide drinks and goodies

Space is limited to 15 seats so please register through Eventbrite (no login necessary).. Unless we get a lot of interest in which case we will try to book a larger room. [UPDATE: It's almost full and getting a bigger room might be harder than we thought, so if you're on the fence about the event sign up soon!]

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