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  • Diane H. Sonnenwald

    2012 Asis&T President Head of School and Professor
    1. School of Information Science and Library Studies University College Dublin and 2012 president of ASIS&T. She is head of school and professor at the School of Information and Library Studies at University College Dublin and an adjunct professor in computer science at the University of North Carolina. Prior to joining academia she worked at Bellcore. Her research has been funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, European Science Foundation, as well as private corporations and foundations
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Abstract

Editor's Summary

Despite its name, the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is an international organization, embracing its geographically diverse membership. As a global scholarly organization, ASIS&T has responsibilities and considerations that reach far beyond local and national concerns. That breadth of concern is reflected in deeds, such as a reduced membership fee for those in less developed countries, as well as in words. Including “American” in the name may convey pride and distinction but creates obstacles for some. It is time to consider a name change that accurately reflects the scope and goals of the organization. Members are invited to comment until May 1, 2012, on a change that retains the acronym “ASIS&T” while revising the title to ASsociation for Information Science & Technology.

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