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Upcoming workshop: Citation Creation October 8, 2009

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The first entry in our student-led workshop series is on Thursday, October 15!

Citation Creation, or, How to make your bibliography work for YOU

Thursday, October 15
1:00-1:45 pm
Terrace Lab

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ASIS&T meeting Sept. 17 September 14, 2009

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The first ASIS&T (American Society of Information Science & Technology) meeting of the term is booked for this Thursday, Sept 17th, at 11am in the Terrace lab. All are welcome.

Here is a tentative agenda for the meeting:

  • Intro to ASIS&T
  • Intro to UBC student chapter & executive
  • Build your online library/information science social network
  • We’ll use the whiteboard for ppl to share contact details for various social media
  • ASIS&T Annual Meeting (Nov 6-11)
  • Workshop/event planning for 2009/10

Hope to see you all this week.

Google Introduces Wikiable Search Results November 20, 2008

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http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081120-roll-your-own-search-results-with-googles-new-searchwiki.html

Continually raising the bar on search, Google has unveiled a new feature that lets those with Google accounts massage their search results. If this is an intelligent/learning feature, chances are it will allow those of us who use Google for serious searching to bend it more to our needs — roll your own Google Scholar, for instance, geared toward searching medical or LIS literature.

ASIS&T Conference Student Opportunity August 27, 2008

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If you’re interested in going to the upcoming ASIS&T conference in Ohio, check out this opportunity to volunteer to help out at the conference.

Note: The deadline to apply for this is coming right up! September 2, 2008. Read on:

Respond by September 2, 2008

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. (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. Headquarters

The Headquarters office is kept open throughout the meeting for the convenience of ASIS&T Committee members, members of the Board of Directors and members of the Conference Committees. Your function will be to ensure that everything runs smoothly and to assist where needed.

How to Participate

If you would like to be considered for this program, for the 2008 Annual, to be held October 24 – 29 in Columbus, OH.  Please forward your name, address, phone, fax and e-mail numbers to:

American Society for Information Science & Technology

ATTN.: ASIS&T 2008 Annual Meeting

1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 510

Silver Spring, MD 20910

FAX: (301) 495-0810

e-mail: cjohnson@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 2, 2008.

Vanessa Foss

American Society for Info Science & Technology

Director of Membership & Meetings