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ASIS&T@UBC AGM! April 3, 2008

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ASIS&T AGM Poster ASIS&T@UBC will have its final meeting of the year on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 in IKBLC Room 491. We decided to do something a little edgier than the usual ASIS&T fare for this poster … I doubt whether anything quite like this has graced the walls of SLAIS before! … At any rate, in case you missed the email but are an avid reader of this blog (hello, all two of you!), here is the low, low, lowdown on the meeting:

Agenda:

  1. Elect new executive officers for 2008-9
  2. Discuss plans for 2008-9 including:
  • Developing half-day hands-on instructional workshops for SLAIS students on software and skills relevant to the information professions such as screencasting using Camtasia, CSS/XHTML, working with RSS, KompoZer, and lots more. Suggestions welcome!
  • Bringing in expert speakers and instructors to provide animated & interactive information about cutting-edge developments in IT and the information professions.
  • Organizing social events for SLAIS and other UBC students interested in technology.
  • Other?

Backgrounder: What is ASIS&T? With the ongoing proliferation of techniques and technologies that emerge in the fields of library and information science, communications, networking and computer science, there is a need for one organization that can bring all of these fields and practitioners together. Formed in 1937, ASIS&T brings together everyone involved in Information Science and information research, from technical specialists, to librarians, from researchers, to business professionals – all fields that need, use, or investigate information fall under the ASIS&T umbrella. What can membership in ASIS&T offer?

  • Professional membership in a global organization with over 4000 members
  • A job board, with jobs from around the world!
  • Two professional Journals (online versions are free with a student membership)
  • Conferences, seminars, and summits on topics of interest to information professionals
  • Interest groups that bring together working professionals (one is included with your membership)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Networking

What can membership in ASIS&T offer at UBC?

  • A chance to bring together students involved in the information sciences from across campus!
  • Develop programs and events of interest to our student body
  • Social, networking, and discussion groups
  • Career and educational development opportunities

Check us out online Blog: https://asistubc.wordpress.com/ Website: http://www.slais.ubc.ca/PEOPLE/students/student-groups/asist/index.htm Drop us an email at asist.ubc@gmail.com if you have any questions or comments.

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