[Asis-l] Re: [Sigiii-l] You did it

B. Shadrach B.H.Shadrach at lboro.ac.uk
Fri Nov 22 12:49:10 EST 2002

Thank you Michel for sharing this information.  It has been a tremendous 
achievement.  Congratulations to all, especially to the office-bearers and the 
torch-bearers such as Michel and others.

Warmest regards

Quoting "Michel J. Menou" <Michel.Menou at wanadoo.fr>:

> Dear friends and colleagues
> For the 1st time ever a SIG won the SIG of the year award 3 times in a
> row.
> When we started, 20 years ago, the then executive director, and good
> friend,
> teased me one night telling me "confidentially" that the board was going
> to pass
> a motion forbidding this to happen. At that time we had made 2 awards in
> a row,
> but did not make the 3rd one the following year.
> The point is not so much that we established this record, but that this
> was done
> at this very time in the American Society for Information Science and
> Technology.
> The 2002 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia was among the most international
> in
> attendance ever - parallel international events excepted.
> I bet many of us are disgusted to the point of despair when they hear
> the news
> every other morning.
> That ASIS&T members over these 20 years have progressively managed to
> establish
> this unique blend of local and global perspectives is remarkable. To be
> honnest
> the american and international friends who embarked into this adventure
> were
> sceptical about its chances of success.
> This is the accomplishment of ASIS&T and its members, even though some,
> many
> indeed, might have contributed more.
> So thank you all, this is ASIS&T accomplishment. This award is ours.
> And please let's keep moving forward, there is still plenty of work
> ahead.
> Michel
> PS Yes, sure, this is also a result of the very hard work of the
> officers and
> members of SIG/III over the last 3 years.
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B. Shadrach
Department of Information Science
Loughborough University
Loughborough LE11 3TU
Phone: 0044-1509-223079

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