[Asis-l] SIG STI - SIG of the Year!
K. T. Vaughan
kt_vaughan at ncsu.edu
Tue Nov 26 12:46:59 EST 2002
> Hello all -
> I thought the general membership might be interested in my post below, about
> SIG STI winning SIG of the Year 2002.
> And, just to forestall confusion, we are sharing the award with SIG III.
> This year.
> - KT
> "K. T. Vaughan" wrote:
> > Hi fellow SIG/STI people!
> > People keep asking me what winning SIG of the Year gets us, and I
> > respond "bragging rights." You'll see from the message below (that I
> > just sent to the chminf-l list) that I am taking full advantage of those
> > rights.
> > As I mention below, I think we should feel particularly proud of
> > ourselves for winning this award. This SIG worked very hard this year.
> > We participated in the Trisociety Symposium, upped our membership and
> > activity on the listserv, and doubled our panel sessions at the
> > just-concluded annual meeting. What's more, we submitted seven panels,
> > and had six accepted. That's a great win percentage!
> > Of course, the issue now is keeping our momentum going. The dozen or so
> > of us at the planning meeting hatched some great plans for next year,
> > and other ideas are in the works for events or publications for the
> > spring or fall. If you have a great idea, please let us know!
> > I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank the current officers
> > (you know who they are) as well as some people who have kept this SIG
> > going over the years. In particular, Judy Watson, Julie Hurd, Margret
> > Branchofsky, and Janet Arth have volunteered to lead us wherever we
> > would go. I'm sure there are other role models you may have that I
> > haven't listed. Clearly it wasn't just our work this year that won us
> > this award, but the cumulative effect of excellence over the years. Go
> > team!
> > This is my last official post - I'm now "past chair" - but I just
> > couldn't hold back from letting everyone hear how proud I am. Julie and
> > Judy will attest to my excitement at the awards banquet - I think I
> > hugged Julie 10 times!
> > Yours,
> > KT
> > ASIST SIG STI _Past_ Chair
> > ------------------------
> > Viva la science librarians!
> > I am happy to report to our colleagues in the SLA Chemistry Division and
> > the ACS Division of Chemical Information that the American Society for
> > Information Science and Technology has awarded the 2002 Special Interest
> > Group of the Year award to the SIG for Scientific and Technical
> > Information Systems. This award is a long time coming, and well earned
> > - in large part because of our long-running partnership with the SLA and
> > ACS to produce the Trisociety Symposium (hosted this year by SLA, and in
> > 2006 by ASIST).
> > We science and engineering librarians have always considered ourselves
> > "special" in one way or another, so I think it is a great affirmation of
> > our importance to the larger world of information and library science
> > for SIG/STI to have won this award. Good luck to the rest of you, as
> > well!
> > If you are interested in seeing abstracts from our recent panels at the
> > ASIST annual meeting (held last week in Philadelphia), please go to
> > http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM02/schedule.html. Included in our
> > offerings were panels on models for both published and unpublished
> > research, several different looks at virtual reference, a panel on
> > e-books, and one on the National STEM Digital Library.
> > Thanks to everyone who makes us shine - we couldn't do it without you!
> > KT Vaughan
> > 2001/02 ASIST SIG/STI Chair
> > -------------------------------
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