[Asis-l] ASIS&T Program April 26 - register today!

Higgins, Karen B. Karen.Higgins at jhuapl.edu
Tue Apr 24 10:55:04 EDT 2007

Hello ASIS&T Members,

This Thursday is the event celebrating women's contributions to
networked information management - and there's still time to sign up!
We're closing registration at noon on Wednesday.  And there are still
some sponsored slots available for students, so sign up today!
"Working Information Networks: a Tribute to Henriette Avram"

WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 2007
      Dinner provided from 6pm, the program will run 6:30 - 8pm.

WHERE:  School of Engineering, Pangborn Hall, the Scullen Room
         Catholic University of America

SPEAKERS: Beacher Wiggins, Library of Congress
                    Sally McCallum, Library of Congress
                    Gail Hodge, Information International Associates
                    Nikkia Anderson, Information International
                    Jennifer Preece, College of Information Studies,
University of Maryland

WEBSITE:  http://www.asis.org/Chapters/asispvc/index.html


"Working Information Networks: a Tribute to Henriette Avram"

Please join us for a retrospective presentation on women's contributions
to networked information management.  Beginning with the "mother of
MARC", Henriette Avram, we will explore how collaborative information
management has evolved over the years, and especially how women have
played important roles in the development process.

* Henreitte Avram was the driving force behind the development of MARC.
Beacher Wiggins and Sally McCallum will speak about Ms. Avram's vision
and influence on networked information, and also about some of the less
broadly known aspects of Ms. Avram.

* Gail Hodge and Nikkia Anderson will present on their experiences
developing databases and other networked information solutions for
federal contracts in engineering and the sciences.

* Jennifer Preece will give a brief review of work being done at CLIS by
her and three women colleagues.

About the speakers...

Beacher Wiggins is the Director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic
Access at the Library of Congress.  His entire library career has been
at the Library of Congress, where he started as a cataloger in 1972.  He
has served as Director for Cataloging (1995-2002), as Acting Associate
Librarian for Library Services (2002-2003), and as special assistant to
Henriette Avram during her tenure as the Assistant Librarian for
Collections Services (1986-1991).

Sally McCallum is the Chief of Network Development and the MARC
Standards Office, and acting chief of the Integrated Library System
Program Office, both at the Library of Congress.  She, too, worked
directly with Henriette Avram during her time at the Library of

Gail Hodge is a Senior Information Scientist with Information
International Associates.  She has been involved in the information
industry since 1978. She joined IIa in March 1996, with primary
responsibility for project management and consulting in the areas of
database production, taxonomy and vocabulary development, metadata and
related standards, and the application of technology to scientific and
technical information management. 

Nikkia Anderson is a Technical Information Specialist for Information
International Associates, Inc. (IIa).  She has been with IIa for 3 1/2
years.  She has a BS in Computer Science and is currently pursuing a
MLIS at Drexel University.  She is experienced in metadata, taxonomy,
and repository development.  Other areas of interest include scanning,
optical character recognition, and preservation.

Jennifer J. Preece is Dean of University of Maryland's College of
Information Studies.  Her research interests include computer-mediated
communication, human-computer interaction, management of online
communities of practice, health, education, and knowledge.  She is the
author of eight books and over 150 articles.

There will be opportunity for Q&A with the speakers after their


LOCATION: School of Engineering, Pangborn Hall, the Scullen Room
                  Catholic University of America

METRO: Brookland station, red line.  Pangborn Hall is right across the
street from the Brookland Metro. Exit at the Metro on the Catholic side,
cross McCormack Road, NE and walk half a block. Pangborn Hall is on the
right hand side.  

The Catholic University of America: Getting to Campus

CUA Campus Map Directory (See sectors 14-15)

COST:  $ 15 Members, $ 20 Non-Members, $ 5 Students/Retirees

NOTE:  Thanks to the generous support of the CUA-ASIS&T chapter, we are
able to offer free attendance to the first 24 students who register.
Please register as normal, and we will notify you if you are in this

FOOD:  Tasty dinner with vegetarian options.

THREE WAYS TO REGISTER:  1) Online, 2) Fax Registration Form, 3) Mail
Registration Form

For more information, map, and the registration form, please visit the
PVC ASIST Website:


Big thanks to Catholic University for letting us use their space.

Hope to see you there!

Dawn Pointer McCleskey
Chair, Potomac Valley Chapter of ASIS&T


Steve Lilienthal
Chair, Catholic University of America Student Chapter of ASIS&T

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