[Asis-l] SIG-III Thanks You for Record-Breaking Participation at 2010 International Reception

Sarah Emmerson saemmerson at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 11 04:06:05 EST 2010

On behalf of SIG-III officers, I would like to thank the ASIS&T members for your contribution to the success of our fundraising efforts at the ASIS&T-2010 International Reception in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the most successful year yet, raising more than any previous year and three times as much as last year!  Your active participation and generosity in donating and buying silent auction items and raffle tickets are greatly appreciated by all of us at SIG-III. We would also like to thank the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for sponsoring the lively Columbian band that put everybody in a good mood, as well as the University of Pittsburgh’s SLIS student chapter for putting together the wonderful raffle gift basket.  
All proceeds will go to the SIG-III InfoShare Fund, which offers ASIS&T memberships to information professionals in developing countries for whom the cost of membership would otherwise be a financial burden. Our InfoShare program and International Paper Contest are attracting much interest from our colleagues in the developing world. This year alone, through SIG-III’s InfoShare Program, we were able to offer full memberships to eight information professionals as well as two student memberships.  The 2010 International Paper Contest first place winner, Angelina Totolo from the University of Botswana, was able to attend this year’s conference as well. Next year we will be able to support and encourage even more international colleagues to join our society. 
ASIS&T is truly an international professional society, and SIG-III, through its InfoShare Program, will continue to actively promote ASIS&T and recruit members from all over the world.
Thank you,
Daniel Alemneh
Chair-Elect and 2010 International Reception Coordinator

Sarah Emmerson
SIG-III Communications Officer & Newsletter Editor
E-mail:  saemmerson at yahoo.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/sarah.emmerson 

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