ASIS&T UA Student Chapter Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
Held via Wimba Room: ASIS&T UA Student Chapter Meeting Room http://uaonline.wimba.com/launcher.cgi?room=Fall2011_ASIST_Student
Our first meeting of the fall semester was a fantastic success. We had a great turnout, with 16 people attending!
Dr. Dan Albertson, Student Chapter Adviser
Susan DeBruin, Webmaster & Acting Chair
Kelli Bragg, Secretary & Acting Chair
Dan [last name?]
Meeting called to order at 5:02 pm
Kelli began the meeting, explaining the agenda for the evening, and then summarizing the officer positions and the student chapter requirements/suggestions for activities.
Dr. Albertson gave a brief explanation of what ASIS&T (American Society for Information Science and Technology) “is” to set the stage for the rest of the meeting.
Susan detailed the history of the UA student chapter, which was revived Spring semester 2011.
Dr. Albertson then gave a more detailed description about ASIS&T, and why it’s beneficial to belong: ASIS&T represents the “cutting edge” of Information Technology. Joining the professional society is recommended for all chapter members and is required for Student Chapter Officers. Dr. Albertson reminded all that a strong student chapter requires not only a good set of events, but also requires good attendance of those events by chapter members. Active and engaged members and ongoing recruitment is very important to maintain a good student chapter.
Kelli detailed the benefits of joining the professional society (access to digital library, Joblist, and reduced rates for webinars & events. http://www.asis.org/studentmember.html)
There are three scheduled events for this fall:
- Advanced HTML/CSS workshop (Dr. Bonnici)
- Project Alfa information session (Dr. Bonnici)
- Digital libraries topic (Jason Battles, Head of Web Services at the University of Alabama Libraries)
Elections were held (via Surveymonkey) to fill the following vacant positions: Secretary, President, Vice-President, Webmaster.
Secretary – Ashley Crace
President – Greg Carr
Vice-President – Elizabeth Levkoff
Webmaster – Audrey Taylor
Treasurer – William Landau (William was elected in May)
Susan will be sending out a survey for meeting times for Dr. Bonnici’s presentations and to decide on the topic to be presented by Jason Battles. Survey link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GFY3N7W
Kelli reminded people to think of technology topics that they’d like to see turned into events for discussion at the next meeting.
Thanks to everyone who showed up, and I hope new people know they’re welcome to join the Student Chapter at any time. Contact Greg Carr or Elizabeth Levkoff for an application – contact information is on the Student Chapter website.
Complete set of meeting minutes available at the Student Chapter website:http://asist.ua.edu/
Please consider joining the ASIS&T UA Student Chapter – the more the merrier, and the better the meetings will be. Dates/times will be posted on our Facebook page as well as on the Student Chapter website.
Visit our Student Chapter website by clicking this link:http://asist.ua.edu/
Visit our Facebook page by clicking this link: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/151039308289374/
Minutes submitted by Kelli Bragg, September 26, 2011
Posted by Susan DeBruin, September 27, 2011