Call for SIG SI Chair/Co-Chair Nominations and Interest

Hi SIG SI members, I’m writing with some news about ASIS&T SIG SI, as determined during the ASIS&T 2016 Annual Meeting in Copenhagen. Howard Rosenbaum and Pnina Fichman, our co-chairs for many years now, have decided to step down from their current roles. They intend to remain involved in the SIG and its activities, including at Annual Meetings; not that we could hardly let them disappear completely on us, of course!

This does mean, however, that we are seeking new chairs or co-chairs for the SIG. Kristin Eschenfelder and myself have been given the task of administering this process. We are thus issuing the following call for nominations and interest for those potentially interested and willing to serve as a chair or co-chair of ASIS&T SIG SI for 2016-17. The responsibilities of the SIG’s chair or co-chair include the following:

  • Organize and run SIG SI’s annual symposium / workshop, with assistance from invited symposium committee members (if desired)

  • Coordinate panel proposals that SIG SI may sponsor for the ASIS&T Annual Meeting (the main conference)

  • Support the process of determining the winners of SIG SI’s awards, alongside SIG SI’s Awards Coordinator (Kristin Eschenfelder, as of our business meeting at ASIS&T 2016)

  • Attend the SIG Cabinet Meeting at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting (or determine a suitable substitute delegate from among the SIG officers)

  • Other leadership activities for the SIG, if desired and as determined along with SIG SI’s other officers

The chair or co-chairs would serve alongside SIG SI’s officers, including Communications officer Hillary Stark (North Texas), Social Chair Adam Worrall (Alberta), Awards Coordinator Kristin Eschenfelder (Wisconsin – Madison), and Treasurer Noriko Hara (Indiana).

If you or someone you know is potentially interested in stepping up and serving as SIG SI’s chair or co-chair, please submit a nomination to myself (worrall@ualberta.ca) and Kristin Eschenfelder (eschenfelder@wisc.edu) by Tuesday December 6th at 11:59pm US Eastern time. Please include SIG SI in the subject line. We are also more than happy to discuss the chair / co-chair role further with those who might be interested in serving. We thank you for your consideration of this crucial leadership role within the SIG!

Adam Worrall and Kristin Eschenfelder
ASIS&T SIG SI Elections Committee
worrall@ualberta.ca  eschenfelder@wisc.edu

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