ASIS&T has many different leadership volunteer positions available and we encourage you to take advantage and get involved!   Get involved & become a leader!

Abebe Rorissa
SIG Member of the Year 

Digital Libraries (DL)
SIG of the Year

SIG DL
SIG Publication of the Year
Social Informatics:  Past, Present, and Future (Fichman & Rosenbaum)

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)


Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are chartered by the Board of Directors to give members with similar professional specialties the opportunity to exchange ideas and keep themselves informed about current and discrete developments in their fields. The activities of the SIGs, planned by their members and elected  officers, provide clear indication of the diverse interests and needs of ASIS&T members. Through participation in SIGs, you can help design what, in essence, are small professional organizations within the broader national society. Only ASIS&T members can belong to SIGs, though each member can belong to as many SIGs as desired. Current SIGs and their chairs and a brief description of each SIG's activities are listed below. You can join SIGS by going to the membership section of this Web site. For more information about a particular SIG, contact the SIG's chair.

Each SIG has it's own e-mail list (online discussion group).  Click here for E-Mail List instructions!

The SIG Cabinet Steering Committee,  which assists the SIG Cabinet Director in conducting Cabinet business, includes:

Heather D. Pfeiffer, SIG Cabinet Director, 2014-2015
Lynn Westbrook, Deputy SIG Cabinet Director, 2014-2017
Joan Beaudoin, Advisor, 2015-2017
Moriana Garcia, Advisor, 2013-2015
Lai Ma
, Advisor, 2015-2017
Abebe Rorissa, Advisor, 2015-2017
Kathryn La Barre, Immediate Past SIG Cabinet Director


Special Interest Groups (SIGs)