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ASIS&T Makes Key Editorial Appointment

 
August 1, 2013. The Association of Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) in cooperation with Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the appointment of Dr. Gerald Benoît as Editor of the ASIS&T Monograph Series. In this role, Benoît will acquire and develop print and digital monographs covering a range of practical and theoretical topics in information science and technology and allied disciplines.

The ASIS&T Monograph Series is a leading series of books and ebooks for students, scholars, and practitioners in the field of information science and technology. The series has been published by ITI on behalf of ASIS&T since 1991.

In making the announcement, ASIS&T president Andrew Dillon said, “We are pleased to have someone with a strong international orientation accept this position. With his language skills and broad teaching experience across the technical and cultural aspects of the field as well as his business experience as a consultant on information systems, Gerry is well-positioned to advance the monograph series for ASIS&T.”

Gerald “Gerry” Benoît is an associate professor at the Simmons College, in the Graduate School of Library & Information Science and the Computer Science department, teaching undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses. He holds a PhD from UCLA, an MS from Columbia, and degrees in French and Russian from the University of California, and also completed studies in mathematics and graphic design. Before entering academics he worked as a programmer/analyst for the UC Berkeley College of Chemistry, later for UC Davis Medical School, and as art director and partner at Imada Wong Park + Benoît. He is a frequent reviewer for JASIST, the iSchool conferences, and ACM SIGIR.

Thomas H. Hogan, Sr., ITI president and CEO and a past president of ASIS&T, said, “We are very pleased to have found in Gerald Benoît an editor with the skills and vision needed to bring this small but highly regarded series to the next level. As the information age accelerates, we look forward to working with Gerry and ASIS&T to provide authoritative, in-depth coverage of topics that matter to readers in the field.”

Examples of current print and ebook titles in the ASIS&T Monograph Series may be found at books.infotoday.com/asist and books.infotoday.com/ebooks. For further information contact John B. Bryans, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Information Today, Inc. by email to jbryans@infotoday.com or call 609/654-6266, ext. 134.