Monday, November 20, 2006

ASIST InfoShare Student Membership Award 2007

The ASIS&T International Information Issues Special Interest Group (SIG III) is pleased to announce that for 2007 they will be able to sponsor a group of deserving information science PhD and Masters students who STUDY and RESIDE in developing countries for complimentary ASIS&T memberships.

SIG III solicit nominations of student candidates for the InfoShare Student Membership Award. Please send recommendations of deserving students to Vika Kravchyna ( ). Please include a Curriculum Vitae (or equivalent) and a brief description of why this person is deserving of membership, including their willingness to promote ASIS&T within their networks. Awardees will be decided by a vote of the SIG III officers at the end of 2006.Each membership award will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year if the new member proves to be a strong advocate for ASIS&T in their home country during the course of the year.

Awardees will be asked to submit a report on their activities by next year Annual Meeting, which may include, but are not limitedto: - sharing ASIS&T publications that you receive (the Bulletin of ASIS&T and JASIS&T) with other colleagues - promoting the SIG-III paper contest among your colleagues - serving as a contact/coordinator for ASIS&T members traveling to your area who may be able to speak about ASIS&T and information science- sponsoring lectures on information science topics in your area on behalf of ASIS&T - organize student chapters and keep in touch with other student chapters around the worldWe look forward to welcoming new members to ASIS&T from across the globe, with your help.

Please start thinking about student candidates among your networks and send your nominations to Vika Kravchyna ( ).

Deadline for all nominations is December 15, 2006.

Friday, November 17, 2006

UN National Competitive Examination in LIS

From: Anne Fraser
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 17:14:27 -0500
Subject: United Nations National Competitive Examination in Library and Information Management


The United Nations is seeking individuals to take the National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCE) in Library and Information Management. The competition is open to Nationals of participating countries. Applications from Arabic-speaking candidates are particularly sought after. In order to be eligible to apply, you must be 32 years old or younger as of 31 December of the year of the exam. Eligible candidates should submit their applications as soon as possible, on exceptional basis they will be accepted until the end of 2006.

All information on eligibility criteria and on how to apply is available on:

Anne Fran├žoise Fraser
Department of Public Information
United Nations,
New York City, NY 10017