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ASIS&T History
NCCU ASIS&T CHAPTER President Bio (Dylan Smith)
NCCU ASIS&T CHAPTER Faculty Advisor Bio(Dr. Deborah Swain)
NCCU ASIS&T Board Members
NCCU ASIS&T CHAPTER History of Presentations

ASIS&T History

Since 1937, the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has been the society for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information. The North Carolina Central University chapter was re-established in 2003 when Dr. Swain became the new advisor.
ASIS&T brings together diverse streams of knowledge, focusing what might be disparate approaches into novel solutions to common problems. ASIS&T bridges the gaps not only between disciplines but also between the research that drives and the practices that sustain new developments.
ASIS&T counts among its membership some 4,000 information specialists from such fields as computer science, linguistics, management, librarianship, engineering, law, medicine, chemistry, and education; individuals who share a common interest in improving the ways society stores, retrieves, analyzes, manages, archives and disseminates information, coming together for mutual benefit.
Techniques and technologies emerge daily in the fields of library and information science, communications, networking and computer science. Yet information professionals in one discipline are often unaware of key developments in others. What an irony that a field advocating the development, sharing and use of information is itself isolated.
If you don't like working in isolation, examine what ASIS&T has to offer. This Web site will introduce you to ASIS&T and the ways it can make you a more effective information professional... and more indispensable to your company, institution or organization.


The Society seeks to stimulate participation and interaction among its members by affording them an environment for substantive professional exchange. It encourages and supports personal and professional growth through opportunities for members to extend their knowledge and skills, develop and use professional networks, pursue career development goals and assume leadership roles in the Society and in the information community. ASIS&T increases the influence of information professionals among decision-makers by focusing attention on the importance of information as a vital resource in a high-technology age and promotes informed policy on national and international information issues by contributing to the formation of those policies. It supports the advancement of the state-of-the art and practice by taking a leadership position in the advocacy of research and development in basic and applied information science.
To accomplish these goals, ASIS&T edits, publishes, and disseminates publications concerning research and development; convenes annual meetings providing a forum for papers, discussions, and major policy statements; ASIS&T hosted the first Information Architecture Summit and continues to do so annually, holds smaller chapter and special interest meetings, as well as special symposia; and acts as a sounding board for promotion of research and development and for the education of information professionals.
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NCCU ASIS&T CHAPTER President Bio (Dylan Smith)

Dylan Smith is president of ASIS&T NCCU Chapter. He is in the second semester of his first year in the MIS program. He has built computers since the age of 13, and has always had a passion for technology. He is originally from Greenville, NC. He received his Undergraduate degree at East Carolina University in Theatre Arts. He feels like information science is one of the most important things for our generation and generations to follow. He works for North Carolina Biotechnology Center in RTP as an IT Intern currently.

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NCCU ASIS&T CHAPTER Faculty Advisor Bio (Dr. Deborah Swain)

Dr. Deborah E. Swain, PhD., is Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Sciences at NC Central University in Durham, NC. She has over 20 years experience in process engineering, organizational design, business and technical training. She has managed information projects for corporations such as IBM, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. In 1999, she completed her doctorate in Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also has an MA from UNC-CH in English and a BA from Duke University.

Her professional career includes working as a systems engineer, technical editor, and project manager. She has published articles and contributed chapters to books. Her areas of academic research are social network analysis, collaboration, digital libraries, health informatics, and knowledge management. In addition to her faculty position at NC Central University, Dr. Swain has also taught at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State University, and Campbell University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in information science, knowledge bases and metadata.

Dr. Swain has presented papers and workshops at conferences for the ASIS&T, ICKM, STC, and IEEE on knowledge management, use cases, database design, computer interfaces, information retrieval/indexing, online help design, expert systems, quality and process auditing, business communications, and software engineering. She is now involved in research in health informatics and social network analysis (SNA) mapping for knowledge management in healthcare, communities, businesses and educational organizations.

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NCCU ASIS&T Board Members

PRESIDENT – Dylan Smith
VICE-PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP/Distance Learning – Apriale Clark
VP PROGRAM – Jacob Hill
Asst VP PROGRAM – Ryan Collins
VP PUBLICITY – Amber Walker
SECRETARY – Jonee King
TREASURER – Donyelle Murdock
SGT-AT-ARMS – Wesley Linzy
FACULTY ADVISOR- Dr. Deborah Swain


NCCU ASIS&T CHAPTER History of Presentations

o March 4, 2004 – Laura Rogers Young, “A Knowledge Based Systems for the UNC Systems” (6:00 pm, Room 323, Shepard Library)

o March 16, 2004 – Tracy Hollister, “What are Best Practices (and Benchmarking)?” (6:00 pm, Student Lounge and Room 333-B, Shepard)

o June 2, 2004 – Bill Gavin, Providence Software Solutions, Inc., “Project Management Institute Certification,” (6:00 pm, Student Lounge and Room 323, Shepard)

o September 21, 2004 – John McIntyre, Director, SAS Institute, Cary, NC, “Business Intelligence Strategies, “(6:00 pm, Room Student Lounge and 333, Shepard Library)

o October 7, 2004 – Robert Robinson, “Project Management at IBM Corporation,” (6:00 pm, Student Lounge and Room 323, Shepard)

o November 11, 2004 – Shawn Coates, ASIST President, and Levin Sullivan, MIS Graduate Student, “Obtain US Government Jobs,” (6:00 pm, Room 333-B, Shepard)

o February 22, 2005 – Greg Marrow, CIO, NC Central University, “Plans and Projects as CIO” (Reception, 5:30pm Student Lounge and Presentation, 6:00pm, Room 323, Shepard)

o March 24, 2005 – Carla Hunt, MIS Graduate Student, “"JXPL: An XML-based Scripting Language for Workflow Execution in a Grid Environment" Presentation for IEEE Southeastern Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (6:00 pm, Room 323, Shepard)

o June 13, 2005 – Jeni Penn, Project Manager, “Experience in Global Projects and Considerations for PMI,” (6:00 pm, Room 323, Shepard Library)

o July 18, 2005 – Dr. Little Bear/Frank Exner, Adjunct Faculty, NCCU SLIS –“Parallels between Libraries and Business Information Structures,” (6:00 pm, Room 323, Shepard)

o September 20, 2005 -- Judee Lonnee, Sr. Vice-President, Lee Hecht Harrison, “Managing Your Own Career,” (Reception, 5:30pm Student Lounge and Presentation, 6:00pm, Room 323, Shepard)

o January 19, 2006 – Neville Devlaliwalla, Cisco Systems, “Enabling the Work Environment,” (Reception, Tour and Presentation, Cisco, RTP, 6:00 pm)

o October 24, 2006 - Stella Lee, Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire in England will give an e-presentation/webcast on "e-Learning, Tools and Technology" (6:00 pm, Rm. 701, NC Mutual Life Building)

o February 19, 2007 – Dr. Deborah Swain, “Abraham Lincoln as Knowledge Manager” in a President’s Day meeting (6:00 pm, Rm. 701, NC Mutual Life Building).

o April 17, 2007 – Richard Hart, author and instructor at Wake Technical Community College, “How to Make Your Resume Talk” (6:00 pm, Rm. 339, Shepard Library)

o June 11, 2007 – Andrew Wilson, systems consultant, “How Medicaid Qualification System for NC Was Redesigned” (6:00 pm, Rm. 337, Shepard Library)

o October 9, 2007 – Michael Pearlmutter, Company CEO, “Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century: Healthcare Information and Best Practices.”

o February 25, 2008 – Joint Program with Special Libraries Association (SLA): Workshop on National Library of Medicine: Eagles E-Health Project.

o April 15, 2008 – Cortney Forte-Alston, NCCU University Student Services, Coordinator, “Job Placement and Career Services at NCCU for MIS and MBA Students.”

o September 18, 2008 – Visit and presentation to ASIST, ALA, and SLA groups by representative of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency).

o October 14, 2008, Jason Neal, "Generational Differences in the Workplace," Shepard Room 339, Student Lounge. (Co-sponsored with Carolinas ASIS&T Chapter).

o March 20, 2009, Cisco Tour for students (Organized by Daryl Payton and Dr. Gabriel Peterson).

o March 23, 2009, Lori Johnson-Payton from IBM, "The Job Environment and Changes at IBM," Shepard Room 339, Student Lounge.

o September 21, 2009, John Smith, NCCU Chief Information Officer (CIO), "information Technology Careers and Plans for NCCU," and Trish Wright on Project Management and PMP Certification, Shepard Room 339, Student Lounge.

o March 22, 2010, Mark Atwater, Executive Director for Right Now, Inc. and Director of Software Verification for Sony-Ericsson, "The African American Student," Shepard Room 339, Student Lounge.

o October 12, 2010, Farzin Barazandeh, Oracle Senior Director, "Finding Solutions with Oracle," Shepard Room 339, Student Lounge.

o December 3, 2010, Presentation by Renee Daughtry and Tour of Cisco, Inc. facilities in Research Triangle Park, noon.

o February 26, 2011, LaTonya Harris, Allscripts Operations Consultant, "Tools for Success," 12:30pm, Room 324, Shepard.

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