Chapter Meetings and Contacts

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CHICAGO-GREAT LAKES CHAPTER

Contact: Jim Fuhr or Denise Alberts at: chicagogreatlakes@asindexing.org

URL: http://www.chicagogreatlakesindexers.org

Core Region: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin

Chicago/Great Lakes Chapter

Watch for upcoming announcements about our 2018 Spring Lunch Chat (post conference)
and Fall Workshop

 

GOLDEN GATE CHAPTER
Contact: Theresa Duran at goldengate.asi@gmail.com
URL:
Core Region: Northern California, Nevada

***THIS NOTICE IS FOR A RECENT PAST EVENT***

Golden Gate Chapter
Lunch & Webinar Viewing
Sunday, December 3, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
1600 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA

All Northern California indexers and indexing students are invited to attend a lunch and webinar viewing on December 3, 2017, in Berkeley. We’ll have lunch from a local pizzeria, along with side dishes, beverages, and dessert, all provided courtesy of the Golden Gate Chapter. There will be time to chat about how our indexing work went this year and discuss prospects and goals for next year.

Following lunch, we’ll replay the ASI webinar “PDFs in the Indexing Process: Maximizing Your Efficiency,” with Connie Binder. This fast-paced webinar helps you increase data-entry speed and accuracy by using Adobe Reader, Acrobat Standard/Pro, and Margaret Berson’s Megabit Macros to their fullest potential in the indexing process. Topics include using Find and Advanced Search, setting Preferences, navigating the PDF, using keyboard shortcuts, and more.

COST & REGISTRATION
ASI members and nonmembers: $20.00 for the webinar viewing. This is a reduced rate just for this event. ASI members will have unlimited online access to the webinar following the event.

Checks (payable to American Society for Indexing) or cash can be paid at the door, but you must pre-register by contacting Theresa Duran (goldengate.asi@gmail.com) by 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2017. Please indicate whether you prefer vegetarian pizza or have any other dietary requests. If you have already purchased the webinar and would still like to attend, there will be no additional fee, but you must let us know in advance.

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
1600 Addison Street, in the commons room of the University Terrace condo complex (courtesy of Susan Storch)

The entrance to the complex is on the east side of California Street between Addison and Allston. The pillars to either side of the entrance say “St. Joseph’s Academy.” Across from the green, or common grassy area, is a large building that used to be a Catholic school. The commons room is in the basement of that building. Park on the street wherever you can. PLEASE NOTE: The parking area on Jefferson between Addison and Allston is off-limits to nonresidents.

 

HEARTLAND CHAPTER
Contact: Meridith Murray, mlmindexing@gmail.com
URL: http://www.heartlandindexers.org/
Core Region: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee

 

MID- AND SOUTH-ATLANTIC CHAPTER
Contact: Connie Binder (Chair), connie@conniebinder.com
URL: http://www.msasindexing.org/
Core Region: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania

***THIS NOTICE IS FOR A RECENT PAST EVENT***

MSA Chapter Meeting
March 25, 2017

1 to 5 pm followed by dinner
Hilton Garden Inn, Old Town Alexandria, VA
Index Editing

We are planning to devote an afternoon to discuss editing techniques for indexes. Each attendee is asked to think about how they edit and what “tricks” they have developed to save time and improve the final index. We will all share our expertise!

Our guest speaker, Carol Roberts (a long-time indexer from Milwaukee), edits a scholarly index in 30 minutes. Yes, you read that right, 30 minutes! She will share with us how this is possible in a step-by-step process she has developed that significantly cuts editing time. Her tips include:

  • when to do your editing (while keying in vs. at the end),
  • suggestions for flagging entries to be edited later, and
  • a line-by-line systematic final edit.

Although Carol will demonstrate her techniques using CINDEX, the concepts are not platform specific and are adaptable to any of the professional indexing programs. As time permits, Carol will also tell us about her marketing techniques and experiences using LinkedIn. For those who are not familiar with Carol’s talks and articles on marketing, she has a lot of good advice and in the past year developed a successful campaign to use this social media platform to expand her client base.

There will be a short business meeting for the chapter.

Refreshments will be provided during the meeting. Following the meeting we will host a dinner for all attendees who sign up. The dinner location Vasos (on King Street) is walkable from the hotel, and the registration fee includes your choice of dinner entree, beverage (non-alcoholic), and dessert.

Registration is open until 2/18/16.

In order to be assured of a spot at this meeting, timely registration is needed. You will receive confirmation of your registration.

Fees: ASI members: $30.00; non-ASI members: $40.00
Please make checks payable to MSA-ASI and mail along with the completed registration form found below to:

Julie Cursi at 47 Hobbit Lane, Finleyville, PA, 15332.

Questions? Contact Enid Zafran, enid@indexingpartners.com


Name:_________________________________________________
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Address: ______________________________________________________
Email: __________________________________________
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Will attend dinner: Yes ____ No _____

 

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER

Contact: Jennifer Spanier at jenspanier@icloud.com
URL: http://www.newenglandindexers.org
Core Region: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

***THIS NOTICE IS FOR A RECENT PAST EVENT***

New England ASI Chapter Fall Meeting
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Hanover, NH

Come join us at the Howe Library at 13 E. South Street in Hanover, NH. There is no charge for this meeting, but each person is responsible for their own lunch costs if they participate in the informal networking luncheon. RSVP is required for both events by sending an email to Michelle Guiliano at michelle@linebylineindexing.com. Deadline for RSVP is November 23rd.

Schedule:

11:30 to 1 pm. Informal Networking Luncheon at Market Table.
(Market Table is located at 44 S. Main Street, just 1 block from the library. The parking garage is conveniently located between the library and the restaurant. Visit www.markettablenh.com/ for a look at their menu).

1:15 to 4:15 pm. Fall Meeting at Howe Library
Detailed schedule:
1:15-2:15 pm Starting and Maintaining Your Indexing Business. This will be a panel discussion with Joan Shapiro, Sherri Dietrich, and Jennifer Spanier. Here’s your opportunity to learn from experienced indexers on how to start your indexing business. Established indexers are sure to glean some useful hints on marketing and business management as well.
2:30-4:30 pm Knotty Bits Discussion. The Pacific Northwest Chapter hosted a Knotty Bits Discussion that was a resounding success at their Fall Meeting. We’re shamelessly replicating their idea on the East Coast so here’s your chance to ask questions and receive answers about how to approach the thorny problems you’ve encountered while indexing. Are you unsure how to handle name changes throughout the book? Maybe you want to discuss how to update an index from a previous edition. Submit your question or situation to michelle@linebylineindexing.com before the meeting or, if time allows, at the meeting. All written submissions can remain anonymous if you like so don’t be shy! There will be a room full of indexing experts to brainstorm different approaches.
4:00-4:30 pm Annual business meeting.

Hanover, NH is easily accessible from both I-89 and I-91. For detailed directions, feel free to email Michelle Guiliano at michelle@linebylineindexing.com.

Alternative transportation: Dartmouth Coach from South Station and Back Bay station. Their schedule is available here. The drop off/ pick up in Hanover is 1 block from Market Table and 2 blocks from Howe Library.

 
NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
Contact: ASI office

 

PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAPTER
Contact: Scott Smiley, Chair, scottsmiley@earthlink.net
URL: http://www.pnwasi.org/
Core Region: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington

***THIS NOTICE IS FOR A RECENT PAST EVENT***

 

Pacific Northwest Chapter/ASI

Virtual Peer Review Meeting
February 22, 2018

WHO: Anyone who is interested in participating in a virtual peer review

WHAT: A Virtual Peer Review meeting of the Pacific Northwest chapter of ASI

WHEN: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Pacific time on Thursday, February 22

WHERE: Online at a Zoom meeting (thanks to ASI) with a link that will be sent to participants who contact Sam Arnold-Boyd at cascadeindexing@gmail.com before February 18.

HOW: Three indexes will be reviewed in a discussion led by a moderator, who will begin the session with general comments about the index and perhaps a question or two. Depending on the number of participants, participants can unmute and speak up or sign up in the chat box and wait to be called on by the moderator. We’ll let you know the protocol when the time arrives. All participants will receive the indexes as email attachments a few days before the event, along with Peer Review Guidelines and instructions for logging on to Zoom.

WHY: We’re spread out over a wide geographical area. We hope that this virtual event will allow more people to participate in a meeting that will help us all hone our indexing skills. All are invited!

WHAT NOW: If you would like to participate in the February 22nd Virtual Peer Review, please email Sam Arnold-Boyd at cascadeindexing@gmail.com before February 18.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER
Contact: Barbara Niederhoff, bniederhoff@gmail.com
URL: http://asirm.org
Core Region: Colorado, Wyoming, Utah

***THIS NOTICE IS FOR A RECENT PAST EVENT***

Rocky Mountain Chapter of ASI
Annual Meeting and Election
Saturday, May 6, 2017
The Living Room at Koelbel Library
5955 South Holly Street
Centennial, CO 80121

Program:
11:30 am: Setup and Greeting
12:00 pm: Chapter Annual Meeting and Election

 

SOUTHEAST CHAPTER
Contact: Diana Witt diana.witt@comcast.net or Sandi Schroeder sanindex@schroederindexing.com
Core Region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

 

UPPER MIDWEST CHAPTER (formerly TWIN CITIES CHAPTER)
Contact: Jen Weers jenweers@gmail.com or Jan Wann jlwann@hotmail.com
Core Region: Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa

 

WESTERN NEW YORK CHAPTER
Contact: Lisa DeBoer at wny@asindexing.org

***THIS NOTICE IS FOR A RECENT PAST EVENT***

WNYASI Chapter Meeting
July 22, 2017
Rio Tomatlan
Canandaigua, NY

Please join the Western New York Chapter of the American Society for Indexing for a luncheon meeting on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 12–3 p.m. at Rio Tomatlan in Canandaigua. We’ll discuss the recent ASI Annual Conference in Portland, Maine and updated chapter status information. Frances Lennie will talk about last month’s Society of Indexers’ Oxford Symposium and exhibit on the Book Index at the Bodleian Library. Additionally, we will have an open forum on indexing related-topics, and of course, networking!

There is no charge for this meeting, beyond individual costs for lunch.

Please RSVP to Lisa DeBoer at wny@asindexing.org by July 20.

Rio Tomatlan is located at 106 Bemis St, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Phone: (585) 394 – 9380