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

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

Chicago/Great Lakes Lunch Chat
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Hay Caramba
122 S. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
847-518-0747

The Chicago/Great Lakes Chapter of the American Society for Indexing is sponsoring an informal lunch chat on Saturday, January 21. Among the issues we plan to discuss is changes to the ASI chapter structure. Bring any questions you may have about the business, content, and techniques of indexing as well.

The lunch chat will begin at 12:30, and each attendee is responsible for his or her lunch cost. Hay Caramba is easily reached by Metra Northwest, CTA el and bus, and car. Street parking is available, and a parking lot is across the Metra tracks next to the nearby Park Ridge Library.

If you can join us, please contact Caryl Wenzel by Thursday, January 19, at carylwenzel@comcast.net.

 

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

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Golden Gate Chapter
Indexers’ Lunch
Sunday, March 26, 2017

12:00 to 2:30 p.m.
1600 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA

All Northern California indexers and indexing students, whether ASI members or not, are invited to attend an informal social gathering on March 26 in a private meeting room near downtown Berkeley. We’ll have lunch from a local pizzeria, along with side dishes, beverages, and dessert, and chat for a few hours. Those of you who are relative newcomers may have questions about the craft and business side of indexing. You’ll have a chance to pick the brains of at least three experienced indexers, and we’ll all have a chance to share what we’ve been working on lately.

Please indicate whether you prefer vegetarian pizza or have any other dietary requests.

LOCATION
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.

This event, including lunch, is free to all comers, but you must RSVP to Theresa Duran at goldengate.asi@gmail.com by 5:00 p.m. on March 24, 2017.

 

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

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Heartland Chapter
Fall Meeting
October 1, 2016
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Richmond, Indiana

Morning Mini-Sessions – Members will be leading a series of short sessions and discussions, including:

  • Meridith Murray – Project Scheduling and Record-Keeping
  • Margie Towery – Writing for ASI Publications
  • Carol Reed – Usability Testing
  • Cathy Seckman – Work–Life Integration

Afternoon Peer-Review – We’ll be evaluating and discussing member-submitted indexes. It’s a great opportunity to get multiple perspectives on the indexing decisions we make on a daily basis.

Registration – The Heartland meeting is open to all ASI members and non-members who are interested in indexing. Cost is $25 for Heartland members, $30 for non-members (lunch not included).

Location – The Richmond MCL Cafeteria is at 3801 National Road East, Richmond, IN, in the Richmond Square Mall.

Hope to see you there!

Kansas–Missouri Group

Contact: Mary Mortensen (785) 841-3631 or marymort@aol.com

 

MID- AND SOUTH-ATLANTIC CHAPTER
Contact: Enid Zafran (Chair), enid@indexingpartners.com
URL: http://www.msasindexing.org/
Core Region: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania

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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:_________________________________________________
ASI or other indexing society member 2017? Please check one: _____ Yes _____ No
Address: ______________________________________________________
Email: __________________________________________
Cell Phone: _______________________
Will attend dinner: Yes ____ No _____

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER

Contact: Barbara Murphy at newenglandindexers@gmail.com
URL: http://www.newenglandindexers.org
Core Region: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

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ASI East Coast Regional Indexing Meeting
November 11–12, 2016
Arch Street Meeting House
320 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA

Sponsoring Chapters: New England, New York City, Western New York, Mid- and South Atlantic

Theme:  Indexers, Still Standing After All These Years!

Program and Registration information:
See Under Mid- and South Atlantic Chapter

NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
Contact: ASI office

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ASI East Coast Regional Indexing Meeting
November 11–12, 2016
Arch Street Meeting House
320 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA

Sponsoring Chapters: New England, New York City, Western New York, Mid- and South Atlantic

Theme:  Indexers, Still Standing After All These Years!

Program and Registration information:
See Under Mid- and South Atlantic Chapter

 

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

 

Pacific Northwest Chapter/ASI

Fall 2017 Meeting
September 16, 2017
Marriott Springhill Suites,
1421 SE Tech Center Dr.
Vancouver, Washington 98683

Announcing the PNW Chapter’s fall meeting! On Saturday, September 16, we hope to meet new indexers and greet veteran indexers for an informative, productive, and enjoyable program that includes:

  • Thérèse Shere on indexing cookbooks
    Thérèse contributed to ASI’ s book Indexing Specialties: Cookbooks, has taught many cookbook indexing workshops (and other workshops, also), and had a richly varied 20-year career cooking, growing, selling, and writing about food before becoming an indexer. She’ll bring her expertise back to the Pacific Northwest for a fresh look at cookbook indexes – and you’ll be able to bring your questions, pet peeves, and favorite examples.
  • Scott Smiley on tax deductions, followed by a business-oriented group discussion.
    Back by popular demand, Scott’s tax tips can lead to significant savings over the years. Attendees will learn how to maximize deductions when coming to an indexing conference! Following his presentation, participants can share problems and solutions about the business aspects of being an indexer. Scheduling jobs, managing time, organizing records, communicating with clients, and keeping healthy might be some of the topics we’ll address.
  • “Knotty Bits” group discussion
    A “knotty bit” is a perplexing indexing problem which can be a struggle for new and experienced indexers alike. Participants will submit “knotty bits” both ahead of time and during the discussion (as time allows), knowing that many minds working together are much better than one mind in isolation when it comes to generating possible solutions to aggravating conundrums.
  • “Speed Networking”
    This session will give every attendee an opportunity to meet and find out a bit about every other attendee in a fun, comfortable format. The “indenteds” will meet the “run-ins”; the “small caps” will meet the “large caps”; the “sees” will meet the “see alsos”.  Designed to accommodate introverts and extroverts.

For complete program information, including agenda, directions, and lodging information, please download the Fall 2017 Registration Packet.

Question?? Please email Sam Arnold-Boyd at cascadeindexing@gmail.com.

 

Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh Group
Contact: Susan Cohen, cohsusan@gmail.com
or westpenn@asindexing.org

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

 

SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER
Contact: Naomi Linzer, southcentral@asindexing.org
Core Region: Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana


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
URL: http://www.uppermidwestindexers.org/
Core Region: Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa

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ASI Upper Midwest Chapter
Spring Meeting
Saturday, April 16, 2016

12:30-4:30
Hopkins Library
22 11th Avenue N.
Hopkins, MN

Hear from Cheryl Lenser and Laura Westlund who, combined, have four decades experience working with indexes and freelance indexers. Cheryl spent over twenty years at Pearson Education as a senior indexer and now is a freelance indexer. Laura is the managing editor at University of Minnesota Press. She manages freelance indexers as well as the work flow of publications. Cheryl and Laura both hope to share with us ways we can better our relationships with our own publisher contacts.

Lunch at 12:30; Speaker at 1:30; Annual Meeting at 3:30.

Cost is $40 including lunch.
RSVP to jlwann@hotmail.com before April 11.
Indicate your lunch choice of turkey, roast beef, or vegetarian.

 

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

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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