Chapter Meetings and Contacts

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(Official chapter names are in CAPS.)

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CHICAGO-GREAT LAKES CHAPTER

Contact: Jim Fuhr at chicagogreatlakes@asindexing.org

URL: http://www.chicagogreatlakesindexers.org

Core Region: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin

 

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
Indexers' Lunch
Saturday, March 21, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
1600 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA

 

Please join us for an informal gathering of indexers on March 21 in a private meeting room near downtown Berkeley. We'll have lunch from a local pizzeria and chat for a few hours. Whether you're new to the field or a veteran, an ASI member or not, this is your chance to socialize with your peers, pose questions to experienced indexers, and share what you've been working on lately. We'll also discuss the chapter's plan to do public public outreach at the upcoming Bay Area Book Festival (May 2-3, Berkeley) and California's new gig worker law, AB5.

COST & REGISTRATION
$5.00 for ASI members, $10 for nonmembers. Fee includes lunch (pizza, side dishes, beverages, and dessert). Checks (payable to American Society for Indexing) or cash can be paid at the door, but you must pre-register by contacting Theresa Duran at goldengate.asi@gmail.com by 5:00 p.m. on March 19, 2020.

LOCATION AND 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 at mlmindexing@gmail.com
URL: http://www.heartlandindexers.org/
Core Region: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee

 

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

 

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER

Contact: Ray Davis Murdoch Curry at ray.davis.murdoch.curry@gmail.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 Chapter (NEASI) Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting

Saturday, October 3, 2020
1:00pm–3:00pm Eastern Daylight Time

Registration Closes Thursday, October 1 at 9:00 EDT

Via Zoom: Link will be sent to registrants a day before the meeting.

Cost:
Free for New England chapter members
$5 for ASI members
$10 for non-ASI members

Check and online payment info will be on the NEASI website

Inside The Accidental Indexer

Nan Badgett, author of The Accidental Indexer, will discuss themes from her book including
marketing, deadline management, and work-life balance. Nan will provide tips and strategies
based on material from the book, other outside sources, and anecdotes from her own
experience. The presentation includes a few exercises to help move your indexing business
forward. A copy of Nan's book will be offered to one random registrant during the meeting.

Bio

Nan Badgett, dba Wordability, has been providing freelance indexing services to publishers,
authors, and corporate clients since 1992. Her work is focused on trade books and textbooks in
a wide range of subjects. She is a past ASI board member (2018-2020) and chaired the 2014
ASI Excellence in Indexing Award.

 

NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
Contact: ASI office

PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAPTER
Contact: Judy Staigmiller at judy@inorderindexing.com
URL: http://www.pnwasi.org/
Core Region: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington

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

PNW Chapter Virtual Meeting
Saturday, October 16, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ina Gravitz will present on the Best Practices of Indexing (Characteristics of Quality Indexing) during the first hour.

Ina began indexing part-time in 1996 and retired as a public librarian in 1999 to become a full-time indexer. She has experience indexing most types of scholarly and trade titles including books for children and teens. Archaeology, gender studies, and history are her favorite subjects.

Ina was active in the New York chapter of ASI, serving as treasurer, and in the Twin Cities (now the Upper Midwest) chapter where she was secretary / treasurer. She was a member of the ASI Board of Directors, serving on numerous committees and as SIG liaison. She was chair, twice, of the ASI Award for Excellence in Indexing (then the Wilson Award). Ina was ASI president from 2013-2014. She received the Hines Award in 2016 and was chair of the award committee in 2019.

During the second hour, participants will explore how these best practices are applied, using a structured guide to analyze the indexes.

First we’ll use Zoom’s Breakout Rooms to split into four groups, each with one of four indexes by accomplished indexers from different genres:

  • Cookbook – New Mediterranean Jewish Table: Old World Recipes for the Modern Home by Joyce Goldstein; index by Thérèse Shere
  • Memoir – A Promised Land  by Barack Obama; index by Do Mi Stauber
  • Scholarly – Spiritual Citizenship: Transnational Pathways from Black Power to Ifá in Trinidad by Castor N. Fadeke; index by Scott Smiley
  • Trade book – Facing Heart Disease: A Guide for Patients and Their Families by Theodore A. Stern, MD, Scott R. Beach, MD, and James L. Januzzi, Jr., MD; index by Angela Howard

Following this small group analysis, we will return to the whole group and Ina will guide us as we compare and contrast how best practices are achieved in different genres and different ways.

The online registration form provides a means for registrants to specify their preferences for an index for the Breakout Groups. Preferences for these groups will be assigned on a first-come basis, so register early to increase your chances of getting your first choice. Registrants will be informed of their group before the meeting and will be encouraged to study the index with the guide in advance of the meeting. Soon after registering, every registrant will receive all four of the indexes along with the structured guide for the analysis activity.

Register by clicking this link for the Google form. Sam Arnold-Boyd will confirm your registration and soon after will send you the four indexes and the structured guide. On or about October 14, Sam will send the Zoom link to everyone who has registered.

Registration will be limited to 24 because of the nature of the activity. Please register right away if you're interested in attending.

Questions? Ask Sam at cascadeindexing@gmail.com

 

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

SOUTHEAST CHAPTER
Core Region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

 

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