You’re invited to the next Indexing Playground

Members, log in for the Zoom link, posted below.

We are planning our second Indexing Playground, a networking opportunity for ASI members.

Indexing Playground

January 24, 2024

For many indexers, work is solitary. You spend time with your current project then move on to the next one. You face both indexing and business challenges on your own, and some days you yearn for workmates, even if it’s for a short chat. At those times, it can help to connect with other indexers.

That’s why we created the Indexing Playground. Every few months, we’ll get together to chat with other indexers in an informal, safe environment created just for ASI members. Our August IP was well received with a loud chorus of, "Let's do this again!"

Each playground will have a common interest, and you’re welcome to stay in one or move to a new playground, as long as you respect the focus of that playground.

For the Indexing Playground on January 24, our theme is Geographic Regions. Connect with your neighbors!

In each room a host will welcome you and get the ball rolling. We’ll meet via Zoom and break into these playgrounds:

  • Northwest
  • Southwest
  • Northeast
  • South Central and East
  • Midwest
  • Outside the United States

Join us on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 for our next playground at 10 a.m. Pacific / 1 p.m. Eastern.

ASI members, log in for the Zoom link you will use to join the Indexing Playground.

The name Indexing Playground was inspired by Margie Towery (Ten Characteristics of Quality Indexes). She said when she is indexing, she thinks “about creating a playground. Audiences arrive at the playground with diverse knowledge, experience, emotions, goals, and so on. The index serves as the playground in which audiences enter the world of the text.” On our playground, indexers with diverse knowledge will come together to have fun and talk about shared experiences.

If you have an idea for a future playground theme or would like to host a playground, contact Theresa Duran or Gwen Henson.

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