You’re invited to the next Indexing Playground

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

Indexing Playground

April 24, 2024

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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 get together to chat with other indexers in an informal, safe environment created just for ASI members. Our first Indexing Playgrounds were well received with a loud chorus of, "Let's do this again!"

Each playground has a common interest. 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 April 24, our theme is indexing specialties. Attendees can socialize with their indexing peers and discuss their experiences and questions relating to particular specialties.

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

  • Culinary—Rudy Leon
  • Digital publications (embedded and ebooks)—Pilar Wyman and Jan Wright
  • Plants and animals (gardening, horticulture, veterinary, field guides)—Matthew Krecic
  • Legal and government—Noelle Padilla
  • Medical, health, fitness, and wellness—Connie Binder
  • History, archaeology, and biography—Ina Gravitz

Join us on Wednesday, April 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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