See Also—December 2018

As we approach the end of the year, we’re working behind the scenes to bring you new learning opportunities via webinars and the annual conference in the new year. Happy holidays!

Send in your 2019 ASI Conference proposal
Welcome to our new board member!
ASI Online Learning Replay: Legal Indexing with Lynne Williams, JD
ASI Webinar Replay: Indexing with Index Manager with Pilar Wyman
Upcoming Chapter Events
Mid- and South-Atlantic
Spotlight—Cherry Delaney

Send in your 2019 Annual Conference proposal

The ASI annual conference will be held April 25–27, 2019, in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. (Pre-conference workshops and the ASI board meeting will be on Thursday, April 25.) The conference is a great way to share your ideas and skills and to network with colleagues.

The conference committee is accepting proposals through January 10, 2019, for one- and two-hour sessions and will even help you find co-presenters. If you need inspiration, check out the Session Topics Wish List here. If you have an idea for another presentation, propose it to the committee. There is an easy Online Proposal Form. Learn more at the call for presentation proposals.

Welcome to our new board member!

We’d like to take this opportunity to welcome our new board member, Gina Guilinger, of Weight of the Word, LLC. Gina currently serves on the ASI Membership Committee.

SKY_IndexShe is a member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter, where she served on the board as vice chair and chair from 2012-2016. She is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Indexing Theory and Application course.

Gina will complete the term of Amron Gravett, who resigned from the board earlier this year. Per the ASI bylaws, when a vacancy occurs, the board may fill the position for the balance of the unexpired term. Gina’s term will expire in 2021.

ASI Online Learning Replay: Legal Indexing

Lynne Williams, JD, presented the three-part series on Legal Indexing, the latest offering in ASI’s Online Learning courses. The range of texts a legal indexer might be asked to index is large and varied, and Lynne’s course does an excellent job in helping indexers prepare.

When you register, online access to the course includes 16 handouts and three video replays.

ASI Webinar Replay: Indexing with Index Manager

Indexing with Index Manager, a software demonstration webinar with Pilar Wyman, was presented on October 30. If you preregistered for the webinar, you can replay it any time. If you did not preregister, you can still get the webinar.

Check out all of ASI’s webinars and other online learning opportunities.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Mid- and South-Atlantic

Full-Day Workshop on Indexing Names
January 19, 2019
Hilton Garden, 1620 Prince Street
Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia

Enid L. Zafran will give a full-day workshop on the topic of Indexing Names. No matter what field of indexing you specialize in, no matter how long you have been an indexer, names always present a challenge. Enid will consider names indexing from three aspects:

  • the strategies to make them into index entries
  • determining when a name is “indexable”
  • the correct formatting and sorting of names of various types.

There will be hands-on exercises during the day (no laptop or software required).

Registration is open until January 11, 2019. See details here. Registration: Members of ASI and indexing affiliates: $89.00; non-members: $120.00 (includes light breakfast, lunch, and afternoon break).


Cherry Delaney has been indexing since 2012. If you would like to be in the Spotlight or nominate somone, contact the editor, Ælfwine Mischler.

Where do you live now? Where are you originally from? Do you share your home with pets or family?
I am from Lafayette, Indiana, where my husband and I currently live with a new Wheaten Terrier puppy born on Father’s Day.

What is your educational background?
My undergraduate degree was in foods and nutrition from Purdue University. My master’s was in curriculum design and instructional development, also from Purdue.

Do you have any hobbies, travels, volunteer work, or other interesting things to share?
I completed training last year as a Master Gardener. I create kumihimo jewelry — a Japanese braiding technique. I sell it in a cooperative gallery here in Lafayette. I am planning a trip to Japan in the spring to learn more about this art form.

We travel to South Korea, where our middle son lives with his wife and son.

CindexWhat kind of work did you do before you studied indexing? Are you still doing that or other work in addition to indexing?
I worked in IT for 17 years teaching various software to Purdue staff and then moving into the area of computer security. I retired from that in 2013.

When did you start indexing? When did you join ASI?
I took the online course from Berkeley in 2011 and attended my first ASI conference that year.

For you, what is the best advantage of ASI membership?
This is an isolated business with extremely little feedback. I appreciate how giving and helpful members have been to newbies.

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