See Also—January 2019

Happy New Year! We're starting 2019 with our call for Hines Award nominations and a last call for conference proposals. We continue working behind the scenes to prepare for a wonderful annual conference at the end of April. Hope to see you in Scottsdale!

Call for Nominations for 2019 Hines Award
Send in your 2019 ASI Conference proposal
ASI Webinars
Upcoming Chapter Events
Mid- and South-Atlantic
Chicago-Great Lakes Chapter

Call for Nominations for 2019 Hines Award

Nominations Due February 28, 2019

Diana Witt (l) receives the 2018 Hines Award from previous recipient Carolyn Weaver.

ASI’s Theodore C. Hines Award recognizes those who have made exceptional contributions to ASI and to the indexing profession. The deadline for submitting a nomination for the 2018 award is February 28, 2019. Please consider making a nomination for ASI’s highest service honor!

Hines Award nominees should demonstrate an ongoing commitment to ASI and the indexing profession through service as an officer, board member, or in other leadership roles at the national level or within Chapters and SIGs. Other contributions worthy of note include active participation in national and regional conferences, web site management, publications, committees, educational activities, etc.

To submit a nomination, send a letter by email to Ina Gravitz, Hines Committee Chair, documenting the reasons the nominee is worthy of consideration. The nomination letter should be accompanied by letters of recommendation from at least three other individuals who support the nomination. Rules and procedure for submitting nominations are available on the ASI website here.

The award will be presented at the ASI national conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, April 25-27, 2019.

Note that the Hines judging process is confidential. Nominees should not be informed that they are being nominated; nor should that information be publicly revealed online prior to the judging.

Ina Gravitz, 2016 Hines recipient, is chair of the Hines Committee. Also serving are Meghan Brawley and Diana Witt, 2018 recipient.

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Hurry! 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.

ASI Webinars

While you’re recovering from the holiday rush and reflecting on the past year, why not check out our webinars and online learning? If you’ve already registered for one, you can watch it again. Or you can purchase any of the recorded webinars to watch as many times as you like. If January is slow, use the time to brush up on your skills.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Mid- and South-Atlantic Chapter Full-Day Workshop on Indexing Names

January 19, 2019
Hilton Garden, 1620 Prince Street
Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia

Only a few days left! Registration closes January 11. Enid L. Zafran will give a full-day workshop on the topic of Indexing Names. No matter your specialization or years of experience, 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). Workshop details and registration information are here.

Chicago-Great Lakes Chapter Winter 2019 Workshop

February 22-23, 2019
Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois

Friday 2/22/2019

  • Genealogy Research: Background, Research Materials, and How It Relates to Indexing Projects (this is follow up from the Fall 2018 Workshop).
  • A complete tour of the Newberry Library's research facility, and time between presentations to wander the library and its current exhibits.*
  • Resources for untapped markets in genealogy indexing will be discussed at an open table session.

Saturday 2/23/2019

  • Building, Marketing & Maintaining Your Business
  • Art Indexing, plus Editing and Proofreading
  • Digital Indexing (follow up from the Fall 2018 Workshop)

For more details and registration information, visit the chapter website. Registration deadline is February 4th.


With the busy holiday season, no one came forward to be in the Spotlight this month. If you would like to be in the Spotlight in February or nominate someone else, please contact the editor, Ælfwine Mischler.

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