See Also—July 2016

Announcing a new name for your monthly newsletter: See Also

Key Words will continue to be the title of your quarterly publication, rich with content about indexing. Each month, we’ll publish this online newsletter, See Also, to keep you up to date on ASI news, chapter events, and upcoming educational programs. You may even see some surprise features.

Pilar Wyman continues as the editor of Key Words, and starting in August, Ælfwine Mischler will serve as the editor of See Also.

This first issue focuses on the 2016 international indexing conference held in Chicago, June 16-18.

Scroll down for photos and news from the ASI and ISC/SCI joint event.

Survey says: ASI and ISC/SCI stage successful 2016 conference in Chicago

According to the surveys that they completed, attendees were pleased with this year's conference in Chicago. They enjoyed the city, the programs, and the venues. Your feedback helps us plan for future conferences. Look for detailed reports on conference sessions in a future Key Words.

Two ASI Books Launch at Thursday Welcoming Reception in the Fine Arts Building

IMG_4262_BookLaunchIn the historic Fine Arts Building on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, conference attendees from around the globe gathered for wine, nibbles, and to celebrate the launch of two new ASI books.

Margie Towery was on hand to sign Ten Characteristics of Quality Indexes, and Janet Perlman’s new book Indexing Tactics & Tidbits was also available. (Sadly, Janet was not able to join the event, due to an injury.) For more information on the new titles, visit this page.

ICRIS Members Meet at Conference

IMG_4225_ICRISASI’s ICRIS representative Pilar Wyman introduced the international attendees. Pictured are Heather Ebbs, ISC/SCI; Glenda Browne, ANZSI; Pilar Wyman, ASI; Jenny de Wet, ASAIB; Mary Russell, ANZSI, ICRIS Chair; Caroline Diepeveen, NIN, DNI; Sophie Yu, CSI; and Maureen MacGlashan, SI.

Two Boards Hard at Work

ASIBoardThe ASI board and the ISC/SCI board met separately to plan the coming year for their respective associations.

Your board members are volunteers. Please take the time to thank them for their service.

Honorees Feted at Friday Awards Banquet

On Friday night, conference attendees gathered at Chicago’s hidden gem, Heaven on Seven, for family-style Cajun cuisine and an Awards Banquet to honor winners of ASI’s Hines Award and ISC/SCI’s Ewart-Daveluy Award.

Ina Gravitz is the 2016 Hines Award winner for exceptional service to the association. Read more about Ina's service here.

IMG_4663_TamarackMary Newberry is the winner of the Ewart-Daveluy Indexing Award for excellence in indexing. Mary Newberry also received the 2016 Tamarack Award, for her services to the Canadian society. Read more

Conference Cruisers Enjoy Architecture by River


Nearly 40 conference attendees enjoyed an informative and scenic tour of Chicago via River Cruise on Sunday morning.

With a docent from the Chicago Architectural Foundation, the cruise brought the city's buildings to life, shining in the morning sun.

ASI welcomes new president Diana Witt

IMG_4385_PresidentsAt the annual meeting of ASI, 2015-2016 president Fred Leise (center, in photo) passed the gavel to Diana Witt (left), ASI president for 2016-2017.

Fred also thanked departing board members Charlee Trantino (past president), Janet Perlman (treasurer), Kay Schlembach, and Elizabeth Walker.

Joining the board for three-year terms are treasurer Anne Fifer and directors Meghan Brawley, Jennifer Spanier, and Paul Sweum. Kendra Millis (right, in photo) is the new president elect. Visit this page for biographies of your new board members and to read their vision for ASI.

Returning directors are Fred Leise, past president; Judi Gibbs, secretary; and directors Devon Thomas, Heather Hedden, and Karen Lane. Gwen Henson continues as executive director.

Focus on Members

Knitting Indexers, AKA Knindexers

IMG_5048_KnittersWe're not saying we actually planned for this year's conference to coincide with Worldwide Knit in Public Day, but it was a happy coincidence.

Check out these multinational indexers forming a row of neighborly knitters.

Making the Most of Your Website

Q. How can I make the most of my Indexer Locator listing?

A. Members who take advantage of ASI’s Indexer Locator listings have the opportunity to attract business using their online listing. The more you share about your expertise, the better publishers and authors seeking indexers can match your skills with their needs.

By choosing “Edit Your Profile” from the Member Center, you can display a description about your business, indicate your indexing specialties, and create promotional copy that appears in your listing. You’ll also benefit from uploading a photograph of yourself or your business logo.

For more great tips on how to beef up your Locator Listing, consider watching Connie Binder’s helpful webinar, How to Increase Your Business Using the Indexer’s Best Secret Marketing Weapon, available here.

To add an Indexer Locator listing to your membership, click here.

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