ISC/SCI Has a New Co-President

Changes afoot …! The executive committee has accepted Jason’s resignation and asked Tere Mullin to step up from her position as Eastern Region representative to become co-president with Alexandra Peace.

Please join me in wishing Jason well and welcoming Tere to her new position.

Jason Begy

After a wonderful nine or so months of serving as co-president with Alex, I am stepping down. A career opportunity has come up that is simply too good for me to pass on, but it will require all of my focus and attention. The ISC/SCI has been an invaluable aspect of my indexing career, and I have especially enjoyed these past few years as part of the executive committee. I leave you in Alex’s exceptionally capable hands, and I hope you’ll join me in welcoming Tere Mullin as she steps-in to take over for me.

Tere Mullin

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It’s lovely to be saying hello to you as your new co-president. I’m honoured and delighted to have this opportunity, and I’m very much looking forward to serving you as I learn and grow within this role.

I am relatively new to indexing, having started working full-time in early 2021. I enjoy working in a variety of scholarly subject areas within the humanities and social sciences, particularly archaeology and anthropology. Although I came to indexing quite by accident, as many people seem to, I now can’t imagine doing anything else. My involvement with ISC/ISC has grown in tandem with my indexing practice, and I’ve had the privilege of serving as Eastern regional representative and coordinator of the Mary Newberry Mentorship Program. I feel truly fortunate to be a member of this supportive and dynamic community, and I hope to pay it forward. I look forward to meeting you all at the next get-together. Until then, I wish you all a joyous spring!

ASI 2022 Conference

The Future of Indexing: A Mix of Art & Technology

April 29–30, 2022

The American Society for Indexing is looking to the future—the future of indexing. How will our industry change and evolve? What role will indexers play in the new publishing workflow? ASI is excited to hold its 2022 conference virtually, meaning you will participate in our conference via Zoom, right from the comfort of your home or office computer. Join us for a look at The Future of Indexing—A Mix of Art and Technology.

  • Seven sessions on indexing’s future direction and the art and technology of indexing
  • Preconference—Fred Leise will teach a three-hour New Indexers Course on April 28, 2022
  • Bonus—Free to conference participants. Software Segments: vendors and users mingle for one-hour sessions on indexing software.

Experts will be presenting:

    Where Do You Fit? The Art of Indexing in the Age of Automation.
     Joshua Tallent
  • Index, A History of the: a history of the index to. Paula Clarke Bain
  • Marketing for the Successful Solo Practice. John Coe
    EPUB is Essential—It’s for far more than just trade books. 
    Bill Kasdorf
  • Indexing the Metatopic—Bridging the Gap Across the Pond. Melanie Gee
  • Using a Classic to Create a Contemporary Masterpiece: “On upcycling last edition’s index to create the index for a new edition”. Maria Sullivan
  • Indexing Children’s Books: The Future Is Now! Connie Binder

Visit the Conference Program page for complete details and to register.

If you are a member of ISC/SCI, you can receive the member discount using the coupon code on the Member Benefits page.