Call for Proposals: NASIG 32nd Annual Conference in Indianapolis (June 8-11)

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

December 4, 2016

(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President)

The NASIG (formerly, North American Serials Interest Group, Inc.) 32nd Annual Conference, themed “Racing to the Crossroads”, will take place from Thursday, June 8, to Sunday, June 11, in Indianapolis, IN. Publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the fields of electronic resources and serials are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly communication, publishing, resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged.  Proposals reflecting the conference theme will be especially valued.

As we have in recent years, the PPC specifically welcomes programs focusing on the Core Competencies that the NASIG Core Competency Task Force developed for electronic resources librarians. Please refer to the Core Competencies.

Program topics inspired by the Core Competencies may include the following.

  • electronic resource life cycle and management
  • collection analysis and development
  • standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, and indexing
  • technology and providing access to electronic resources
  • licensing and legal framework
  • standards, initiatives, and best practices
  • scholarly communication
  • life cycle of print serials
  • workflow of print resources
  • effective communication with those within and without the library community
  • supervision and management of staff in electronic, and print, serials departments
  • personal qualities of electronic, or print, serials resources librarians
  • management of projects related to electronic or print resources

Please use the online form to submit a proposal or program or idea. This call for proposals will close on Tuesday, December 13. For more information, please e-mail

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