Deadline to Apply for NASIG 2017 Grants, Scholarships, and Awards is Feb. 10

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

January 15, 2017

(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President)

NASIG (an independent organization that promotes communication, information, and continuing education about serials and the broader issues of scholarly communication) will be holding its conference in Indianapolis, from June 8 to June 11. Some special funding and awards, which will be presented at the conference, are listed below.

Professional/Para-professional Awards

Birdie MacLennan Award

an award for a mid-career professional in information management, covering conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel costs within North America

Capstone Award

an award to recognize an individual who has made significant and distinguished contributions to the field of information resource management through recruiting and mentoring new professionals, service to NASIG or other professional organizations, notable research, or participation in organizations that advance innovation in the field

First Timer Award

an award to a first time attendee, professional or paraprofessional, working in the information resources management field, covering conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel costs within North America

John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award

award supports two people, one from each association, and consists of travel to the sister conference, and accomodations for the duration of the conference and paid registration for the conference

Paraprofessional Specialist Award

awards for promising paraprofessionals, covering cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America

Marcia Tuttle International Grant

a $3,000 grant for an individual working in the information management chain to fund appropriate activities in fostering international communication and education.

Horizon Award

awards for promising new information management professionals, covering cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America; recipients will also be invited to serve on a NASIG committee

Rose Robischon Scholarship

a scholarship awarded to an information management professional lacking funds for travel; the scholarship covers the cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America

Student Awards

John Riddick Student Grant

grants for qualifying students to attend the NASIG annual conference, covering cost of registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America; winners will be offered the opportunity to share a 10-15 minute presentation during the conference at the Student Spotlight Session

Fritz Schwartz Education Scholarship

a $3,000 scholarship and conference travel grant for a graduate student demonstrating excellence in scholarship and the potential for accomplishments in a serials career; the winner will be offered the opportunity to share a 10-15 minute presentation during the conference at the Student Spotlight Session

Please visit the awards page on the NASIG website for full descriptions and applications. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, February 10. If you have any questions, please contact Leigh Ann DePope, publicist for NASIG, at publicist@nasig.org.

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