Call for Conference Proceedings Recorders

NASIG is seeking conference recorders for sessions at this year’s annual conference (online) May 17-21. Recorders are asked to attend/view a specific session, take notes and then synthesize the notes into a readable, comprehensive report of the session for the Conference Proceedings. The Conference Proceedings will be published in The Serials Librarian. Recorders will work under the general direction of the Proceedings Editors.

If you are able to write clear, organized prose, and submit a report by July 31st, please consider this opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the profession and to NASIG. To apply, please fill out this application form.

The application will require:

  • Your contact information
  • Whether you have previously served as a recorder for the NASIG Proceedings and the year(s)
  • A link to a writing sample. The writing sample can be on any topic; it does not have to be related to librarianship.

Application Deadline: May 10th

Submit questions or concerns to Caitlin Harrington, Production Editor, chrrngt4@memphis.edu

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NASIG Open Access Proceedings Membership Survey

The NASIG Open Initiatives Committee has created a survey to learn how NASIG members would like to contribute to and participate in the NASIG conference. Your responses will help NASIG understand how the membership would like to publish their NASIG conference presentations content so we can choose open and sustainable options for that publication.

Take the NASIG Open Initiatives Committee Survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SDGBHJM

This online survey is open from until May 14, 2021. Your results will remain anonymous. Thank you in advance for your participation in this important project. Please report any problems or questions to open@nasig.org

You must be 18 years of age or older to complete this survey.

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NASIG 2021 Election Results

The Nominations & Elections Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 election. Those elected to office are as follows:

Vice President/President-Elect
Dana Sinclair, Suny Old Westbury

Member-at-Large
Moon Kim, Ohio State University (3-year term)
Treasa Bane, University of Wisconsin-Madison (3-year term)

Treasurer
Shannon Keller, New York Public Library (3-year term)

Secretary
Willa Tavernier, Indiana University (3-year term)

On behalf of the Nominations & Elections Committee, we would like to extend warm congratulations to the elected candidates, as well as sincere thanks to all of the candidates who were willing to stand for office.

Nominations & Elections Committee 2020/2021

Xiaoyan Song (NCSU Libraries), Chair
Steve Kelley, vice-chair (Wake Forest University)
Joe Badics, member (Eastern Michigan University)
Kristin D’Amato, member (Central Connecticut State University)
Sharon Whitfield, member (Rider University)
Danielle Williams, member (University of Evansville)
Katy Divittorio, board liaison (UC Denver)

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C4DISC Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

The Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC) stands with our global Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community. Read their Statement on Anti-Asian Violence.

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DEI Initiatives in Academic Libraries

Free Webinar

The registration page can be found here:
https://www.nasig.org/event-4253298

When: April 29, 2021, 1PM – 2PM EST

Description:
Join us for an hour of conversation to hear about some of the recent work NASIG’s Equity & Inclusion Committee has been engaged in and how different academic institutions are supporting DEI initiatives in their libraries. The panel will feature Moon Kim and Ilda Cardenas of the E&I committee along with special guest Kelly Besser. The session will conclude with a guided open discussion on what initiatives other institutions are taking as well as a conversation about what can be done moving forward. Moderated by Dana Sinclair. Panelists are Moon Kim, Ilda Cardenas, and Kelly Besser.

Cost:
This webinar is free.

The registration page can be found here:
https://www.nasig.org/event-4253298

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Proposal Invitation Extended:36th NASIG virtual conference Snapshot Sessions

Deadline extended to April 14.

The NASIG Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals for the 36th NASIG virtual conference Snapshot Sessions, to be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:00pm, EST. Presenters must be available virtually to present their snapshots during that time.

The Snapshot Sessions will consist of up to eight five-minute presentations with a focus on an idea, project, workflow, etc. If you’ve always wanted to speak at NASIG, but haven’t felt like you had enough to say for a full session, this is a great opportunity for you.

Proposals may present a report of a research study, an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort, or a description of an innovative program that may be of interest to the NASIG community. Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the snapshot. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, showcases and snapshots should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.

Submit your Snapshot Session proposal by April 14, 2021 via the following link:

Snapshot Sessions Proposal: 36th NASIG Conference

We will contact you with our decisions by May 7, 2021.

Thank You,

Program Planning Subcommittee:

Jennifer Zuccaro, Maria Stanton, Sarah Denis, Todd Enoch, and Heidi Card

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Call for proceedings editors

NASIG is seeking candidates to join the team of editors of the Conference Proceedings to serve a term of two years beginning May 2021.

We are seeking excellent writers who have editing experience and are able to work under tight deadlines for preparing the Proceedings. The editors communicate the requirements for the published Proceedings to conference speakers and work with speakers and recorders on revisions.

The editors work under the general direction of the NASIG Executive Board Liaison. Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • NASIG membership
  • Prior editing/publishing experience
  • Demonstrated writing ability
  • Ability to complete the bulk of the editorial work between July and March

The Editors will serve a two-year term beginning May 2021. Preference will be given to those applicants who address the specific qualifications listed above. Appointment is subject to approval by the NASIG Executive Board.

To apply, send an e-mail by Friday, April 9 outlining your specific qualifications and experience to Paul Moeller, Proceedings Manager, at: paul.moeller@colorado.edu. Please include as attachments and/or links your current resume and writing samples.

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Seeking Nominations for the Capstone Award

Know a NASIG member that deserves some extra recognition? Please consider nominating them for a Capstone Award! Award winners receive $1500 and a free year of NASIG membership. Nominees must be a NASIG member, have 15 years of professional experience, and work in information resource management. Preference will be given to nominees who have demonstrated excellence and collegiality throughout their professional careers and have a strong reputation of innovation, scholarship, leadership, and/or mentoring.

The deadline for nominations is April 25, 2021.

Check the NASIG website for more information for how you can nominate someone!

NASIG has awards for all career-levels, including MLIS students and para-professionals.

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NASIG endorses APALA statement

As an affiliate organization of the ALA ethnic caucuses, NASIG endorses in the strongest terms the APALA statement condemning Anti-Asian violence. In this, we stand in close solidarity with APALA and with all other organizations who support this statement and the sentiments that motivate it. At this time, we express our sorrow, resolve and commitment to all of our members and colleagues who are experiencing ongoing and increased harassment in this past year, an unacceptable situation about which we refuse to be silent. NASIG remains committed in its efforts to end the blight of white supremacy within our profession, organization, and workplaces.

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NASIG Executive Board Election 2021

The 2021 NASIG election is open for voting and we need your vote!

Vote here (You must log in to the NASIG website to vote.)

Candidate profiles, position statements, and photos are available on the Election Process webpage.

Voting will remain open through Monday, April 12, 2021. This ballot will remain available to members upon login until then, or until submitted.

You may only vote once.
Results will be announced by Friday, April 16, 2020.

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