NASIG Executive Board: 2nd Call for Nominations

The Nominations & Elections Committee is still seeking nominations for Vice-President/President-Elect. Information about the office can be found on the NASIG Officers and Executive Board Job Descriptions page.

To nominate someone for NASIG Vice-President/President Elect, please complete a nomination form .

You may submit multiple nominations by submitting separate forms.  If you have trouble with the online form, please send nominations to Madeline Kelly (N&E Chair) at

All active NASIG members are eligible for nomination except current members of the Nominations & Elections Committee .

For more than 30 years, NASIG has been dedicated to creating community among diverse individuals within the information ecosystem. We welcome participation from all scholarly communication perspectives, striving for a shared understanding of our challenges and goals.  Furthermore, NASIG is committed to promoting involvement, maximizing engagement, and expanding access to leadership opportunities across identity groups and professional levels. We encourage the nomination of individuals with diverse experiences, from underrepresented backgrounds, from all career stages, and from all sizes and types of libraries.

**** The deadline for nominations is Sunday, December 15th, 2019 ****

Please contact the Nominations & Elections Committee chairs if you have any questions: Madeline Kelly at or Xiaoyan Song at

Many thanks for your participation!


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Deadline extended for 2020 NASIG Annual Conference Call for Proposals

NASIG is soliciting proposals for its 35th Annual Conference, to be held June 8-12, 2020, in Spokane, WA.

NASIG seeks proposals for one-hour conference sessions on topics related to scholarly communication and publishing, and the acquisition, management, and discovery of library collections. We particularly welcome proposals related to the areas defined in NASIG’s Core Competencies, including:

  • Electronic resource life cycle and management
  • Collection analysis, assessment, and development
  • Licensing and legal framework of library content
  • Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, linked data, and indexing
  • Standards, initiatives, and best practices for library content
  • Scholarly communication, including copyright, data management, and assessment and impact metrics
  • Institutional repositories, publishing, digital preservation, open educational resources, and open access
  • Life cycle and workflow of print continuing resources
  • Relationship building between libraries, vendors, publishers, standards bodies, and others involved in the information community
  • Supervision and management of staff working in areas relevant to NASIG
  • Management of projects related to electronic and/or print resources or scholarly communication
  • Initiatives and best practices in areas included in the core competencies and awareness of trends and ongoing developments in those areas
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in relation to libraries

Each 1-hour session should include approximately 45-50 minutes of content, with time left for discussion. Presentations are selected by the Program Planning Committee based on their relevance to NASIG interests. Co-presenters are welcomed, but we ask that you limit submissions to no more than three presenters. All presenters will be asked to publish a conference report in the NASIG Proceedings, which will be published through the journal Serials Librarian. Additional information for speakers can be found on our speaker resources page.

Accepted presenters will be offered a $100 discount on the cost of registration.

Please submit all proposals using the online form at The submission deadline is Monday, December 2, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Planning Committee (PPC) Co-Chairs, Wendy Robertson and Megan Kilb, at

NASIG is an independent organization working to advance and transform the management of information resources. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate and improve the distribution, acquisition, and long-term accessibility of information resources in all formats and business models. Visit for more information.

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Change to Tiered NASIG Membership Dues Approved

The vote to move to a tired system of membership dues has passed, and is scheduled to take effect beginning on January 1, 2020.

The new membership dues schedule will be as follows:

  • Regular Members, salary range $50,000 or above – $100 USD
  • Regular Members, salary range up to $50,000 – $75 USD
  • Retired Members – $25 USD
  • Student Members – Free
  • Lifetime Members – $1000 USD (one time fee)
  • Organizational Members – $195 USD

Salary was used as the dividing line between the regular membership tiers to achieve equity between members in all position types and geographic locations. Members will self-report their tier using the honor system.

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Introducing NASIG’s 2020 Conference Logo for Spokane!


The logo for the 2020 NASIG Annual Conference features two architectural icons of Spokane: the Monroe Street Bridge and the Expo ’74 United States Pavilion.

The logo was designed by local artist Chris Bovey. Chris grew up in Spokane and has been creating vintage-style t-shirts and posters of Spokane area landmarks for the past several years. His works are available for sale on his website (below) and also at Atticus Books & Coffee, a 5 minute walk from the Davenport Grand conference hotel.

Learn more about Chris and his work at!



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John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award now accepting applications!

NASIG members are invited to apply for the John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award. This award sponsors travel to UKSG for a NASIG member, and travel to NASIG for a UKSG member. The 2020 UKSG conference will be held March 30th to April 1st, 2020 in Brighton, England!

Applications are due December 20, 2019 and the winner will be announced in January. Further information about the award and how to apply can be found at:

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Vision Speaker for 2020 NASIG Annual Conference: Janetta Waterhouse


Janetta Waterhouse is the Director of the Technical Services and Library Systems Division at University at Albany, which is made up of the Acquisitions Services, Discovery Services, Metadata Services, and Library Systems departments. Prior to coming to the UA, she served in director roles at West Virginia University and University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS), as an implementation manager at OCLC, a technical analyst in an information consortium, and other library systems positions.

She received an undergraduate degree in computer science, with a minor in mathematics, and a graduate degree in library and information science from The University of Iowa. She is completing a second master’s degree in IT Management and Leadership from UIS, where she also completed a graduate certificate in Human Resource Management. She holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and specializes in providing effective management and leadership at the intersection of technology, people, and projects.

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Vision Speaker for 2020 NASIG Annual Conference: Dr. Amelia Gibson


Amelia Gibson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her primary research interests center on communities and health information behavior, information marginalization, and access among marginalized people. She is the director of the Community Equity Data & Information lab, and the Community Engaged Disability Informatics workgroup. Dr. Gibson has an MLIS and a Ph.D. from Florida State University and has experience working in academic libraries. She is the principal investigator for an IMLS funded early career grant, Deconstructing Information Poverty, which focuses on information seeking and sharing among autistic teens and young adults in North Carolina. Dr. Gibson is also a UNC Thorp Community Engaged scholar, a fellow with the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy and Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and is affiliated with the Carolina Health Informatics Program.

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