Reminder: Proposed Changes to Bylaws — Vote by December 5th, 2016

Proposed Changes to Bylaws — Please Vote by December 5th, 2016!

Submitted by the Executive Board & the Bylaws Committee

The following proposed changes are being distributed to the membership for discussion and a vote.  In accordance with the bylaws, there will be a thirty day discussion period. The ballot period will run simultaneously and end twelve days after the end of the discussion period. Therefore, you will have six weeks (forty-two days) from the date of the announcement to complete your ballot.

The ballot will be automatically presented to members when they log in to the NASIG website. Note that if your browser normally keeps you logged into the site, you will need to log out and then log back in before you see the ballot.

Changes:

Section 3 was changed to add the Standards Committee as a standing committee and to allow for staggered terms when a new standing committee is formed. The additions to Section 3 are shown in red below:

Section 3. Terms of Office.

Members of standing committees, except the Nominating Committee and the Standards Committee, shall be appointed for terms of two years unless appointed by special action of the Board, and may be reappointed for a second term.

Members of the Nominating Committee shall be appointed for terms of one year. Nominating Committee members can be reappointed for a second one year term provided that at least 50 percent of the committee consists of new members. In no case shall a member serve on a committee for more than two consecutive terms without an intervening period of two years.

Members of the Standards Committee shall be appointed for terms of five years. In no case shall a member serve on the Standards committee for more than two consecutive terms without an intervening period of two years.

When establishing a new committee, half of the members shall be appointed for a one year term and half for a two year term in order to have staggered terms thereafter. After the first year, all terms will be for two years or the length specified in the Bylaws.

Rationale:

These bylaw changes incorporate the Standards Committee as an official standing committee with its own terms for committee members. In addition, language was added to so that any new standing committee would be setup to have staggered terms.

Implementation:

The Standards Committee officially becomes a new standing committee for NASIG. In addition, the desire to have staggered terms so a committee never has all new members is codified.

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EXTENDED – NASIG 32nd Annual Conference: Call for Proposals

NASIG 32nd Annual Conference
Racing to the Crossroads
June 8 to 11, 2017
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 include:

  • 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 and/or print serials resources librarians
  • Management of projects related to electronic and/or print resources

Please use the online form to submit a proposal or program or idea. This Call for Proposals will close on December 13, 2016.

Please note the following:

  • The PPC welcomes proposals that are still in the formative stages, and may work with potential presenters to focus their proposals further.
  • Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the presentation. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, programs should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.
  • Time management issues generally limit each session to one to three speakers for conference sessions. Panels of four (4) or more speakers are discouraged must be discussed in advance with the Program Planning Committee (prog-plan@nasig.org)
  • Please refer to the NASIG reimbursement policy for reimbursement of speaker expenses.
  • All session speakers must complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prior to speaking at the conference.
  • NASIG may provide online live streaming of presentation sessions, and all speakers will be required to give NASIG the right to stream this content.

Inquiries may be sent to PPC at: prog-plan@nasig.org

We look forward to a great conference in Indianapolis!

Steve Kelley and Violeta Ilik
NASIG PPC Chair and Vice-Chair

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NASIG 2017 Grants, Awards, and Scholarships

NASIG is pleased to announce the beginning of the application cycle for its 2017 grants, awards, and scholarships to be awarded at the Annual Conference being held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Please visit the Awards page on the NASIG website for full descriptions and applications.

The application deadline for the awards is Feb. 10, 2017.

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.

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.

 

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Proposed Changes to Bylaws

Proposed Changes to Bylaws

Submitted by the Executive Board & the Bylaws Committee

The following proposed changes are being distributed to the membership for discussion and a vote.  In accordance with the bylaws, there will be a thirty day discussion period. The ballot period will run simultaneously and end twelve days after the end of the discussion period. Therefore, you will have six weeks (forty-two days) from the date of the announcement to complete your ballot.

The ballot will be automatically presented to members when they log in to the NASIG website. Note that if your browser normally keeps you logged into the site, you will need to log out and then log back in before you see the ballot.

Changes:

Section 3 was changed to add the Standards Committee as a standing committee and to allow for staggered terms when a new standing committee is formed. The additions to Section 3 are shown in red below:

Section 3. Terms of Office.

Members of standing committees, except the Nominating Committee and the Standards Committee, shall be appointed for terms of two years unless appointed by special action of the Board, and may be reappointed for a second term.

Members of the Nominating Committee shall be appointed for terms of one year. Nominating Committee members can be reappointed for a second one year term provided that at least 50 percent of the committee consists of new members. In no case shall a member serve on a committee for more than two consecutive terms without an intervening period of two years.

Members of the Standards Committee shall be appointed for terms of five years. In no case shall a member serve on the Standards committee for more than two consecutive terms without an intervening period of two years.

When establishing a new committee, half of the members shall be appointed for a one year term and half for a two year term in order to have staggered terms thereafter. After the first year, all terms will be for two years or the length specified in the Bylaws.

Rationale:

These bylaw changes incorporate the Standards Committee as an official standing committee with its own terms for committee members. In addition, language was added to so that any new standing committee would be setup to have staggered terms.

Implementation:

The Standards Committee officially becomes a new standing committee for NASIG. In addition, the desire to have staggered terms so a committee never has all new members is codified.

Please share your comments on NASIG-L.

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NASIG Webinar: An Introduction to COUNTER Usage Reports for Librarians – October 20, 2016

NASIG‘s Continuing Education Committee is pleased to present the following webinar:

An Introduction to COUNTER Usage Reports for Librarians

Date: October 20, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm (ET)
Length: 1 hour
Registration deadline: October 19, 2016

This webinar will be recorded and made available to registrants after the webinar is completed.

Webinar Rates:

NASIG members: $35
NASIG non-member: $50
Group registration: $95

(NASIG members should login for member rate)

Description:

This webinar will explain what COUNTER is and why COUNTER reports are an important tool in decision making. We will explain how to get the reports and provide an overview of the key report types. The session will also show how some libraries are analysing COUNTER data. Finally, we will provide links to further help and support.

Speaker:

Lorraine Estelle is the COUNTER Project Director. Launched in March 2002, COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) is an international initiative serving librarians, publishers and intermediaries by setting standards that facilitate the recording and reporting of online usage statistics in a consistent, credible and compatible way.

Lorraine is experienced in the information industry with a background in libraries, consortia, shared services, vendors and publishers. She has managed and conducted a wide range of projects, with a particular interest in new business models for electronic information resources and has directed the development of a number of UK national shared services including Jisc Collections and the Journals Usage Statistics Portal.

Registration

http://www.nasig.org/site_event_detail.cfm?pk_association_event=13593

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NASIG 32nd Annual Conference: Call for Proposals

NASIG 32nd Annual Conference
Racing to the Crossroads
June 8 to 11, 2017
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 include: 

●      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 and/or print serials resources librarians

●      Management of projects related to electronic and/or print resources

Please use the online form to submit a proposal or program or idea. This Call for Proposals will close on November 15, 2016.

Please note the following:

●     The PPC welcomes proposals that are still in the formative stages, and may work with potential presenters to focus their proposals further. 

●     Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the presentation. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, programs should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.

●     Time management issues generally limit each session to one to three speakers for conference sessions. Panels of four (4) or more speakers are discouraged must be discussed in advance with the Program Planning Committee (prog-plan@nasig.org)

●     Please refer to the NASIG reimbursement policy for reimbursement of speaker expenses.

●     All session speakers must complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prior to speaking at the conference.

●     NASIG may provide online live streaming of presentation sessions, and all speakers will be required to give NASIG the right to stream this content.

Inquiries may be sent to PPC at: prog-plan@nasig.org

We look forward to a great conference in Indianapolis!


Steve Kelley and Violeta Ilik
NASIG PPC Chair and Vice-Chair

 

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NASIG Executive Board: Call for Nominations

The Nominations & Elections Committee invites nominations for Vice-President/President-Elect, Treasurer, and three Member-At-Large Board positions. Information on each office is available at http://www.nasig.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=708&pk_association_webpage=1188.

If you have someone in mind who would be great for a NASIG office, including yourself (self-nominations welcome), please complete the nomination form: http://www.nasig.org/site_survey.cfm?pk_association_survey=1019.

You may submit multiple nominations for one office by submitting separate forms. If you have trouble with the online form, please send nominations to Patrick Carr (N&E chair) patrick.l.carr@uconn.edu.

All active NASIG members are eligible for nomination except current members of the Nominations & Elections Committee: http://www.nasig.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=1346&pk_association_webpage=3892.

****The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, November 1st, 2016****

Please contact the Nominations & Elections Committee chairs if you have any questions: Patrick Carr patrick.l.carr@uconn.edu or Erika Ripely eripley@email.unc.edu.

Many thanks for your participation!

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