2022 Conference Updates

We’re looking forward to coming together in June at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, MD for NASIG 2022! After two years of videos and livestreaming, we’re excited to meet in-person right on the beautiful Baltimore harbor.

The 2022 conference will consist of live-only sessions on-site, along with a virtual conference option where registered attendees will be able to view pre-recorded presentations. On-site attendees will also have access to the recorded sessions. The two Vision Sessions will be live-streamed.

Conference Registration
Members: $435
Non-members: $550
Support Staff: $150
Students: $100

Late Registration

Members: $485
Non-members: $600
Support Staff: $250
Students: $150

On-site Registration
Members: $510
Non-members: $625

1-Day Registration
Member & Non-member: $250
Students & Support Staff: $150

Virtual Registration
Members: $225
Non-members: $300
Students: $0
Furloughed Employee Members: $0
Furloughed Employee Non-Members: $0

*We value everyone’s participation. If cost is a barrier, please register using the furloughed employees option. You’ll have access to the same events, activities, and virtual swag as with member and non-member rates.

There will be no group rate for virtual attendance this year.

Hotel rate: $159 /night
Located in Harbor East, the Marriott Waterfront is a short walk from Baltimore’s most noteworthy attractions, as well as shopping, dining, and nightlife.

We continue to monitor COVID updates; stay tuned for more specific guidelines, which will be posted to the website along with an FAQ.

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NASIG 2022 Awards Application Cycle Open

NASIG is pleased to announce the beginning of the application cycle for its grants, awards, and scholarships to be awarded at the 37th Annual Conference, to be held June 5 to June 9, 2022, in Baltimore, MD and online.

Professional/Paraprofessional Awards

Please visit the Awards page on the NASIG website for more information and online application.

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.

Equity and Inclusion Award

An award to further the NASIG mission to increase the diversity of its membership covering conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel costs within North America. Applicants must be a member of an underrepresented group in the NASIG community. 

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.

Dan Tonkery Horizon Award

An award for promising new information management professionals, covering cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America. 

Paraprofessional Specialist Award

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

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.

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 an information resource management career.

The application deadline for the awards listed above is March 1, 2022. 

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NASIG Webinar: The Future Can Be Hacked: How Libraries Can Manage, Operate, and Survive During a Ransomware Attack

December 14th, 2-3 PM Eastern

On Feb. 10, 2021, Central Piedmont Community College was the victim of a serious ransomware attack. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon for institutions of higher education; the FBI and other cybersecurity professionals report an increased number of attacks on colleges and universities. These kinds of cyber attacks present numerous challenges for libraries as they attempt to maintain operations during the investigation and recovery periods, but organizations can plan and prepare for accessing key library resources, sustaining essential services, and providing effective internal and external communication post-attack. This session will review the timeline of the aftermath of Central Piedmont’s attack, including a review of the library services we were able to maintain, how and when new processes were implemented, communication successes, and opportunities for improvement. We will discuss how to address physical library access, alternative methods for online and virtual access to resources and services, as well as what information we wished we had on Feb. 9th that will assist other libraries in their planning for such cyber events.


Jennifer Arnold is the Director of Library Services at Central Piedmont Community College. Prior to working at Central Piedmont, she worked in the reference department of the University of South Florida’s Tampa Campus Library. In addition to her MLIS, Jennifer has a Master of Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill. Jennifer currently serves as the Chair of NC LIVE’s Resource Advisory Committee and as the Chair of the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries Editorial Board. She was NASIG Treasurer from 2012-2014. Jennifer has published and presented on a number of topics, including library administration and management, outcomes assessment, and library buildings.

Cheryl Ann Coyle is currently the Levine Library Campus Manager at Central Piedmont Community College, a position she has held for seven years. Cheryl has been a member of the Library Training Committee since its inception back in 2016. Cheryl served as the NCCCLA President from 2018-2020 and chairs their Advocacy Committee. In 2017 Cheryl completed her Certificate in Copyright Management through SLA and CopyrightLaws.com. Her professional interests include copyright, collection development, and training.

Emily Leachman is currently the Central Campus Library Manager at Central Piedmont Community College, a position she has held for six years.  Emily has served as chair of CPCC Library’s Training Committee since 2016.  She was a member of the 2014 cohort of NCLA’s Leadership Institute and continues to be active in NCLA, including currently serving as treasurer of the Reference & Adult Services Section (RASS).  Her professional interests include staff training and customer service.


Registration Deadline for live event: December 13th.

This webinar will be recorded and made available to registrants after the webinar is completed. After May 10th the recording will be made freely available.

Webinar Rates:

  • NASIG members: $35
  • NASIG student members: $15
  • NISO members *: $35
  • NASIG non-member: $50
  • Group registration: $95

NASIG members should login for member rate.

* NISO members should contact the NASIG Continuing Education Committee (cec@nasig.org) prior to registering in order to receive a priority code used for getting the listed rates.

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Notice Anything Different?

You may have noticed a recent change in our logo and color scheme reflected on our website and social media accounts. The Conference Planning Committee and Board decided to implement a more abstract logo that didn’t reference a place and could be changed via new color schemes in order to be more easily recognizable and not diluted by using a different logo for NASIG-as-a-whole and NASIG-The-Conference. 

Developing a conference theme and logo is one of the most time-consuming and lowest-return tasks for the Conference Planning Committee. The goal of the new logo was to look updated and able to extend the freshness of the design with color scheme changes. While the look and feel of the logo may have changed, the new logo is more dynamic and allows for more permanence and ease of adaptability. The logo is intended to evoke NASIG’s values of transformation and near-constant adaptability in the field of information.

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2022 NASIG Annual Conference Call for Proposals


NASIG is soliciting proposals for its 37th Annual Conference, to be held June 5 to June 9, 2022, in Baltimore, MD and online. We are currently seeking in-person presentations. The NASIG Conference presenters and attendees will be expected to follow hotel Covid safety protocols. All presenters will create a pre-recorded presentation before the conference and present in-person during the conference. 

Proposals are for one-hour conference sessions on topics related to scholarly communication and publishing, ethical issues in technical services, and the acquisition, management, and discovery of library collections. Sessions related to accessibility, privacy, open access, and UX are encouraged. 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
  • Ethical Issues in technical services
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in relation to libraries
  • 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

Each session should include approximately 30-45 minutes of content, with remaining time for discussion.  

Co-presenters are welcomed, but we ask that you limit submissions to no more than three presenters. Presenters may be asked to combine sessions with other presenters on similar topics. 

All presenters will be asked to publish a conference report in the NASIG Proceedings.   Additional information for speakers can be found on the NASIG speaker resources page

Proposals are selected by the Program Planning Committee based on their relevance to NASIG member interests. Accepted presenters will be offered a $100 discount on the cost of Early Bird in-person registration for the conference.

Please submit all proposals using the online form at https://proposalspace.com/calls/d/1377. The submission deadline is December 15, 2021.

Calls for Student Spotlights and Great Ideas poster sessions will be forthcoming. No discount applies to these presenters.

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Planning Committee (PPC) Co-Chairs, Heidi Card and Sarah Dennis, at prog-plan@nasig.org.

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 http://www.nasig.org/ for more information.

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NASIG Newsletter

The NASIG Newsletter will take a temporary hiatus. Please check the NASIG News & Events section on the website, and the NASIG Blog for communication on current events and announcements.

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Call for Nominations: NASIG Executive Board

The Nominations & Elections Committee invites nominations for Vice-President/President-Elect and two Member-at-Large Board positions. Information on each office is found at: https://www.nasig.org/Executive-Board

To nominate someone for a NASIG office, please complete the nomination form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FFS6YY5

You may submit multiple nominations for one office by submitting separate forms.  If you have trouble with the online form, please send nominations to Steve Kelley (kelleys@wfu.edu)

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 Friday, November 12th, 2021 ****

Please contact the Nominations & Elections Committee chairs if you have any questions: Steve Kelley (kelleys@wfu.edu) or Danielle Williams (daniellenasig@gmail.com)

Many thanks for your participation!

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Call for Volunteers: Student Member for NASIG Strategic Plan Task Force

Student members of NASIG – do you want to help set the course for NASIG as we look to the future?  If so, please consider serving on the NASIG Strategic Plan Task Force.  You will be working with four other NASIG members on creating the draft strategic plan, to be shared with the membership at large for discussion at the annual conference in Baltimore.  Your participation will help keep NASIG forward looking and meeting the needs and interests of newcomers to the world of libraries and scholarly communication.  If you are interested, please contact Ted Westervelt by Monday September 27

You can find the current strategic plan here and the mission and vision here

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September NASIG Webinar: A Model Preservation Policy for Digital Publishers & Preservers

The NASIG Continuing Education Committee and the Digital Preservation committee invite you to come to our first fall 2021 webinar:

A Model Preservation Policy for Digital Publishers & Preservers

September 16th 2 pm Eastern (1 hour)

To ensure digital scholarly content in all formats remains available to future users, all organizations involved in scholarly production and dissemination have a role to take in digital preservation. This webinar will introduce a draft of the NASIG Digital Preservation Model Policy as it moves into the comment and revision stage of development. This evolving policy, designed as a tool to publicize, measure, and grow your organization’s commitment to the preservation of its scholarly assets, includes identifying first step initiatives, activities emerging in the field, and opportunities to share and refine professional experiences.  Whether your organization has an active program or hasn’t yet taken measures to identify at-risk resources, this is an opportunity to learn, share, and strengthen future commitment.  This event will prepare you to participate in submitting comments and provide valued feedback about how your organization’s unique needs fit with this model policy development.

The webinar is free and will take place on 16 September 2021, 2 pm Eastern.

The policy is available for public comment from August to November 30, 2021. To download the draft document, visit

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dcsY6PszkJRoYbWk_BQ54rP3k0HibkFM5890lCiYock/edit?usp=sharing or to submit comments, visit


All input is welcome.


Corinne Guimont is the Digital Scholarship Coordinator within Virginia Tech Publishing at Virginia Tech, she focuses on new forms of research and publishing in the arts and humanities. With a background in Information Science, Digital Humanities, and commercial e-textbook publishing, Corinne works with faculty and students to create digital publications utilizing a variety of tools and platforms. Corinne has been on the NASIG Digital Preservation Model Policy Task Force since it began in fall 2020 and joined the task force through the Library Publishing Coalition. 

Grant Hurley serves as the Digital Preservation Librarian at Scholars Portal, the information technology service provider for the Ontario Council of University Libraries. Grant develops and maintains services, infrastructure and training resources for the collaborative preservation of digital research collections into the future. His responsibilities include leading the Scholars Portal Trustworthy Digital Repository for scholarly publications and the Permafrost hosted digital preservation service for unique digital collections held by OCUL members. Grant also serves as an Instructor for the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto and on committees and working groups for NASIG, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Canadian Research Knowledge Network, and the Portage Network.

Jeremy Morse is Director of Publishing Technology for the Publishing division of the University of Michigan Library, supporting a range of publishing efforts from the University of Michigan Press to publishing services for the campus and beyond. He is Platform Manager for the Fulcrum publishing platform and is co-PI on the pair of Mellon grants that have funded its launch. His work continues 16 years of supporting library publishing programs at Michigan, and manifests a commitment to the durability of digital scholarship that began while working as the Digital Preservation Specialist at Northwestern University Library.

Jennifer Regala is Director of Publications/Executive Editor at the American Urological Association, where she oversees the publications department, including peer review/production of the AUA’s flagship journal, The Journal of Urology®. Jennifer has worked in scholarly publication for more than 20 years at Cadmus, Sheridan, and the American Society of Plant Biologists.


Registration is free for this event! Register here:   https://nasig.org/event-4456703 

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Call for Volunteers: Strategic Plan Task Force

We are forming a working group to draft NASIG’s next strategic plan, to be shared with the membership at the 2022 conference.  To fulfill this, we envision needing a working group consisting of a chair and 6-8 other members which will craft the new strategic plan over the course of autumn 2021-spring 2022.  The working group will include members selected specifically for their engagement in some of the topics vital to us all, such as equity & inclusion and open access.  However, overall we are looking for individuals who are interested in exploring and identifying the ways and means through which NASIG can make the greatest impact and contribution to our members, our communities and our professions.  If this sounds like you and you are interested in helping chart the course for this organization and its incredible and dedicated members for the next five years, please email Ted Westervelt by Friday August 27.

You can find the current strategic plan here and the mission and vision here

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