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 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: 

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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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NASIG Migration to new Mailing Tool, Simplelists

Dear NASIG Members,   

NASIG has migrated NASIG-L and all NASIG email addresses and email lists to a new group mailing tool, Simplelists. Before individual members can start sending and receiving messages to any NASIG email address or list, you must confirm your email address with the new tool. Email addresses will not change. The Conference Planning Committee email address will still be; the job posting request email address will still be However, archiving of messages will be available on this new tool.  

This is a notification that you will receive an email from Simplelists on Tuesday, June 22, requesting you to confirm your email address. Please be sure to double check your spam folders and confirm your email address with Simplelists.   

There will be a hard switch to Simplelists from our former mailing tool on Monday, June 28. To avoid the loss of messages, please avoid sending messages to NASIG email addresses on Monday, June 28. You can still confirm your email address any time after Monday, June 28, but please be aware that you will be unable to send or receive messages through NASIG email lists if you have not confirmed because we cannot run both mailing tools at once.  

Members serving on committees will receive information soon about potential new email address(es) and list(s).   

If you have questions or experience problems, please write to the Communications Committee:  

Thank you for your cooperation and patience!   


NASIG Communications Committee

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NASIG Conference survey

The NASIG Evaluation & Assessment Committee wants your feedback on the NASIG 2021 Virtual Conference. To fill out our evaluation survey, use the Survey Link. As in previous years, you will be asked to rate the sessions and workshops you attended. You will be asked to rate each presenter, as well as provide an overall rating for the session. You will also have the opportunity to rate other conference events, such as the online social forums, to provide input for next year’s conference. The deadline for filling out the survey is June 11 at midnight EST. Conference attendees who complete the survey will be eligible to enter a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

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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 14th

Submit questions or concerns to Caitlin Harrington, Production Editor,

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NASIG 2021 Award winners

Congratulations to NASIG 2021 Award winners!

Equity & Inclusion Awards (sponsored by HARRASSOWITZ):

Allyson Ota (Kapi’olani Community College, Honolulu)
Sonali Sugrim (CUNY, New York)

First-Timer Award: (sponsored by Brill and WT Cox):

Hannah McKelvey (Montana State University, Bozeman)
Abigail Sparling (University of Alberta, Edmonton)

Fritz Schwartz Serials Education Scholarship:

Cody Hackett (Georgetown University, Washington, DC)

John Riddick Student Grant: (sponsored by Michigan Publishing):

Shu Wan (University of Iowa, Iowa City)

Paraprofessional Specialist Award:

Gregory Edwards (Lehigh University, Bethlehem)
Carrie Voliva (Indianapolis Public Library, Indianapolis)

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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:

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

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

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

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

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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