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 conf-plan@nasig.org; the job posting request email address will still be jobs@nasig.org. 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: web@nasig.org.  

Thank you for your cooperation and patience!   

Best,  

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.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NASIG36

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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, chrrngt4@memphis.edu

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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:
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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