NASIG Discounted Registration + Hotel Rates Extended to May 12

We are only 31 days away from the 37th Annual NASIG Conference!!

We were able to extend the discounted registration and hotel rates to Thursday, May 12. After this date, registration rates will increase, and we cannot guarantee discounts for hotel rooms. As a reminder, NASIG benefits greatly from attendees staying at the conference hotel. 

The link to book your discounted hotel room will be included in your registration confirmation email.

In order to make this a safe and welcoming experience for all, please plan ahead and familiarize yourself with what you need to do before coming to Baltimore. Attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test result before checking in at registration and getting their conference badge on site. Fully vaccinated is considered to be 2 Pfizer/Moderna shots or 1 J&J shot (a booster is not required). Acceptable proof includes:

  • COVID card.
  • Picture of your COVID card.
  • An official website or app that shows the person’s name and vaccination status. This could be a local state, government, or medical account or registry.
  • Official documentation showing a negative COVID test result dated within 72 hours. The type of test (antigen vs. PCR) doesn’t matter, but it must be from a site or clinic that administered the test. At-home tests will not be accepted.

Anyone who does not show proof of vaccination or negative test results will be refused their registration. Masks are strongly recommended throughout the conference.

As we are all aware by now, local requirements may differ from where you are and the situation may change with little notice. We may need to adjust our requirements based on local mandates. Please check NASIG’s COVID Protocol page and the hotel’s policies for updates. Thank you in advance for being flexible and being prepared ahead of time. If you have questions related to the NASIG COVID policies please contact covid@nasig.org.

We hope to see you in Baltimore!

Jacque Brellenthin and Maria Aghazarian
Conference Planning Committee Co-Chairs

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Wiley – NASIG Conference Sponsor

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Springer Nature – NASIG Conference Sponsor

For over 175 years Springer Nature has been advancing discovery by providing the best possible service to the whole research community. We help researchers uncover new ideas, make sure all the research we publish is significant, robust and stands up to objective scrutiny, that it reaches all relevant audiences in the best possible format, and can be discovered, accessed, used, re-used and shared. We support librarians and institutions with innovations in technology and data; and provide quality publishing support to societies.

As a research publisher, Springer Nature is home to trusted brands including Springer, Nature Portfolio, BMC, Palgrave Macmillan and Scientific American. For more information, please visit springernature.com and @SpringerNature.

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Bristol University Press – NASIG Conference Sponsor

Leading the way in social sciences for over 25 years, Bristol University Press, and its imprint Policy Press, publish ground-breaking scholarship that informs responses to the key global challenges we all face. As a non-profit university press, we are committed to producing high-quality research which enables academics and practitioners to make a real-world impact. We are proud to introduce our new platform Bristol University Press Digital at this year’s conference. The platform brings our acclaimed books and journals together in one place for the first time and is home to our fully Open Access non-profit Global Social Challenges Journal. Librarians can register interest here.

Visit our librarian hub to find out more about our publishing portfolio, Bristol University Press Digital platform and library collections:

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Bloomsbury Digital Resources – NASIG Conference Sponsor

Bloomsbury Digital Resources is committed to serving a global community of students, scholars, instructors, and librarians by providing creative online research and learning environments that deliver excellence and originality. Our products cover a range of disciplines in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Visual Arts, and Performing Arts. Flagship products such as Bloomsbury Fashion Central and Drama Online sit alongside long-established academic imprints such as Hart, Zed, I. B Tauris and T&T Clark and Arden. We believe in working in partnership with librarians, researchers, and instructors to offer flexible solutions and unparalleled customer support, and we strive to create a culture of excellence and entrepreneurial thinking that is solutions-focused and rewards innovation.

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Free NASIG Webinar on Preventing Burnout in New Hires: Importance of Onboarding Support for Employees at all Experience Levels

This presentation will review the findings of a research study conducted during the Spring 2021 semester that sheds some light on the correlation between onboarding new employees at the time of hire and onset of the symptoms of burnout. We interviewed four librarians from the California State University (CSU) system, and the findings show that a lack of formalized onboarding has a direct impact on the wellness of the librarian. Themes discussed in this presentation such as onboarding mechanisms, peer to peer support, unclear expectations of the job, and feelings of cynicism/disillusionment have a direct impact on successfully introducing a new librarian to any organization.

Registration is free for this event! Please click here to learn more and to register.

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Call for Recorders for NASIG 2022

Hello NASIG Conference Registrants,

NASIG is seeking conference recorders for sessions at this year’s annual conference June 5-8. 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 NASIG Proceedings. Recorders will work under the general direction of the Proceedings Editors.

If you are able to write clear, organized prose, and can 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 2nd

Thanks, Caitlin Harrington

Proceedings Production Editor

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NASIG 2022 Election Results

The Nominations & Elections Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2022 election. Those elected to office are as follows:

Vice President/President-Elect

Courtney McAllister, EBSCO Information Services

Member-at-Large

Ilda Cardenas, California State University Fullerton (3-year term)
Xiaoyan Song, North Carolina State 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 2021/2022

Steve Kelley, Chair (Wake Forest University)
Danielle Williams, Vice Chair (University of Evansville)
Joe Badics, member (Eastern Michigan University)
Debra Gold, member (Lakehead University)
Nicole Gonul, member (Springer Nature)
Megan Kilb, member (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
Caterina Reed, member (Stony Brook University)
Karen Rogers-Collins, member (Eastern Michigan University)
Katy Divittorio, Board Liaison (UC Denver)

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NASIG’s Statement in Solidarity with Ukraine

NASIG condemns in the strongest terms the unprovoked invasion and military attack on the sovereign state of Ukraine by Russia. We condemn the brutal attacks on civilian populations, homes, hospitals, and evacuation corridors. We denounce the racist treatment inflicted on refugees of color fleeing Ukraine as well as the racist and biased coverage of the crisis by Western media. We call on Ukraine and surrounding countries to equally ensure the welfare of Ukrainians and non-Ukrainians fleeing the conflict.

NASIG stands in alliance with other library organizations to support, promote, and provide assistance in disseminating accurate information regarding the conflict to support democracy and freedom of expression. We stand in solidarity with our colleagues of Ukrainian and Russian heritage in North America who are grappling with fear for their loved ones experiencing this violence.

To support those affected by the invasion, NASIG is donating $500 to CARE’s Ukrainian Crisis Fund. This fund provides “immediate aid and recovery, food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support, and cash assistance — prioritizing women and girls, families, and the elderly.”

If you are considering providing aid to Ukraine, the below resources may be useful:

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The NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee is pleased to announce the 2022 Award Winners

Birdie: Rachel Scott, Illinois State University

Capstone: Dawn Rapoza, Library of Congress

Equity & Inclusion: MarQuis Bullock, Black Film Center studying for the MLS at Indiana University

First-Timer: Daniel Brown, Lincoln Memorial University

Michelle Colquitt, Clemson University

Gary Moore, University of North Carolina

Julie Schaeffer, Berklee College of Music

Paraprofessional: Maleeha Killian, Wisconsin Historical Society and Sun Prairie Public Library

Riddick: Christina Nguyen, University of Toronto

Rose Robischon: Keri Prelitz, CSU, Fullerton

Jennifer Montavon-Green, University of Kentucky

Schwartz: Kayla Valdivieso, Boston University with recent admission to Simmons

Tonkery: Alex Dodd, University of Maryland

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