Open Call for NASIG Conference Proceeedings Recorders

Calling all NASIG Conference Attendees!

The Conference Proceeding editors are seeking volunteers to write reports of sessions at this year’s annual conference in Ft. Worth, TX, May 1-4, 2014. Conference recorders are asked to attend specific sessions, take notes and work with the presenters to produce a readable, comprehensive account. For vision sessions, recorders may be asked to listen to a recording of a presentation and synthesize the transcription with their notes into a report for publication. For pre-conferences, recorders are asked to summarize half-day or full-day sessions.

If you have the ability to write clear, organized prose and are able to submit a report by June 30, 2014, please consider this opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the profession and to NASIG.  Recorders will work under the general direction of the guest editors and the Author Guidelines.  A License to Publish form is required.  The License to Publish form and the Author Guidelines are on the NASIG Conference Proceedings Editors page:

To apply, submit a letter of application by Monday, April 14, 2014 to

Please include the following in your application:

  •  Your contact information (including your e-mail and phone number);
  •  A list of sessions (including preconferences) you plan to attend and may be willing to record;
  • Whether you have previously served as a recorder for the NASIG Proceedings and the years(s);
  • A writing sample. Please include the writing sample as an attachment or a link.  The writing sample can be on any topic; it does not have to be related to librarianship. The purpose of the writing sample is to illustrate your writing ability. Suggested samples include journal articles, book chapters, research papers, or reports on a process, event, or meeting.  Minutes of meetings or brief book reviews are not preferred as they do not offer enough text to gauge writing style.

Thank you very much for considering to volunteer as a recorder.

Regards from your Conference Proceedings editors,

Kay G. Johnson, Head of Collection and Technical Services McConnell Library, Radford University

Angela Dresselhaus, Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Montana, Missoula

Sara Bahnmaier, Head of  Electronic Acquisitions & Licensing University of Michigan Libraries Ann Arbor, Michigan


The Conference Proceedings are the official published record of the annual NASIG conference, disseminating and preserving a piece of the history of NASIG.  They are published yearly as a volume of Serials Librarian by Taylor & Francis.

Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information chain – anyone working with or concerned about serials publications. ©NASIG 2014

Kay G. Johnson
Head of Collection and Technical Services
McConnell Library, Radford University
540-831-6214 (fax)


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