2015 John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award

Win a fully funded trip across the Pond!

Enter our joint NASIG/UKSG competition to attend the premier conference for the scholarly information community on the other side of the Atlantic. As a NASIG member, you could win a trip to the UKSG Annual Conference in Glasgow, 30 March-1 April 2015.

NASIG and UKSG are sister organizations offering two winners, one each from NASIG and UKSG, the chance to attend each other’s annual conference. The award is intended to cover travel and accommodation costs and each award recipient will also receive paid conference registration (which includes most meals) for the applicable 2015 conference. It provides an invaluable opportunity for people to learn and share experiences. The award is named in honour of John Merriman, in recognition of his work in starting both UKSG and NASIG.

The UK award winner will be supported by the kind sponsorship of Taylor & Francis Group.

The award is open to members of NASIG and UKSG with one recipient being chosen from each organization. Applicants must be working with journals/e-resources at a practical level in library and information services. Current Board members and Officers of NASIG and UKSG are not eligible.

The following material should be submitted electronically either in Microsoft Word or plain text (.txt) format by Friday 6 February 2015:

• A completed application form from the applicant including a short written piece (250-400 words) on the topic of ‘What is the biggest challenge facing you in your current job and how, in an ideal world, would you address it?’
• A reference questionnaire from the applicant’s line manager.

Applications will be judged on evidence of awareness of issues in the wider scholarly communication world and evidence of clear aims from attendance at the conference. English is the designated language.

NB: The successful NASIG recipient will be required to write an article about their conference experiences for the NASIG Newsletter.

Application forms and reference questionnaires are available through the NASIG AWARDS Page, and from Dana Whitmire, Chair, NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee.

Completed applications and references should be e-mailed to:

Dana Whitmire
Chair, NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee
E-mail: WhitmireD@uthscsa.edu
Phone: +1 (210) 567 2464

Application forms and reference questionnaires must be received by January 30, 2015. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

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