Reminder: Deadline to vote in the 2019 NASIG Executive Board Election is April 15th

Dear NASIG members,

One more week to vote in the 2019 Executive Board Election! When you sign in to the NASIG website, you will be presented with the ballot. Per the NASIG bylaws, the ballot will be available for the next 10 business days. Voting will close midnight EDT on Monday, April 15, 2019.

Candidate profiles are now available for your review here.

**Note: you will need to be signed into the NASIG website before you will be able to view this page.**

If you have forgotten your membership password or account name, please use the “Reset Password?” link on the website sign-in page.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stephanie Adams, Chair, NASIG Nominations & Elections Committee 2018/2019, sjadams@tntech.edu.

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Get Your NASIG 2019 Gear from the Souvenir Shop!

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Want to look conference ready?  Check out some of the hats, shirts, mugs, bags, magnets & more at the NASIG 2019 Souvenir Shop!.  If you order today, you will be ready for the conference.

Also, come and have some fun learning the local lingo.  Here is a guide on how to speak a little Pittsburghese!

See you in June at the conference! Early bird registration ends April 30th. 

 

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Call for NASIG Mentees

NASIG Student Mentoring Program
ATTENTION: NASIG STUDENT MEMBERS

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to get some first-hand information about working in the library field?
  • Would you like to interact one-on-one with an experienced library professional on topics such as professional development, research and publication, and job searching?
  • Are you interested in getting more involved with NASIG?

If your answer to any of these questions is YES, please consider applying to be a member of the 2019/2020 group of NASIG student mentees. This program is designed to provide a yearlong opportunity for networking and professional development between NASIG regular members and our student members. The sponsors of the program are the NASIG Student Outreach Committee and the NASIG Mentoring Group.

Any current NASIG student member is eligible to participate (student membership is free). Click here for more information about the NASIG Student Mentoring Program and to apply to be a mentee.

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2019.

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Call for Mentors

The Student Outreach Committee is calling for NASIG members to volunteer to mentor a student or new to the profession librarian for 2019-2020.

This program is designed to provide a yearlong opportunity for networking and professional development between NASIG regular members and our student members or new professionals. The sponsors of the program are the NASIG Student Outreach Committee and the NASIG Mentoring Group.

Any current NASIG member is eligible to participate. Click here for more information about the NASIG Student Mentoring Program and to apply to be a mentor.  The deadline for applications is April 30, 2019.

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Call for 2019 NASIG Conference Informal Discussion Groups and User Groups

The NASIG Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites ideas for topics and for volunteer discussion facilitators for Informal Discussion Groups and User Groups.

The Program Planning Committee invites suggestions for 1) topics to be considered by these groups and 2) would like to hear from any conference attendee who would like to facilitate an Informal Discussion Group or a User Group. The facilitator must be registered for the full conference.

Informal Discussion Groups (formerly known as Networking Nodes) serve to promote discussion among NASIG attendees who have a shared interest in a topic, idea, workflow, or problem. The emphasis of these sessions is open discussion and the generation of new ideas.

User Group meetings and Informal Discussion Groups will take place on Wednesday, June 5th, from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Please Submit your  suggestions or volunteer to lead a group at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019NASIGUserGroups .

If you have any questions, you can contact the Program Planning Committee chairs at ppc@internal.nasig.org . The deadline for submissions of topics and volunteers is May 1, 2019.

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2019 NASIG Great Ideas Showcase and Snapshot Sessions – Call for Proposals

The NASIG Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals for the Great Ideas Showcase and the Snapshot Sessions for the 34th NASIG Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, June 5 to 8. The theme of the conference is “Building Bridges.”

The Great Ideas Showcase will be held on Thursday, June 6, from 5:00-6:00 p.m., and the Snapshot Sessions will be held on Friday, June 7, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Presenters must be available to discuss their showcases or present their snapshots during that time.

The Great Ideas Showcase will provide an opportunity to share innovative ideas, new workflows, and new applications of technology in an interactive and informal setting. Great Ideas can be demonstrated in a variety of ways – posters, laptops, tablets, e-readers, etc. Participants will be given a table or poster board (4’ x 6’) to showcase their idea to attendees, depending on their need.

The Snapshot Sessions will consist of up to eight 5-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 showcase or 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 Great Ideas Showcase proposal here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GISPNASIG2019

Submit your Snapshot Session proposal here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SSPNASIG2019

Proposals must be received by 5pm EST on Friday, April 19, 2019. Members of the Program Planning Committee will evaluate abstracts, and presenters will be notified of the status of their proposal by the end of April. (Note: Presenters for the Great Ideas Showcase or Snapshot Sessions do not qualify for a registration discount. Presenters must be registered for either the full conference or for single day registration.)

Inquiries may be sent to the NASIG PPC Chair and Vice-Chair, Maria Collins and Wendy Robertson at ppc@internal.nasig.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!

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Apply to be a NASIG First Timers Mentor!

Greetings!

NASIG’s Mentoring Group is again sponsoring a Conference Mentoring Program to personally welcome first-time conference attendees, highlight membership benefits, and create networking opportunities. This program will match experienced NASIG conference attendees with new conference attendees.

There is only one requirement to be a mentee and that is to attendance at the 34th Annual NASIG Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Whereas to be a mentor, you need to have attended a previous NASIG conference, be willing to make prior contact with your mentee well before the conference, and be willing to meet with your mentee at the conference. Of course, we hope you will also check on your mentee periodically throughout the conference.

We invite all mentees and mentors to the First-timers Reception on Friday, June 8th. This is a great time to meet up with your mentor or mentee for the first time and get acquainted in a casual setting.

The deadline for applications will be Friday, May 3, 2019. After all applications are received, we will contact you with the name of your partner. This program has been very successful for several years and we look forward to your participation this year!

Click here to sign up to be a mentor or mentee.

Please feel free to contact me or any committee member for additional information about the mentoring program.

Xiaoyan Song, Chair, xsong9@ncsu.edu
Nadine Ellero, member, npe0003@auburn.edu
Sandy Folsom, member, folso1sl@cmich.edu
Trina Holloway, member, tholloway@gsu.edu
Marsha Seamans, board liaison, Marsha.Seamans@uky.edu

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