NASIG 2017 Election Results

The Nominations & Elections Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 election.  Those elected to NASIG Executive Board office are as follows:

Vice President/President-Elect

  • Angela Dresselhaus, East Carolina University


  • Jessica Ireland, Radford University


  • Karen Davidson, Mississippi State University
  • Maria Hatfield, WT Cox Informaation Services
  • Ted Westervelt, Library of Congress

On behalf of the committee, we would like to extend warm congratulations to the elected candidates, as well as sincere thanks to all the candidates who were willing to stand for office.

Nominations & Elections Committee

Patrick Carr, chair
Erika Ripley, vice chair
Joe Badics
Eleanor Cook
Marcella Lesher
Buddy Pennington
Marsha Seamans

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NASIG Webinar: Academic Writing and Publishing, April 20, 2017

NASIG Webinar: Academic Writing and Publishing

Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm (ET)
Length: 1 hour

Registration Deadline for live event: April 19, 2017.

This webinar will be recorded and made available to registrants after the webinar is completed.

Late registration dates to purchase recording: April 21, 2017 through October 20, 2017. After October 20, 2017 the recording will be made freely available.

Webinar Rates:

NASIG members: $35
NASIG student members: $15
NISO members: $35
NASIG non-member: $50
Group registration: $95

(NASIG members should login for member rate)

(NASIG student members and NISO members will need to contact the NASIG Continuing Education Committee ( in order to receive a priority code used for getting the listed rates)


Academic Writing and Publishing is a one-hour NASIG webinar specifically geared to academic librarians who wish to know more about what it takes to get published. It will focus on professional writing for librarians who are expected to do writing/research for their job or are interested for other reasons (if not required). We will cover the peer-review process and types of scholarly writing, tips on breaking into the publishing realm, learning the ropes, what to avoid, and will reserve time for specific questions from participants. The webinar is adapted from a NASIG preconference that was held at the 2016 conference in Albuquerque, NM.


Maria Collins is the Head of Acquisitions & Discovery at North Carolina State University Libraries and has served in a variety of roles at NCSU for over ten years.  She provided oversight for the reorganization of technical services in 2012.  Prior to her work at NCSU, she worked as Serials Librarian and Serials Coordinator at Mississippi State University Libraries.  She is the current editor-in-chief for Serials Review and has published in the areas of electronic resource management, open access, and workflows.

Eleanor I. Cook has worked in the library field for over 30 years, and is currently Assistant Director for Discovery and Technology Services at Joyner Library at East Carolina University. She has had various technical services responsibilities including both monographic and serials/e-resources acquisitions, cataloging and preservation. She was President of the North American Serials Interest Group in 2002/2003. She has been active in other organizations such as ALA ALCTS, NCLA, and the NC Preservation Consortium.

Registration Link:

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Congratulations to our 2017 Award Winners!

The NASIG Awards & Recognition committee is pleased to announce the 2017 award winners:

First-Timer Award:

Ricardo Andrade, Columbia University

Kimberly DeRosa, University of Colorado – Denver

Moon Kim, California State University – Fullerton

Katherine Mason, Eastern Michigan University

Dejah Rubel, Ferris State University


 Fritz Schwartz Serials Education Scholarship:

Celia Gavett, University at Buffalo


Horizon Award (sponsored by EBSCO):

Fiona McNabb, PubMed Central


 John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award:

Melissa Cantrell (NASIG), University of Colorado – Denver

Eimear Evans (UKSG), Queen’s University – Belfast (sponsored by Taylor & Francis)


 John Riddick Student Grant:

Bethany Greene, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Courtney McAllister – University of South Carolina – Columbia  

Sarah Paige, University of North Texas


Mexican Student Grant Award:

Eva Gabriela Leyva Contreras, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


Paraprofessional Specialist Award:

Patrick Kenney, Wheaton College

Tamara Finch, Ferris State University


Rose Robischon Scholarship:

Katy DiVittorio, University of Colorado – Denver

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Extended Deadline: 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 2017.

We are seeking excellent writers who have editing experience and are able to work under tight deadlines. The editors will form a team to prepare the online and print edition of the Proceedings. The Proceedings editors will recruit, select and organize volunteers who will take detailed notes at each program. A major responsibility will be communicating the requirements for the published Proceedings to conference speakers. Before the conference, speakers will be advised on submission formats, deadlines, and copyright requirements. After the conference, the editors will work with speakers on revisions. The editors must be diplomatic but firm about NASIG’s requirements.

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 editorial work between July and January

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 March 22nd outlining your specific qualifications and experience to Angela Dresselhaus, Proceedings Board Liaison at: Please include as attachments and/or links your current resume and writing samples.

For further information, contact:
Angela Dresselhaus
phone: 252-328-2266

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March 2017 issue of the NASIG Newsletter

The full March 2017 issue of the NASIG Newsletter is now available.  This issue features:

  • Profiles of the Scholarly Communication Core Competencies Task Force and April Hathcock, one of three great vision speakers at the upcoming conference in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Columns about you, dear reader, including updates from members and citations to new research published by NASIG members
  • Updates on the 2017 NASIG conference scheduled for June 8-11, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana (registration is open!)

Check it out here:


Kate Moore
NASIG Newsletter, Editor-in-Chief
Associate Librarian
Coordinator of Collections & Online Resources
Indiana University Southeast

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Student Mentoring Program – a new initiative from the Student Outreach Committee and the Mentoring Group

The NASIG Student Outreach Committee and the NASIG Mentoring Group are pleased to announce a new initiative: The NASIG Student Mentoring Program. This pilot program is designed to provide a yearlong opportunity for networking and professional development between NASIG regular members and our student members.

The goals of the program include:

  • Providing an opportunity for student members to get involved with NASIG and learn from professionals.
  • Providing an opportunity for mentors to give back and help student members grow in the field while at the same time learning from their mentees.

MENTORS: Any current NASIG member in good standing can serve as a mentor.


  • Are you looking for an opportunity to get some firsthand 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 initial group of NASIG student mentees.  This pilot 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.

Go to the Student Mentoring Program webpage for more information and to sign up!

Application Deadline is April 16, 2017.

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Student Spotlight Sessions – Call for Proposals

The NASIG Student Outreach Committee (SOC) invites proposals for the Student Spotlight Sessions for the 32nd NASIG conference in Indianapolis, IN, June 8 to 11. The theme of the conference is “Racing to the Crossroads.”

The Student Spotlight Sessions will be held on Friday, June 9, from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Presenters must be available to present their spotlight session during that time.

The Student Spotlight Sessions will consist of up to eight 5-minute presentations by current (or recently graduated) library school students. If you would like to try speaking at a professional conference, but don’t feel like you have enough to say for a full session, this is a great opportunity for you.

Proposals may highlight research projects or thesis, workflow problem-solving ideas, or other topics of interest to the NASIG Community. Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content spotlight session. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, spotlight sessions should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.

Submit your Student Showcase proposal here:

Proposals must be received by 5pm EST on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Members of the Student Outreach Committee will evaluate abstracts, and presenters will be notified of the status of their proposal by mid-April. (Note: Presenters must be registered for either the full conference or for Friday single day registration.)

Inquiries may be sent to the NASIG SOC Chair Katy DiVittorio, at

We look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis!

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