Why We Ask That You Stay at the Conference Hotel

With registration open, we hope you are gearing up to attend the 34th Annual NASIG conference in June at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

We understand that the costs of attending professional conferences and membership in organizations seems to only rise, while the financial support of institutions for individuals to participate and attend these events seems to only decrease. By staying in the conference hotel, you help NASIG keep the conference rate, and membership fees lower.

Staying at the conference hotel also has added benefits for you as an attendee:

  • All meeting rooms and the opening reception are within the Omni William Penn.
  • Complimentary access to internet in your hotel room is included in the room rate.
  • Ample opportunity to meet new colleagues and catch up with old friends at the breakfasts, breaks, and late-night socials.
  • The Omni WIlliam Penn is located within walking distance of Point State Park, great restaurants, and attractions such as the Andy Warhol Museum and Heinz History Center.

It is important for the financial success of the conference, and the continued success of NASIG, that conference participants stay at the conference hotel. Every year NASIG contracts with a hotel for meeting space to stage the annual conference. As part of the meeting contract with the hotel, NASIG is obligated to fill a designated number of hotel rooms at a discounted rate.  If we do not fill those rooms, NASIG will be obligated to cover the difference in cost. By ensuring that the organization fills these room reservations, it stays in compliance with the contract and can keep costs down.

If you have any questions about the conference, or the organization’s obligation to fulfill hotel rooms in compliance with the hotel contract, please feel welcome to reach out to CPC at: conf-plan@nasig.org

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Registration for the 2019 NASIG Annual Conference is Now Open!

Registration for the 2019 NASIG Annual Conference is now open! The 2019 conference will mark a return to Pittsburgh, PA (where the 1999 conference was held). We will be meeting at the Omni William Penn Hotel.  A link to the hotel reservation website will be provided upon completion of registration.

Early bird registration ends on April 30th. Please stay tuned for the schedule and line-up, including pre-conferences!

Please log in to your NASIG account to receive the member rate. Not a member? Join now!

NASIG is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for its members and others who participate in its conferences, events, meetings, and online spaces.

The full version of the Code of Conduct is available here.

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LAST CALL: NASIG Vice President/President-Elect: Call for Nominations

The Nominations & Elections Committee has reopened the call for nominations for Vice President/President-Elect for the 2019 election. Information on the position can be found at:

http://www.nasig.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=708&pk_association_webpage=1188.

If you have someone in mind who would be great for NASIG Vice President/President-Elect, including yourself (self-nominations welcome), please complete the nomination form: http://www.nasig.org/site_survey.cfm?pk_association_survey=1288

**** The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, January 16, 2019. **** 

You may submit multiple nominations by submitting separate forms. If you have any difficulties with the online form, please send nominations to Stephanie Adams (N&E Chair, sjadams@tntech.edu). All current NASIG members are eligible for nomination except current members of the Nominations & Elections Committee. Non-members may be nominated, but must join NASIG in order to be considered for the election slate.

Please contact the Nominations & Elections Committee chairs if you have any questions: Stephanie Adams sjadams@tntech.edu or Madeline Kelly Madeline.Kelly@wwu.edu.

Many thanks for your participation!

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Volunteer for a NASIG Committee!

Volunteer for a NASIG Committee!

Interested in advancing your career, meeting new people, or simply putting your talents to use through volunteer work? We are looking to fill NASIG committees with a diverse and motivated corps of volunteers. For more information, see the December NASIG newsletter for a detailed description  of committee opportunities, or contact NASIG Vice President Kristen Wilson at kristen@indexdata.com.

Please express your interest by submitting the form linked below. Priority will be given to those who express interest by March 1st.

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NASIG Vice President/President-Elect: Call for Nominations

The Nominations & Elections Committee has reopened the call for nominations for Vice President/President-Elect for the 2019 election. Information on the position can be found at:

http://www.nasig.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=708&pk_association_webpage=1188.

If you have someone in mind who would be great for NASIG Vice President/President-Elect, including yourself (self-nominations welcome), please complete the nomination form: http://www.nasig.org/site_survey.cfm?pk_association_survey=1288

**** The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, January 16, 2019. **** 

You may submit multiple nominations by submitting separate forms. If you have any difficulties with the online form, please send nominations to Stephanie Adams (N&E Chair, sjadams@tntech.edu). All current NASIG members are eligible for nomination except current members of the Nominations & Elections Committee. Non-members may be nominated, but must join NASIG in order to be considered for the election slate.

Please contact the Nominations & Elections Committee chairs if you have any questions: Stephanie Adams sjadams@tntech.edu or Madeline Kelly Madeline.Kelly@wwu.edu.

Many thanks for your participation!

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December 2018 issue of the NASIG Newsletter

Hello NASIG members,

The December 2018 issue of the NASIG Newsletter is now available.  This issue features:

  • A statement of support for the city of Pittsburgh
  • Profiles of LaQuanda Onyemeh, John Riddick Student Grant Award Winner, and Peter Whiting, NASIG Archivist
  • Fun facts on Pittsburgh, venue of the 2019 conference
  • And more!

Check out the full issue here: https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1971&context=nasig

Best,
Lori Duggan
NASIG Newsletter, Editor-in-Chief

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Vision Speakers for the 2019 NASIG Annual Conference

DeEtta_Jones_Headshot-1-692x1024DeEtta Jones

For over 20 years, DeEtta Jones has guided people and organizations through the process of fundamental transformation. She has been a leading voice in shaping contemporary thinking and practice around integrated and sustainable approaches to personal transformation, workplace culture, diversity and inclusion

Before launching DeEtta Jones and Associates in 2005, she served for 10 years as Director of Diversity and then Director of the Office of Leadership and Management Services at the Association of Research Libraries, an international not-for-profit representing the largest research institutions in North America. In these roles, DeEtta was called upon as a thought-leader to set direction for the design and oversight of more than 9 international leadership programs, as well as a suite of professional development services including training and organization development. Prior to this, she was Director of Multicultural Education at Colorado State University and Director of Human Rights Advocacy and Education for the City of Fort Collins.

DeEtta has served as an adjunct faculty member, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on leadership and diversity, at Colorado State University and University of Maryland, College Park. DeEtta has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in student affairs in higher education from Colorado State University, and an MBA from The Johns Hopkins University. She lives outside of Chicago, IL, with her husband and their children.

Levendowski - HeadshotAmanda Levendowski

Amanda Levendowski will be joining Georgetown Law as an Associate Professor of Law and the founding director of the Intellectual Property and Information Policy Clinic. Her clinical projects and scholarship focus on novel approaches to cutting-edge legal problems at the intersection of intellectual property, information policy, and technology. Her recent work has examined ways to use trademarks for transparency about corporate surveillance technologies, approaches to advising clients with active contributing communities (“crowd-civic clients”), and the outsized role that copyright law plays in (un)biasing artificial intelligence. She also contributes to Wikipedia. Previously, Amanda co-taught the Technology Law and Policy Clinic at NYU Law. She tweets as @levendowski.

Philip_Schreur_Bio p_ic (1)Philip Schreur

Philip Schreur is currently the Associate University Librarian for Technical and Access Services at Stanford University.  He earned a PhD from Stanford in Medieval music theory and an MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley.  Philip has been the Chair of the Program for Cooperative cataloging and deeply involved in the implementation of the new cataloging rules Resource, Description and Access (RDA) in the United States. With a mid-career move to HighWire Press, he developed an interest in the automated taxonomic analysis of digital texts.  Currently, he is in charge of coordinating linked-data project development for the Stanford University Libraries (SUL).  Initial areas of interest include the use of linked data as a mechanism for identity management across traditional resources and those within the digital library, the integration of linked data from disparate sources, and the transition of traditional technical services workflows to processes rooted in linked open data.

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