Save the date and rates for NASIG 2020!

35th Annual Conference

NASIG 2020

Spokane, WA

The Davenport Grand

June 8 – 12

2020 Conference Rates

Early Bird
Full Conference Registration – Members $435
Full Conference Registration – Non-members $550
Full Conference Registration – Paraprofessionals $150
Full Conference Registration – Students $100

Full Conference Registration – Members $485
Full Conference Registration – Non-members $600
Full Conference Registration – Paraprofessionals $250
Full Conference Registration – Students $150

On-site Full Conference Registration – Members $510
On-site Full Conference Registration – Non-members $625

1-Day Registration
1-Day Conference Registration – Member & Non- member $250
1-Day Conference Registration – Students & Paraprofessionals $150

1/2-Day – Member & Non-member $100
1-Day – Member & Non-member $200

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NASIG Newsletter Incoming Editor-in-Chief Position

Dear NASIG members,

The NASIG Newsletter has an opening for Incoming Editor-in-Chief starting immediately.  This volunteer position will work closely with the current Editor-in-Chief (EiC) through the 2020 Conference (June 8-12, 2020) and will subsequently take over as EiC to serve a two year term (2020/2021-2021/2022).  There is the possibility of extending this to a second term.  The Editor-in-Chief position requires approximately 1-2 hours/week typically with a bit more time the month before each quarterly issue (e.g. March, May, September, and December).  If you have any questions about this position, please email me at  If you are interested in serving in this position, please email your letter of interest to

A position description is below.

Editor-in-Chief (2 year term, with a 2 term limit)

Position Description: The Editor-in-Chief works closely with the Newsletter Editorial Board members, the NASIG President and Board, and other NASIG committees and members, to ensure timely and effective production of the NASIG Newsletter, and to develop and implement improvements for its process, policies, content, structure, and appearance.


  • Ensures the Newsletter fulfills its purposes as defined by the Executive Board
  • Maintains the publication schedule and roster
  • Oversees all Newsletter concerns
  • Coordinates production processes
  • Receives and approves submissions
  • Maintains the Newsletter online manual
  • Represents the Newsletter at NASIG Board meetings as an ex-officio of the Board
  • Serves as the primary Newsletter contact for NASIG and non-NASIG groups
  • Handles all administrative tasks required by Newsletter processes
  • Proof-reads all drafts of all versions of each issue
  • Provides training, support, and guidance to Newsletter Editorial Board members as needed
  • Handles the process of filling vacant Newsletter Editorial Board positions, and ensures related tasks are completed during vacancies
  • Consults with Executive Board liaison as needed
  • Provides all short-term and long-term planning needed for effective and efficient functioning of the Newsletter and its Editorial Board

Hours/week: 1-2 hours/week typically, 3-4 hours/week the month before an issue is published.

Lori Duggan
Editor-in-Chief, NASIG Newsletter


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Volunteer to be a NASIG Ambassador

Are you a librarian? Do you have experience getting a Masters in Library Science (or the equivalent)? Do you have fond memories of attending graduate school? Do you love NASIG and want to see membership grow?

If you answered yes to any of the above, please consider volunteering as a NASIG Ambassador to library schools. There are many library schools that still need ambassadors.  If you’re interested, take a look at the Ambassador Guidelines and consider serving as a NASIG Ambassador.

If you would like to volunteer or if you need more information, contact Danielle Williams, Co-Chair of the Mentoring and Student Outreach Committee, at

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NASIG webinar: CORAL: One System, Three Perspectives

Carla Clark
Xiaoyan Song
Heather Wilson
Originally aired April 26, 2018. Re-recorded on June 17, 2019.

At SirsiDynix, Carla oversees development of the web-based circulation and mobile circulation clients, and she coordinates the company’s development efforts for CORAL. For customers who need tools to manage electronic resources, SirsiDynix offers hosting and support services for CORAL. Carla will talk about how SirsiDynix reached the decision to leverage an open-source system to satisfy customer requirements, and the mutually beneficial partnership that has developed between SirsiDynix and the CORAL developer community.

The Acquisition and Discovery department at NCSU Libraries have been using CORAL to manage acquisition and other technical services workflows since 2013. In this session, Song will share how CORAL has helped streamline their technical service workflows, especially the acquisition workflows. She’ll also touch on lessons learned from their participation in the CORAL project.

While many libraries are seeking to centralize their systems, Caltech Library focuses more on building connections between existing systems through metadata enhancement and integrations. CORAL has become a central part of that approach, allowing the Library to capture unique collection information and bring in metadata from existing systems. In this session, Wilson will discuss how Caltech’s involvement in the development, governance, and community of CORAL have helped the library build stronger tools for local system integration.

License: cc-by
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NASIG 2020: Call for Vision Speaker and Pre-conference Ideas

Have you heard a compelling speaker recently that you think would be great for a NASIG vision session? Are there topics you’d like to learn more about and explore in a pre-conference at next year’s annual conference? Do you know of speakers who lead workshops that NASIG attendees would find valuable as pre-conferences?

If so, the Program Planning Committee wants to hear from you. Please email with program ideas you have for next year by Friday, July 19. We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for helping us make next year’s conference great!

Wendy Robertson, PPC chair
Megan Kilb, PPC vice-chair

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NASIG Membership Dues Increase Passes

At the Members Forum of the NASIG 34th Annual Conference, a motion passed to increase the regular membership rate from $75 to $100, with 59 votes in favor and 18 opposed. The new rate will be effective January 1, 2020. Student, retiree, and lifetime member rates will not change.

The Executive Board regrets having to raise rates, but the increase is necessary to support the continued costs of the organization, as well as the initiative to publish the NASIG Proceedings in the Gold Open Access journal Insights. We appreciate the support of NASIG’s members in approving this increase and will do our best to continue providing the high-quality services you have come to expect.

At the Members Forum, several people raised the possibility of introducing a tiered system of membership that would offer lower rates for paraprofessionals and early-career librarians. The Board is considering the logistics of a tiered system and will aim to hold another vote before the rate increase takes effect on January 1.

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NASIG on Demand Now Open Access

If you missed NASIG on Demand: Features of the 2018 Conference last year, all sessions are now freely available!

NASIG on Demand includes the following sessions from the 2018 conference:

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