Reminder: NASIG Executive Board – Call for Nominations due November 5th

The Nominations & Elections Committee invites nominations for Vice-President/President-Elect, Treasurer, and three Member At Large Board positions. Information on each office is 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 a NASIG office, including yourself (self-nominations welcome), please complete the nomination form:

http://www.nasig.org/site_survey.cfm?pk_association_survey=1253

**** The deadline for nominations is Monday, November 5, 2018. ****

You may submit multiple nominations for one office 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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2019 NASIG Call for Proposals: Building Bridges: Connecting the Information Community

NASIG is soliciting proposals for its 34th Annual Conference, to be held June 5-8, 2019, in Pittsburgh, PA.

NASIG is seeking proposals for 1-hour conference sessions on topics related to scholarly communication and publishing, and the acquisition, management, and discovery of library collections. We particularly welcome proposals related to the areas defined in NASIG’s Core Competencies, including:

  • Management of electronic and/or print serial resources

  • Licensing of library content

  • Collection analysis and development

  • Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, and indexing

  • Standards, initiatives, and best practices for library content

  • Scholarly communication (copyright, institutional repositories, publishing, data management)

  • Relationship building between libraries, vendors, publishers, standards bodies, and others involved in the information community

  • Supervision and management of staff and projects in areas relevant to NASIG.

Each 1-hour session should include approximately 45-50 minutes of content, with time left for discussion. Presentations are selected by the Program Planning Committee based on their relevance to conference topics.  Co-presenters are welcomed, but we ask that you limit submissions to no more than three presenters. All presenters will be asked to publish a conference report in the NASIG Proceedings, which are published each year through the journal Serials Librarian.

Accepted presenters will be offered a $100 discount on the cost of registration.

Please submit all proposals using the online form at https://proposalspace.com/calls/d/959.  The submission deadline is November 20, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Planning Committee (PPC) Co-Chairs, Maria Collins and Wendy Robertson, at prog-plan@nasig.org.

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NASIG Executive Board: Call for Nominations

The Nominations & Elections Committee invites nominations for Vice-President/President-Elect, Treasurer, and three Member At Large Board positions. Information on each office is 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 a NASIG office, including yourself (self-nominations welcome), please complete the nomination form:

http://www.nasig.org/site_survey.cfm?pk_association_survey=1253

**** The deadline for nominations is Monday, November 5, 2018. ****

You may submit multiple nominations for one office 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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September 2018 issue of the NASIG Newsletter

Hello NASIG members,

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

  • Session reports and Post Conference Wrap Up from the 2018 conference
  • Profiles of NASIG President, Angela Dresselhaus, and the Web-Based Infrastructure Implementation Task Force
  • 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=1953&context=nasig

Best,

Lori Duggan
NASIG Newsletter, Editor-in-Chief

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Application cycle for the John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award now open

NASIG members are invited to apply for the John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award. This award sponsors travel to UKSG for a NASIG member, and travel to NASIG for a UKSG member. The 2019 UKSG conference will be held April 8 to 10, 2019 in Telford, England.

Due to feedback from previous winners, the application cycle has been moved up to better facilitate travel planning to the UK. Applications are due November 5, 2018 and the winner will be announced on December 3, 2018. Further information about the award and how to apply can be found at: https://bit.ly/2y8cZI3

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Take the NASIG Digital Preservation Task Force Survey

The NASIG Digital Preservation Task Force is charged to “…identify ways in which NASIG can be involved in proactive digital preservation, including tools for marketing digital preservation to a broad range of library administrations and publishers.”

To that end, the committee has created a survey to learn how NASIG could best direct its efforts in raising awareness and supporting digital preservation initiatives. Your responses will help NASIG understand how the organization can better serve its members, build new and strengthen existing relationships with its commercial members, and support proactive digital preservation and provide leadership to the scholarly community with regard to digital preservation initiatives.

Take the NASIG Digital Preservation Survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nasigdptf

This online survey is open from September 24, 2018 until October 26, 2018.

After completing the survey, you will be invited for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate by entering your email address at the end of the survey form. Note that your results will remain anonymous even if you enter to win the gift certificate.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this important project. Please report any problems or questions to digpres@nasig.org

You must be 18 years of age or older to complete this survey.

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Join the new Diversity Committee

The NASIG Board has voted to establish a new Diversity Committee, with Del Williams (California State University, Northridge) as the first chair. NASIG is now seeking candidates to join the committee for a term of two years, beginning immediately.

To apply, send an email by Aug. 3 to kristen_wilson@ncsu.edu. Your email should include a short description of your interest in the committee and any specific qualifications or experience you have working with diversity initiatives and related areas. Prior experience is not required.

The committee’s initial assignment will be to define its work. Specifically, committee members will have the following initial charge:

  • Recommend a permanent committee name, develop a final committee charge, and establish a guiding document for the work of the committee.
  • Develop strategies to increase diversity in NASIG membership, leadership, and award winners.
  • Collaborate with the Continuing Education Committee to Initiate and promote educational opportunities that address issues in diversity and social justice.

If you have questions, contact Kristen Wilson.

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