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John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award

UK delegate sponsored by  Taylor and Francis

Purpose of the Award

NASIG and UKSG seek applicants for a joint venture to allow a member of each group to attend the conference of their sister organization. The purpose of this conference-swap is for people working at a practical level in information resource management (e.g., serials and/or e-resources acquisitions, resource metadata and discovery, scholarly communications, collections management, digital publishing, e-resource or serials sales, scholarly publishing, or knowledgebase management), vendor, agent, or scholarly publisher to learn and share experiences at the UKSG Annual Conference or the NASIG Annual Conference.

What is Received

The NASIG member awardee is provided with:

  • $3000 to support the travel to the UKSG conference and accommodations for the duration of the conference
  • The award winner will receive a waiver for the basic conference registration, three (3) nights in the conference hotel prepaid by NASIG, and a $600 stipend for travel expenses and meals not covered by conference registration. The award winner must arrange transportation to the conference site themselves. If travel and meal expenses exceed $600, NASIG will reimburse overages upon the submission of receipts. Award winners only need to submit receipts if expenses exceed their $600 stipend. Please note that NASIG will only provide reimbursements for a basic economy class plane travel on a ticket purchased at least 28 days prior to the conference. Please contact the NASIG Award and Recognition Committee chair to verify airfare costs if you have any questions about the type of ticket you are purchasing.
  • One year's free membership in NASIG

Named in Honor of

This award is named in honor of John Merriman in recognition of John's work in starting both the UKSG and NASIG.

Eligibility

  • The award is open to members of NASIG or UKSG, with one recipient being chosen from each organization.
  • Applicants must be in a functional position within a Library or Information Service, where they have direct responsibility for information resource management (e.g., serials and/or e-resources acquisitions, resource metadata and discovery, scholarly communications, collections management, digital publishing, e-resource or serials sales, scholarly publishing, or knowledgebase management), vendor, agent, or scholarly publisher, or direct contact with library users supporting them in the use of information resources.
  • English is the designated language.
  • Current Board members and Officers of NASIG and UKSG are not eligible.

 What is Needed to Apply?

  1. Application - Submitted via Google form
    • Includes essay question (no more than 500 words): This year is NASIG's 35th anniversary conference and much has changed in our profession and organization since 1986. Looking forward, what changes do you see in information management for the next 35 years, and how can organizations like NASIG play a leadership role?
  2. Reference - Submitted via Google form
  3. Resume or CV - Submitted via email Details included in application

Requirements Post-Award

Following the Conference, the award winner will be interviewed for an article to appear in the NASIG Newsletter, or, if they prefer, may contribute an article about their Conference experience.

Submitting Application

Applications will only be accepted in electronic form. Please contact the NASIG A&R chair, Jamie Carlstone (jamie.carlstone@northwestern.edu) with questions.

Application Deadline

Applications are closed for 2020 conference

Award Notification

Winners will be notified by January 20, 2020

About UKSG and NASIG

UKSG, set up in 1978, exists to connect the information community and encourage the exchange of ideas on the process of scholarly communication. Established in 1985, NASIG is an independent organization working to advance and transform the management of information resources. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate and improve the distribution, acquisition, and long-term accessibility of information resources in all formats and business models.


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