NASIG Transforming the Information Community

John Riddick Student Grant

Purpose of the Award

To encourage participation in the information supply chain by students who are interested in pursuing some aspect of 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 upon completion of their professional degrees. 

What is Received

  • 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

Student grants are named in honor of John F. Riddick, co-founder and first elected president of NASIG in 1986. The idea for student grants came from John, and they were first awarded in 1988. 

Eligibility

  • This award is open to qualified students residing in any NASIG member country (defined for this purpose as the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Greenland).
  • Students who are currently enrolled in a Master's, Doctorate, or Specialist degree program in Library and/or Information Studies, and who have expressed an interest in some aspect of 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, are eligible.
  • Applicants must be full- or part-time students at the time of application. In order to accept an award, a recipient must not be employed in a position requiring an ALA-accredited degree, or on leave from such a position, at the time of acceptance of the grant.
  • Equal consideration will be given to all qualified applicants, with preference given to those earning their degrees the year of the conference.
  • Students do not have to be NASIG members to apply, and they must not have earned their degrees earlier than the end of the school year prior to the NASIG conference.
  • Applicants must not have attended a previous NASIG conference, but may have participated in a NASIG conference as a local volunteer.

What is Needed to Apply?

  1. Application Google form
  2. Reference Google form
  3. Resume or CV (emailed to Jamie Carlstone, details in application)

Requirements Post-Award

Recipients are expected to attend the entire conference and submit a brief written report to NASIG, which will be excerpted for publication in the NASIG Newsletter. 

Presentation Opportunity

Winners will be offered the opportunity to share a 10-15 minute presentation during the conference at the Student Spotlight Session.

Submitting Application

Winners will be offered the opportunity to share a 10-15 minute presentation during the conference at the Student Spotlight Session.

Applications will only be accepted in electronic form

Email questions to Jamie Carlstone (jamie.carlstone@northwestern.edu)

Application Deadline

February 20, 2020

Award Notification

April 2020

About NASIG

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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