NASIG Transforming the Information Community

Paraprofessional Specialist Award

Purpose of the Award

To provide a promising paraprofessional with the opportunity to advance their knowledge and understanding 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 by networking and interacting with a wide range of dedicated professionals working in all segments of the information supply chain.

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

Eligibility

  • This award is open to qualified applicants residing in any NASIG member country (defined for this purpose as the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Greenland).
  • Applicants must currently be in a position of a paraprofessional nature with primary responsibilities for 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.
  • Applicants must not be in a professional library or library-related position (e.g., vendor, publisher) at the time of the application deadline.
  • In addition, applicants must not have attended any previous NASIG conferences, but may have participated in a NASIG conference as a local volunteer.
  • Applicants do not have to be a member of NASIG.
  • Preference will be given to applicants whose career goals include growth and development in information resources management, such as serials and e-resources acquisitions, resource metadata and discovery, or scholarly communications.

What is Needed to Apply?

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

Submitting Application

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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