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Rose Robischon Scholarship

Purpose of the Award

To provide an information resources professional lacking funds for professional travel the ability to afford attendance at the Annual Conference.

What is Received

The scholarship offers the recipient funding to attend the NASIG conference for the year in which the scholarship is given.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. In addition, the recipient will receive a one-year free NASIG membership.

Named in Honor of

The scholarship is named in honor of Rose Robischon. During her two decades of active service in NASIG, Rose served as member and chair of several NASIG committees and held the elected position of treasurer from 2005 to 2007. NASIG is pleased to offer this scholarship in memory of Rose's many contributions to the library profession and to honor her energy, warmth, and humor.


  • This award is open to applicants residing in any NASIG member country (defined for this purpose as the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Greenland).
  • Applicants must be a current NASIG member holding a position of a professional 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.
  • While there are no eligibility requirements with respect to numbers of years of experience, preference will be given to applicants who have not previously attended a NASIG Annual Conference and who can demonstrate that they will significantly benefit from doing so.

What is Needed to Apply?

  1. Application Google form
  2. Reference Google form
  3. Resume or CV (emailed to Jamie Carlstone, details in application)
  4. Statement providing information that workplace does not offer sufficient financial support to cover the cost of attending a NASIG Annual Conference, and outlining the benefit of attendance (Submitted as part of the application form)

Submitting Application

Applications will only be accepted in electronic form

Email questions to Jamie Carlstone (

Application Deadline

February 20, 2020

Award Notification

April 2020


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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