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NASIG 35th Annual Conference

Monday, June 8–Friday, June 12, 2020
Spokane, Washington

Dates and Deadlines

February 25, 2020: Memorandum of Understanding due.

July 30, 2020: Paper due to the NASIG conference proceedings editors.

General Information

NASIG has a code of conduct for all conference participants.

Tech Stuff

If you are bringing your own laptop(s), you may need to bring your own adapters/dongles (particularly for Macs). The Conference Planning Committee recommends having your presentations online with a service such as SlideShare and a backup on a USB drive, just in case. Wireless will be available in all conference rooms.

Each room should have a microphone. Please use it, even if the room is small. It is important that everyone is able to hear easily.

Conference Handouts/Presentation Materials

Please note, speakers are required to provide a final copy of any presentation slides for loading into the NASIG SlideShare account.

NASIG will be using a SlideShare account to allow for cloud storage of speakers presentations and to manage conference handouts. Attendees will be directed to the conference SlideShare page to download handouts and presentation materials. Speaker presentations and handouts are to be e-mailed to the Communications Committee (CC) at for them to upload the materials to the NASIG Slideshare site. Speakers are encourage to submit their slides prior to the conference. If slide presentations are sent during the conference itself, CC will be uploading the presentations as quickly as possible. Slides may be submitted after the conference, as late as June 20, 2020.

Though we are not requiring speakers to use this version of the presentations when you actually present, we strongly invite all to do so. For some guidelines in formatting a SlideShare presentation, please see the following:

Please particularly consider accessibility of your presentations, including color contrast and text size. Posting your presentation ahead of time is another way to make your presentation more accessible to all attendees. Please also be sure to properly credit any images and make your own rights clear. You may wish to add a Creative Commons license to increase its ability to be shared.

Send your presentation materials as attachments to In the body of the email, include the title of your presentation and the names of the presenters as well as any URLs if you are using a website instead of a document as your handout. In order to assist CC in organizing the presentations, please begin all presentation titles with "nasig2020".

Presenters may also upload their presentations to their own accounts, but CC needs a copy to place with our NASIG SlideShare to best keep them grouped together.

Your materials will be freely accessible to everyone; they will not be restricted to NASIG members and conference attendees. If you have questions, please contact CC at

Conference Proceedings 

All presentations at the conference will be included in the proceedings. When filling out your Memorandum of Understanding (due by February 25), you can choose to write your own paper for the proceedings or to have the proceedings editors assign a recorder who will write the paper in consultation with you. If you are not the only speaker for your session, please be sure to communicate with your co-presenters when deciding who will be writing the paper.

The conference proceedings will be published in The Serials Librarian (Taylor & Francis). A benefit of NASIG membership is unrestricted access to the most recent six months of proceedings. After six months, the NASIG proceedings become open access. Authors will be asked to sign a license to publish form. More information about authors rights can be found on the Taylor & Francis website.

The proceedings editors have developed guidelines for authors for your reference.

The deadline for submitting your paper is July 30th, 2020.

Memorandum of Understanding

All speakers are required to sign and return a copy of the NASIG Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which you will receive via email from a member of the program planning committee (PPC). MOU's are due by February 25. If you have not received an MOU, please contact PPC at

Vision Session Speaker FAQ

Vision session speakers and presenters, please see FAQs.


The details of your compensation for speaking at NASIG was communicated in your proposal acceptance. If you have any further questions about compensation, please see our policy for Annual Conference and Continuing Education Events.

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