NASIG Conference Student Grant Announcement Eleanor Cook 15 Oct 2003 00:51 UTC


The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is currently seeking
candidates for grants to attend the Nineteenth Annual Conference to be
held at the Historic Hilton Milwaukee City Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
June 17-20, 2004. Established in 1985, NASIG is an independent,
international organization that promotes communication and sharing of
ideas among all members of the serials information chain - anyone
working with or concerned about serials. For more information about
NASIG, please see the NASIG web page at

Through the granting of these awards, NASIG desires to encourage
participation in this information chain by students who are interested
in pursuing some aspect of serials work upon completion of their
professional degrees. Each year the annual conference is held in a
different city where the various segments of the serials community
(including publishers, vendors, and librarians) meet in an informal
setting to network and share information. The conference includes the
presentation of papers, panels, workshops, tours, and social events.

SCOPE OF 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. Expenses for travel, registration,
meals, and lodging will be paid by NASIG. Each recipient will also
receive a year's membership in NASIG.

ELIGIBILITY: Students who are currently enrolled at the graduate level
in a library school ALA-accredited now and/or at the time of enrollment,
who do not already have an ALA accredited degree, and who have expressed
an interest in some aspect of serials work, 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application forms are available through the NASIG
Web Page
in the December issue of the NASIG Newsletter, and from Rachel L. Frick,
Co-Chair, Awards & Recognition Committee. Completed applications should
be emailed as Microsoft Word or plain text attachments to:

     Rachel L. Frick
     Co-Chair, NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee
     University of Richmond
     Boatwright Memorial Library
     Phone: (804) 289-8942

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be emailed by FEBRUARY 15, 2004.
Applications emailed after this date will not be considered.

AWARD NOTIFICATION: Award recipients will be notified by APRIL 1, 2004.