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LAST CALL: NASIG Horizon Award seeks applicants Eleanor Cook 07 Feb 2004 18:08 UTC

Deadline is approaching!  Please pass this on to any aspiring new
serialists you know.

Thanks much - Eleanor Cook, NASIG Past-president and Publicist for 2003/04


The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is currently seeking candidates for grants to attend the Eighteenth Annual Conference to be held at The Historic Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 17th - 20th, 2004.  NASIG is an international organization committed to promoting communication and sharing of ideas among all people working with or concerned about serial publications.  More information about the organization is available at the NASIG Web Page <>.

DESCRIPTION OF AWARD: The purpose of the NASIG Horizon Award is to advance the serials profession by providing promising new serialists with the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge and understanding of serials by networking and interacting with a wide range of dedicated professionals working in all segments of the serials information chain.  The award provides the recipient with a firsthand introduction to NASIG by sponsoring attendance at the NASIG annual conference.  NASIG will pay for all conference registration, housing, and travel costs.  In addition, to encourage active participation in NASIG, the recipient will receive a year's free membership in NASIG and will be invited to serve on a NASIG committee the year following the award.  One award will be given in 2004.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must currently be in a position of a professional nature with primary responsibilities for some aspect of serials, e.g. head of serials, serials acquisitions, serials vendor, serials publisher. Applicants must have served in this position for no more than three years at the time of the application deadline and must not have been in a professional library or library-related position (e.g. book vendor, publisher) for more than five years at the time of the application deadline.  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 employed by a North American organization or institution (to facilitate participation in NASIG) and to those whose career goals include professional growth and development in serials.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Application forms will be available through the NASIG Web Page <> .   Applications will only be accepted in electronic form.  Completed applications and all related materials should be e-mailed to:

Philenese Slaughter, Co-Chair,
NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee
Austin Peay State University
Phone: (931) 221-7741

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

AWARD NOTIFICATION: The award recipient shall be notified by APRIL 1, 2004.