FW: UKSG and NASIG to offer conference exchange places through new John Merriman Award Bev Acreman 21 Oct 2009 16:01 UTC

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John Merriman Award: UKSG and NASIG collaboration facilitates conference
exchange places for information professionals

UKSG and NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group) are pleased to
introduce a unique opportunity for a member of each group to attend the
annual conference of its sibling organization.  The new John Merriman
covers all conference fees, travel, accommodation and conference meals.
was named in recognition of John Merriman's role in the foundation of

Tony Kidd, Chair of UKSG said of the award: "A core element of UKSG's
mission is to connect the information community and this award is a
example of how we support our members. We have a very close working
relationship with NASIG and sponsoring this type of collaboration will
only help cash-strapped members on both sides of the Atlantic to attend
industry events, but will strengthen the ties between us. John Merriman,
set up both organizations, always believed we should work together and
so it
is fitting this award is named in his honour."

Rick Anderson, Chair of NASIG commented, "Both the UKSG and the NASIG
conferences are highly regarded events. They offer attendees the chance
learn about new initiatives and industry developments and connect with
information professionals, suppliers and intermediaries. To be offered
chance to gain an additional perspective by attending a conference in a
different country is an amazing opportunity for an information
in the early stages of their career and I am proud that we are able to
support this exchange."

Applicants are invited from people working in a functional
level) position with responsibility for some aspect of e-resource
within a Library or Information Service.

Forms are available from NASIG at http://www.nasig.org, from UKSG at
http://www.uksg.org,  from Carol Ficken, Co-Chair NASIG Awards &
Committee or from Kate Price, UKSG Education Sub-Committee Chair.

The award is partially underwritten by Taylor & Francis. The successful
applicants will attend the UKSG Annual Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland,
12-14 April, 2010 or the NASIG Annual Conference, Palm Springs,
June 2-5, 2010.

Tracy Gardner
UKSG Marketing Associate
Tel: +44 (0) 7884 438007
Email: tracy@tgm.ox14.com
Web: www.uksg.org

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