NASIG Horizon Award Announcement Judy Johnston 20 Nov 1998 22:46 UTC


The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is currently seeking
candidates for grants to attend the Fourteenth Annual Conference to be
held at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA June 10-13, 1999.
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

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(s) 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, the
recipient(s) will receive a year's free membership in NASIG and will be
invited to serve on a NASIG committee the year following the award.  A
maximum of three awards per year are given.

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.  Applicants do not have to be a member of NASIG.  Preference
will be given to applicants employed by a North American organization or
institution, and to those whose career goals include professional growth
and development in serials.

For applications or further information contact:

Pat Frade Co-Chair,
NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee
Serials Cataloger
6380 Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
Phone: (801) 378-6730
Fax: (801) 378-3221 or (801) 378-6708

Applications must be accompanied by a letter of reference from a current
supervisor and a current resume or curriculum vita.

Completed applications should be returned to Pat Frade as above.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 16th, 1999

Applications postmarked after this date will NOT be considered. Fax
submissions are acceptable.

AWARD NOTIFICATION: The award recipients shall be notified by April 1,

Patricia (Pat) Frade
Serials Cataloger
6380 Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 378-6730
fax (801) 378-3221