NASIG Student Grant Announcement Judy Johnston 20 Nov 1998 22:45 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.
Established in 1985, NASIG is an independent 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 June the annual conference is held on a different college
or university campus, 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
any ALA accredited library school, 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, nor 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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application forms will be available after November
15, 1998, in ALA accredited library schools, through the NASIG Web Page,
and from Markel Tumlin, Co-Chair, Awards and Recognition Committee.
Completed applications should be sent to:

 Markel Tumlin
 General Reference Division
 University Library, LLA 1101-L
 San Diego State University
 5500 Camponile Drive
 San Diego, CA 92182-8050
 Phone (619) 594-6875
 Fax (619) 594-3270

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Applications must be postmarked/faxed by February
16, 1999.  Applications postmarked/faxed after this date will not be

AWARD NOTIFICATION: Award recipients will be notified by April 1, 1999. A
maximum of ten grants may be awarded for 1999.

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