North American Serials Interest Group
2013 MARCIA TUTTLE INTERNATIONAL GRANT
The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) invites applicants for the Marcia Tuttle International Grant. Established in 1985, NASIG is an independent, international organization committed to promoting communication and sharing of ideas among all people working with or concerned about serial publications. More information about NASIG is available at NASIG website.
PURPOSE:The grant will provide funding for an individual working in any area of the serials information chain to foster international communication and education through activities involving some aspect of serials such as, but not limited to: research, collaborative projects, job exchanges, and presentation of papers at conferences. Applicants may be either serialists practicing or enrolled in a Ph.D. program in library and/or information science in North American countries seeking funding for appropriate activities involving some aspect of serials taking place outside North American countries, OR serialists practicing or enrolled in a Ph.D. program in library and/or information science outside North American countries seeking funding for appropriate activities involving some aspect of serials in North American countries. The grant is named in honor of Marcia Tuttle.
TERM OF AWARD: One year.
AMOUNT OF THE AWARD: The award includes a $3000 grant and a one-year free NASIG membership. NASIG will give one award per year or no award, depending upon the applications.
AWARDEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES: An essential part of this award is the dissemination of the results of the project. The awardee is required to submit a final project report to the NASIG Executive Board. This report needs to be suitable for publication in a journal focused on serial issues, such as Serials Review. The final report should include the purpose of the project, the process followed, the achievements, and a literature review or bibliography. The awardee is strongly encouraged to share the results of the project by presenting a workshop or poster session at the NASIG annual conference following the award.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit the following materials in English:
Application forms will be available after November 1, 2012, through the NASIG Web Awards Page, and from Sandy Folsom, Chair, Awards & Recognition Committee. Applications will only be accepted in electronic form (except for the reference letters, if necessary). Completed applications and all related materials should be emailed to:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications and related materials must be emailed by February 20, 2013. Applications emailed after this date will not be considered.
AWARD NOTIFICATION: The award recipient will be notified by March 20, 2013.
Marcia was one of a select few to attend a United Kingdom Serials Group (UKSG) conference in 1984, a meeting of minds/ideas, which resulted in a genesis of our own serials organization, the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG). NASIG held its first conference in 1986. Marcia was present at that conference and has attended many NASIG conferences since. She served as chair of the Conference Planning Committee (CPC) for the Tenth Anniversary Conference held at Duke University in 1996. She has chaired the ALA RTSD (now ALCTS) Serials Section. Marcia currently serves as a consultant for SERIALST. She has taught a generation of serials librarians (and some vendors) in her serials courses at the library school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Marcia loves to travel, and she enjoys making presentations on serials topics. Over the years she has been invited to speak at meetings all over North America, as well as at conferences in Europe, South Africa and Australia. A number of these talks have been published in various library journals. Marcia Tuttle is indeed a well-respected international librarian, and it is an honor to have this International Grant named after her.
(Source cited: Hepfer, Cindy. "A Tribute to Marcia Tuttle on her Retirement," Serials Review: 23, no. 2 (Summer 1997): 1-30; updated by Jeff Slagell, Co-Chair of the NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee 9/28/04)