JOHN MERRIMAN JOINT NASIG/UKSG AWARD

UK delegate sponsored by Taylor & Francis

Purpose of the Award

NASIG and UKSG seek applicants for a joint venture to allow a member of each group to attend the conference of their sister organization. The purpose of this conference-swap is for people working at a practical level in information resource management (e.g., serials and/or e-resources acquisitions, resource metadata and discovery, scholarly communications, collections management, digital publishing, e-resource or serials sales, scholarly publishing, or knowledgebase management), vendor, agent, or scholarly publisher to learn and share experiences at the UKSG Annual Conference or the NASIG Annual Conference.

What is Received

The NASIG member awardee is provided with:

  • $3000 to support the travel to the UKSG conference and accommodations for the duration of the conference
  • NASIG will directly pay for conference registration and three nights lodging in addition to providing funds for travel expenses and meals not covered by conference registration
  • One year's free membership in NASIG

Named in Honor of

This award is named in honor of John Merriman in recognition of John's work in starting both the UKSG and NASIG.

Eligibility

  • The award is open to members of NASIG or UKSG, with one recipient being chosen from each organization.
  • Applicants must be in a functional position within a Library or Information Service, where they have direct responsibility for information resource management (e.g., serials and/or e-resources acquisitions, resource metadata and discovery, scholarly communications, collections management, digital publishing, e-resource or serials sales, scholarly publishing, or knowledgebase management), vendor, agent, or scholarly publisher, or direct contact with library users supporting them in the use of information resources.
  • English is the designated language.
  • Current Board members and Officers of NASIG and UKSG are not eligible.

 What is Needed to Apply?

  1. Application
  2. Reference
  3. Resume or CV
  4. Short written piece (250-400 words) on the topic "What is the biggest challenge facing you in your current job and how, in an ideal world, would you address it?" (Essays of award winners attending the UKSG conference will be retained in the NASIG archives.)

Requirements Post-Award

Following the Conference, the award winner will be interviewed for an article to appear in the NASIG Newsletter, or, if they prefer, may contribute an article about their Conference experience.

Submitting Application

Applications will only be accepted in electronic form.

Completed application materials (see list above) should be emailed to:

Jennifer Leffler
Chair, NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee
University of Northern Colorado
jennifer.leffler@unco.edu

Application Deadline

November 5, 2018

Award Notification

December 3, 2018

About UKSG and NASIG

UKSG, set up in 1978, exists to connect the information community and encourage the exchange of ideas on the process of scholarly communication. Established in 1985, NASIG is an independent organization working to advance and transform the management of information resources. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate and improve the distribution, acquisition, and long-term accessibility of information resources in all formats and business models.