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 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. 

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.

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.

TERM OF AWARD: One year.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Applicants may fall in to one of two categories:
    • They may be serialists practicing or enrolled in a Ph.D. program in library and/or information science in North American countries (defined for this purpose as the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Greenland) seeking funding for appropriate activities involving some aspect of serials taking place outside North American countries; or
    • They may be 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.
  • Applicants must have at least one year of professional experience in the serials information chain.
  • Proposed projects must deal with some aspect of serials and include foreign travel.
  • Foreign or English language skills should be adequate to project needs.

 

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.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit the following materials in English:

  • A completed application;
  • A written proposal outlining the project and including proposed completion dates;
  • A current resume or curriculum vita;
  • A minimum of three references, including one from the applicant's supervisor (previous supervisor may be substituted if there is no current supervisor), one from a colleague at a different institution or company, and a letter of support from the foreign institution or collaborator as appropriate. References from outside the U.S. may be submitted in paper form, if necessary.

Application forms will be available after November 1st through this Awards page, and from the current Awards & Recognition Committee chair. 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:

Leigh Ann DePope
Chair, NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee
Salisbury University
email: ladepope@salisbury.edu
phone: 410-677-0116    
fax: 410-543-6203

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications and related materials must be emailed by January 27, 2014. Applications emailed after this date will not be considered.

AWARD NOTIFICATION: The award recipient will be notified by February 20, 2014.

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MARCIA TUTTLE BIOGRAPHY
Marcia Tuttle has had a distinguished career in serials librarianship. She was the winner of the first Bowker/Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award in 1985. Marcia published her landmark textbook, Introduction to Serials Management, in 1983. The series continued with five volumes of Advances in Serials Management, which Marcia originated and co-edited from 1985-1992.  The series is used by all affiliated with the serials business. This series was followed by Managing Serials published in 1996. Another publication which Marcia began publishing and editing in the 1980's is The Newsletter on Serials Pricing Issues (NSPI). Although NSPI ceased publication in 2001, it was a timely publication for librarians worldwide with practical information and controversial viewpoints on serials pricing and related topics. With October Ivins, Marcia organized the Aqueduct Group, a retreat for librarians to discuss a variety of topics relating to serials. Out of these gatherings came a call for action known as "The Aqueduct Agenda" which was published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Library Journal, and Serials Review.

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)