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JOHN RIDDICK STUDENT GRANT
NASIG seeks candidates for grants to attend the Annual Conference. 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.
DESCRIPTION OF AWARD: The student grants are named in honor of John F. Riddick, co-founder and first elected president of NASIG in 1986. The idea for student grants came from John, and they were first awarded in 1988. Since a number of grant winners have gone on to become notable professionals in the field of serials and information resource management, NASIG members and members of the NASIG leadership, the executive board finds it fitting to honor John’s contribution to the library profession by naming the student grants for him.
Through the granting of these awards, NASIG desires to encourage participation in the information supply chain by students who are interested in pursuing some aspect of information resource management upon completion of their professional degrees. Each year the annual conference is held in a different city where the various segments of the information resource management 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.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The following materials are required to be submitted electronically either in Microsoft Word or plain text (.txt) format:
Application forms and reference questionnaires 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. Completed applications and all related materials should be emailed to:
Chair, NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee
Kansas State University
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications and related materials must be emailed by February 10, 2017. Applications emailed after this date will not be considered.
AWARD NOTIFICATION: The award recipient will be notified by March 15, 2017.