HORIZON AWARD

Sponsored by EBSCO

Purpose of the Award

To advance the profession by providing promising new information professionals with the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge and understanding of 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 by networking and interacting with a wide range of dedicated professionals working in all segments of the information supply chain, including librarians, vendors, publishers, and all non-traditional serialists.

What is Received

  • 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
  • Invitation to serve on a NASIG committee the year following the award

Eligibility

  • This award is open to qualified applicants in any NASIG member country (defined for this purpose as the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Greenland).
  • Applicants must currently be in a position of a professional nature with primary responsibilities for some aspect of 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.
  • Applicants must have served in this position for no more than three years at the time of the application deadline and must not have been in a professional library or library-related position (e.g. book vendor, publisher) for more than five years at the time of the application deadline.
  • Applicants must not have attended any previous NASIG conferences, but may have participated in a NASIG conference as a local volunteer.
  • Applicants do not have to be a member of NASIG.
  • Preference will be given to applicants whose career goals include professional growth and development 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 publishe

What is Needed to Apply?

  1. Application
  2. Reference
  3. Resume or CV
  4. Essay (1,000 words or less) discussing the 2019 NASIG conference theme “Building Bridges Connecting the Information Community” (Award winners' essays are retained in the NASIG archives.)

Requirements Post-Award

The recipient’s application essay will be published in the NASIG newsletter.

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

February 8, 2019

Award Notification

March 13, 2019

About NASIG

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.