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HORIZON AWARD

Sponsored by EBSCO

The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) seeks candidates for grants to attend the Annual Conference. 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. 

DESCRIPTION OF AWARD: The purpose of the NASIG Horizon Award is to advance the profession by providing promising new information professionals with the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge and understanding of serials by networking and interacting with a wide range of dedicated professionals working in all segments of the serials information chain, including vendors, publishers, and all non-traditional serialists. The award provides the recipient with a firsthand introduction to NASIG by sponsoring attendance at the NASIG annual conference. NASIG will pay for all conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel costs within North America. Conference registration includes most meals, and a stipend of $75 is intended to offset the cost of meals not included and transportation between the airport and the conference hotel. In addition, to encourage active participation in NASIG, the recipient will receive a year's free membership in NASIG and will be invited 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 serials, e.g. head of serials, serials acquisitions, serials vendor, serials 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 serials.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

 The following materials are required to be submitted electronically either in Microsoft Word or plain text (.txt) format:

  • A completed application;
  • A reference questionnaire;
  • A current resume or curriculum vita;
  • An essay (1,000 words or less) discussing the 2014 NASIG conference theme "Taking Stock and Taming New Frontiers" (Award winners' essays are retained in the NASIG archives.)

Application forms and reference questionnaires will be available after November 1st through this website, and from the current Awards & Recognition Committee vice-chair. Applications will only be accepted in electronic form. Completed applications and all related materials should be emailed :

Dana Whitmire
Vice-Chair, NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
email: whitmired@uthscsa.edu
phone: 201-567-2464

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.