Awards > Horizon
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NASIG seeks candidates for a grant 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 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 the management of information resources 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. 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 one-year free NASIG membership and will be invited to serve on a NASIG committee the year following the award.
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 2016 NASIG conference theme "Embracing New Horizons" (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 :
Vice-Chair, NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee
Kansas State University
phone: 785- 532-0678
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications and related materials must be emailed by February 10, 2016. Applications emailed after this date will not be considered.
AWARD NOTIFICATION: The award recipient will be notified by March 15, 2016.