Awards > Rose Robischon


NASIG seeks candidates for a scholarship through which an information resources professional lacking funds for professional travel will be able to afford attendance at 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 scholarship is named in honor of Rose Robischon. During her two decades of active service in NASIG, Rose served as member and chair of several NASIG committees and held the elected position of treasurer from 2005 to 2007. NASIG is pleased to offer this scholarship in memory of Rose's many contributions to the library profession and to honor her energy, warmth, and humor.
The scholarship offers the recipient funding to attend the NASIG conference for the year in which the scholarship is given. 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. In addition, the recipient will receive a one-year free NASIG membership.

ELIGIBILITY: This award is open to applicants in any NASIG member country (defined for this purpose as the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Greenland). Applicants must be a current NASIG member holding a position of a professional nature with primary responsibilities for some aspect of the information resource lifecycle with an emphasis on serials and/or e-resources acquisitions, resource metadata and discovery, scholarly communications, collections management, or digital publishing, vendor or agent, scholarly publisher . Each applicant must provide information indicating that his or her institution does not offer sufficient financial support to cover the cost of attending a NASIG Annual Conference. While there are no eligibility requirements with respect to numbers of years of experience, preference will be given to applicants who have not previously attended a NASIG Annual Conference and who can demonstrate that they will significantly benefit from doing so.


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 web page, 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 to:

Delphia Williams

Vice-Chair, NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee

California State University – Northridge


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.