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ROSE ROBISCHON SCHOLARSHIP
The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) seeks candidates for a scholarship through which a serials professional lacking funds for professional travel will be able to afford attendance at 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 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 with funding to attend the NASIG conference for the year in which the scholarship is given. Expenses for travel within North America, registration, and three nights lodging will be paid for the recipient. 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.
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 serials, e.g. head of serials, serials acquisitions, serials vendor, serials 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:
- A completed application;
- A reference questionnaire completed by the applicant’s current supervisor;
- A current resume or curriculum vita;
Application forms and reference questionnaires will be available after November 1st through this web page, and from the current Awards & Recognition Committee vice-ch. Applications will only be accepted in electronic form. Completed applications and all related materials should be emailed to:
Vice-Chair, NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
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.