DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AWARD

Sponsored by Harrassowitz

Purpose of the Award

The purpose of this award is to further the NASIG mission to increase the diversity of its membership and provide financial support to attend the NASIG annual conference. Applicants must be a member of an underrepresented group in the NASIG community.

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

  • Applicant must be members of an underrepresented group in the NASIG community (i.e. African-American, Latinx/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander or Native American/Alaskan Native, members of the LGBTQ+ community or individuals with disabilities).
  • 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 publishing after earning the graduate library degree.

What is Needed to Apply?

  1. Application
  2. Reference
  3. Resume or CV
  4. Essay - This year’s conference theme is Building Bridges Connecting the Information Community. Please write an essay of 1,000 words or less discussing the conference theme in relation to accessibility, equity, diversity and inclusivity in the information community.

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 13, 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.

About HARRASSOWITZ

Established in 1872, HARRASSOWITZ has been serving libraries around the world for almost 150 years. Our customers value us for the quality and accuracy of our services and for our industry-leading and innovative solutions. We specialize in providing a comprehensive range of high-quality acquisitions and collection development support services to academic and research libraries.