NASIG seeks nominations for the NASIG Capstone Award. 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 Capstone Award is to recognize an individual who has made significant and distinguished contributions to the field of information resource management, e.g. serials and/or e-resources acquisitions, resource metadata and discovery, scholarly communications, collections management, or digital publishing. Candidates may be librarians, vendors, publishers, or non-traditional serialsts whose professional interests align with NASIG’s mission. Such contributions may include: recruiting and educating the next generation of professionals, mentoring new professionals, service and/or leadership in NASIG and other professional organizations, notable research or professional dialogue in areas of particular interest to NASIG, participation in committees and groups that advance innovation in the field.
The award also provides the recipient with a $1500 cash award. In addition, the recipient will receive a year's free membership in NASIG. Following the Conference, the award winner will be interviewed for an article to appear in the NASIG Newsletter, or, if they prefer, may contribute an article reflecting on their professional experiences.
ELIGIBILITY: This award is open to qualified NASIG members with at least 15 years of professional experience. Nominees 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, or digital publishing, vendor, or publisher. Preference will be given to nominees who have demonstrated excellence and collegiality throughout their professional careers and have a strong reputation of innovation, scholarship, leadership, and/or mentoring.
The following materials are required to be submitted electronically either in Microsoft Word or plain text (.txt) format:
A completed nomination form;
A current resume or curriculum vita for the individual being nominated;
At least 1 other letter of professional support providing additional evidence in support of the nomination.
Nomination forms will be available after November 1st through this website, and from the current Awards & Recognition Committee Vice-Chair. Nominations will only be accepted in electronic form. Completed nominations and all related materials should be emailed to:
Vice-Chair, NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee
University of Northern Colorado
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications and related materials must be emailed by February 9, 2018. Applications emailed after this date will not be considered.AWARD NOTIFICATION: The award recipient will be notified by end of March 14, 2018.