Awards & Recognition Committee
Date of Report: 15 April 2010
Committee members: Aimee Algier ,Chris Brady (co-chair), Carol Ficken (co-chair), Christine Freeman, Trina Holloway, Jessica Ireland, Yumin Jiang, Rita Johnson, Sofia de la Mora Dozal, Lisa Kurt
Board liaison: Christine Stamison
Continue Reading 25:2 (2010:05) A&R Annual Report…
[Ed. note: Excerpted from the January report to the Executive Board.]
Awards & Recognition
Carol Ficken and Chris Brady, Co-Chairs
- Committee distributed award announcements late October and early December. Final reminder of awards being offered was sent first week of January. Application deadline is January 18, 2010.
- Carol Ficken received the final report from the 2009 Tuttle Award recipient and forwarded it to Christine Stamison and Newsletter.
- Chris Brady and Yumin Jiang, web liaisons, updated the awards information on the NASIG website. This consisted of updating the Word documents (i.e. application materials) for the awards, uploading the new versions to the website, and updating the award descriptions and FAQs on the website to reflect current information for 2010. Information was added for the Merriman Award (new this year) and the special Champion Award. Continue Reading 25:1 (2010:03) Committee Updates: A&R…
Awards & Recognition
Carol Ficken and Chris Brady, Co-Chairs
Activities Fall 2009
- Rita Johnson, Christine Freeman, and Lisa Kurt updated the library contacts for award outreach
- Committee reviewed and updated documents for the 2010 Champion Award
- Offered every five years
- Awarded first time in 2005
- Carol Ficken worked with Kate Price in the UKSG, and Bob Boissy, the 2009 A&R Committee liaison to create the new 2010 joint NASIG/UKSG John Merriman Award
- The purpose of this award, which will involve a conference-swap, is for people working at a practical level in e-resource management to learn and share experience at the UKSG and NASIG annual conferences
- Committee sent the first round of announcements in early November for the 2010 award offerings
- Deadline for award applications is January 18, 2010, and winners will be announced February 22, 2010
Tags: Champion Award
NASIG is offering the Champion Award to acknowledge the impact, contributions, and leadership of an individual to the serials field. In celebration of NASIG’s twenty-fifth anniversary, this award will be presented at the 2010 annual conference in Palm Springs, California, June 3-6, 2010. The Awards & Recognition Committee is accepting applications from applicants directly or nomination by peers. Evaluation of applications will be for their impact on the profession as exhibited in publications, presentations, innovative thinking, service, and endeavors to foster collaboration among participants in the serials profession. Deadline for applications is January 18, 2010.
For further information, see http://www.nasig.org/about_awards_champion.cfm.
NASIG and UKSG to Give Merriman Award
The UKSG (UK Serials Group) and NASIG are seeking applicants for a joint venture to allow a member of each group to attend the conference of their sister organization. The purpose of this conference-swap is for people working at a practical level in e-resource management to learn and share experiences at the UKSG Annual Conference to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, 12-14 April, 2010 or the NASIG annual conference that will be held in Palm Springs, California, June 2-5, 2010. The 2010 John Merriman Joint UKSB/NASIG Award is partially underwritten by Taylor & Francis. Continue Reading 24:4 (2009:12) NASIG and UKSG to Give Merriman Award…
2010 Awards Application Process Announced
The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is pleased to announce the beginning of the application cycle for its 2010 grants, awards, and scholarships to be awarded at the 2010 annual conference being held in Palm Springs, California, June 3-6, 2010. Established in 1985, NASIG is an international organization committed to promoting communication and sharing of ideas among all people working with or concerned about serial publications. More information about NASIG is available at nasig.org.
NASIG Conference Student Grant
Grants for qualifying students to attend the NASIG annual conference, covering cost of registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America. For more details, please visit the following page: http://www.nasig.org/about_awards_studentgrant.cfm.
Champion Award – 2010
Offered in celebration of NASIG’s 25th anniversary in 2010, this award recognizes the impact, contributions, and leadership an individual has made for the serials profession. The award provides for cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, travel to the annual conference, one year of free membership in NASIG, and a monetary award of $500. For more details, please visit the following page: http://www.nasig.org/about_awards_champion.cfm.
Serials Specialist Award
Awards for promising paraprofessionals, covering cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America. For more details, please visit the following page: http://www.nasig.org/about_awards_specialist.cfm.
Marcia Tuttle International Award
A $3,000 grant for an individual working in the serials information chain to fund appropriate activities in fostering international communication and education. For more details, please visit the following page: http://www.nasig.org/about_awards_tuttle.cfm.
Awards for promising new serials professionals, covering cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America. Recipients will also be invited to serve on a NASIG committee. For more details, please visit the following page: http://www.nasig.org/about_awards_horizon.cfm.
Fritz Schwartz Education Scholarship
A $3,000 scholarship and conference travel grant for a graduate student demonstrating excellence in scholarship and the potential for accomplishments in a serials career. For more details, please visit the following page: http://www.nasig.org/about_awards_schwartz.cfm.
Rose Robischon Scholarship, underwritten by Swets Information Services
A scholarship awarded to a serials professional lacking funds for travel. The scholarship covers the cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America. For more details, please visit the following page: http://www.nasig.org/about_awards_robischon2.cfm.
John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award, partially underwritten by Taylor & Francis
A $6,000 award supports two people, one from each association, and consists of travel to the sister conference, and accommodations for the duration of the conference. The purpose of this conference-swap is for people working at a practical level in e-resource management to learn and share experience at the UKSG and NASIG annual conferences. For more details, please visit the following page: http://www.nasig.org/about_awards_merriman.cfm.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Date of Report: 27 April 2009
Committee members: Carol Ann Borchert, Chris Brady, Patrick Carr (co-chair), Alan Diehlman, Carol Ficken (co-chair), Christine Freeman, Trina Holloway, Jessica Ireland, Yumin Jiang, Rita Johnson, Elizabeth MacDonald, and Sarah Morris Lin.
Board Liaison: Robert Boissy
NARRATIVE OF ACTIVITIES SINCE LAST REPORT (submitted January 16, 2009)
In January 2009, the committee developed criteria for evaluating applicants for the recently approved Rose Robischon Scholarship. Continue Reading 24:2 (2009:05) Committee Annual Report: A&R…
2009 AWARDS APPLICATION DEADLINE
Patrick Carr, Co-Chair, Awards & Recognition Committee
The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is currently accepting applications for its 2009 grants, awards, and scholarships to be awarded at the 2009 Annual Conference being held in Asheville, North Carolina, June 4-7, 2009. Registration for the conference begins in March. Continue Reading 24:1 (2009:03) 2009 Awards Application Deadline…
Tags: Rose Robischon Scholarship
COMMITTEE UPDATE – A&R
[Ed. note: Excerpt from the committee report for the September Executive Board meeting.]
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Patrick Carr and Carol Ficken, Co-Chairs
ACTIVITIES SINCE LAST REPORT
- Elizabeth MacDonald and Rita Johnson conducted an online survey of 2008 award winners regarding their experiences at the 2008 NASIG Annual Conference. The survey aimed to assess ways in which A&R can improve the experiences of future award winners.
- Sarah Morris completed a write-up of the results of the committee’s online survey of 2008 award winners and submitted the write-up for publication in the September 2008 issue of the Newsletter.
- Yumin Jiang composed brief descriptions of each NASIG award and submitted the descriptions to the Electronic Communications Committee for publication on the main awards page of the NASIG website (http://www.nasig.org/about_awards.cfm).
- Committee reviewed and agreed with the recommendations of the NASIG Board for better spotlighting award recipients on the NASIG website and NASIG-L.
- Committee engaged in an email conversation over the summer regarding the creation of a needs-based award and revisions to the criteria used to evaluate applicants for the Serials Specialist Award. As a result of this email conversation, the committee has developed proposals for the NASIG Board (see attachment). Continue Reading 23:4 (2008:12) Committee Update: A&R…
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Patrick Carr and Clint Chamberlain, Co-chairs
Date of Report: 25 April 2008
Committee members: Chris Brady (Baylor University), Evelyn Brass (University of Houston), Patrick Carr (Mississippi State University) Co-chair, Clint Chamberlain (University of Texas at Austin) Co-chair, Alan Diehlmann (Editorial Océano, Inc.), Carol Ficken (University of Akron), Christine Freeman (Texas A&M University – Kingsville), Marcella Lesher (St. Mary’s University), Elizabeth McDonald (University of Memphis), Sarah Morris (ReedSmith LLP), Sarah Sutton (Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi)
Board Liaison: Alison Roth (YBP)
NARRATIVE OF ACTIVITES SINCE LAST REPORT
In February, the committee received award applications. The breakdown of applications received is as follows:
• 15 Student Grant Award applications
• 7 Fritz Schwartz Scholarship applications
• 7 Horizon Award applications
• 16 Serials Specialist Award applications
• 1 Marcia Tuttle International Grant application
All applications and supporting documents were blinded by the co-chairs before being posted to the committee web page. An identity matrix was used to match applicants to scores, and an Excel spreadsheet was distributed to committee members for their use in recording scores for all awards. The co-chairs received and compiled the ratings and cross-checked results with each other. Winners were approved by the Board, notified and registered for the conference and year’s free membership, and announced to the membership via NASIG-L and the Newsletter.
The committee of Mexican library school deans selected the recipient of the Mexico Student Grant Award and notified us of his name.
The complete list of 2008 award recipients is as follows: Continue Reading 23:2 (2008:06) Committee Annual Report: A&R…