24:2 (2009:05) Committee Annual Report: A&R

May 27, 2009 at 11:59 am | Posted in Awards & Recognition | Leave a comment

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.

Also in January 2009, the committee continued to promote the 2009 NASIG awards by resubmitting announcements to listservs, library schools, and other venues.  From this point through the award deadline of February 15, 2009, the committee co-chairs received the following number of applications for each award category:

15 Student Grant Award applications
10 Fritz Schwartz Scholarship applications
6 Horizon Award applications
12 Serials Specialist Award applications
1 Marcia Tuttle International Grant application
7 Rose Robischon Scholarship applications

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.  Carol Ficken received and compiled the ratings.  Winners were approved by the board and then all applicants were informed regarding the status of their applications.  After being notified of the Mexican library school deans’ selection for the Mexican Student Grant, the committee announced the award recipients via the NASIG membership email list, the “What’s New” section the NASIG website, and by submitting a list of the award recipients to be included in the NASIG Newsletter; also submitted to the Newsletter was the essay of the recipient of the 2009 Horizon Award.

The complete list of 2009 award recipients is as follows:

FRITZ SCHWARTZ SERIALS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Sara Newell, North Carolina Central University

HORIZON AWARD
Kristen Blake, North Carolina State University

MARCIA TUTTLE INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Oleg Vinogradov, Library of Congress

NASIG CONFERENCE STUDENT GRANT

Susan Clay, Valdosta State University
Julia Corrice, Syracuse University
Kiersten Frase, San Jose State University
Michael Kardos, University of Maryland
Kevin Lague, Simmons College
Kate Moore, Indiana University – Bloomington
Angela Rathmel, Emporia State University

NASIG CONFERENCE MEXICAN STUDENT GRANT
Sofia Elizabeth De La Mora Dozal, Facultad de Filosofia y Letras of the Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua

ROSE ROBISCHON SCHOLARSHIP
Marilyn Carney, Wake Technical Community College

SERIALS SPECIALIST AWARD
Brenda Carrillo, University of the Pacific

Each recipient’s free year of NASIG membership has been initiated and Chris Brady and Trina Holloway are currently working with award recipients to make travel arrangements.

Carol Ann Borchert, Jessica Ireland, and Yumin Jiang are currently working with our supplier to purchase plaques and gifts to be presented at the conference.

Carol Ficken is reviewing the applicants for the Student Grant and Fritz Schwartz Award in order to determine each applicant’s library school. The committee will then communicate this information to the Library School Outreach Committee.

Additional highlights of the past year’s work (which are described in more detail in the committee’s September 2008 and January 2009 reports) include:

An online survey of 2008 award recipients regarding their experiences at the 2008 NASIG annual conferences.  The survey aimed to assess ways in which the Awards & Recognition Committee can improve the experiences of future award winners.  The results of the survey were reported in the September 2008 issue of the Newsletter.

Brief descriptions of each award were added to the page of the NASIG website listing the awards (http://www.nasig.org/about_awards.cfm).

The committee developed a proposal for a needs-based award for 2009 titled the Rose Robischon Award. The proposal was accepted by the NASIG Board. The committee then developed materials for the award (including an announcement, FAQ page, application form, reference form, and evaluation criteria).

The committee developed a proposal for revised criteria for evaluating applicants for the Serials Specialist Award. The proposal was accepted and the award’s evaluation criteria were updated.

The committee developed a proposal for changes to awards materials for the Marcia Tuttle International Award in order to increase applicants for this award. The proposal was accepted by the board, and the award’s materials were updated accordingly.

ANY CHANGES OR EXCEPTIONS TO BUDGET
None

STATISTICAL INFORMATION
None

ACTIONS REQUIRED BY BOARD
None

QUESTIONS FOR BOARD

None

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BOARD
None

NAME OF PERSON SUBMITTING REPORT
Patrick Carr and Carol Ficken, co-chairs

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