25:1 (2010:03) Committee Updates: A&R

March 23, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Posted in Awards & Recognition | Leave a comment

[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.

Questions for Board

  • Will the number of Student Grant Awards change for 2010?
  • Mexican Award – Communications with AMBAC have been quite difficult, even nonexistent.  There have been some thoughts shared with A&R as to whether NASIG would handle this award better “in house” rather than in partnership with AMBAC.  Possible considerations include         1) Mexico is a separate country with its own professional library organizations, and 2) the Mexican Student Award has a different schedule as it is announced in January and the award recipient is chosen in March.

Recommendations for Board

  • A&R Committee would like to recommend that the Mexican award winner be provided with cash upon arrival at the conference.   Apparently, foreign checks are difficult if not impossible to redeem at Mexican banks and this has proven an unnecessary burden to our award winners.

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