2014 John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award
2014 JOHN MERRIMAN JOINT NASIG/UKSG AWARD
UK delegate sponsored by Taylor & Francis Group
Win a fully funded trip across the Pond!
Enter our joint NASIG/UKSG competition to attend the premier conference for the scholarly information community on the other side of the Atlantic. If you are a UKSG member, you could win a trip to the NASIG Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, 1-4 May 2014 and, if you are a NASIG member, you could win a trip to the UKSG Annual Conference in Harrogate, 14-16 April 2014.
NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group) and UKSG are sister organisations offering two lucky winners, one each from NASIG and UKSG, the chance to attend each other's annual conference. The award is intended to cover travel and accommodation costs and each award recipient will also receive paid conference registration, which includes most meals, for the applicable 2014 conference. It provides an opportunity for people to learn and share experiences.
The award is named in honour of John Merriman, in recognition of his work in starting both UKSG and NASIG, and the UK award winner will be supported by the kind sponsorship of Taylor & Francis Group.
WHO CAN APPLY
The award is open to members of NASIG and UKSG with one recipient being chosen from each organisation. Applicants must be working with serials/e-resources/library users at a practical level in library and information services. Current Board members and Officers of NASIG and UKSG are not eligible.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the following material electronically either in Microsoft Word or plain text (.txt) format by Friday 7 February 2014:
• A completed application form including a short written piece (250-400 words) on the topic of 'What is the biggest challenge facing you in your current job and how, in an ideal world, would you address it?'
• A reference questionnaire from your line manager.
Applications will be judged on evidence of awareness of issues in the wider scholarly communication world and evidence of clear aims from attendance at the conference. English is the designated language.
NB: The successful UKSG recipient of the award agrees to work with UKSG to convert their entry into an editorial for UKSG eNews. The successful NASIG recipient will be required to write an article about their conference experiences for the NASIG Newsletter.
Application forms and reference questionnaires are available through the NASIG AWARDS Page at http://www.nasig.org , through the UKSG website at http://www.uksg.org (see links above) and from Leigh Ann DePope, Chair, NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee or Carolyn Alderson, Chair, UKSG Education Subcommittee.
Completed applications and related materials should be e-mailed to:
For applications from NASIG members (for a trip to the UKSG conference in Harrogate):
Leigh Ann DePope
Chair, NASIG Awards & Recognition Committee
Phone: +1 (410) 677 0116
For applications from UKSG members (for a trip to the NASIG conference in Fort Worth, Texas):
Chair, UKSG Education Subcommittee
Phone: +44 (0)1223 460755
Application forms and reference questionnaires must be received by Friday 7 February 2014. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
UKSG, set up in 1978, has a mission to connect the information community and encourage the exchange of ideas on scholarly communication. Established in 1985, NASIG is an independent international organisation committed to promoting communication and sharing of ideas among all people working with or concerned about serial publications.