Wednesday, September 8, 2010

NASIG 2011 Conference: Call for Proposals

NASIG 26th Annual Conference
Gateway to Collaboration
June 2-5, 2011
St. Louis, Missouri

The 2011 Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals for preconference, vision, strategy, and tactics sessions. The program planners are interested in hearing from publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the field of serials and electronic resources about issues relating to scholarly communication, publishing, and resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged.

To propose a program or idea, please use the online form

This Call for Proposals will close on September 17, 2010.

Please note the following:
* The Program Planning Committee reviews all submitted proposals and hopes to notify applicants of the status of their proposals in December 2010.
* The Program Planning Committee welcomes proposals that are still in the formative stages, and may work with potential presenters to focus their proposals further.
* Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the presentation. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, programs should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.
* Time management issues generally limit each session to two speakers for Tactics sessions or three speakers for Strategy sessions. Panels of four or more speakers must be discussed in advance with the Program Planning Committee (
* Proposals may be accepted as a different type of session than was originally suggested; this decision is the purview of the Program Planning Committee.
* NASIG has a reimbursement policy for conference speakers whose organizations do not cover expenses.

Inquiries may be sent to the PPC co-chairs, Anne Mitchell and Michael Hanson, at:

We look forward to seeing you in St. Louis!
- Anne Mitchell and Michael Hanson

2011 ALCTS Awards

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is seeking nominations for various awards.  A list of the awards, with links to information about each, is available on the ALCTS Awards & Grants page.  The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2010.