Saludos SALALMistas,

I encourage SALALM members to consider attending this year’s 35th Annual NASIG Conference in Spokane, Washington. Last year I attended NASIG’s 35th conference, “NASIG 2019: Building Bridges” in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Last week NASIG made an awards announcement, encouraging eligible information professionals to apply to any of the eight available to professional/para-professionals and or two available to student awards.

My attendance at last year’s conference would not have been possible without the NASIG First-timer Award. The purpose of this award is: “To provide an information resources management professional or paraprofessional who has not yet attended a NASIG Annual Conference with the opportunity to attend and accelerate their knowledge and understanding of the management of information resources by networking and interacting with a wide range of dedicated professionals working in all segments of the information supply chain.”

At the conference, I had the opportunity to interact with other information professionals from whom I learned best practices in regard to the management of information resources across formats. In addition, I participated in the mentoring program and was paired with Librarian Joseph Hinger. To this day I still communicate with Joe on a regular basis as well as with other fantastic people I met at the conference.

I also managed to find time to do a little bit of sightseeing including visits to the Andy Warhol Museum and PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. ​

For more information about the various NASIG awards, visit this site.

Gracias, 

Prof. Nelson Santana, MS(LIS), MA (Study of the Americas) 

Bronx Community College of The City University of New York