2020 NASIG Awards open for applications
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.
Prof. Nelson Santana, MS(LIS), MA (Study of the Americas)
Bronx Community College of The City University of New York