Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is an independent organization working to advance and transform the management of information resources. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate and improve the distribution, acquisition, and long-term accessibility of information resources in all formats and business models. NASIG invites qualified applicants to apply for the following awards.
Fritz Swartz Serials Education Scholarship (Master’s Program): NASIG awards a $3,000 scholarship to a library/information science graduate student who demonstrates excellence in scholarship and the potential for accomplishment in an information resource management career. The purpose of the scholarship is to advance the profession by providing an aspiring library student who has prior experience with managing information resources the opportunity to enhance their educational opportunities. This award is open to qualified students in any NASIG member country (defined for this purpose as the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Greenland). At the time the scholarship is awarded, the applicant must be entering an ALA-accredited graduate library program (or Mexican equivalent) or must have completed no more than twelve hours of academic requirements towards the graduate degree at the time of enrollment. The applicant must have experience managing information resources and a desire to pursue a professional career in information resource management after earning the graduate library degree.
For more information on the Fritz Swartz Serials Education Scholarship, visit the NASIG Swartz Scholarship webpage.
Marcia Tuttle International Grant (Doctorate Program): The grant will provide funding for an individual working in any area of the information supply chain to foster international communication and education through activities involving some aspect of information resources management such as, but not limited to: research, collaborative projects, job exchanges, and presentation of papers at conferences. Applicants may be either information resource management professionals practicing or enrolled in a Ph.D. program in library and/or information science in North American countries seeking funding for appropriate activities involving some aspect of serials taking place outside North American countries, OR information resource management professionals practicing or enrolled in a Ph.D. program in library and/or information science outside North American countries seeking funding for appropriate activities involving some aspect of the information supply chain in North American countries. The grant is named in honor of Marcia Tuttle. Marcia Tuttle’s career was characterized by her energetic activism on behalf of library-publisher communication and fair serials pricing, and for her dedication to educating and mentoring.
For more information on the Marcia Tuttle International Grant, visit the NASIG Tuttle Grant webpage.