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NASIG 2024 39th Annual Conference - Call for Proposals


NASIG is soliciting proposals for its 39th Annual Conference, to be held June 3 - June 7, 2024, in Spokane, Washington. We are currently seeking in-person presentations proposals. Sessions will be one-hour in length on topics related to the areas defined in NASIG’s Core Competencies, including:


  • Electronic resource life cycle and management
  • Collection analysis, assessment, and development
  • Licensing and legal framework of library content
  • Ethical Issues in technical services
  • Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, linked data, and indexing
  • Standards, initiatives, and best practices for library content
  • Scholarly communication, including copyright, data management, and assessment and impact metrics
  • Institutional repositories, publishing, digital preservation, open educational resources, and open access
  • Life cycle and workflow of print continuing resources
  • Relationship building between libraries, vendors, publishers, standards bodies, and others involved in the information community
  • Supervision and management of staff working in areas relevant to NASIG
  • Management of projects related to electronic and/or print resources or scholarly communication
  • Initiatives and best practices in areas included in the core competencies and awareness of trends and ongoing developments in those areas
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in relation to libraries


Each session should include approximately 30-45 minutes of content, with remaining time for discussion.  


Co-presenters are welcomed, but we ask that you limit submissions to no more than three presenters. Presenters may be asked to combine sessions with other presenters on similar topics.


Proposals are selected by the Program Planning Committee based on their relevance to NASIG member interests.  A rubric has been created to guide both the committee and individuals who submit proposals. The rubric is below and will be included on the forthcoming proposal resource page.  Accepted presenters will be offered a $100 discount on the cost of Early Bird in-person registration for the conference.


The submission deadline is December 1, 2023


Rubric Parameters


Topic is not timely or relevant to NASIG.

Topic is unclear in focus or aims.

Topic is described too generally.

Topic is of interest only to certain user groups/limited amounts of people.

Topic aligns with the NASIG Core Competencies, is well thought out, and has wide appeal.

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes are not relevant to either topic or librarianship

Learning outcomes not clearly defined

Minimal learning outcomes present but more information is needed to understand what the takeaways will be.

Learning outcomes
clearly outline takeaways for participants.

Learning outcomes are
clearly defined, timely, and
relevant/important to the

Proposal Description

Description is short and/or vague

Description is short and provides minimal information.

Description provides some detail but lacks information about what
will be discussed during the session.

Description is well-defined and has some vague ideas about what the goals and outcomes will be.

Description clearly defines what the proposed session will be about and what will happen during the session. Background, goals, and outcomes are prevalent and well-defined.


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. Visit for more information.

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