Monday, July 24, 2006

Call for Proposals and Program Ideas: NASIG 2007 Annual Conference

Call for Proposals and Program Ideas: NASIG 2007 Annual Conference

22nd Annual Conference
"Place Your Bet in Kentucky: The Serials Gamble"
May 31 - June 3, 2007
Louisville, Kentucky

The President of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) will open the first session of the 22nd annual conference on May 31, 2007 in Louisville, Kentucky. The 2007 Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals and/or program ideas for pre-conference,
vision, strategy and tactics sessions. Please keep in mind the following:

* The PPC will review all submitted proposals for their content, timeliness, and relevance to the conference theme and reserves the right to combine, blend, or refocus proposals to maximize their relevance and to avoid duplication.
* PPC will treat all submissions as suggestions and guideposts.
* Time management issues and reimbursement guidelines generally limit each session to two speakers.
* Proposals may be suggested as one type of session and/or format and ultimately be accepted as any one of the other types of sessions or formats; this decision is the purview of the PPC.
* Vision and Strategy speakers are required to produce a written paper for the conference proceedings. Because NASIG publishes its conference proceedings, content needs to be unique for copyright purposes.
* ALL presentations must be original and not previously presented at other conferences.

For more information about the North American Serials Interest Group, please see: The conference will be held at Galt House, along Louisville's waterfront:

NASIG has a reimbursement policy for conference speakers whose organizations do not cover expenses. For more information about this policy, please see:

Sessions Types:

Pre-conferences are in-depth programs that focus on practical aspects of

the work and skills we perform on a daily basis. In general, these
programs are several hours in duration, have limited attendance, and may

include hands-on training.

Vision sessions are offered at no-conflict times to allow all conference

attendees to participate. These programs generally deal with the larger

universe of ideas and issues that may influence the serials world.

Strategy sessions generally deal with all or, at least, several segments

of the serials world including, but not limited to publishers, vendors,
service providers, and librarians. These sessions are 90 minutes; please

allow 10 minutes for questions from the audience.

Tactics Sessions are designed to address day-to-day issues and generally
deal with one or two practical aspects of the serials world. These
sessions are 60 minutes; please allow 10 minutes for questions from the

To suggest a proposal or an idea, please fill out the submission form
available at: The deadline
for this call for proposals and ideas is August 1, 2006.

Inquiries may be sent to the PPC co-chairs, Rachel Frick or Sarah George