Mother’s Day and other things

The featured image for this post is of one of the roses in the bouquet of flowers I bought for Michele for Mother’s Day. Most people go for red roses, and they are quite beautiful, but I like the more subtle and interesting beauty that these ones display. Mother’s Day is sometimes a difficult day. […]

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NASIG and open access

Today, NASIG announced pursuit of a partnership with its sister organization, UKSG, to publish its conference proceedings in their open access (OA) journal, Insights, starting in 2021. Personally and professionally, this gives me enormous satisfaction, as it is something NASIG has been trying to move toward for a long time. The latest iteration of the […]

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NASIG Board members for 2017/18

Below is a photo I recently came across of most of the 2017/18 NASIG Board at the Atlanta conference in early June of last year. That event was held at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta-Buckhead. People in the photo, L-R: Angela Dresselhaus of East Carolina University, Vice-President/President-Elect; Kelli Getz of DePaul University, Secretary; Jessica Ireland of […]

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NASIG Fall Board Meeting

As I write this, I am on the last leg of travel back home after attending the Fall Board meeting for NASIG in Pittsburgh, PA. It was a good meeting with good discussions, with the unusual backdrop of Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas. That severe weather event prevented some people from attending in […]

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UKSG eNews editorial

While attending UKSG’s annual conference in Glasgow a few months ago, I met Helle Lauridsen, UKSG Secretary. Helle encouraged me to consider writing something for one of their publications, UKSG eNews. She told me there was plenty of time to write and targeted mid-June for completion. Time flew by a little too quickly for me, […]

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