IPSWICH, Mass. — April 24, 2014 — Sol Maria Lopez from the University of Texas at El Paso has been awarded the 2014 North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Horizon Award. The award, sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, recognizes a promising new information professional; it covers the cost of travel, registration, and lodging for three nights while the recipient attends the NASIG Annual Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas, May 1-4.
Each year, the Horizon Award gives a first-time NASIG conference attendee the opportunity to advance within his or her profession by networking with other attendees from a wide range of fields within the serials information chain, including vendors, publishers, and non-traditional serialists. The award encourages continued participation in NASIG conferences and events, and also includes a one-year membership to NASIG.
Applicants must be first-time attendees of the NASIG Annual Conference and hold a position working with some aspect of serials within the information profession. This year's applicants submitted essays addressing the 2014 NASIG conference theme: "Taking Stock and Taming New Frontiers."
Lopez is pleased to be the recipient of the Horizon Award. "I feel very fortunate to receive strong support inside and outside the serials librarianship community. By attending NASIG 2014, I intend to take advantage of this opportunity by getting to network and to learn and apply as much about serials as I can in the coming years. On behalf of myself and the University of Texas at El Paso Library, thank you NASIG and EBSCO for your support."
EBSCO, which has helped to sponsor NASIG conferences and events for more than 10 years, is participating in the Vendor Expo at the 2014 NASIG Annual Conference on Thursday, May 1.