SIG Member of the Year Award
The SIG Member-of-the-Year Award was established in 1991. It is administered by the SIG Cabinet.
1.1 The award shall consist of a certificate to be presented to the winner(s) by the SIG Cabinet Director during the SIG Cabinet Meeting (held during the ASIS&T annual meeting).
2. Purpose of the Award
2.1 The purpose of the award is to recognize the service of an individual to the program of a particular SIG. It is given for significant contributions to the membership of the SIG through participation in and support of its events at the annual and mid-year meetings, its publications, and its other activities.
3.1 Any ASIS&T member who is currently a member of the nominating SIG is eligible to receive the award. More than one awardee may be chosen in a given year. The same person may not receive the award in two consecutive years.
4.1 The SIG Member-of-the-Year Award is sponsored by the Association and is administered by the SIG Cabinet through its steering committee.
5.1 The SIG Annual Activities Report and SIG-Member-of-the-Year Criteria and Check-list and attached documentation shall comprise the nomination package.
5.2 Nominations shall be submitted through the SIG Annual Reporting process.
6. Jury Committee
6.1 The SIG Cabinet Steering Committee shall serve as the jury for this award, with the SIG Cabinet Director serving as Jury Chair.
6.2 If any Jury member has been nominated for this award, the Jury Chair shall appoint another member of the SIG Cabinet (SIG Representatives of Alternates) to serve on the Jury, in place of the nominee.
6.3 If the Jury Chair has been nominated for this award, the Deputy SIG Cabinet Director shall serve as Jury Chair and shall appoint another member of the SIG Cabinet to serve on the Jury, in place of the nominee.
7. Selection of the Awardee
7.1 The nominee’s activities that shall be considered for this award will include:
(a) Participation in annual and mid-year meeting programs as organizer, moderator, speaker, discussant, etc.;
(b) Participation in the SIG’s publication program as author, editor, etc.;
(c) Service as a SIG officer;
(d) Participation in SIG special projects;
(e) Recruitment of new SIG members; and
(f) Participation in the SIG’s provision of other services to its members.
7.2 The Jury may also take into account the SIG’s past activities and the increase in activity for which the nominee is responsible.
7.3 The Jury shall make their decision based upon the documentation submitted. Each member of the Jury shall have one vote.
7.4 If the vote is not unanimous, the Jury shall decide if more than one award should be given. If necessary, run-off votes may be taken or the Jury Chair may convene a conference call to resolve the decision.
7.5 If there are no appropriate candidates, the award need not be given in a particular year.
7.6 The Jury Chair shall communicate the jury’s decision to the ASIS&T President, the Chair of the Awards and Honors Committee, the ASIS&T Executive Director, and the recipient(s) of the award prior to the annual meeting. Prior notification will allow the recipient(s) to be present to accept his/her/their award(s).
7.7 The Jury Chair shall provide a 50-250 word abstract, stating why the award was given. This abstract will be used to publicize the award. Material for this abstract can be taken from the voting rationales provided by the members of the Jury.
7.8 The Jury Chair shall submit the nomination packets and the results of Jury deliberations to ASIS&T Headquarters, after selection of the awardee(s) has been completed.
8. Presentation of the Award
8.1 The award shall be presented to the winner(s) by the SIG Cabinet Director during the SIG Cabinet meeting (held during the ASIS&T Annual Meeting).
9.1 The award shall be publicized through Inside ASIS&T and the association's website. Publicity is the responsibility of ASIS&T Headquarters.
10.1 Appointments to the Jury Committee shall be made in advance of the award year and not later than the start of the ASIS&T annual meeting.
10.2 Selection shall be made and the Chair of the Awards and Honors Committee and the ASIS&T Executive Director shall be notified that a winner has been declared by 30 days before the start of the ASIS&T annual meeting.