NISO Professional Development Events, Jan and Feb 2022

January 2022

NISO Webinar

Building and Ensuring Long-term Resilience
Wednesday, January 12, 2021, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

How adaptable have organizations and institutions in the information community proven themselves to be — in terms of COVID-19, and also in general during this period of technological and social change? How well are associations, government agencies and other funders, academic institutions, and other stakeholders managing? To what extent are they willing to innovate, whether through policy or practice? This roundtable will bring together industry professionals and observers, to offer their insights on the impact of disruption, and to share their success stories for negotiating change.

Confirmed speakers for this event include among others: Roger Schonfeld, Director of the Ithaka S+R Libraries, Scholarly Communication and Museums Program Ithaka; Denise Stephens, Dean of the Libraries, University of Oklahoma; Alix Vance, CEO, AIP Publishing; and Jaime Wittenberg, Assistant Dean for Research & Innovation Strategies, University of Colorado - Boulder. 

NISO Workshop

ODI Conformance Statement for Libraries Workshop
Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Struggling to fill out the ODI Conformance Statement for Libraries?  Need some help in determining how to approach this work for your institution?  Join NISO Open Discovery Initiative Steering Committee Library Representatives for a one hour workshop to learn more about ODI (Open Discovery Initiative) and library conformance, get tips on how to approach each area of conformance, and use a provided worksheet to create an action plan for next steps in preparing and publishing your institution’s conformance statement.

Confirmed speakers: Teresa Hazen, Department Head, Delivery, Description, & Acquisitions, University of Arizona; Laura Morse, Director, Library Systems & Support, Harvard University; Geoff Morse, Interim Head of Research Services, Northwestern University; and Ken Varnum, Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics, University of Michigan Library.

NISO Virtual Conference

The User Experience: Just Fix It
Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 12:00pm Noon - 4:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

The user experience can be viewed through a variety of lenses. What makes sense to the developer may be baffling to the user. Navigation may or may not be intuitive. Buttons labels can be confusing. Processes seem tedious or cumbersome. How can we ensure that users find the functionality or content they expect? That some useful resource hasn’t inadvertently been hidden? Are there small tweaks that could make a world of difference? Are they easy to make or will they require a significant overhaul of the user interface? We’ll hear from a group of industry professionals, with experience of enhancing the user experience in various ways while keeping an eye on technical debt, costs, and time.

Confirmed speakers (among others) for this event include Lettie Conrad, Principal, LYC Consulting; Björn Johannson, Product Designer, Springer Nature; and Jessica Smith, Manager, Discovery and Research, Jstor Labs.

February 2022

NISO Webinar

Skills Development for 21st Century Knowledge Workers
Wednesday, February 9, 2021, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Beyond the basic office skills in using word processing software or spreadsheets, what skills are most in demand in today’s knowledge organizations? Is the rising population of knowledge workers properly equipped with the data management skills needed for working with sophisticated tools such as Salesforce? What is needed to properly equip a 21st century information workforce? How do you identify the skills of each team member and support their future development? This roundtable will gather decision-makers from across the information community to talk about the practicalities, challenges, and opportunities for today’s employers and employees.

NISO Plus Annual Conference!

NISO Plus 2022: Global Conversations: Global Connections
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - Thursday, February 17, 2022

NISO Plus 2022 is going to be a global event, happening literally around the world February 15-17, 2022. Building on the success of our first fully virtual NISO Plus conference in 2021, we’re bringing the same quality of content and conversation to the 2022 Conference, with dozens of amazing speakers and keynotes from around the globe. Scheduled to maximize attendance from as many time zones as possible, and with most presentations pre-recorded, you’ll be able to join us (almost!) around the clock if you wish … or, pick and choose to make the experience perfect for your interests.

Review the program here. And then register. We hope to see you there!