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.
Confirmed Speakers: Dr. Guylaine Beaudry, University Librarian, Concordia University; Angela Cochran, Vice President, Publishing, ASCO; Joseph Salem, Dean of University Libraries, Michigan State University; Karen G. Schneider, Dean of the Library, Sonoma State University; and Dean J. Smith, Director, Duke University Press.
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!
The Library’s Role in the Research Process and Workflow
Wednesday, March 9, 2021, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)
For some 30 years now, libraries have been refashioning the ways in which they serve their communities. While books and journals are still part and parcel of their services, research libraries also support more complicated channels of information dissemination and engagement. What does this mean for the functions academic libraries serve? After years of library assessment activities, what are the critical services and contributions that libraries bring to their institutions? And how can library service providers best support these?
NISO Virtual Conference
Digitization, Discovery, and Use
Wednesday, March 23, 2021, 12:00pm Noon - 4:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)
Stakeholders across the information community have poured significant resources into the creation of digitized collections, with varying degrees of success. Since the final resources do get used by both students as well as researchers, what steps are needed to improve and support swift discovery of these resources at the point of need? Are they properly accessible? What technologies were used in creating the digital forms, and how well are they working? Where do “digitize-and-return” projects fit into all this? The speakers at this virtual conference will share case studies from a variety of institutions and organizations.