NISO Professional Development Events, March and April 2022


NISO Webinar

The Library’s Role in the Research Process and Workflow
Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 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?

Confirmed participants in this event (among others) include: G. Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management, Johns Hopkins University; Michael Levine-Clark, Dean and Director at University of Denver Libraries, University of Denver; Judith C. Russell, Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida; and Suzanne Wones, Associate University Librarian for Discovery and Access, Harvard University.

NISO Virtual Conference

Digitization, Discovery, and Use
Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 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.

Confirmed participants among others include Julia Corrin of Carnegie Mellon University and Mike Furlough of the HathiTrust.


NISO Webinar

Grants: Support for Writing & Application
Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Valuable library staff time and resources are poured into the grant-application process, which is an increasingly critical element of their researchers’ work. This roundtable discussion will bring together information professionals to talk about the challenges they face, the tools and resources that are available, and the trends they see in this context.