NISO Professional Development Events, Oct & Nov 2022

October 2022

NISO Training Series

Research Methods and Tools: A 2022 Assessment Training Series
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 11:30am - 1:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Beginning in October of 2022, this training series will provide an interactive and hands-on introduction to research methods and tools in a participatory cohort-based experience focused on improving assessment practices, projects, and tools in your own setting. Through this venue, we want to create a community of learning, with meaningful professional experiences and mentorships, sharing experiences, and getting to know each other better while supporting each other through this process.

Our goal is to introduce participants to research methods and tools so they can fully appreciate what they can do and offer locally at their own institutions. 

A leader in the field of assessment, Martha Kyrillidou consults in management, evaluation, assessment and R&D activities. She helps libraries respond to customer needs through the development of user-focused services and culture that enhance the user-experience

NISO Roundtable Webinar

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

This NISO educational event will bring together a group of experts in systems and cybersecurity to discuss the key challenges currently facing the information community. From issues of authentication to the threats posed by ransomware, all organizations must prioritize protections for digital identities and assets. Libraries, funding agencies, content and platform providers, and end users are largely aware of the dangers, but hesitate over the potential inconvenience and hidden costs of addressing them. What can be done? This roundtable discussion will provide insights and encouragement.

Confirmed speakers are: David Batho, Head of Protective services, Jisc; Robb Burgess, Director of Technical & Security Operations, Silverchair; Skott Klebe, Principal Security Architect, EBSCO Information Services; Amy Pawlowski, Executive Director, OhioLINK; and Tina Price, Director, Security Governance, OCLC.

NISO Workshop

ODI Conformance Statement Workshop for Libraries
Monday, October 17, 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

Building an Equitable, Global Research Community
Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 12:00pm – 4:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

In the wake of a global pandemic, it becomes increasingly obvious that solutions to the complex problems facing us require a fully integrated and collaborative approach. Irrespective of discipline, it’s essential that the high-quality research being undertaken everywhere is brought to the fore. How can we better ensure that the important work being done in less visible locations or facilities is more discoverable and properly recognized? How can we best leverage the value of preprint services? What networks or platforms are needed? The speakers in this virtual conference will offer plenty of food for creative thought in terms of innovation — though they may have more questions than answers!

November 2022

NISO Workshop

ODI Conformance Statement Workshop for Content Providers
Monday, November 7, 2022, 11:00am - 12:00pm Noon (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Calling all Content Providers! Are you interested in showing support for the Open Discovery Initiative but find the conformance statement requirements confusing or intimidating? Are you concerned about how your organization will be perceived if you submit an imperfect statement? Then come to our workshop where we breakdown the requirements into manageable thematic sections, discuss why perfect is the enemy of the good, and generally commiserate with others who are in the same boat.

The featured presenter in this event is Rachel Kessler, Product Manager, Academic & Government, Clarivate Analytics.

NISO Roundtable Webinar

The Power of Consortia
Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Libraries around the world, of all shapes and sizes, have successfully used consortia to maximize the reach of their resources and their spending budgets. Communal efforts, such as the newly-established DPLA/LYRASIS Palace Project, leverage libraries’ buying power and influence to ensure that they and their services continue as a social good, as we move towards a post-pandemic future. This roundtable will bring together leaders of several consortia to talk about their work and their efforts to ensure the broadest possible access to all forms of information in the 21st century.

Confirmed speakers (among others) include Lucy Harrison, Executive Director, GALILEO; Jill Morris, Executive Director, PALCI; and Andrew Pace, Executive Director, USMAI.