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NISO Professional Development Events, May and June 2024

NISO Professional Development Events, May and June 2024

May 2024

May 2024

NISO Webinar

Indigenous-specific collections development; Indigenous librarianship
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada

Indigenous knowledge and library practices require cultural sensitivity and respectful, authentic collaboration to build, manage, and preserve collections that honor heritage. This program will discuss  best practices, ethical considerations, and the complexities of Indigenous librarianship. The goal is to impart the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the appropriate representation and protection of Indigenous voices, perspectives, and traditional knowledge in library collections. Learn how to understand intellectual property rights and community-based practices, and how a culturally sensitive approach fosters respect, inclusivity and productive collaboration.

Confirmed speakers include Michelle Chouteau (Cheyenne / Arapaho), Collections Manager & Registrar, First Americans Museum, Melissa Stoner (Diné)Native American Studies Librarian, UC Berkeley and Allison Waukau (Menominee/Navajo), President, American Indian Library Association and Tribal Liaison & Native Relations Coordinator, Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities. The Education Program Committee lead and moderator for this program is Katherine Witzig (Choctaw), Library Administrative Assistant, Oklahoma City University.  Katherine is also a NISO Plus 2024 Scholarship Awardee.

June 2024

NISO Webinar

Ensuring Trust in the Scholarly Record: How Libraries and Publishers support Research Integrity
Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada

In the face of growing questions around research integrity in what is being termed an Age of Misinformation, several strategies that address trust in the scholarly record are being developed. The webinar participants are involved in the formation of new trust measures. These measures involve exploring algorithms for detecting trust markers in research manuscripts and labeling articles with measures of their adherence to scholarly standards. These measures have implications for developing critical information skills in educational curricula and how can libraries and publishers work together to teach and cultivate vital skills necessary for today’s academic success. There’s a place, then, for new approaches, and new information standards, to ensure that research is a source of trusted information to which the public and researchers can turn with greater assurance. Join us to explore ways that stakeholders are contributing to greater access and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for elevating learning and integrity around the circulation of research.

Confirmed speakers include Leslie McIntosh, VP, Research Integrity, Digital Science; Jodi Schneider, PhD Informatics, Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; John Willinsky, Professor Emeritus, Standford University and Founder, Public Knowledge Project. The program is being coordinated by NISO Education Committee Member Carolina Tanigushi, a Visual Programmer with SciELO. 

NISO Meeting

NISO Annual Members Meeting
Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 10:00am - 11:30am (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

The NISO Annual Members Meeting will take place online on Tuesday, June 25, from 10:00–11:30 am EDT/3:00–4:30 pm BST. This program is open to the public, and all (members as well as nonmembers) are welcome to participate. You will hear from our Executive Director, Todd Carpenter, and other NISO staff about important organizational issues, including an update on our new strategic plan, the NISO Plus conference, our organizational finances, NISO’s international engagement, and our standards program. It’s also a chance for you to ask us any questions you have about our organization and how we operate as well as to share your own feedback about NISO and our work.

NISO On the Road

NISO @ ALA Annual 2024
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - Tuesday, July 2, 2024, San Diego Convention Center

NISO looks forward to seeing you in-person at our 2024 ALA Annual sessions and at this year's NISO-BISG Changing Standards Landscape Forum, held on Friday, June 28, 2024 (12:00 - 4:00pm)

This forum will explore the significant opportunities and existential threats that artificial intelligence poses for the book publishing industry.  It will delve into the exciting potential for enhancing efficiencies, improving accessibility, and automating workflows. However, ethical flags will be raised regarding representation biases, copyright, and privacy. This event offers insight into AI-informed publishing’s future while advocating for ethical and regulatory concerns.

Confirmed speakers (others, TBA), include Thad Mcllroy, Electronic Publishing Analyst and Author, and President of The Future of Publishing, and Rachel Comerford, Senior Director of Accessibility Outreach and Communication, Macmillan Learning.

More details to come! Please visit the event page for the latest updates.