Baltimore, MD – October 29, 2019 – The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the appointment of Alice Meadows as Director of Community Engagement. In this role, Meadows will have responsibility for advancing the development of the NISO community, communicating the value of NISO’s projects, events, and other programs, and expanding the resources it has to achieve its mission.
Meadows joins NISO from ORCID, where she served as Director of Communications and, before that, as the organization’s Director of Community Engagement and Support. In those roles, she developed a deep understanding of the needs of the research information community and an extensive network of contacts. Prior to joining ORCID in 2015, Alice held marketing and communication roles at both Blackwell Publishing and Wiley.
An active participant in industry organizations and initiatives, including the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), Metadata 2020, PIDapalooza, and others, Alice is also a regular contributor to The Scholarly Kitchen blog and other scholarly communications publications, and speaks at numerous industry conferences and events. Alice received the SSP Distinguished Service Award in 2018, the ALPSP Award for Contribution to Scholarly Publishing in 2016, and the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) Recognition Award in 2013.
“NISO is an organization that relies on the participation and engagement of all stakeholders in the community in our efforts,” said Todd Carpenter, NISO Executive Director. “This is true at every stage of the process, from the creation of standards and best practices, to communicating the value of the portfolio once they are created, and to encouraging their adoption once they are finished. Few people in the community are as well-suited to serving in this role as Alice Meadows, and we are thrilled she is joining the NISO team.”
“I am excited to be joining the NISO team, especially at such an important time in its evolution, following the merger with [National Federation of Advanced Information Services] NFAIS. I’m passionate about scholarly communications and, in particular, the role of the information infrastructure in supporting information sharing, knowledge exchange, and systems interoperability. Standards and standards organizations are a critical part of this infrastructure, so I’m very much looking forward to engaging with the various constituencies of the NISO community, including many of the individuals and organizations I’ve worked with at ORCID and elsewhere,” said Meadows.
About the National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
NISO fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information so that it can be trusted for use in research and learning. To fulfill this mission, NISO engages libraries, publishers, information aggregators, and other organizations that support learning, research, and scholarship through the creation, organization, management, and curation of knowledge. NISO works with intersecting communities of interest and across the entire lifecycle of an information standard. NISO is a not-for-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information, visit the NISO website.