Innovation Under Pressure: Free Webinar on Friday, April 3

In the last month, many academic institutions have managed to shift their classroom instruction to an online learning environment. Such rapid adaptation of pedagogy and delivery offers both opportunities for innovation as well as logistical challenges for faculty and their libraries alike. This roundtable event draws together administrators from a range of roles and institutional types to discuss some of the lessons learned, how they are managing, what has been involved in moving to online instruction with little advance notice, and useful tips for navigating the inevitable constraints as well as potential strategies for success. 

Please note that this is a public webinar that NISO is hosting; participation is open to all stakeholders in the information community but due to technical concerns, we will be capping attendance for the live broadcast to 500 names/emails. We are asking those with an interest to RSVP as that will allow us to send sign-on information directly to their email.  We will also be making the archived recording of the event available to the public. 

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Heather Reid, Dean of the Library at Berklee College of Music 

  • Derek Bruff, Director of the Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University  

  • Michael Reese, Associate Dean/Director of Center of Educational Resources, Johns Hopkins University

  • Jon Shaw, Associate Vice Provost and Deputy University Librarian, University of Pennsylvania

  • Bryan Alexander, Independent Analyst and Consultant

  • Polly Thistlethwaite, Interim University Dean for Library Services, City University of New York (CUNY)