NISO Professional Development Events, February and March 2024

February 2024

NISO Webinar

Librarians, Researchers, Publishers & Social Change
Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

This event is designed to unite libraries, publishers, and researchers in a shared mission: to drive positive social change through academic collaboration, ethical publishing practices, and information advocacy. What are the roles and responsibilities of each ecosystem member? What are some strategies for fostering collaborative partnerships that promote DEIA principles? Learn about how to make a meaningful social impact through knowledge sharing.

Confirmed speakers include Marlowe Bogino, Clinical and Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor, CMSRU Library of Rowan University, Sheila Craft-Morgan, Research Impact Librarian and Assistant Professor, Ohio State University; and Evan Simpson, Associate Dean, Experiential Learning and Academic Engagement, Northeastern University Library.

March 2024

NISO Webinar

More Accessible: Beyond PDF As We Know It
Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

The Portable Document Format (PDF) has been a ubiquitous method for document sharing due to its universal compatibility to preserve document formatting across different platforms and systems. However, the format has drawbacks and alternatives to the PDF can offer improved collaboration and accessibility. This informative and instructional program aims to identify alternatives and explore the enhanced experiences and inclusive work flow available for consideration.

Confirmed speakers include Shamsi Brinn, UX Design Manager with of Cornell University and Jonathan LazarExecutive Director of the Maryland Initiative of Digital Accessibility (MIDA) and Professor of Information Studies, University of Maryland. This program is being coordinated under the leadership of NISO Education Committee member, Jamie Lin, who will also serve as the program moderator.