The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is pleased to announce that Jill O'Neill and Henrietta Verma have joined the organization as Educational Programs Manager and Editorial and Communications Specialist, respectively. Both bring to NISO years of high-level experience in information science and print and digital publishing. They offer expertise that will further NISO's goals of offering the community optimal educational opportunities and reliable, timely publications.
Jill O'Neill has been an active member of the information community for 30 years, most recently managing the professional development programs for the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS). Her publishing expertise was gained working for such prominent content providers as Elsevier, Thomson Scientific (now Thomson Reuters), and John Wiley & Sons. Jill continues to write for a diverse set of publications, including Information Today and the Scholarly Kitchen blog.
Henrietta Verma is a librarian who has worked in public libraries in New York, first as a librarian then as a library director. In 2006, she started her publishing career at School Library Journal, where she developed the magazine's Series Made Simple supplement. Most recently, Etta worked at Library Journal (LJ), where she managed the reviews team and was the editor of the science and reference reviews sections of the magazine. Etta continues to review for LJ and is also working on book about writing and reviewing that will be released in mid 2016.
"NISO is exceptionally fortunate to attract such well-known and well-regarded leaders in our community," said NISO Executive Director, Todd Carpenter. "Both Etta and Jill will add to our capacity and enrich the quality of our efforts to advance technology adoption, efficient management, and broader dissemination of information content to our constituency."