With NISO Plus 21 confirmed as a virtual-first meeting, it’s time for the planning to start in earnest. Going virtual means we can also go global, and we are thrilled to announce that we have gathered 25 fabulous information people from around the world to help us craft a conference like no other! From Australia to Brazil, they represent all NISO’s stakeholder groups — libraries, publishers, vendors, information infrastructure providers, and more! They include representatives from member and non-member organizations, Board members and other volunteers, NISO Plus 2020 scholarship winners. Collectively, their experience covers small, medium, and large organizations, both commercial and not-for-profit. They’re strategists and scholars, librarians and technologists, product managers, communicators and more. They range from early career professionals to senior executives. We have worked to bring as many types of voices into the planning as possible, and we think it’s going to make for an amazing conference.
With our Planning Committee’s support, we will be putting together a truly international program, with content that’s relevant to information professionals wherever in the world they work, and keynotes and speakers from every region. And, as we move from an in-person to a virtual meeting, they’ll be helping us figure out how to make next year’s NISO Plus even better than this year’s.
Without further ado, we’re delighted to introduce you to the NISO Plus 2021 Planning Committee!
- Cliff Anderson, Vanderbilt University USA
- Mohamed Baessa, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
- Christopher Chan, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
- Jane Charlton, OpenAthens, UK
- Jonathan Clark, International DOI Foundation, Netherlands
- Trevor Dawes, University of Delaware, USA
- Stephanie Dawson, ScienceOpen, Germany
- Gerry Grenier, IEEE, USA
- Sian Harris, INASP, UK
- Hannah Heckner, Silverchair, USA
- Ana Heredia, ORCID, Brazil
- Sandra Hirsh, San Jose State University, USA
- Andrew Joseph, Wits University Press, South Africa
- Bohyun Kim, University of Rhode Island, USA
- Suze Kundu, Digital Science, UK
- Marisela Madrigal, Bates College, USA
- Gabriela Mejias, ORCID, Germany
- Nobuko Miyairi, Consultant, Japan
- Chennupati Ramaiah, University of Pondicherry, India
- Oya Y. Rieger, Ithkaka S+R, USA
- Peter Simon, NewsBank inc, USA
- Natasha Simons, Australian Research Data Commons, Australia
- Maria Stanton, Atla, USA
- Tracy Sutherland, Oberlin College, USA
- Carolina Tanigushi, SciELO, Brazil
- Clarissa West-White, Bethune-Cookman University, USA
I and the rest of NISO couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with this wonderful group of people, and I’m excited to see what we put together. More news about NISO Plus 2021 will be coming over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes on this space, and if you have any questions or suggestions about the conference, please feel free to contact us.