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What I Learned At NISO Plus 2021

We’re delighted to share these thoughts on NISO Plus by some of our scholarship winners, past and present. Collectively, they provide a great overview of this year’s conference! Nicoleta-Roxana Dinu, Librarian, National Library of Romania What a great opportunity to attend the NISO Plus Conference as one of the lucky scholarship winners of this year!  Using the online format and taking into account the time zone difference in building its schedule, the NISO Plus conference has been converted into a truly global event for information professionals. This was the first NISO conference that I attended so far (in the last …

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Meet the NISO Plus 2021 Scholarship Winners!

As part of our commitment to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community, NISO actively seeks out opportunities to include those who are underrepresented or marginalized. Our scholarship program is a great example of this work in practice. Now in its second year, it enables us to include and amplify the voices of those who are otherwise often excluded, as well as to learn from their perspectives and ensure that they have opportunities for growth in our organization. We have loved working with our first cohort of NISO Plus scholarship recipients, many of whom are now deeply involved in …

HistoryIf You Were A Standard, Which One Would You Be?

If You Were A Standard, Which One Would You Be?

As part of the NISO Plus scholarship application process, we included this optional question: If you were an information standard, which one would you be and why?  (Hint, visit the standards page on the NISO website for inspiration!) To our delight, many of the applicants chose to respond, with a wonderful variety of answers. Amazingly, each of our scholarship winners chose a different standard to represent them — a nice reflection of the group’s diversity! We’re happy to share their answers here (anonymously) in hopes that you’ll enjoy them as much as we and our Scholarship Committee members did. 1)The …

FeedbackHow Was NISO Plus For You? Feedback from our Scholarship Winners

How Was NISO Plus For You? Feedback from our Scholarship Winners

Among the 250+ attendees at the inaugural NISO Plus meeting were 12 especially important people — our first NISO Plus scholarship winners. Hailing from Baltimore to Brazil, they were selected from close to 60 applicants, based on why they wanted to attend the conference and what they hoped to get out of it. So, did it live up to their expectations? Here’s what they told us… First, we asked how attending NISO Plus helped them professionally, and a number of themes emerged in their answers: Networking — both with their fellow scholarship winners and more widely. To quote Kimberly Arleth …

History#NISOPlus20 — That’s A Wrap!

#NISOPlus20 — That’s A Wrap!

As a small organization of just seven staff, it truly took a village to make NISO Plus 2020 happen, and we are grateful to each and every one who helped make this inaugural conference such a success. We couldn’t have done it without our:   251 attendees — including 89 speakers and moderators  29 sponsors — terabyte to bit level 10 committee members — program and scholarship 16 awardees — Miles Conrad Award, Ann Marie Cunningham Service Award, NISO Fellow, and NISO Plus scholarships In case you didn’t hear, NISO Plus was a sellout! And one of the main reasons …

AnnouncementsIntroducing the #NISOPlus20 Scholarship Awardees!

Introducing the #NISOPlus20 Scholarship Awardees!

We are delighted to announce that, thanks to the generous support of the Alfred P Sloan Foundation and our Byte level sponsors, we have awarded 12 scholarships for the inaugural NISO Plus conference. There are two categories of scholarship — Early Career and Equity & Diversity — and we received a total of nearly 60 applications. With support from NISO staff, these were reviewed by a small committee comprising Rhonda Ross (ACS), Peter Simon (NewsBank Inc), and Miranda Walker (Wolters Kluwer) — all NISO Board members; and Simon Holt (Elsevier), Sara Rouhi (PLOS), and Stephanie Sendaula (Library Journal). Our thanks …