**Apologies for cross posting**

Spring is just around the corner for many of us, and NISO has a host of events lined up for the information community, including a webinar, two virtual conferences, an NFAIS Forethought Strategic Summit, and a brand new training series. As always, NISO members can attend the webinar for free, and get reduced rates for all the other events, and our generous buy three, get three free offer for virtual conferences is still available for everyone to take advantage of. Registration entitles you to an unlimited number of attendees from your organization so, what are you waiting for? Reserve your place(s) now! 

Community Owned Infrastructure: Partnerships and Collaboration (Virtual Conference)

Wednesday, March 24, 12.00 - 4.00pm EDT (Canada/US)

Researchers and their organizations alike have come to rely on access to a robust and open community-owned infrastructure. At this virtual conference, we’ll hear from those who provide, fund, and use this infrastructure in our community about what’s working, what isn’t, and how best to ensure its long-term success. Confirmed speakers include: Laurie Arp and Megan Forbes, both of LYRASIS; Helena Cousijn, DataCite; Bohyun Kim, University of Rhode Island; Boaz Nadav-Manes, Lehigh University; Ann West, Internet2; and Ralph Youngen, American Chemical Society.

Register here (don’t forget to check out the Buy Three, Get Three Free option!)

Assessment Practices and Metrics for the 21st Century: A 2021 Participatory Learning Experience (Training Series)

Eight weekly sessions, April 1 - May 27 (times and days vary)

This training series will build on the success of previous series to provide a more participatory and interactive experience of improving assessment planning in libraries. Our goal is to create a community of learning, with meaningful professional experiences and mentorships, sharing experiences, and getting to know each other better and support each other. As well as participating in the weekly one-hour facilitated sessions, attendees will be expected to prepare reflections and content to share with the larger group every week. Interactive exercises for improving assessment practice will also be provided. Our Training Facilitator for this series is, once again, Martha Kyrillidou of QualityMetrics LLC.

Register here (20 participants maximum)

Coming soon…

April 14, 11.00am - 12.30pm EDT (Canada/USA)

April 21, 12.00 - 4.00pm EDT (Canada/USA)

April 27, 10.00am - 2.30pm EDT (Canada/USA)

For more information about all our events, please visit the NISO events page or feel free to contact us at [log in to unmask].

Thanks and best wishes

The NISO Team

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Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: 301-654-2512

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