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*NISO Virtual Conference: *

*Justifying the Library: Using Assessment to Justify Library Investments*

April 20, 11:00am - 5:00pm EST – Learn more and register at:

Assessment exercises for institutional libraries are frequently a
double-edged sword; they’re as readily used to justify cuts as they are to
bolster budgets. This NISO virtual conference provides expert insights into
how data gathered in the normal course of activities can be leveraged to
demonstrate value to the parent institution. Data represent the raw
material for building your case. What data are available? How is their
quality? What is the appropriate context for persuasively presenting that
data to deans, provosts and other administrators? This virtual conference
will address these and other key concerns.

Confirmed speakers include:

   - ·      *Steven J. Bell*, Temple University
   - ·      *Nancy Turner*, Temple University
   - ·      *Jocelyn Wilk*, Columbia University
   - ·      *Ken Varnum*, University of Michigan
   - ·      *Jan Fransen*, University of Minnesota
   - ·      *Carl Grant*, University of Oklahoma
   - ·      *Kristi Holmes*, Northwestern University

The preliminary agenda and pricing information for this event may be found

Register for the virtual conference and get access to the follow-up
training webinar, *Making Assessment Work: Using ORCIDS to Improve Your
Institutional Assessments*, on Thursday, April 28!

Instructors for that session are Alice Meadows (ORCID), Christopher Erdmann
(Harvard University) and Merle Rosenzweig (University of Michigan).

For more information about this event, please contact Jill O’Neill (
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Other questions for NISO? Get in touch at:


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