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NISO Virtual Conference, Changes in Higher Education and The Information Marketplace - 6.17.20

Pressures on institutions of higher education in the United States became weightier in 2020, as universities and colleges of all sizes dealt with COVID-19. There was a focus on de-densifying campuses and adapting to a different type of pedagogy. Looking ahead to the next academic year, reductions in funding will severely constrict the work of extended state systems. Institutions face a shrinking pool of qualified student applicants. There will be heightened competition for research grants. Donations and endowments must be secured and guarded. At the same time, there is new familiarity with educational technology, gains made through adoption of new infrastructure. Open educational resources, online learning and deepened digital engagement are positioned to become the norm. How does all of this impact on the long-term strategic planning for libraries and the providers that serve them? This event will gather key decision-makers from a variety of constituencies to address the "new normal" and consider the long-term implications for participating stakeholders.
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NISO Virtual Conferences

These half-day events cover a range of important and timely topics in more depth than our monthly webinars. With expert speakers from across the information community, they include a mix of formats — keynotes, case studies, perspectives, and vision interviews. Recordings are shared immediately with registered participants, and made openly available after two years.
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Amy Pawlowski

Executive Director, OhioLink

Amy Pawlowski has nearly 20 years of experience in special, public, and academic libraries and library-related private industry, with particular expertise in technology, and the e-books/e-journals publishing ecosystem. Her primary responsibilities are managing OhioLINK operations, content negotiations, and contracts. In addition, Amy ensures that OhioLINK resources and projects meet member-organization expectations. She is a frequent presenter at library conferences, including sessions for The Acquisitions Institute, ALCTS, Springer Nature Academic, NISO, ICOLC, and ER&L. Active in a number of professional organizations, she also serves on advisory boards for EBSCO Books, Springer Nature, and the Cambridge University Press (North America). Pawlowski authored a chapter in No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries. Prior to joining OhioLINK, Amy managed web projects and e-resources for Cleveland Public Library and the CLEVNET consortium. She was the first Partner Services Manager at Rakuten Overdrive, Inc., a digital distributor library e-resources, and served as archivist for the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra. Pawlowski holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from Kent State University, a master’s degree in music from the University of Hartford, and a bachelor’s degree in music from Kent State University.
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Dean O. Smith

Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii, & Author of How University Budgets Work (2019, JHU Press)

Dean O. Smith has served in the higher administration of four major universities: the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Texas Tech University, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the University of Hawaii, where he is now professor emeritus. He has authored four books on university administration, Managing the Research University, Understanding Authority in Higher Education, University Finances: Accounting and Budgeting Principles for Higher Education, and How University Budgets Work.
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Dennis T. Clark

Dean of the Library, University of Arkansas

Dennis T. Clark is Dean of Libraries at the University of Arkansas and has previously held administrative positions in the libraries of the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University. He has extensive experience in academic library design and construction, being deeply involved in programing, planning, or construction for over $175 million in library capital projects at five research universities. He was an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellow for 2016-2017 and was a member of the library leadership team when VCU Libraries became the first US library in more than a decade to be offered membership in ARL. He has published the evolving intersections of library services and technology in Library Review, Library Hi-Tech, Performance Measurement and Metrics, Collection Building, and the Journal of Library Administration. Dennis holds an MLIS from The University of Alabama and a bachelor’s degree in music from Samford University.
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Linda E. Jones

Provost, Western New England University

Linda E. Jones is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Western New England University and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. Prior to joining Western New England, she was the head of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, which is both an engineering school and a school of art and design. Prior to Alfred University, Linda was a Chaired Professor and the Director of the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College, which is the nation’s first accredited all women’s engineering program. Her research focus is on the structure-properties relationships of novel forms of carbons and carbides used in energy applications. Additionally, she continues to study high temperature decomposition behavior of materials including glass. She has 82 publications in these areas and has given over 150 national and international presentations. She is actively involved in the US, European and Asian Carbon Societies. She is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. She has received 7 Teaching Awards over her career that include the American Ceramic Society’s Teaching Excellence Award. The life of a Provost has been rich because of her interest in innovative and effective pedagogy particularly as it influences the engagement of women and underrepresented individuals in the study of STEM disciplines.
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Ralph Youngen

Sr. Director, Digital Strategy - ACS Publications

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Roger Schonfeld

Director, Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums program, Ithaka S+R

Roger C. Schonfeld is director of Ithaka S+R’s Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums program, which conducts research and provides advisory services to drive evidence-based strategic innovation to foster research, learning, and preservation. Roger also currently serves as a board member for the Center for Research Libraries. He was previously a research associate at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and has received degrees in library and information science from Syracuse University and in English Literature from Yale University.