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NISO Two-Part Webinar, Finding the Funding, Part One - Library Funding And Successful Advocacy

This event will look at messaging, media platforms, policy-making, agency and tensions involved in librarians-as-advocates, social media and effective practices of navigating participatory networks.
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NISO Webinar

Helping people gain a greater understanding of the information community — our issues and concerns, challenges and opportunities — is core to NISO's mission. Our events are a key element of this, with our popular webinar program at their heart. And, following the NISO/NFAIS merger earlier this year, all NISO members can now attend all 14 webinars in 2020 completely free of charge! This includes an unlimited number of places and full access to a recording of each webinar for anyone who is unable to attend the event itself.
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Alan Inouye

Director of Public Policy, American Library Association (ALA)

Alan S. Inouye is director of public policy for the American Library Association (ALA). Based in Washington, D.C., he oversees ALA’s federal policy & lobbying activities and national initiatives. Previously, he was the coordinator of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee in the Executive Office of the President of the United States and a study director at the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Alan earned his Ph.D. in library & information studies at the University of California at Berkeley.
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Corilee Christou

Director of Publisher and Library Relations Emeritus,

Corilee Christou has worked in public, K-12 and academic libraries. She has her MLS from Simmons School of Library & Information Science. For many years, Corilee worked for Lexis Nexis where she managed the Information Center customer segment, and created the Information Center Support consultants team. After leaving Lexis Nexis, Corilee worked for Reed Business Information as Vice President of Licensing & Brand Development where she directed global licensing for Reed Business brands worldwide.
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David Rothman


David H. Rothman is a former poverty beat reporter interested in digital and educational divide issues since the early 1990s. His TeleRead site is the oldest devoted to ebook news and views. David has appeared in Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Education Week, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and the Washington Post. He is also author of The Silicon Jungle (Ballantine) and other books. As co-founder of the old OpenReader Consortium, he pushed for a common reflowable consumer format for ebooks—in effect helping to prod the International Digital Publishing Forum to create the ePub standard.
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Lance Werner

Executive Director, Kent District Library

Lance has served as Executive Director for Kent District Library since 2011. He received a juris doctorate degree from Michigan State University’s College of Law and his master’s degree in Library Science from Wayne State University (WSU). This year, he was chosen as Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year, and in years past, he was the recipient of the Joey Rodger Leadership Award from the Urban Libraries Council, Librarian of the Year Award from the Michigan Library Association (MLA), the WSU Distinguished Alumni award, and Library Journal’s Mover and Shaker Award. Lance is currently involved in the ALA Policy Corps, WSU’s Capital Campaign, MLA’s Legislative committee, and is a fellow at Michigan Political Leadership Course. Lance was recently named as a candidate for the 2020-21 presidency of the American Library Association.