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NISO Webinar, Demonstrating the Return On Investment - The Library’s Role and Contribution - 9.9.20

Assessment practices can be used by libraries to demonstrate to administrators and key decision-makers the return on investment from the services they offer. They can help show that, rather than being a drain on institutional resources, the library is a cost-effective and impactful part of an institution’s educational offering. This Roundtable event will focus on how assessment exercises are critical to helping position the library in this way, and on effectively presenting the data generated by the assessment to those passing judgement. The panel will address questions such as: How can you show that library initiatives are aligned with institutional goals? How effectively is the library allocating its space in serving students and faculty? How much is being spent on licensed content, and are those resources being used? Librarians and library vendors, administrators, and publishers alike will benefit from a better understanding of how and why to demonstrate the ROI of a library.
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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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Courtney L. Young

University Librarian, Colgate University

Courtney L. Young is University Librarian at Colgate University. She previously held library positions at Penn State’s Greater Allegheny, Beaver and University Park campuses, at Michigan State University, and The Ohio State University. She has served in a variety of leadership roles in the American Library Association (ALA), including being elected the 2014-2015 ALA President. In January 2016 she received the Simmons Alumni Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Library and Information Professional Endeavors. In 2011, Courtney was named a Library Journal "Mover & Shaker", recognized as a Change Agent for her ability to successfully make connections among a diversity of duties in her library, on campus, and in the profession. Courtney frequently presents and publishes on issues related to advocacy, academic librarianship, diversity, leadership, and professional development.
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Denise Stephens

Peggy V. Helmerich Dean of University Libraries for the University of Oklahoma

Prior to assuming the role at Oklahoma, she was the vice provost and university librarian at Washington University at St. Louis (WUSTL). There she managed the university’s nine locations, their archives and special collections, and oversaw more than 150 professionals and support staff. She has also served as university librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she planned and executed the $80 million expansion and update of the university’s library. Stephens has had leadership roles at several other academic libraries in the U.S., including the University of Kansas, where she held positions as strategic and organizational research librarian, information management coordinator and vice provost for information services. She also served as a librarian at Syracuse University and the University of Virginia. Stephens earned both her undergraduate degree and master of library and information science degree from the University of Oklahoma.
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Diane Bruxvoort

Dean of Libraries, University of North Texas

Diane Bruxvoort, UNT Dean of Libraries, was formerly the Libraries, Special Collections and Museums University Librarian and director at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. In addition, she has worked at the University of Florida, the University of Houston, the Houston Public Library, the Harris County Public Library, and the Newberry Library - Chicago’s Independent Research Library. Dean Bruxvoort has several peer-reviewed articles and reviews, two books, one book chapter and has been a guest at many invited presentations. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Northwestern College and her master’s degree in library science from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Karen Schneider

Dean of the Library, Sonoma State University

Karen G. Schneider is Dean of the Library at Sonoma State University. She joined SSU in January 2015, her fifth time in a senior leadership role. She recently led a major renovation of her library’s busiest wing that established a “Student Success District.” In 2019 she was elected to ALA Executive Board and she is a commissioner for the Sonoma County Library. She has taught library science classes and presented widely on change management, intellectual freedom, and the role of optimism in leadership. Her awards include the 1998 University of Illinois iSchool Alumni Association Leadership Award and the 2014 Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award from ALA. She has a Masters in Library Science from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions from Simmons College. She lives in Santa Rosa, California with her wife Sandy and their cat, Squeak.
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Thomas Wall

University Librarian, Boston College

Thomas Wall has been the University Librarian at Boston College since 2009. Before that, he had been the Associate University Librarian for Public Services at Duke from 2001-2009. He served at the University of Pittsburgh in variety of roles from 1988-2001, including teaching 2-4 courses a year in the School of Library and Information Sciences and as Head of Public Services in the Hillman Library. Wall holds a PhD in Library and Info Sci from Pitt, an MSLS from UNC-CH and a MA in Philosophy from Duquesne University. He worked at the Chicago Public Library and attended the University of Chicago graduate program in Library Science until it closed.