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NISO Plus 2021 is going to be a global virtual event, happening literally around the world February 22-25, 2021. Building on the wonderful response to NISO Plus 2020, we’re bringing the same quality of content and conversation to this born-digital event, with dozens of amazing speakers and keynotes from across the globe. Scheduled to maximize attendance from as many timezones as possible, there will be things for you to see and do around the clock if you wish...or, pick and choose to make the experience perfect for your interests.

Monday, February 22 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Standards that support diversity, equity, and inclusion

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We're all familiar with the problems that occur when standards fail to take into account diversity — from seatbelts that don't protect women as well as they protect men, to buildings that are only accessible to those with full mobility. Information standards, likewise, fail if they aren't created by, for, and with the community that uses them. This session will look at some existing standards that support DEI, and the speakers will also discuss what more we need to do to ensure that future standards are as diverse, inclusive, and equitable as they must be to succeed.

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Hannah Heckner

VP of Product, Silverchair
Hannah Heckner has served as Product Strategist at Silverchair since the start of 2020. In this position she provides detailed product visioning, helps to prioritize and execute on the platform development plan, and oversees the Silverchair Universe program. She previously served... Read More →

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Katharina Ruckstuhl

Associate Dean Māori, Otago Business School, University of Otago
I am an Associate Dean Māori and Senior Research Fellow at the Otago Business School, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. My role in the Business School focuses on strategic empowerment of Māori students and staff with a particular focus on entrepreneurship.  I am actively... Read More →

Simon Holt

Publisher, Micro/Nanotechnologies and Reference Content Volume Strategy, Elsevier
Simon Holt is a Book Publisher at Elsevier, where he has worked since 2013. He is Chair of Elsevier Enabled, an employee group representing people with disabilities across the organization, and has worked to advocate for greater inclusion and diversity for all demographics across... Read More →
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Trevor Dawes

University of Delaware
Trevor A. Dawes has worked in the academic library sector for over 20 years developing and providing a range of service-enhancing training and professional development opportunities that positively impact library-wide projects and programs. Dawes also facilitates workshops on leadership... Read More →

Monday February 22, 2021 12:00pm - 1:15pm EST
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