CNI Fall 2020
Virtual Membership Meeting
November 10-December 15, 2020
Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually. In the current public health emergency, we have moved the Fall 2020 meeting virtual and spread it out across about a month to take advantage of the virtual environment; the meeting will culminate in two afternoons (Eastern Time) on December 14-15, when the in-person meeting had been scheduled, with our Executive Roundtable and some plenary presentations. Each member organization may send two representatives. Registration details are being sent to member representatives.
Project briefing proposals are now being accepted. Anyone may propose a project briefing, including groups/individuals from non-member institutions and organizations. Four weeks will be devoted to project briefings: three weeks based on the three major themes of CNI’s Program Plan, and the final week devoted to emerging issues and developments related to the current crisis. See theme descriptions for more information.
Project briefings are the very heart of every membership meeting, allowing participants to interact informally about projects, initiatives, and ideas of their own choosing. Plenary sessions include presentations of CNI’s latest initiatives as well as insights from national and international leaders in the networked information community.
Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information
December 14, 3-4:30 (EST)
Clifford Lynch has led the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since 1997. He is both a past president and recipient of the Award of Merit of the American Society for Information Science, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization. His work has been recognized by the American Library Association’s Lippincott Award, the EDUCAUSE Leadership Award in Public Policy and Practice, and the American Society for Engineering Education’s Homer Bernhardt Award. In 2017, Lynch was selected as an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow. He also serves as adjunct professor at Berkeley’s School of Information.
Additional plenaries will be announced.
CNI is committed to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment for inquiry, constructive disagreement, and intellectual freedom and honesty. We do not tolerate personal attacks, harassment of any kind, violence, or disruptive behavior. Please be respectful of our community’s diversity and generous of others’ views. If you have concerns, please contact a member of the CNI staff.