CNI Spring 2020
Virtual Membership Meeting
Propose a Project Briefing
DEADLINE: April 13, 2020
About the Briefings: Virtual Meeting Cycle
With the multitude of pressing issues resulting from changes in our environment, we are reopening the call for proposals, soliciting briefings that focus specifically on current challenges. Some of these topics include:
- Research continuity when campuses are closed
- Supporting suddenly remote students
- Open resources and research, teaching and learning
- Technology equity
- Rapid cloud implementation
- Developing 3D printing strategies to support manufacturing shortfalls
Project briefings will take place as 30-minute or one-hour webinars weekdays from April 2nd through May 29th during the noon-5pm EDT/9am-1pm PDT window; Each 30 and 60-minute briefing should include time for general discussion: 10 and 20 minutes, respectively. Only one webinar will take place within each available time slot. Anyone may propose a project briefing webinar, including groups/individuals from non-member institutions and organizations. Presenters will be registered as meeting attendees.
Project briefings (presentations) are the heart of every membership meeting. Project briefings address state-of-the-art developments and issues of interest to the membership, as outlined in each year’s Program Plan. Attendees include senior IT and library administrators, publishing executives, government officials, and others with a high level of interest in and understanding of digital information issues. While participation in live webinars will be restricted to pre-registered membership meeting participants, our expectation is that sessions will be recorded and posted publicly unless presenters request that they not be.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, April 13, 2020. We’ll respond to these proposals on a rolling basis, aiming for a roughly one-week window from submission to response. Our expectation is that we’ll accept a maximum of about a dozen of these proposals.
Code of Conduct
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 talk to a member of the CNI staff. In case of emergency, dial 911.