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April 2016 Updates

Date posted: March 28, 2016

Nominations for NACIS Board At-Large Members and Student Board Member

A message from Alex Tait, Past President

As immediate past-President of NACIS I have the privilege of chairing the Nominations Committee for the upcoming 2016 NACIS Board elections. NACIS is a vibrant community of diverse scholars, designers and enthusiasts in academia, freelance, and public practice. Each year we hold elections to fill three At-Large Board Member positions and one Student Board Member position. We aim to field candidates with a balanced but incisive perspective, new ideas, and a creative approach to future conferences and other organization activities.

The election ballot will be posted for the membership later this year, prior to the annual meeting, and newly elected members will be announced at the meeting. Elected members are expected to attend the annual NACIS conferences, participate in virtual board meetings (every couple of months), and travel to the spring board meeting (often in Wisconsin). Also, you would contribute in a general way to ongoing discussions, and join at least one committee. Again, the At-Large board position is a two-year commitment and the Student position is a one-year commitment

If you would like to nominate someone or volunteer yourself for nomination, please contact me by April 15: [email protected]. Of course, I’d be happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.


ALA pre-conference on data visualization
June 23 in Orlando

MAGIRT, the Map and Geospatial Information Round Table, is holding a full-day pre-conference at this year’s American Library Association Annual in Orlando, FloridaJune 23 – 28.

On Thursday, June 23, 2016, join MAGIRT to learn about using data visualization. This pre-conference program, a follow-up to the programs presented at Annual 2015 in San Francisco, will lead participants through a series of hands-on exercises designed to help them learn both data cleaning techniques and data visualization principles.

The presenters are:

  • Justin Joque, Visualization Librarian, University of Michigan Libraries
  • Angela Zoss, Data Visualization Coordinator, Duke University Libraries
  • Andy Rutkowski, Geospatial Librarian, UCLA Library

Check out a full description of the program.
Space is limited, so register soon!