org) and NFAIS
saw long-time executive directors retire, Carla Funk at MLA and Bonnie Lawlor at NFAIS
Speed is clearly a factor in the digital equation, but as the title of this year's NFAIS
Conference, Content Unleashed: Delivering the New Information Experience, suggests, content providers must give users the ability to find content quickly and easily, including user-generated content.
According to Lucian Parziale, president-elect of the NFAIS
, "The battle for mindshare has begun, but we must have a more in-depth knowledge of the needs of information seekers to win that battle.
With almost 4,000 librarian attendees, both onsite and in the virtual conference, and 245 exhibiting companies contributing another 1,100 personnel, the 2015 ACRL conference dwarfed the 150 people at the NFAIS
When I asked these questions at the NFAIS
conference, a clear majority of the audience voted to invest in collaboration and sharing.
In February 2012, the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS
) announced a draft Code of Practice: Discovery Services for review and comment.
Milstead (ISBN: 0-942308-50-6; $175 to NFAIS
members, $235 to nonmembers).
Jill O'Neill is the director of professional development at NFAIS
The sponsor was NFAIS
, the National Federation of Abstracting & Information Services, and the topic was library consortia.
But in a private session for NFAIS
members only, copyright lawyer Steve Metalitz encouraged publishers to issue licenses for electronic products rather than rely on the copyright law alone.
(National Federation of Advanced Information Services) 2015 Annual Conference left Philadelphia after a 20-year stay and was held Feb.
All national library organizations participate as voting members who set standards, including the American Library Association, the American Association of Law Libraries, ASIS, the American Theological Library Association, the Art Libraries Society of North America, the Association of Jewish Libraries, the Medical Library Association, the Music Library Association, NCLIS, NFAIS
, the Special Libraries Association, and others.