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In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, NISO announced on March 13, 2020 that it is allowing staff at registered libraries to watch webinars and virtual conferences independently. Until further notice, staff are strongly discouraged from gathering in person to watch NISO webinars and virtual conferences.


As Library Standards Alliance Members of NISO, the USMAI Library Consortium receives a limited number of logins for each webinar in the popular NISO Educational and NFAIS Forethought webinar series. Registration is now open for staff at USMAI libraries.

Schedule: 2020 NISO Webinars

How to Register:

Any staff member at a USMAI institution can request access to one or more of the webinars.

It's easy to register:

  1. Make note of the date of the webinar or webinars you would like to attend.
  2. Visit USMAI's eventbrite page for this series.
  3. Click "select a date."
  4. Click "tickets" next to the date of the webinar you want to attend.
  5. Use the dropdown box next to your campus name to indicate the number of people you are registering for the webinar.

A Few Things to Know:

  • Since we have a limited number of logins, each institution should only expect to receive one login. This means that if multiple people at a single institution register for a webinar, we will contact the people who have registered and ask that they watch the webinar together.
  • Attendees are responsible for booking a room at their library (if necessary) and for notifying colleagues of the opportunity to attend the webinar.
  • Logins are provided to USMAI member libraries on a "first come, first served" basis. However, we may ask staff at nearby institutions to schedule a joint viewing in order to provide access for a more remote library.
  • Once we have distributed all the logins for a webinar, we will close registration at the remaining institutions. The viewing locations for the webinar will be listed on the eventbrite page. Staff at member libraries not listed can register to attend a group viewing at another library.

If you can't attend a live viewing: No worries. Archived recordings are available free to all members. You will need to log into the Portal to access the credentials.

Questions? Please contact Katia Fowler