Marie Cannon, of SLA Europe Chapter and Legal Division fame, wrote a great synopsis of the event where strategic thoughts were presented on how to effectively demonstrate the value of the info pro, among other topics.
Last week I attended an SLA event focused on the (fairly) recent publication of the SLA-FT report in to the modern information professional. It consisted of an interactive panel discussion, followed by networking with a lovely view of the River Thames, excellent company and some very delicious canapés.
The SLA and FT have collaborated on a research study to explore the evolving value of information management in today’s society, and published their results in Spring 2013. This primarily involved a survey asking the opinions of both information professionals (providers) and senior executives (users). The publication of the study can be found here and I would really, really recommend it to you as it gives a lot of food for thought!
The study suggests that there are 5 essential attributes for information professionals to strive for:
- Communicate your value
- Understand the drivers
- Manage the process
- Keep up on technical skills
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