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  • The Impact of the Agile Information ProfessionalMichelynn McKnight, PhD, AHIPAssociate ProfessorLouisiana State UniversitySchool of Library and Information ScienceBaton Rouge, LA, USA mmck@lsu.edu NVB 100: Utrecht 15 November 2012
  • Louisiana
  • The shape of Texas in a bar in theDallas-Fort Worth (Texas)Airport
  • Baton Rouge on the Mississippi River129 kilometers up river from New Orleans
  • Information Professionals: Doing better What we have always done well
  • What have we always done well?Information Services
  • PeopleSystems and Sources Information
  • Agile information services have impact!
  • Are our services client-centered orlibrary-centered?
  • Are our services proactive or reactive?
  • Information Literacy
  • Know you need to know something Know how to use systems to find sources Know what to do with the sources – how to evaluate them for your need.
  • Agile Information ProfessionalsLove their workAre appreciatedKeep green and growing
  • Rigid Information ProfessionalsAre frustratedAre not appreciatedAre far behind today’s clients and sources
  • We can be RIGID when we are dead – Until then let’s be AGILE
  • How can you really make an IMPACT?
  • KnowShow Tell
  • All library and information services support a larger institution. “Spanish Moss” and Live Oak Tree
  • Agile Information Professionals: Doing betterWhat we have always done well
  • The Impact of the Agile Information ProfessionalMichelynn McKnight, PhD, AHIPAssociate ProfessorLouisiana State UniversitySchool of Library and Information ScienceBaton Rouge, LA, USA mmck@lsu.edu NVB 100: Utrecht 15 November 2012