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The information profession
has got to evolve; but how?
Kate Arnold
SLA President 2014
katearnold64@yahoo.co.uk
LILAC 2014
SLA
• 8,000 members in 75 countries
• 55 regional groupings (chapters)
• 26 subject groupings (divisions)
• Networking
• L...
SLA membership
Source: http://bit.ly/1tdmmwF
Old to new skills
From
Waitresses
Transactional
Clerks
I have it
Supplicant
Source: Nora Paul 1999 Leadership for News Lib...
Old to new skills
Old
Gatekeeper
Online searcher
Custodian of collections
Service provider
Information gatherer
Library pr...
Old to new skills
From technical experts …
Technical experts
Inward looking & reactive
Gathering
Provide information to ot...
Source: http://bit.ly/1eTPZPl
IFLA Future Trends
Providers and users
views
‘The evolving value of information
management and the five essential
attributes of the modern in...
Top 5 cited challenges
Knowledge providers
• Everything is on the
internet
• Demonstrating value
• Budget/financial
constr...
Attributes
• Communicate your value
• Understand the drivers
• Manage the process
• Keep up your technical skills
• Provid...
Source: http://bit.ly/1gK5Ajs
Source: http://bit.ly/1td36zb
Source: http://bit.ly/QqTeCA
Source: http://bit.ly/1i89mPE Source: http://bit.ly/1i89mPE
Source: http://bit.ly/Qg0m58
SLA’s Competencies
2003
• Managing information
organisations
• Managing information
resources
• Managing information
servi...
CILIP Professional Knowledge and Skills Base
• Source: Sandra Ward and Ian Wooler: The essential competence – demonstrating value. Online conference 2011
http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1238333
Sources
http://trends.ifla.org (IFLA’s Future Trends
Report)
www.ft.com/sla (register to download FT/SLA
survey)
http://ww...
Katearnold64@yahoo.co.uk @katefromuk
What value and benefits do we add? Why information professionals are essential to successful digital, health and informati...
What value and benefits do we add? Why information professionals are essential to successful digital, health and informati...
What value and benefits do we add? Why information professionals are essential to successful digital, health and informati...
What value and benefits do we add? Why information professionals are essential to successful digital, health and informati...
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What value and benefits do we add? Why information professionals are essential to successful digital, health and information literacy delivery (Keynote) - Kate Arnold

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What value and benefits do we add? Why information professionals are essential to successful digital, health and information literacy delivery (Keynote) - Kate Arnold

  1. 1. The information profession has got to evolve; but how? Kate Arnold SLA President 2014 katearnold64@yahoo.co.uk LILAC 2014
  2. 2. SLA • 8,000 members in 75 countries • 55 regional groupings (chapters) • 26 subject groupings (divisions) • Networking • Learning • Advocacy
  3. 3. SLA membership
  4. 4. Source: http://bit.ly/1tdmmwF
  5. 5. Old to new skills From Waitresses Transactional Clerks I have it Supplicant Source: Nora Paul 1999 Leadership for News Librarians course, Maastricht, Netherlands To Tour guides Transformational Coaches I know who has it Pitchman
  6. 6. Old to new skills Old Gatekeeper Online searcher Custodian of collections Service provider Information gatherer Library process Inward looking Source: Lesley Robinson Consultancy Services Ltd (www.lesleyrobinson.co.uk) New Collaborator Trainer Facilitator Information advisors Problem solver Business process Networker
  7. 7. Old to new skills From technical experts … Technical experts Inward looking & reactive Gathering Provide information to others Work in a silo Unclear metrics Only work within comfort zone Source: FT/SLA survey 2013 To decision enablers … Multi-skilled Outward looking & proactive Distilling & validating Coach others to self-serve Integrated within organisation Clear metrics linked to strategy Happy to work outside comfort zone
  8. 8. Source: http://bit.ly/1eTPZPl
  9. 9. IFLA Future Trends
  10. 10. Providers and users views ‘The evolving value of information management and the five essential attributes of the modern information professional’ www.ft.com/sla
  11. 11. Top 5 cited challenges Knowledge providers • Everything is on the internet • Demonstrating value • Budget/financial constraints • Cost of access to info • Lack of understanding of colleagues/other depts Executives • Information overload • Filtering/sifting through information found • Relevancy of information • Up to date/most recent information • Speed & timeliness of information
  12. 12. Attributes • Communicate your value • Understand the drivers • Manage the process • Keep up your technical skills • Provide decision-ready information
  13. 13. Source: http://bit.ly/1gK5Ajs
  14. 14. Source: http://bit.ly/1td36zb
  15. 15. Source: http://bit.ly/QqTeCA
  16. 16. Source: http://bit.ly/1i89mPE Source: http://bit.ly/1i89mPE
  17. 17. Source: http://bit.ly/Qg0m58
  18. 18. SLA’s Competencies 2003 • Managing information organisations • Managing information resources • Managing information services • Applying information tools & technologies 2014 • Creating & maintaining collaborative relationships • Managing information services & resources • Understanding & applying information tools & technologies
  19. 19. CILIP Professional Knowledge and Skills Base
  20. 20. • Source: Sandra Ward and Ian Wooler: The essential competence – demonstrating value. Online conference 2011
  21. 21. http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1238333
  22. 22. Sources http://trends.ifla.org (IFLA’s Future Trends Report) www.ft.com/sla (register to download FT/SLA survey) http://www.linexsystems.com/blog/item/sla-ft- report-summary (Sara Batts’ take on 12 tasks from FT/SLA survey) http://www.sla.org/slatalk-roundup-proving- value-information-services/ (Storify of #slatalk on FT/SLA survey 4/3/14) http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/jobs-and- careers/professional-knowledge-and-skills- base (CILIP PKSB) http://bit.ly/1irXc8D
  23. 23. Katearnold64@yahoo.co.uk @katefromuk

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