Michelynn McKnight - The impact of the agile information professional

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Michelynn McKnight - The impact of the agile information professional

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Louisiana
  3. 3. The shape of Texas in a bar in theDallas-Fort Worth (Texas)Airport
  4. 4. Baton Rouge on the Mississippi River129 kilometers up river from New Orleans
  5. 5. Information Professionals: Doing better What we have always done well
  6. 6. What have we always done well?Information Services
  7. 7. PeopleSystems and Sources Information
  8. 8. Agile information services have impact!
  9. 9. Are our services client-centered orlibrary-centered?
  10. 10. Are our services proactive or reactive?
  11. 11. Information Literacy
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. Agile Information ProfessionalsLove their workAre appreciatedKeep green and growing
  14. 14. Rigid Information ProfessionalsAre frustratedAre not appreciatedAre far behind today’s clients and sources
  15. 15. We can be RIGID when we are dead – Until then let’s be AGILE
  16. 16. How can you really make an IMPACT?
  17. 17. KnowShow Tell
  18. 18. All library and information services support a larger institution. “Spanish Moss” and Live Oak Tree
  19. 19. Agile Information Professionals: Doing betterWhat we have always done well
  20. 20. 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

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