Information Professionals: Helping You Succeed

Is your organization as successful as it could be?

Success may look different in every organization, but it has some common ingredients: trusted market intelligence, efficient collection and sharing of data, and easy access to decision-ready information, to name just three.

Information professionals bring these ingredients to the table. They’re trained in information research, knowledge management, and data analysis and presentation, and they know your organization, your market, and your mission. They’re all about helping you succeed.

You may already have information professionals in your organization, working in roles such as research analyst, knowledge manager, information specialist, intranet manager, or librarian. Some work in physical libraries or information centers; others are part of research and development, strategic planning, or market research teams. Some info pros “float” from project to project, embedding themselves in a team and supporting its work for several weeks or even months, then moving on to another team.

In today’s business environment of information and data overload, sudden market disruption, and constant technological innovation, you can’t afford to fly blind. Click on the links below to see how information professionals can help you maximize your success. (And if you have information professionals in your organization, you’ll want to review these resources to make sure you’re taking full advantage of the services they can provide.)

See samples of our members’ work, and contact SLA’s national job lines to bring the right information professional to your work place today.

What Employers Say about Information Professionals

A Partnership for Success featuring Pat Skarulis, Vice President of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Collaborate for Change featuring Jan Combopiano, Vice President of Catalyst

Making an Impact: Case Studies and Examples

Conducting Research that Powers Investment Decisions

“We perform a good deal of synthesis on the data we dig up, both to help clients make more sense of it and to more quickly point them in the direction of an answer.” Michael Hill, Austin Ventures

Helping Employers Make Sense of Big Data

“Our employer … lives and breathes big data and analytics, both for our customers and our employees. [We], as information professionals, play an integral role in providing context and meaning to big data and thereby increasing its impact.”Elaine Teague and Julie Legeros, SAS

Keeping Realtors Abreast of Market Trends

“During the housing boom, a lot of people did a lot of business rather quickly; now it’s really about getting back to the fundamentals, so we’re providing many more resources in the areas of business planning, marketing, and sales strategies.” Mary Martinez-Garcia, National Association of Realtors

Improving Health Care Outcomes

“We more readily see impact when we can identify the tangible health results from a project, like the number of lives saved or the number of interventions delivered, and we can trace it back and say, ‘That project was predicated on a literature review that was conducted by the library in the fall of 2010.'” Jeffrey Aubuchon, Management Sciences for Health

Adding Value to Recruitment Services

“By adopting a more targeted sourcing approach using geographic and labor market data, competitive intelligence, and tailored searching strategies, our information specialists were able to set more realistic expectations and requirements for the types of talent that could be attracted.” Megan Buttita, Allstate


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