Nerida Hart – Candidate for Director – Question #1 Imagine you have just finished your term on the SLA Board of Directors, what did you accomplish?
At the end of my term I will have effectively demonstrated and communicated the value of librarians/information professionals outside the traditional roles we usually have in organisations. We need to reposition ourselves as knowledge brokers not just information providers.
I have not worked in a 'library or information centre' for over 4 years now but my information and knowledge management skills are used daily. Sometimes I even surprise myself with my skill sets and knowledge. However, through all these new roles I have taken on my clients invariably are relieved when I tell them I am a library or information professional. My stakeholders and clients range from landholders to politicians and without fail I have a positive response to my skills.
The world is changing so rapidly we need to have a whole new mindset about where and how we work. I expect this message will reach our SLA members and also pass on the new skills needed to take on new roles.
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