It hasn’t been the worst year for information professionals working in companies. Their down-sizing took place prior to the big recession, observes Anne Caputo (DowJones), President-Elect, SLA (a.k.a., Special Library Association, but that could change any day now, as a vote on a new name is pending.)
Market opportunities also exist, Anne says, for companies offering information services and solutions. But money isn’t freely available for just anything. Products need to fit a high-level corporate objective, or the costs need to be able to be passed on to clients.
The outlook for corporate information professionals? A name change is possibly also in order. Sadly, an MLS doesn’t cut it anymore, says Anne. Better would be an MBA. And if you’re smart, you’ll get yourself imbedded in a place other than the corporate library.
It’s best to hear it in her own words. Play the video.
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