Based in part on a selection of the author's past blog postings, Information Professionals' Career Confidential is a convenient, browsable, and illuminating pocket compendium of insights on topics relevant for information and knowledge professionals at any stage of their careers.
This book collects comments on matters of interest to new and experienced information professionals alike in 1-2 minute "quick takes, inviting further thought. Topics range from the value of knowledge management and effective communication in organizations to assessing employers' perception of information professionals and how best to increase one's value through professional organizations and volunteering.
This unique resource will be illuminating for anyone in library and information science, career development, or knowledge and information management.
- Raises questions - in a lively and concise manner - relevant for information professionals
- Offers readers the opportunity to read entries one at a time for reflection, or to read the entire book and then go back to certain entries to consolidate the meaning
- Presents ideas and concepts from thoughtful perspectives in a style designed to make professionals and students reflect on their own careers
PART 1: The Info Pro's Organizational Value: Timeless Principles 1. The (hidden) cost of missed chances: The info pro's opportunity 2. Cultural factors in value perceptions regarding KM: The info pro's cheat sheet 3. Communication is a tricky business: The info pro's role 4. How is my organization or my client doing with information and knowledge? The info pro's initial checklist PART 2: The Info Pro's Career: Tried and True Advice 1. How are info pros perceived? The role of the information profession(s) in society 2. Who's in charge of our image? Career and professional profile management 3. What's next for info pros? New career opportunities 4. Why should info pros volunteer? The value of (contributing to) professional associations
A widely respected information professional working in the information industry since the late 1970s and as a knowledge management consultant since 1992, Ulla de Stricker is known for her pioneering activities, leadership, and support to colleagues through conference presentations, articles, books, and in the last several years through her Information and Knowledge Management Blog. Professionally, she assists clients in a wide range of strategic planning projects (see http://www.destricker.com).