the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title: Deborah Hunt
Library, School, or Organization Name: Information Edge
Co-Presenter Name(s): n/a
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: California, USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Librarians and info pros looking for careers outside the traditional library realm
Short Session Description (one line): Mining Enterprise Intelligence or Bringing Order to Information Chaos
Full Session Description: Most organizations are desperate to find, reuse and repurpose their knowledge assets (paper, digital, and intellectual capital) in an information-overload reality. This can be an opportunity for us – with current and future employers and clients – through enterprise content management (ECM), document management (DM), digital asset management (DAM) and knowledge management (KM).
Studies have demonstrated that in paper-based systems, workers waste approximately 20% to 40% of their time searching for documents. Lost or misplaced paper files are a common problem with potentially disastrous results. The following statistics on document management are alarming:
Trends related to LIS employment show that in 2007, 15% of employers were not libraries and in 2008, that number jumped to 27%.
I see my colleagues struggling with layoffs and job insecurity. Yet there are vast opportunities for information professionals and I want to see us benefit from those opportunities.
Join this session to learn how to leverage the skills you already possess and how to expand your skillset to add to your professional toolbox.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: http://www.information-edge.com
All general conference sessions have to be noncommercial. I'm afraid this may not qualify. We do have options for commercial sponsors to co-present or present as part of sessions that are advertised as sponsored, but you'd need to be a sponsor to do that. Let me know if you'd like me to send some information.
I wrote "may" because it was hard for me to tell. Since the link you put in the proposal is a service that seems to relate directly to the topic, I just needed to make sure you were aware of the non-commercial policy--some folks just didn't see that.
As long as your session is not an advertisement for what you do commercially, just let me know and we're good to go.
I'm not trying to sell what I do except in the sense that my colleagues can do it too. Actually, I'm increasing the competition, but I do feel that in order for our profession to remain sustainable, we need to think outside the box and how we can leverage our skills and experience to work in areas where there is increased need and funding.