Are we Informationists?

Are all Librarians Informationists? Essentially the term was initially used to describe Medical Librarians who were individuals with extensive clinical expertise, acute familiarity with organizational structures and processes, as well as being information systems technical savvy. There doesn’t seem to be one set educational pathway or formalized set of skills or knowledge for informationists. However, […]

CILIP Update: GCHQ, how refreshing

This months (October 2011) CILIP Update included a piece about GCHQ: Official site of the UK Government Communications Headquarters which is the centre for Her Majesty’s Government’s Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) activities. These are my thoughts. ‘I don’t recruit a records manager, or legislation experts, or web content managers, I recruit information professionals. Understand that I […]

10 realistic yet motivational facts!

Information and knowledge management people are a hardy bunch. What I didn’t know was ahead of me when I embarked on this journey 10 years ago was this:  Information management people have to be resilient in terms of skills and mindset. We are intrepid. Get noticed. Be professional. Express yourself. Engage and give feedback. Try to be […]

CPD23: Things 10 and 11, Qualifications and Mentoring

Routes into ‘librarianship’ (information management), qualifications and mentoring. Huge, huge, great big subject! And anyway, on a personal level it should probably be ‘routes in and back out of librarianship’! Firstly here is how the land lies: I started volunteering in the local Community college LRC about 10 years ago and decided that it was THE […]