Description

This book is intended for professional Library and Information Services (LIS) staff and LIS students who want to be more successful as information professionals. The LIS profession is one of the most challenging in the 21st century, combining expertise in information management with information technology skills and knowledge of marketing. The author has written a practical and concise book on key characteristics, with practical tips and techniques. Characteristics of the Successful 21st Century Information Professional is a guide to the diverse characteristics of the information professional, helping readers to achieve greater success in their jobs and careers.

Key Features

  • Written by an enthusiastic, creative and knowledgeable author
  • Based on the practical, day-to-day experience of the author
  • Provides a good overview of the key LIS profession characteristics plus techniques and tips to improve them

Readership

Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science

Table of Contents

Introduction; You are creative and keen to innovate; You are a search engine guru; You see the big picture; You maintain a healthy work–life balance; You show leadership; You can persuade others; You are an effective networker; You know how you can add value; You have effective presentation skills; You know how to measure value; You manage your time and use the magical word ‘no’; You know the basics of information architecture; You speak the technical jargon; You can manage a project; You know how to effectively market yourself; You are always up to date; Conclusion.

Details

No. of pages:
180
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9781780630878
Print ISBN:
9781843341970
Print ISBN:
9781843341451

About the author

Dennie Heye

Dennie Heye is an information scientist at a Fortune Global 500 company, focussing on innovative information management projects, global library development and taxonomy design. He has lectured and written about different topics on library and information science. Dennie has a Master degree in Marketing and a bachelor degree in Library and Information Science.

Reviews

…an approachable introduction to and for the next generation of information professionals., Australian Academic and Research Libraries