SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: SIGIA-L: certification?
RE: SIGIA-L: certification?
From: Hodges Doug (doug.hodges_at_nlc-bnc.ca)
Date: Tue Jun 13 2000 - 15:03:49 EDT
IMHO, IA certification seems impractical at this time. IA practitioners
come from a wide variety of backgrounds and different professional
ARMA, ASIS, ALA, CIPS, etc. So incorporating a single, recognized IA
certification within an existing professional society does not seem
feasible. And forming a separate professional IA society which would
provide certification would be a *huge* amount of work, and then there is
the matter of getting the certification formally recognized outside of such
a society. I think any attempt to formalize such a dynamic field right now
would be counter-productive. Perhaps at some point in the future, two or
more professional societies or associations could jointly establish an IA
certification standard and process. Who knows?
National Library of Canada
"Opinions expressed are mine and not necessarily those of my employer".
>From: Louis Rosenfeld [mailto:lou_at_argus-inc.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 1:18 PM
>Subject: RE: SIGIA-L: certification?
>My guess is that the employer doesn't know too much about the field of IA;
>I'm 99.99% certain that no such certification exists.
>This topic came up at the ASIS Summit in Boston last April. Does anyone
>have strong opinions either way about the value of IA certification? My
>concern is that even if there was value in certification (and I'm not sure
>there is), the field is simply not mature enough to build a standard
>syllabus around, and that few would care to put in the effort to obtain
>certification when demand for IAs is so great (and not likely to diminish,
>at least not in our lifetimes).
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-sigia-l_at_asis.org [mailto:owner-sigia-l_at_asis.org]On Behalf Of
>> Lori Rosen
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 11:44 AM
>> To: sigia-l_at_asis.org
>> Subject: SIGIA-L: certification?
>> I recently saw a job ad that said something like, "Information Architect
>> certification a plus." Is there such a thing? -- my web searches
>> no relevant results.
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