SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: RE: State of the Profession
Re: SIGIA-L: RE: State of the Profession
Date: Tue Jun 19 2001 - 17:09:41 EDT
It's great that there are already "marketing efforts" going on! To start the ball
rolling among our community, who else is doing/has done anything like Chris is
doing with his colloquium in Austin? Do you have any presentations that you gave
and/or materials that you produced that can be shared with others in our community?
Chris Ewing wrote:
> It is good to hear that others feel the same as I.
> I have started down this road to enlightent the community of Austin.
> When I started the UTIAG (see: www.gslis.utexas.edu/~iag for more) nad
> helped Rebecca Davis with the local IA gathering one of the goals I had
> was to educate the community around us about IA. Thus I have invited
> Lou to speak in Austin and UT's Graduate School of Library and Information
> Science is hosting him for a colloquium (publisized and open to the Austin
> community). In an attempt to fuel the IA fire.
> Sorry Lou the cat is out of the bag.
> So I agree that there needs to be more push by the IA community to spread
> the word and Universities may be just the medium (at least in Austin)
> to accomplish this.
> I think there is a great need to share what efforts that are being attempted
> by different location throughout the nation to promote the awareness
> of IA.
> I personally would like to see E.G.'s presentation if possible. The more
> open we can be in this regard the more cohesive the collective will become.
> I pledge to share any ideas I have along with those attempts that fail.
> ---- webgrrl_at_attglobal.net wrote:
> > Well said, Chris. I believe as a group of IA professionals, we need
> > to greatly
> > amplify the voice of the users by sharing our knowledge, experience
> > and skills.
> > Local IA chapters may want to think about educating their local markets
> > about
> > IA through free lectures to schools, clubs, associations, articles
> > in the local
> > paper, etc. It may not only help the local market understand why their
> > Web
> > sites are failing, but also help create demand (aka jobs) for us. E.G.
> > we're
> > working on building a boilerplate presentation in AZ for use in such
> > activities
> > -- in the spirit of all the materials ASTD has put together over the
> > years for
> > its membership's use. If ASIST-IA members find such efforts valuable,
> > I'll be
> > happy to contribute beyond AZ. ;-)
> > Just some thoughts ...
> > Best,
> > Pamela Saalbach
> > Chris Ewing wrote:
> > > This job situation seems very odd to me. Since I
> > > am new on the market it should be harder for me
> > > to find a position. But those who are in the
> > > market and have prior experience should get a job
> > > more quickly.
> > >
> > > If anyone can relay some information to me about
> > > what the CEO's are reading I would like that. I
> > > have noticed that if you program say java or the
> > > like there is a huge job market. Yet users are
> > > screaming content not functionality. It appears
> > > to me that again corporate America has it
> > > backwards. Their sites are failing them
> > > financially and they want more functionality.
> > >
> > > It seems to me that if we are the voice of the
> > > users we need to scream louder. Maybe I'm on a
> > > soapbox or frustrated but there has to be a way
> > > to rally this into the national spot light.
> > >
> > > Any thoughts are welcome
> > >
> > > If this has been addressed please excuse me I
> > > have been looking excessively hard for a job.
> > >
> > > Chris Ewing MLIS
> > > Member UTIAG
> > > chewing_at_onebox.com - email
> > > (512) 682-6934 x5264- voicemail/fax
> > > (512) 740-3280 -cel
> > >
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