SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] unemployed?
Re: [Sigia-l] unemployed?
From: karl fast (karl.fast_at_pobox.com)
Date: Tue Jun 04 2002 - 23:11:23 EDT
> My theory: Library Scientists have found themselves suddenly
> extremely relevant on a massive scale because this new dimension
> uses contextual relevance as its central nervous system. But that's
> just one sliver. I keep wanting IA to be more than that.
Having spent the last year getting my MLIS I would add the following
- LIS folks have always believed they've been relevant.
- They have also considered themselves long overlooked.
- They are still having a hard time convincing people of their
- They are, in general, well liked and respected. I have a friend
who does web development work and everytime somebody gets mad,
she slips in the fact that she's a librarian. They are no longer
mad. They can't get mad at librarians. Works every time she says.
- They have done a terrible job selling themselves and only a
mediocre job moving their skills outside the traditional library
setting (if they did a good job I think you'd see a lot more CIO
jobs going to folks with an LIS degree, although they'd probably
need an MBA too).
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