Competencies for Information Professionals of the 21st Century - Special Libraries Association | The Information Professional |
SLA members have explored and shared their vision of the competencies and skills required for specialized information management in many forums.



Prepared for the Special Libraries Association Board of Directors by the Special Committee on Competencies for Special Librarians
Eileen Abels, Rebecca Jones, John Latham, Dee Magnoni, Joanne Gard Marshall

What is an Information Professional?
An Information Professional (“IP”) strategically uses information in his/her job to advance the mission of the organization. The IP accomplishes this through the development, deployment, and management of information resources and services. The IP harnesses technology as a critical tool to accomplish goals. IPs include, but are not limited to librarians, knowledge managers, chief information officers, web developers, information brokers, and consultants.

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