Defining the Knowledge Professional
I was directed to this series of posts via @rebeccajonesgal on Twitter: Susan Lipsey on Knowledge Professionals. Part 1 is titled “Do our clients know who we are?” Part 2 is: “Defining our Value”. Part 3 is Measuring our Performance and Part 4 is Good Enough?
I like how Susan focuses on relationship-building as opposed to defining tasks. It’s something I struggle with, at least in finding the right vocabulary. I continually look for catch phrases that I can tuck away in my memory to pull out at an opportune time (unfortunately, I haven’t created the right access word to actually recall them!). I figure if I read enough material eventually it’ll be ingrained.
I’m going through a challenge in my workplace, where there is talk of changing my position title, as “librarian” isn’t reflective of what I do. Funnily enough, when my colleagues talk about what I do, I realize that they are indeed describing a “librarian”. I guess this is the disconnect with the term that SLA has been working on with the Alignment Project. It’ll be interesting to see what we finally come up with!
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