Friday, 20th March 2015
As we launch FreePint's new Topic Series "Best Practices in Information Skills Development", the co-producers provide a taste of what's upcoming as we examine skills development from the perspective of information managers who need to train their centre staff and users in other departments.
The role of information professionals constantly changes - as, of course, does the business environment in which they operate - due to competition, new technologies, challenging business environments and tough economic times. Now more than ever, information professionals have a responsibility to ensure that organisations are investing wisely in information.
A key element of maximising information investments is ensuring the entire workforce has the skills needed to find, analyse and exploit information effectively in the digital workplace.
Ensuring Return on Information Investments
As information professionals we are responsible for ensuring that our organisations are getting an adequate return on information investments and at times we may be asked to explain the value added. Therefore, it is important that we regularly ask ourselves these questions:
The Role of Information Managers in Skills Development
The FreePint Topic Series "Best Practices in Information Skills Development" aims to provide guidance, tips and support for information professionals as they seek to address these big questions. We examine skills development from the perspective of information managers who need to train their centre staff and users in other departments.
With case studies, product reviews, discussions and market overviews, this Topic Series is a valuable opportunity for learning and dialogue for information managers across a range of industries.
Subjects to be addressed in this series include:
Whether you are new to information skills development, or are simply keen to explore new strategies and techniques, this series will offer a wealth of information for you and your staff.
We will also shortly launch the "FreePint Survey: Information Skills Development" and invite you to participate. The survey will ask for input on your organisation's strategy around skills development, resources, approaches and emerging needs. Your input is anonymous, but if you choose to provide an email address, you will receive a copy of the final report upon publication. Watch for the announcement shortly.
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