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To keep pace with data analytics, information professionals will need to upskill to become "information engineers" - that's the key message of Jinfo's "Q&A with Evalueserve - harnessing insights through mind and machine". Find out which other skills are considered particularly important in this blog.
Value can be elusive and means different things to different organisations but you can achieve it by using the tried and tested "Jinfo model for developing an approach to understanding and measuring value". Norma Beavers investigates.
Value is more than cost or usage, searches or seats; the definition varies across organisations and is hard to quantify. Robin Neidorf introduces Jinfo's "Model for developing an approach to understanding and measuring value".
Catherine Dhanjal explains how Jinfo answered a recent customer query about how to guide and train someone to become a skilled information professional.
Robin Neidorf explains how Jinfo answered a recent customer query about a downward shift in database usage that was a threat to the service's potential to grow.
How can you develop a clear plan to better interactions with the IT department? Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, explains.
On day six of the Cycling for Libraries "unconference" travelling from Norway to Denmark by bicycle, FreePint's director of research, Robin Neidorf, moderates a panel on key skills and expertise for information professionals.
As the FreePint Topic Series "Best Practices in Information Skills Development concludes, FreePint's director of research, Robin Neidorf, looks at key findings from the research and articles, and outlines next steps to ensure skills training success.
FreePint's recent Report: Research into Skills Development 2015 makes it clear that the critical issue of information skills development is being neglected by many organisations and strategy leaders. Find out more about the research and its relevance to digital workplaces.
Bernadette John is an expert in digital professionalism. She explains why information professionals should be taking the lead in ensuring staff possess appropriate skills to be professional in the digital environment - and what can go wrong if they don't.
With limited resources available for workplace skills development, there is an increasing need for information managers to make a more effective case to encourage senior management to invest in this area. A recent FreePint Webinar offered some useful advice on how to make the connection between skills objectives and larger organisational goals and improve your chances of obtaining funding.
Distance learning is flexible, accessible and well-placed to meet the diverse needs of individuals. Despite the obvious advantages to distance learning, there are some pitfalls to avoid when designing a programme and a recent FreePint Webinar highlighted some of these.
Val Skelton and Sarah Huibregtse, co-producers of the FreePint Topic Series "Best Practices in Information Skills Development", highlight some of the latest articles from the series and considers the place that competency-based training, video, and open courses have in today's training programmes.
Phil Bradley considers the changing world of training and why it's essential to keep up with the latest technology developments - whether running a training course or keeping your own skills up to date.
Katharine Reedy introduces the role that the Open University's online bite-size "Being digital" activities can play in workplace learning.
Sonja Irlbeck explores how to enhance team competencies through effective workplace training.
Co-producers of the Topic Series "Best Practices in Information Skills Development", Val Skelton and Sarah Huibregtse, look at the articles, webinars and Community of Practice events yet to come in the series. Upcoming articles will cover flexible pathways to learning, using video in training, and using competency-based strategies to develop your information team.
Membership of a professional association can help to enhance your career and offer a raft of new learning opportunities, explains Andrew Clark.
As we reach the mid-way point of our Topic Series "Best Practices in Information Skills Development", series co-producers Sarah Huibregtse and Val Skelton reflect on how content is addressing the way training can plug business-critical skills gaps, guidance for information professionals who are training service teams and end-users, and how information leaders can grasp training opportunities for their own continuing professional development.
Rapidly evolving technologies that support information and knowledge management activities require information professionals to continually upgrade and polish professional skills. At the same time, information professionals must make sure their work is tightly aligned with business goals of the parent organisation, so it is critical to also keep abreast of the latest management practices and resources being deployed throughout the organisation. Most organisations recognise talent development as a business priority and offer programmes in support of workforce development. Additional education resources offered by our information industry partners should also be considered, says Jan Sykes.
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"Remote Information Teams"
If you're newly remote, you may feel like you've been thrown into a mysterious culture where you sort of speak the language but sort of not. Use Jinfo's "Focus on Remote Information Teams" to become fluent: