"Information professionals ... are not in the information business per se,
but in the business of ... whatever product the enterprise as a whole is engaged in."
-- Brown, Susan A., "Marketing the Corporate Information Center ..." Online 21 (July/Aug 97) 75.
This course provides an overview of information work within an organizational setting. Exploration of work as an independent broker or consultant is also included. The course has a professional cast and focuses on special librarianship, knowledge management, competitive intelligence, and information consulting.
The description of the course in the SILS catalog reads: Professional competencies required to work as a special librarian or knowledge manager in corporate or nonprofit setting. Strategic planning. Organizational dynamics. Tailoring services to fit the user community. Intranet design. Value-added measures. Intellectual capital.
This description is mostly accurate. We will be combining concepts of knowledge management, information consulting and competitive intelligence in this class. The relationship between the type of organization and its information requirements will be examined.
Page revised 1/03/2001.
Send an email with any questions or comments you may have about the course to Evelyn Daniel.