TrendAlert: Renewing, Recruiting, Refueling – Hiring And Developing Staff For Information Management Roles
Information management (IM) functions are changing from their traditional 'librarian' roots, and IM executives are looking for a new breed of employee. In this Briefing, Outsell examines the current state of the market for information managers and suggests ways to put the right people in the right jobs. This Briefing delivers actionable advice about:
- Managing staff in a rapidly changing environment.
- Identifying key traits for success in new roles such as information analyst, knowledge manager, and information architect.
- Narrowing the gap between job candidate skills and core requirements of new IM functions.
- Attracting and retaining innovative, entrepreneurial people for modern IM jobs.In researching this Briefing, Outsell interviewed deans at two innovative library schools, students at various IM graduate programs, and hiring managers at corporate, university, and government information centers.