Role of the Corporate Library in the Information Management World | Netspeed 2014 Conference Presentation


Here is a link to the presentation my colleague and I gave at Netspeed 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta. First time ever presenting in public. We worked really hard and felt we gave a great presentation. The presentation focused on evolving roles, competencies and skillets of information professionals working within corporate libraries. Attendees really listened and didn’t spend the whole time fiddling on their smartphones. Practice makes [almost] perfect. I can now cross this accomplishment off my bucket list!

E4: Role of the Corporate Library in the Information Management World | Netspeed 2014 Conference Program | The Alberta Library

Presenters: Margo Price and Nicole Mullings, Talisman Energy Inc.

Information management is an interdisciplinary field which combines skills and resources from librarianship, information technology, records management, and archives. The Information & Research Centre at Talisman Energy Inc. is part of a newly created Information Management team comprised of the corporate library, records management, and enterprise content management ECM groups. Learn more about the unique benefits and challenges that go along with aligning these synergistic roles and functions under one umbrella and how it speaks to potential trends in the special library field.

Direct link to pdf of presentation slides.

via Netspeed 2014 Conference Program | The Alberta Library

Letters to a Young Librarian: So You Want to Be a Corporate Librarian?, by Leslie Howerton-Hicks


Like most corporate librarians I didn’t go to library school to become a soulless corporate drone joking, I am pretty sure I have a soul. My background is in archaeology and museum studies, and I have always been interested in the more specialized side of librarianship. I always envisioned myself in a universities special collection or a museum, not a corporation.

READ MORE: Letters to a Young Librarian: So You Want to Be a Corporate Librarian?, by Leslie Howerton-Hicks.