Sunday, January 21, 2024

Interview With Alysha Try Information Management Specialist, Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada

This is a follow-up to 2 recent posts about profiles of people in the library and information field.

Another source to get to know information professionals is the website that runs an occasional series known as Freshly Minted.

In the most recent instalment, the website interviews Alysha Try, Information Management Specialist, Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada:

"What do you think is the most important aspect of being an information professional today?
Simply put, it’s most important to maintain a learning mindset and to know how to find information. Technology changes rapidly, so being a quick learner as well as being adaptive to change are huge assets."

"Any advice for the many MLIS students who will be soon graduating and looking for their first professional position?
Get as much practical experience in your desired field as you can, whether that involves using specific software programs, volunteering at a desired institution, or doing paid work. Don’t discount the transferable skills you have gained from work outside the program. Networking is also important; I have found that many folks working in LIS are happy to share their knowledge and experiences!"

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