At the Special Libraries Association annual conference last month, I co-presented a research paper with Ame Maloney. The conference was great, and you can read more about what I learned via this post.
Earlier this year, we conducted a research study – and got nearly 1,900 responses! We looked at The Impact of Professional Associations on the Careers of LIS Professionals and gathered some interesting data. Our research should be useful for students, LIS professionals, graduate programs, and professional associations.
Our paper and presentation were well-received, and I’m proud of the work that we did. There’s definitely still more to do, but this was a great start. If you were one of the delightful people who helped us, cheered us on, or applauded our efforts, thank you. It was truly gratifying to feel the community support.
If you are interested in our research, here are some resources. We are happy to share our data and analysis, but please remember to cite appropriately! We put a lot of work into this project. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. It would also be awesome to hear about how you use our research! We’re definitely interested to see if and how it applies to the real world.
To download our paper, please visit SLA’s 2017 Contributed Papers. Ours is listed fourth under Monday, June 19.
A recording of our presentation is available on YouTube. The audio is not great, nor are there captions. Sorry! Thanks to my classmate for recording us on my phone :) Our slides are available for download here in PDF format.