A handbook for corporate information professionals

For Immediate Release
Fri, 02/27/2015


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing

American Library Association



CHICAGO — Corporate information professionals who serve the workplace rather than learning communities or the general public face specific challenges and demands, from providing competitive intelligence to managing information in a global environment. In “A Handbook for Corporate Information Professionals,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, editor Katharine Schopflin and international contributors from a variety of professional environments share their experiences and expertise. This collection pinpoints the key topics facing corporate information professionals today, including:

  • the role of the information professional in the corporate workplace;
  • managing the corporate intranet;
  • internal and external marketing by information professionals;
  • the hybrid librarian/systems specialist;
  • developing corporate taxonomies;
  • gaining buy-in for knowledge and information management;
  • managing staff and demonstrating value at a time of change;
  • managing information services in a global corporation;
  • Working with suppliers and licensing for e-libraries;
  • training end users in the workplace.

Schopflin is a corporate information professional with more than 15 years' experience. She has worked in in a variety settings, including media, government and non-profit, in roles ranging from research, web content management and knowledge management to cataloging and archive management. Editor of “A Handbook for Media Librarians,” she publishes regularly on information issues.

Facet Publishing, the commercial publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, is the leading publisher of books for library and information professionals worldwide. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. Contact us at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5052 or editionsmarketing@ala.org.