Information Professionals Duties

Some of the duties performed by information professionals include, but are in no way limited to, the following:

  • Curate collections for groups, whether local public populations, engineers building cars, or scholars in universities.
  • Educate people on the availability and applicability of information resources.
  • Organize information for more effective and efficient access and discovery.
  • Preserve our cultural heritage.
  • Present and make accessible the various collections of information.
  • Build and manage information retrieval systems using user-centered design principles.
  • Prepare our youth to become better scholars and citizens, and help them develop a long-standing productive relationship with information and knowledge.
  • Study information needs and seeking behavior to develop better services for various groups.
  • Consider the ethical and philosophical issues related to information, such as access and privacy.
  • Manage and improve information environments.
  • Facilitate the creation and sharing of information and knowledge with people and communities.