11/13/2012 03:01 PM
BATON ROUGE – LSU School of Library & Information Science Associate Professor Michelynn
McKnight will be a keynote speaker and workshop leader for the Dutch Association of
Librarian and Information Professionals, or NVB, 100th anniversary conference in Utrecht,
Utrecht Province, Netherlands, on Nov. 15 and 16.
McKnight’s workshop will focus on her book, “The Agile Librarian’s Guide to Thriving
in Any Institution.” The book focuses on the necessity for speed, flexibility and
accuracy in delivering clients information they cannot or do not have the time to
find, especially as libraries expand digitally. Her book was developed from years
of research and information gathered at her popular workshop among practicing librarians,
“Proving Your Worth: Convincing Non-Librarian Decision Makers of the Value of Your
“As we teach our students in the LSU School of Library & Information Science, librarians
and other information professionals are doing better what they have always done well
– connecting people to the information they need, no matter what the source or context,”
said McKnight. “No library service exists for its own sake; all librarians have a
mission to the institution they serve to help every member of that institution to
be more knowledgeable, more effective and more recognized in the field.”
The workshop aims to tackle issues information professionals may have with their clients
or in their work environments, and provide library managers, information institutions
and professionals of the NVB solutions.
For more information about McKnight’s workshop, visit http://tinyurl.com/a3kntg8.
The NVB was established in 1912 and seeks to unite those engaged and interested in
the field of information management and mediation to exchange knowledge and experience,
connect colleagues, focus on national and international policy development, and improve
For more information on the NVB, visit http://tinyurl.com/d44ycud.
The School of Library & Information Science is one of six schools realigned to form
the new LSU College of Human Sciences & Education, joining the School of Education,
School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, the School of Kinesiology,
the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School.
For more information about the LSU School of Library & Information Science, visit
For more information about the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education, visit www.lsu.edu/chse.
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012