Information Literacy and Records Management

Brandeis Records Manager

Info literacy has largely become the preserve of the library community , with a focus on teaching scholars and citizens to navigate and to differentiate the information that confronts us. Also, as I’ve suggested , fact denial and fake news—land mines under the librarian’s definition of info literacy—should be serious concerns for the RIM and IG professional communities as well, given our core principles of integrity and transparency. George Despres, CRM.

The Power of the Record

Brandeis Records Manager

After some recent gloom and doom posts about future challenges to the profession and fact denial and fake news , it’s probably time to take a slightly more glass half-full perspective of our job. We need to break out of our professional ranks and communicate our message in spaces like KM, libraries, information ethics, and others, as we have done to an extent with info security, legal, and historical archives. George Despres, CRM.