J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., a provider of regulatory compliance information on HR, safety, and transportation issues, have announced the availability of a new, white paper, "Economic Impact: How Information Professionals Are Coping With Change" (visit J.J. Keller's new webpage for information professionals). The paper details the results of a survey in which information professionals revealed their recession survival strategies.
Most of the 308 respondents reported that they work in professional services, in organisations with more than 5,000 employees; a significant portion of respondents work in academic libraries and non-profit organisations. The survey revealed the following:
- Making do with free resources is the most important tactic for coping with reduced content budgets.
- Using technology and/or automation is most relevant for coping with staffing changes.
- Doing more with less is the information professional's new mantra.
- Helping library users become more self-sufficient is key.
- Promoting their information center's vital contributions to management is a must.