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Librarians as Intelligence Analysts - Recap / Update

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Librarians as Intelligence Analysts - Recap / Update

Time: November 12, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
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Event Type: virtual, /, webinar
Organized By: Anna F. Shallenberger
Latest Activity: Sep 27, 2013

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A great opportunity for those who missed one of Annual Conference's most popular sessions!  Description & Deck Link  below... This interactive session will identify emerging roles for librarians/information professionals as intelligence analysts , open source specialists, & cyber intelligence analysts. The workshop will dissect job descriptions for IAs, compare the competencies of librarians & IAs, & explore training opportunities such as the open source specialist certificate. Reforms in the intelligence community & enhanced recognition of the value of open source/unclassified information (OSINT) can provide new opportunities for you.  

Session objectives include: Sharing information about how librarians can make the transition to IAs in the intelligence community; analyzing IA , outlining differences between LIS & IA résumés, discussing analytical tradecraft associated with IAs; & highlighting opportunities for librarians/information professionals & SLA.

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Dr Edna F Reid holds a Doctorate from USC, a Master's degree from the University of Maryland, & a postgraduate certificate in management information systems from American University. She is a member of several professional associations & a founding member of SCIPSgp. She served as a Research Scientist in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory & Hoffman E-Commerce Laboratory at the University of AZ, Tucson from 2003 - 2006. She was an Associate Professor with Nanyang Business School, NTU, Singapore & the president of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals Singapore (SCIPSgp). Formerly, she was an entrepreneur with an Internet start-up in Malaysia. In 1993, she joined the School of Computer Engineering, Division of Information Studies, NTU. Her areas of specialization & research are competitive intelligence, web mining & eLearning systems.

Prior to coming to Asia, Edna was at the School of Communications, Library & Information Services, Rutgers University, US. In 1990, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, where she conducted research in terrorism information services. Before Silicon Valley, Edna was a senior systems analyst & data analyst team leader at private enterprises in Germany & Northern VA. She has analytical experience in the intelligence community. Edna's research explores a new competitive intelligence methodology for conducting web link to identify & analyze an enterprise's non-customer communities.

She has a book chapter entitled 'Detecting & Analyzing Hidden Online Communities' in a forthcoming book entitled ICT in Competitive Intelligence, Idea Press, 2004 & she has developed an eLearning toolkit & collaborative assessment system for harnessing your information intelligence skills.

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