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Fourth Dimension Librarians: A Professional Revolution

Date : Apr 23, 2003
Start Time : 12 p.m. Eastern
Length : 00:49:36

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It's 2017. As we look back on a decade and a half of challenges and opportunities, what is our professional legacy? Ulla de Stricker comments on the urgent need for "monitoring the future" in order for librarians to inhabit a "fourth dimension" of public and personal life as a vital force in the ongoing success and well-being of our communities. This session was originally commissioned by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners as part of its June 2002 Futures Institute. It was very positively received, and Dynix Institute is pleased to bring it to a wider audience.

Ulla de Stricker ?President, de Stricker Associates

An information industry veteran active in the information profession since her 1977 MLS (McGill University, Montreal), Ulla is well known for her advocacy of the contributions librarians can make to the overall performance of any organization. In consulting practice since 1992, she recommends strategies for meeting a wide range of knowledge management challenges ( describes the nature of typical client projects). During her information industry days, she managed DIALOG's Canadian operations, created and managed a product distribution center, and built the electronic publishing venture for a Canadian unit of Thomson. Ulla is a popular speaker and contributes regularly to library-related publications.