Berto Jongman: Special Librarians Association Considers How Librarians Might be Intelligence Discovery Specialists — It Only Took Them TWENTY YEARS From When the Idea was First Presented

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Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

SLA 2013 Annual Confernce, 9 June

Dr. Edna Reid, intelligence analyst (IA) in the federal government, and Aileen Marshall will present an interactive session about emerging roles for librarians/information professionals as intelligence analysts (IAs), open source specialists, and cyber intelligence analysts. The workshop will involve dissecting job descriptions for IAs, comparing competencies of librarians and IAs, and exploring training opportunities such as the open source specialist certificate. Reforms in the intelligence community (IC) and enhanced recognition of the value of open source/unclassified information (OSINT) can provide new opportunities for you!

Objectives:
• Discover how librarians can make the transition to IAs in the intelligence community (IC).
• Analyze IA job announcements, outline differences between LIS and an IA resumes, and discuss analytical tradecraft associated with IAs. Tradecraft is a skill acquired through experience in a trade.
• Highlight opportunities for librarians/information professionals and the SLA.

Phi Beta Iota:  This is posted only to demonstrate the very slow learning curve across the eight tribes of intelligence.  All of the information associations were told in 1992-1994 they should be thinking along these lines, at the same time that the intelligence communities of the world were told that analysts should do their own online search if the answer could be gotten in 15 minutes; the in-house librarian should handle it if it can be done in an hour; and it should be out-sourced to a specialist librarian or information broker if it would require more than an hour or access to multiple databases.  TWENTY YEARS.  And they still don’t get it.

See Also:

1992 E3i: Ethics, Ecology, Evolution, & intelligence (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

1992 USNI Proceedings C4I The New Linchpin

1992 USMC C4I Campaign Plan

1993 ACCESS: The Theory and Practice of Intelligence in the Age of Information

1993 Role of Gray Literature and Non-Traditional Agencies in Informing Policy Makers and Improving National Competitiveness

1993 Corporate Role in National Competitiveness: Smart People + Good Tools + Information = Profit (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

1993 From Schoolhouse to White House

1993 The Intelligence Community as a New Market

1994 National and Corporate Security in the Age of Information

1994 Private Enterprise Intelligence: It’s Potential Contribution to National Security (Canada, 29 October 1994)

1994 ACCESS: The Theory and Practice of Competitor Intelligence (Journal of the Association for Global Strategic Information, July 1994)

1995 GIQ 13/2 Creating a Smart Nation: Strategy, Policy, Intelligence, and Information

1995 National Information Strategy 101 Presentation to CENDI/COSPO

1995 Open Sources and the Virtual Intelligence Community (with MC&G Emphasis)

1995 The Global Information Explosion: A Threat to National Security? (National Defense University, 16 May 1995)