Publications

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  • The Librarian’s Skillbook: 51 Essential Skills for Information Professionals

    Having the right skills is a critical component for landing a new job or any type of career advancement. Librarians and information professionals possess many marketable and transferable skills that can easily equip them to pursue a wide range of information-based jobs or start a new career in one of many related fields within or beyond the library world

  • My Favourite Tipples from a Strategic Knowledge Professional

    FreePint, January 11, 2017

    As a strategic knowledge professional, my focus is on document, digital asset and enterprise content management as well as strategic planning. My passion to share with colleagues is transferable skills for librarians and information professionals. The following websites make it possible to stay ahead of the curve.

  • Information Centers: Special Libraries, Chapter 9 of Information Services Today

    Co-authored this chapter with colleagues Cheryl R. Dee and Stephen Abram, 2015. Book edited by Sandra Hirsh.

  • My Favourite Tipples from a Strategic Knowledge Professional

    FreePint, April 23, 2014.

    As a strategic knowledge professional and principal of Information Edge, I’ve moved from creating and automating libraries to document, digital asset and enterprise content management. I still do research and analysis and find that keeping current in all of these areas is a challenge. However, these favorite tools and sites make it possible to stay ahead of the curve.

  • The Role of Librarians in DAM Projects

    Journal of Digital Media Management, Volume 1, No. 3, August 2012. pp. 222-228.

    From information to knowledge to metadata in your DAM, a librarian can be key to the success of any content management system. Deb Hunt shares two case studies of how librarians are important to your DAM and your organization. She will share how librarians apply traditional and modern skills to empower organizations to leverage their strategic knowledge assets, blowing up librarian stereotypes while positively contributing to the bottom line.

  • Digital Signatures: Ensure They Stand Up to Scrutiny

    FreePint, December 10, 2012.

    When everything (it seems) is going digital, why aren’t digital signatures more commonly used? Deb Hunt explores what constitutes a digital signature that will stand up to possible court challenges.

  • The Role of Digital Librarians in Digital Asset Management

    FreePint, May 10, 2012.

    When everything (it seems) is going digital, why aren’t digital signatures more commonly used? Deb Hunt explores what constitutes a digital signature that will stand up to possible court challenges.

  • Transform Knowledge and Expertise into Strategic Value: How Will We Get There?

    2012 Best Practices for Government Libraries, Lexis-Nexis, pp. 32-34.

    There are vast opportunities out there for information professionals if we will leverage our transferrable skills and think outside the box.

  • The Accidental Knowledge Manager: Another Role for Independent Information Professionals

    Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, October/November 2010, pp. 53-55.

    In organizations today, there is a flood of paper and digital information that is often unorganized making it impossible to find, reuse and re-purpose the intellectual assets of the organization. This results in reinventing the wheel countless times, duplication of information and lack of knowing which version is the latest. Knowledge and content management provide solutions to these challenges.

  • Demonstrating YOUR Value 2.0

    Best Practices for Government Libraries 2010, pp. 131-134.

    With the current economic crisis, you can still thrive and get the word out about|who you are, what you do, and the value you bring to an organization.There are geographical and other limitations to in-person networking. We can expand our networks by using professional networking 2.0 tools.

  • Enterprise Content Management: Another Role for Info Pros

    FUMSI, April 2010.

    In an age when the Web allows everyone to do their own research, how do information professionals add value to an organisation? The answer is to connect users to the internal repository of information assets through enterprise content management; something information professionals are in a unique position to lead as they are already doing it!

  • Online/offline: Deb Hunt

    Information World Review, February 5, 2010.

    As IWR loves to keep up with the digitally changing times, we’ve given our Blogosphere page a light-hearted shake-up. Deb Hunt, who received a special commendation for her work as a member for the US Special Libraries Association (SLA) board of directors in the IWR Information Professional of the Year award ceremony at the Online Information 09 conference, is our first guest.

  • Making Lemonade Out of Lemons — Or Thriving After a Layoff

    Bulletin of the San Francisco Bay Region Chapter, Special Libraries Association, Vol. 79 (5), October-November, 2009, pp. 9-10.

    Being laid off from a job is not the end of the world. There is plenty to do to keep busy and gain new skills and even go in a new career direction.

  • PROFILE: Deborah Hunt and Information Edge

    BayNet (Bay Area Library and Information Network) blog, October 26, 2009.

    BayNet is doing a series of profiles of members who work in little-known libraries and information services around the bay. Deborah Hunt is the Principal of Information Edge, an information service based in San Leandro, California, and a long time BayNet member.

  • Best Practices: Are You a Web 2.0 Genius Yet?

    Best Practices for Government Libraries 2009, pp. 134-135.

    SLA’s 23 Things has taken off as members develop confidence and skills using a wide range of Web 2.0 tools. In the article immediately following, read Marie Kaddell’s experiences about completing the 23 Things.

  • Adding Value, Going Global, and Serving Smaller Clients.

    Information Outlook, Vol. 13 (4), June 2009, pp. 27-31.

    Four information professionals offer their thoughts on the trends and opportunities that will shape the information industry in the years ahead.

  • Best Practices: Become a Web 2.0 Genius with SLA’s 23 Things

    Best Practices for Government Libraries 2008, p. 19.

    23 Things is a self-directed training program that will help SLA members develop confidence|and skills using a wide range of Web 2.0 tools. These tools can be used at work or at home,|for helping clients or helping oneself, for serious subjects and for fun.

  • As Easy as Jumping Off a Cliff (SLA Member Profile of Deborah Hunt).

    Information Outlook, Vol. 10 (7), July 2006, pp. 10-12.

    Many years ago, Deborah Hunt stood on the edge of a precipice. Behind her was her formal education; before her was a grand canyon of uncertainties, yet not far away was a ledge that offered a foothold onto a mountain of opportunity. Hunt took a leap of faith, a jump she has never regretted, and since then she has been climbing many mountains and making many leaps.

  • The Hybrid Information Professional.

    BayNet (Bay Area Library and Information Network) Newsletter, Spring 2006, pp. 4-5.

    Combining careers as an independent information professional and a senior information specialist at a world renowned science museum has been the best of both worlds.

  • Sign On for Science: Online Support for Teachers.

    ASTC Dimensions, November/December, 2002, p. 17.

    Bringing quality online resources to and fostering online communities for K12 educators is one of the goals of the Exploratorium Educator Portal: http://www.exploratorium.edu/educate.

  • Leaping Off the Edge: Thriving in Ever-Changing Information Futures.

    Information Outlook, Vol. 6 (10), October 2002, pp. 12-18.

    Looking to the future, while using past experiences, can lead to new initiatives in the information field. Keeping up with new and ever-changing technologies and user preferences is a challenge, but one worth pursuing. One must always be ready to leap at the next opportunity.

  • Member Spotlight: Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP)

    AIIP Connections, Vol. 23 (4), October/December 2001, pp. 6-7.

    When I look back on my many years as an independent information professional, I know that my willingness to go the extra mile AND try out new things has benefitted my business and me.

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