Hello from Wisconsin! We are delighted to contribute a week’s worth of postings from the Midwest! You’ll see that Wisconsin isn’t just about the cheese—our chapter boasts 120 members from diverse environments: corporate, law, academic, and other settings, many of us from unique national companies and associations. Our state’s two library schools have renewed focus on special librarianship and growing interest from our student members is evident. We are an active, enthusiastic chapter and happy to contribute our thoughts on future readiness! It’s great in the Dairy State!
Diane Gurtner, Wisconsin Chapter, Food Agriculture & Nutrition Division
To be Future Ready, I think all comes down to making connections with your users/clients. Ask them questions, listen to them, find out what their interests are and then connect them to the information and resources they need in a timely and cost-effective manner. Be a trusted partner and keep things as simple as possible!
Diane Gurtner received her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is currently an Information Scientist in Research, Development & Quality at Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer. She was previously employed in the Corporate Information Center of an insurance and financial services company. Diane has served the SLA Wisconsin Chapter in several board roles including Secretary, Program Chair and President.