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By Jill Fenton


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The Internet Librarian International conference took place in London on 16-17 October 2008. Jill Fenton reviews it for FUMSI and outlines some of the discussions and ideas around what the library and librarian of the future should be.


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The Internet Librarian International conference took place in London on 16-17 October 2008. Jill Fenton reviews it for FUMSI and outlines some of the discussions and ideas around what the library and librarian of the future should be.

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They (future librarians) need to have a combination of skills: be customer focused, open to technological ideas, able to project manage, be end-user trainers, information navigators and user interface experts.

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Jill Fenton is the Founder and a Director of Fenton Research, a London-based research company providing high quality, tailored research and advice to help clients achieve their business goals. She has over 13 years of professional business research experience, including research management and analyst positions at Deloitte & Touche LLP, Boston Consulting Group and Oliver Wyman. Jill is a specialist researcher in the financial services sector, as well as an experienced generalist business researcher. She holds an Honours Degree in Information Management from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.

Jill is currently the Chair of the City Information Group and a member of the Association of Independent Information Professionals and UKeiG. She has had several research related articles published and is a regular presenter at industry events including the annual Online Information exhibition.

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