iSchool Doctoral Student Lateef Ayinde Presents Paper at the Special Library Association

Lateef Ayinde is a doctoral student at Florida State’s School of Information, researching social informatics, information management, information policy and audit, knowledge management and audit, and digital government. On January 31st, 2022 he was invited to present his paper titled “Rethinking of the Roles and Skills of Information Professionals in the 4th Industrial Revolution”.

The Special Library Association is an organization focused on connecting information professionals. They host events, offer learning resources, provide certificate programs, and more. This association provided Ayinde and Hal Kirkwood (University of Oxford) with a platform to share their research and findings with a global audience. Here, the authors recommended that business professionals, “learn, unlearn, and relearn the necessary skills to survive this 4th industrial revolution.”

As this industry is ever-evolving, Ayinde stressed the importance of adapting with the system. He hopes that Information Schools will alter and redesign their curriculums to better suit the present and future of information and communication. Ayinde said, “My future goals are solving societal problems with the use of data, information, and technology to make this world a better place to live.”

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