Information professionals at the centre of community-oriented knowledge work
Information professionals exhibit knowledge exchange (KE) competencies related to information access, organization, preservation and dissemination. They are well positioned to support researchers in the development and use of context-appropriate, equitable and diverse KE strategies and media; working with different communities; and securely storing, preserving and sharing research. They also bring attention to the value of KE within their respective geographical, professional and academic communities. Through interviews with information professionals, this project sought to better understand the roles of information professionals in KE, as well as their reflections on what competencies are needed to conduct meaningful KE work and what supports are needed to further KE agendas for this group.