Jill’s career has included different roles and different goals within very different organizations, but SLA, since she joined as an MLIS student, has been a consistent place for her to learn and try new things along the way. The idea of a professional “sandbox” is something we’ve heard in prior episodes, and Jill fleshes it out in this one.
1. A limited-risk environment where a professional may test (and leverage) new skills and applications, with an ongoing focus on how the skills, once sharpened, will enhance the professional’s skill set and benefit their organization.
[definition taken from SLA's Dictionary of Future Ready Terms]
”There’s always somebody or something that inspires you,” says Jill on SLA’s community.
Jill Strand directs the information resources library at Maslon Edleman Borman Brand, LLP. She previously started the property development library at Target Corporation. Jill has presided over SLA’s Minnesota Chapter, served on and chaired SLA’s Public Relations Advisory Council (a 6-year member), and assisted in planning the 2011 Annual Conference.