What is an IIP?

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Independent information professionals go by many names: researcher, freelancer, contractor, consultant, knowledge manager, content developer, and more.

What IIPs have in common is the ability to provide timely, accurate, and actionable information, analysis, design, review, and strategy to a diverse set of clients across a wide range of sectors—and they typically do this on a project, retainer, or hourly basis.

The Internet has been a big enabler of independent careers. So has AIIP, where experienced info entrepreneurs share networking, business development, and research tools and techniques.

AIIP has a lot to offer at any stage of an IIP career. We invite you to explore this site to learn more about:

2014 Conference Preview Webinar: Chart Your Course in Charm City

In this webinar, you found out more about how to get the most out of your conference experience. 11 February, 2014

Identifying and Valuing Your Transferable Skills: From Prospect Research to Competitive Intelligence

Presented by Marge King of the InfoRich Group, this session explains how prospect research skills are transferable and how they can help you advance your career. Whether your goal is to become an independent information professional, remain with your current employer, or seek new employment opportunities, this webinar provides important tips for communicating the value of your skills and using these skills to broaden your professional opportunities. 19 February, 2014



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Risa Sacks, Risa Sacks Information Services
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