We all know that information overload is a growing problem. We’re drowning in content, and the resulting paralysis significantly impacts productivity and impedes our ability to innovate and grow.

As past president of the Special Libraries Association (SLA), I saw first-hand how information professionals can harness these ever-growing streams of information into useful insights, and I knew that when I finished my term, I wanted to get involved on the solutions-side of the equation.

As of January 2012, I am joining forces with Attensa, an innovator of information management systems that delivers the right information to the right people at the right time.  I intend to help make Attensa a key vendor because I believe it has the solutions that information professionals and their customers are clamoring for.

From SLA’s Future Ready initiative, I learned first-hand that there are opportunities to apply the skills of librarians and info pros in new ways. Our clients and patrons can’t drink from the fire hose of information any longer. They need single-serving snippets that are easy to digest and spot-on relevant. In other words: they need more relevant information rather than being drowned in information overload.

Recently, Intel conducted an internal study that concluded that they lose $1 billion every year in lost productivity due to interruptions from information overload. But you donʼt have to be an Intel-sized enterprise to be adversely impacted.

If you can share some of your insights on what you’re facing at your organization, we can help you in the future. We’re conducting a brief survey and would like to get your opinion on specific pain points and solutions. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. Sound good? Let’s get started: Click here.