The Special Libraries Association, the unit that represents information professionals in many specialized collections and organizations, has announced recently its proposed new name to the Association for Strategic Knowledge Professionals (AskPRO) to capture the diversity of fields within the profession. This process is part of the Alignment Research Project which started in 2007 when leaders realized the original name does not reflect 21st century skills and expectations in an increasingly knowledge-based society. There has so far been mixed reactions. Some believe this new name excludes librarians and devalues the library science degree. How do you feel about this new name?
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