Looking for a resident genius? Someone who’ll push the envelope in your organization? Have I got a librarian for you! Walt Crawford, library visionary extraordinaire, is leaving RLG due to its transition into OCLC. But their loss can be your gain: Walt is now free to explore new possibilities, including working for/with/over you.
So what is Walt good at? If you even flipped through a library journal over the past few decades you already have an idea, but why don’t I let him tell you:
Writing is important to me–but so is sensemaking, at the heart of what I’ve done at work and professionally for a few decades. I find numbers interesting (particularly exposing weaknesses in statistical assertions and finding the numbers that make most sense for an organization) and understand them well. I’ve been analyzing, synthesizing, designing (sometimes programming) and communicating throughout my career. I’m interested in the whole range of issues surrounding the intersections of libraries, policy, media and technology, and have demonstrated my effectiveness as a writer and speaker in those areas.
Intrigued? Why don’t you visit his web site for more details? You won’t be sorry.