IA: The State of the Profession

Andrew Dillon's IA column in the August/September 2001 ASIST Bulletin is available on the ASIST site now. There has been much discussion on the SIGIA list recently about the economy, specifically how the recent downturn has affected employment opportunities for IAs. Tales abound of layoffs, lack of new opportunities and the general paucity of vacancies with IA in the position title or job description.