But rest assured that this "Alignment" exercise, as it's properly called ----- will, "Help SLA advocate for the information professional." Now how one defines "information professional" is another debatable issue.
According to the sophists of SLA:
THE WORD “LIBRARIAN” SENDS A MIXED MESSAGE
The word “librarian” has some positive connotations, however it is not associated with the positive attributes that employers value. The word “librarian” was found to be “dusty” and “antiquated” in several contexts.
The term “special librarians” is not understood by key audiences and is not associated with the positive attributes that employers value.
WHAT DO WE NEED IN A NAME?
WORDS THAT WORK
For more information, contact one of the Alignment Embassadors