September 18/2012 Kate Wilhelm
When I started my role as an information architect over six years ago, I read Rosenfeld and Morville’s polar bear book, which demonstrated through both the author’s credentials (MLIS degrees), and some of the works they cited (like Marcia Bates’ excellent berrypicking article about online browsing and search behaviours), that information science is foundational to the IA discipline. So, while I learned on the job, I also began studying toward an MLIS degree. My goal was to become a better practitioner. And I learned a lot from the readings that I did in the foundation courses.