Well passively following perhaps. I’ve recently attended a number of webinars organised by AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) and have been impressed with the conversation around #aiim and the quality of their website.
Indeed I am seriously considering looking further into the Certified Information Professional (CIP) accreditation. If holders are out there do get in touch.
The CIP standard seems to have a comprehensive capability framework and covers a number of areas around record and data management, arguably ever more important for information professionals with the growth of electronic data. Indeed the certification covers areas that the UK’s Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) is sometimes criticized for not covering in enough detail due to its wide scope.
AIIM’s European/UK body seems to make a lot of sense in an area that would probably be between CILIP and the British Computer Society (BCS) in the UK – or “bridge IT and business” as they advertise – similar to the Information and Records Management Society.