March 16, 2006

The Information Destruction Leadership Circle

We generally have a pretty good idea of the type of person who becomes a librarian and the values that we share. I am wondering, just wondering, what kind of person enters the leadership circle of the world of information destruction. What values and traits lead a person into that particular profession? I’m not going to say that information destruction isn’t a necessary social function or question the idea that it should have professional standards and involve expertise, certification, etc. I’m just kind of wondering, what kind of person sits on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Information Destruction?


  1. When I first read your post, I thought of a joke… I especially like the sentence “Every Business Has Information That Requires Destruction” on their website. I’d like to add “Every business has information that requires preservation” 😉
    Maybe there should be tournaments between the information destructors and the preservators…

    Comment by library_mistress — March 17, 2006 @ 3:26 am

  2. This point from their Code of Ethics is intriguing.

    “Members shall not consider or represent general office paper recycling as a form of destruction.”

    Comment by kmccook — March 17, 2006 @ 3:26 pm

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