Guest Speaker: Brian McGreevy
After a 12-year career in journalism that included stints at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
and the trade newsletter Public Accounting Report as a staff writer and assistant editor, respectively, Brian
read a story in the Wall Street Journal
about Andersen Consulting hiring librarians as research experts and knowledge managers.
This news nugget about the value of secondary research and how actionable intelligence can improve decision-making inspired him to return to school in 1999 to earn a Masters of Library & Information Science.
new career goal: Working as a researcher or knowledge manager at a global consulting firm.
contacts made as member of the Special Libraries Association
(SLA) led to a job in 2000 with Spencer Stuart Associates
, one of the largest retained executive-search firms in the world.
Brian worked for Spencer Stuart as a senior research analyst until January 2009.
Grateful to the SLA for timely career assistance and continuing professional development, he is presently serving a second two-year term on the executive board the SLA's Business & Finance Division.
Previously he served as president of the SLA's Georgia Chapter (2006-2007).
He also served a one-year term as president of the Atlanta Executive Search Roundtable, where he led two tutorials on online search methods.
Many know Brian
passion for music and his
extensive music library that includes 2,200 LPs, 300 45s, 1,000 cassettes, 11,000 CDs, and 192,000 MP3 files.
The digital library comes in handy when he
works as DJ McGroovy, a mobile deejay with 13 years experience of inspiring people to dance at special events.