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Knowledge management      for librarians  How to become one and why    you may already be one  CDG National Conference: 21...
How I became a Knowledge           manager• Librarianship vs information  management• An inclusive definition: Experts in ...
What is knowledge        management?• What we‟ve always done• Draws from  librarianship, IT, management and  internal comm...
What do you do all day?•   Audits•   New processes•   Sharing resources•   Developing tools•   Training and development•  ...
Skills you already have•   Organising information•   Research•   Networking•   Training•   IT
Skills to emphasise• Organisational knowledge• Analytical and strategic  thinking• Subject specialist knowledge• Pro-activ...
Why it’s good to be a       Knowledge Manager• At the heart of the organisation• Respected management and IT  practice• Va...
Why it’s not so good•   Sometimes ill-defined•   Hard to describe•   Difficult to prove value•   Need good management supp...
Some descriptions• “facilitating the collection, exchange and  access to intellectual capital”• “project tracking, intelle...
Some more...• “driving the adoption of knowledge and  information management solutions”• “providing subject matter experti...
Thank You.katharine.schopflin@gmail.com
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Knowledge management for librarians by katharine Schopflin

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katharine Schopflin gave this presentation at the Career Development Group’s National Conference 2011. The theme this year was : "The Practical Professional", Monday 21st November 2011

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  1. 1. Knowledge management for librarians How to become one and why you may already be one CDG National Conference: 21st November 2011
  2. 2. How I became a Knowledge manager• Librarianship vs information management• An inclusive definition: Experts in connecting• Thinking in a KM way: knowledge not collections
  3. 3. What is knowledge management?• What we‟ve always done• Draws from librarianship, IT, management and internal communications• Tacit not explicit information• About processes
  4. 4. What do you do all day?• Audits• New processes• Sharing resources• Developing tools• Training and development• Project tracking• Sharepoint
  5. 5. Skills you already have• Organising information• Research• Networking• Training• IT
  6. 6. Skills to emphasise• Organisational knowledge• Analytical and strategic thinking• Subject specialist knowledge• Pro-active communication skills• Change management
  7. 7. Why it’s good to be a Knowledge Manager• At the heart of the organisation• Respected management and IT practice• Varied work• Good career path• Lots of opportunities at the moment• Well-paid
  8. 8. Why it’s not so good• Sometimes ill-defined• Hard to describe• Difficult to prove value• Need good management support• No instant „achievement buzz‟• Separation from front line• Separate from collections
  9. 9. Some descriptions• “facilitating the collection, exchange and access to intellectual capital”• “project tracking, intellectual capital capture and dissemination, knowledge systems maintenance and technical development/troubleshooting, promoting and training “• “to shape, develop and facilitate knowledge sharing across the business and develop and promote tools and processes which increase information flow and best practice sharing.”
  10. 10. Some more...• “driving the adoption of knowledge and information management solutions”• “providing subject matter expertise for document and records management, content management, search and collaboration”• “managing content architecture“• “establishing strong relationships within the organisation relating to collaboration and knowledge sharing.• “identifying knowledge needs and continually improve KM programs and solutions”• “measuring success of knowledge programs”
  11. 11. Thank You.katharine.schopflin@gmail.com
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