United Future: Translating your Past to Enhance your Future


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Shellie Glass (Army) presentation at "Careers in Knowledge Management" sponsored by ALA FAFLRT, Kent State School of Library and Information Science and the National Transportation Library during the ALA 2010 Annual Conference June 2010 in Washington, DC.

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  • University Cataloguer/Student (BS-English/LS) Government Employee (1976-1990) Homeschooled kids (K-college) Public Library Director/Regional Classification MLIS (2004) Community College Librarian Graduate level MLS Professor Government Employee (2004-present)-DoD Reference/Research Librarian Technical Information Specialist Knowledge Management Specialist Chief Knowledge Officer
  • How did I get there? Skill sets Management Project Mgmt Supervisory Library Science – organization, collection development Experience Mobility Interview LIA looking for someone with library science background Job only lasted 18 months before KM was disbanded Needed to find some other positions Fluke to find the KMO position in another Army Command Selection Training Keep current by attending conferences, even if you have to pay for them yourself Good for networking Now what? How can you expand, grow, be challenged Getting CIO certification to understand the IT aspects
  • Skill sets LS to KM Collection Development Acquisition Budgeting Programs Reference/research Information Systems Personnel/supervising Cataloguing/organizing/classifying      KM Collection development Books, reference materials, videos and DVDs, CDs, children’s materials (puppets, puzzles, etc), computer software programs, art, databases Repository holding ppt, word docs, regulations, mtg notes, business practices, collaboration sites, weblinks, video records, Living History documentation, historical records, WIKIs, blogs, knowledge base(s) Acquisition Donations, purchases Gathering e-version documents and files, WIKIs, blogs, etc Budgeting/finance Fund raising, preparing state budget requests, local giving per county/state budgets, wills/bequeaths, used book sales Unfinanced requirements, CAPGAPS, budgets 5-8 years out Programs Children story times, youth book talks, author readings   Reference/research Online, reference librarian, ask-a-librarian Provide robust search engine; self search/use/reuse of information which can be transferred into knowledge, business processes, standard operating procedures (SOPs) Information Systems Self contained and usually maintained by county or local library staff/contractor Must be accredited and have certain credentials before used by govt computer system; KM has little say about system or computer programs used but can put in input (looking after people’s needs) Personnel/supervising     Cataloging/organizing/classifying LC/Dewey already established; very structured system Dept of Army has a Records Mgmt system which helps with “weeding” the e-collection; self classified per subject line; taxonomy development        
  • United Future: Translating your Past to Enhance your Future

    1. 1. A United Future Translating Your Past to Enhance Your Future Shellie R. Glass, CKO ALA, June 28, 2010
    2. 2. BACKGROUND <ul><li>University Cataloguer/Student </li></ul><ul><li>Government Employee (1976-1990) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Homeschooled kids (K-college) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Library Director/Regional Cataloging </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MLIS (2000) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Community College Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate level MLS Professor </li></ul><ul><li>Government Employee (2004-present) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference/Research Librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Information Specialist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge Management Specialist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chief Knowledge Officer </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Chief Knowledge Officer <ul><li>How Can You Get There? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skill sets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Now what? </li></ul>
    4. 4. SKILL SETS from LS to KM <ul><li>Collection Development </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Reference/research </li></ul><ul><li>Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Personnel/supervising </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloguing/organizing/ </li></ul><ul><li>classifying </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>QUESTIONS? </li></ul>