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A Provocative Question from Tim Powell

Guy St. Clair

  Tim Powell is a frequent visitor to our SMR posts, and we speak together often. [And in a funny sort of way he’s here all the time since that’s Tim interviewing me in the film at the right.] Tim also teaches with me from time to time in my course at Columbia, and we have on-going conversations about anything having to do with information management, KM, or knowledge services. It’s all part of this friendship we share, giving me the opportunity to be pretty up on what he’s working on at any given time. On top of everything else Tim is an exceptionally fine author.…
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Join Us in Support of Dale Stanley’s Important Contribution

Guy St. Clair

  This time out, Dale Stanley is SMR International’s Guest Blogger. Dale is one of my best friends and in addition to his professional work at Gilead Sciences in Foster City, CA on a less-formal basis Dale is SMR International’s Senior Consultant and Marketing and Operations Manager. So we spend a lot of time together, working on our various and many projects (including our KM/knowledge services teaching for students and clients) and enjoying one another’s company. And his name is well known to all of SMR’s friends, clients, and colleagues. I’m honored today to share this news of Dale’s great adventure. This…
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Specialized Librarianship and Knowledge Services – Surprising (Informal) Poll Results

Guy St. Clair

  A bit of surprise in last week’s “Transforming Libraries” Webinar for Soutron Global. My topic was “Knowledge Services: The Specialized Library as the Company’s Knowledge Nexus.” As is our custom with these webinars, we include a couple of polls, and I’ll bet you’ll be as surprised as I was with what we learned. As I spoke about the value of participating in company activities beyond the work of the specialized library, I asked participants how often they took part in a working group or team activity with people outside the library. With 75% of our webinar attendees responding, 64% said they had done this within the…
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