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Strategic Knowledge Services Management: The Essentials

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Here we are, knowledge services directors with responsibility for the management of strategic knowledge in our employing organizations. Most of the time we’re required to deal with standard management functions. Once in a while, though, a real opportunity comes along, and we find ourselves positioned to move the organization forward in terms of knowledge services. Two recent queries from colleagues got me to thinking about how we might prepare for such an occasion. One colleague asks what essentials he should have in his basket “as he floats through the KM/knowledge services cloud on a balloon” – as he charmingly puts…
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Strategic Knowledge – A Letter to SLA’s Members

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If I were invited to send a letter to SLA’s members at this particular time in history, here is what I would say: Dear Colleagues, This letter is being sent to you a few days before polls open for the historic vote on the name of the association. I am writing to you today because I will not be in my usual workplace during the 16 November – 9 December voting period. I will vote though, because we live and work in a society that is connected globally. Even though I will be at a remote location – on assignment…
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Strategic Knowledge – Leading the Knowledge Revolution

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SLA’s Alignment Success Provides the Opportunity of a Lifetime for Knowledge Workers During the centennial year of the Special Libraries Association, I was honored on several occasions to be asked to speak about the growth and history of SLA. This topic was the subject of SLA at 100: From Working with Knowledge to Building the Knowledge Culture, the association’s commemorative history which I was kindly invited to write. The book was published in January, 2009. As with the book, it seemed important for those presentations to connect SLA’s 100-year history with what would be expected of specialized librarianship in the…
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