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Kim Dority Talks to Guy St. Clair about Specialized Librarianship and Columbia University’s M.S. in Information and Knowledge Strategy

Guy St. Clair

Kim Dority is founder and president of Dority & Associates, an information strategy and content development company. On the advisory board of the University of Denver’s MLIS program, Kim created and teaches a course on alternative career paths for LIS students and practitioners and is the author of Rethinking Information Work: A Career Guide for Librarians and Other Information Professionals and the infonista.com blog. Dority recently spoke with Guy St. Clair about Columbia University’s M.S. in Information and Knowledge Strategy. Read the full interview at SMRSHARE, SMR’S knowledge capture site. Highlights of the interview: – Guy St. Clair teaches in Columbia University’s…
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SLA’s European Chapter: A Bit of History

Guy St. Clair

Interested SLA members might want to spend a few minutes listening to my comments about SLA’s European Chapter. Back in the 1980s, when I was living in the U.K., a group of us got to thinking about how the chapter might be revived. A few weeks ago, I was honored to be asked by Dennie Heye of the European Chapter if I would be willing to be interviewed, to describe some of our activities in that process. The interview can be heard here. – Guy St. Clair

Betty Mayfield: Librarianship as Knowledge Services

Guy St. Clair

There are those who assert that KM is “the new librarianship.” Might it be? When we transition KM from a stand-alone management function to knowledge services, certainly there are attributes that support that assertion. When we think, for example, about the convergence that takes place with knowledge services, the coming together of information management, knowledge management, and strategic learning to reach a common knowledge development/knowledge sharing goal, the link between librarianship and knowledge services becomes very clear. Here’s a valuable case study: In the latest SMR e-Profile, Marcie Stone writes about Betty Mayfield. Stone’s description of Mayfield’s career – Evolving Connections:…
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