2 January 2012
IFLA Knowledge Management Section Satellite Pre-conference in Helsinki, Finland, August 10 2012.
This one day satellite pre-conference focuses on how to plan, put into practice, refine, and assess
knowledge sharing systems.
It includes strategies for applying specifically in library environments as well as practical
considerations, implementation tips, and more, offering a unique opportunity for librarians and other
information professionals to see how to put Knowledge Sharing into Action.
Call for Papers open until February 15
See more on the conference website
Conference Theme and Focus
Knowledge Management (KM) in an institution is recognized by all to be
of crucial importance. Whether the institution is a library or an
organization that contains a library, librarians can and should play a
major role in this regard because they have the skill and the tools to
do it. KM may not be employed because it is not fully understood or
seems too complex or vague. It may also not be fully appreciated by the
managers of the institution's budget.
Almost ten years after the official introduction of Knowledge Management within IFLA it is possible and appropriate
· To report on the state-of-the-art
· To examine the practical experiences that outline models of implementation that can encourage
and guide the widespread application in different library contexts