2012 Knowledge Management satellite meeting

Knowledge Management Theory in Action: how to plan, apply, and assess knowledge management in libraries


10 August 2012


Goethe-Institut, Helsinki, Finland


This one day satellite meeting 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.

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

see: conference website

Satellite Meeting, Knowledge Management, Finland

Last update: 4 October 2012