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IFLA KM SC Conference Activities

Upcoming

2018 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Satellite:

Joint Open Session:

  • The Knowledge Management Section (KM), Academic and Research Libraries Section (ARL) and Rare Books and Special Collections Section (RBSC) will present a Joint Session on Kuala Lumpur.
  • Theme: Digital scholarship and knowledge management: building confidence in the digital world
  • The session will explore issues of trust in digital libraries, and the impact of those issues on digital scholarship.  Knowledge management plays a critical role for libraries and organizations seeking to establish trustworthy digital repositories and to preserve reliable, verified content.
  • What can Digital Scholarship and Knowledge Management do to make the future open and diverse, based on genuine verified content?
  • Call for Papers: Proposals due February 2, 2018 

Knowledge Café

  • Please join us at the fifth Knowledge Café at the IFLA Conference in Kuala Lumpur (August 24-30, 2018).  This year’s interactive session will focus on the essential role information professionals play in managing the knowledge within our organizations in order to best support our customers, whether they be public, university, governmental, parliamentary or corporate libraries.  Continuous learning is key in preparing and building on the skills necessary to succeed.  This session will be organized using round tables and facilitators with a number of different topics such as coaching and mentoring, change management and staff continuous learning.  You will be able to learn from your colleagues and share your experiences.  You are sure to be inspired and take away new ideas.

Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship Special Interest Group (DH/DS SIG) - Sponsored by the KM Section

  • The Transforming Digital Scholarship Model.  DH/DS SIG Convener Xuemao Wang, dean and university librarian at the University of Cincinnati, is now forming a programming committee for next year's conference in Kuala Lumpur. The SIG will host its own two-hour program, an interactive and participatory session, incorporating feedback received from the Wrocław conference and the expertise of a diverse and international committee.
  • The tentative program theme is “The Transforming Digital Scholarship Model – From Service Provider to Interdisciplinary Partner.” It will feature “lightning talks” with speakers planned from five continents. The session will capture emerging global development trends and DH/DS practices in library and information services settings, with particular attention given to new development trends to elevate a library-based DH/DS center from a service unit to an academic and research unit in a higher education environment. The session will be interactive, providing the audience with an opportunity to participate in a moderated discussion with the panelists, as well as the audience at-large. The SIG will also participate in joint sessions with the Special Collections Section, discussing digital scholarship core competencies for special collection librarians, and the Social Science Section, on text and data mining in the digital scholarship environment.

Past conferences

2017 Wrocław, Poland

Satellite New directions in Knowledge Management

Friday, 18 August 2017. University of Economics, Wrocław, Poland. 

Co-Chairs: Eva Semertzaki and Elizabeth Freyre

Open Session How does knowledge management inform change agency? 

Chair: Elizabeth Turner

Knowledge Café New Librarians for New Times: Continuous Learning to Become Change Agents in a Changing World

Held jointly by the Knowledge Management, Library and Research Services for Parliaments and Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Sections.

Co-Chairs: Monica Ertel, Jane Dysart and Karen Finer

Read the 2017 Knowledge Café Report

2016 Columbus, Ohio

Satellite Sharing Practices and Actions for Making Best Use of Organizational Knowledge in Libraries 

Friday 12 August, 2016. Langsam Library, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Chair: Spencer Acadia

Open Session Using social media at work: How to share knowledge, improve collaboration and create a mutual savoir‐faire?

Co-chairs: Julien Sempere and Mary Augusta Thomas

Joint Session Brave New World ‐ the Future of Collections in Digital Times: Services without Content OR Content in Context?  

Held jointly by the Knowledge Management, and Academic and Research Libraries Sections.

Co-Chairs: Steffen Wawra and Mary Augusta Thomas

Knowledge Café  Continuous Learning in Libraries & their Communities

Held jointly by the Knowledge Management, Library and Research Services for Parliaments, and Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Sections.

Co-Chairs: Monica Ertel, Jane Dysart, and Karin Finer

2015 Cape Town, South Africa

Satellite Knowledge Management and Innovation: the transformation of 21st century library services

Friday, August 14, 2015. Goethe-Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Chair: Eva Semertzaki

Open Session  Change and sustainability - Breaking paths for a world of balance 

Chair:  Steffan Wawra

Knowledge Café Continuous innovation and Transformation of Libraries and their Communities

Held jointly by the Knowledge Management and Library and Research Services for Parliaments Sections.

Co-chairs: Ellie Valentine and Jane Dysart

2014 Lyon, France

Satellite Knowledge management as a vital tool for change management

Friday, August, 15, 2014. Lyon Gallo-Roman Museum, Lyon, France

Chair: Julien Semperé

Open Session Knowledge in the Digital Age – Libraries and Librarians are Managing the Digital Transformation

Chair: Dr. Klaus Ceynowa

Joint Session Knowledge Management initiatives and development in Asia and Oceania 

Held jointly by the Asia & Oceania and Knowledge Management Sections.

Co-chairs: Leda Bultrini and Chihfeng P. Lin

Knowledge Café       Learning Challenges for Librarians and Library Managers

Held jointly by the Knowledge Management, Library and Research Services for Parliaments, and Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Sections.

Chair:

2013 Singapore, Singapore

Open Session  Open Access in the context of full lifecycle of Knowledge Management

Joint Session Building a learning and knowledge sharing organization

Held jointly Knowledge management, the Information Technology, Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning sections.

Chairs:   Brigadier General (Dr.) Shiang Long Lee, Head, Joint Communications and Information Systems Dept.- Singapore Armed Forces

Joint Session Agile management: strategies for achieving success in rapidly changing times

Held jointly by the Knowledge Management, and the Academic and Research Libraries Sections.

Knowledge Café  Taxonomies & metadata rule 

Held jointly by the Knowledge Management, and Library and Research Services for Parliaments sections.

Co-chairs Schubert, Foo Shou Boon and Jane Dysart

2012 Helsinki

Schedule of KM activities and sessions All papers on the conference website 

Satellite Knowledge Management Theory in Action: how to plan, apply and assess knowledge management in libraries. August 10 2012

Open Session Potential of Knowledge Management in Public Libraries

2011 Puerto Rico

Schedule of KM Activities and Sessions All papers are on the conference website

Open Session Applied knowledge management: a panorama of success stories & case studies in libraries and lessons learned 

Joint Session  Promoting global access to law: developing and open access index for official, authenticated legal information

Held jointly by the Knowledge Management, the Law Libraries, and the Government Libraries, Government Information and Official Publications sections.

2010 Gothenburg, Sweden

Open Session Voice of Global Knowledge Management

Joint Session Librarians in action: Information policy and human rights:

Held jointly by the Knowledge Management, the Government Libraries, GIOPS, Preservation and Conservation, and the Law Libraries Sections.

Joint Session Global learning systems: how they foster learning and sharing of information

Held jointly by the Knowledge Management, Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning, and the Information Technology sections.

Joint Session Libraries and the Semantic Web

Held jointly by the Knowledge Management, the Information Technology, and the Cataloguing, Classification and Indexing sections.

2009 Milan, Italy

Open Session Knowledge Management, Knowledge Advocacy

Joint Session Social computing tools for learning and knowledge sharing

Held jointly by the Knowledge Management, Library & Research Services for Parliaments, and the Information Technology sections.

2008 Québec, Canada

Open Session Towards understanding in the multicultural world

Knowledge Management

Last update: 16 May 2018