Theme: “Knowledge management (KM) principles and human behavior: How do we inspire, enable, engage, and connect people in KM?”

Knowledge management (KM) is essential for all organizations as we seek to create, share and manage information that supports individuals and library goals. KM became even more vital during the pandemic as we sought new ways to stay connected and support each other. As we move forward, how do we inspire, enable, engage, connect in KM? It’s inevitable – different personalities, learning styles, modalities, geography, culture and other factors will play into how we perceive and relate to KM strategy or techniques. This Satellite aims to keep the conversation themes related to practical behaviors in applying KM practices at work.

We would like to invite papers or presenters on the following sub-themes:

  • How does knowledge-sharing affect decision-making?
  • What are some successes and failures of knowledge-sharing programs in organizations and how do we build and engage with these communities locally and globally?
  • What aspects of KM are best suited for in-person versus online interaction?
  • How can digital learning platforms be a good support for organizational knowledge sharing?
  • How do we model KM principles for people with no background in KM for real world application?
  • What kind of psychology, cognitive or ethnographic study do we bring to KM practice?
  • How does the KM perspective make a difference in how corporate, academic, public libraries or government organizations capture knowledge?
  • How does KM operate in an environment with conflict or corporate politics? Knowledge is power, so what happens when people don’t want to share that power with anyone else?
  • How does AI/machine learning influence, enhance, advance or detract from KM in organizations?
  • What role do digital humanities and digital collection resources play in a KM organization?

Deadline proposal is 30 April 2022. Send proposals in .docx format (500 words or less) to: Jenny Mackiewicz ([email protected]), Elizabeth Turner ([email protected]) and Xuemao Wang ([email protected])

Proposals will be reviewed by the members of the IFLA KM Satellite Conference Organizing Committee. Proposal authors will be notified via email by 15 May 2022.

Revised dates:

30 April 2022   — Deadline for submission
15 May 2022    — Notification of selection
5 July 2022       — Full paper/presentation submitted
23 July 2022     — Satellite conference