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1 SMR International: KD/KSKnowledge Development & Knowledge Sharing for Performance Excellence Re-Inventing Knowledge Management The Knowledge Services Solution Guy St. Clair SLA Annual Conference Nashville TN USA 7 June 2004

2 SMR International: KD/KSKnowledge Development & Knowledge Sharing for Performance Excellence Knowledge Services The Convergence of: Information Management Knowledge Management Strategic (Performance-Centered) Learning

3 SMR International: KD/KSKnowledge Development & Knowledge Sharing for Performance Excellence Whats So Special About Knowledge Services? Knowledge Services as a Management Practice is Founded on KD/KS (Knowledge Development/Knowledge Sharing) … a framework for management that embodies the highest objectives of knowledge management and combines them with the basic principles of the learning organization and the teaching organization. Guy St. Clair Beyond Degrees: Professional Learning for Knowledge Services

4 SMR International: KD/KSKnowledge Development & Knowledge Sharing for Performance Excellence Its All About Knowledge as a Competitive Asset In todays business and research environment, the management of information as a stand-alone activity is insufficient. For an enterprise to succeed in achieving its operational objectives, and to function as a knowledge-centric organization, enterprise management must include the management of intellectual capital as a competitive asset. Intellectual capital is the sum of everything everybody in a company knows that gives it a competitive edge. -Thomas A. Stewart

5 SMR International: KD/KSKnowledge Development & Knowledge Sharing for Performance Excellence Its About Information Management Information Management - the management methodology concerned with the acquisition, arrangement, storage, retrieval, and use of information to produce knowledge.

6 SMR International: KD/KSKnowledge Development & Knowledge Sharing for Performance Excellence Its About Knowledge Management Knowledge Management - the management practice for making relevant information readily available, so that users can make timely valid decisions. The most critical requirement for workplace success is Knowledge Management - a way to gather, share, and provide easy access to technical data and information related to the work.

7 SMR International: KD/KSKnowledge Development & Knowledge Sharing for Performance Excellence And Its About Strategic (Performance-Centered) Learning Organizational Learning … the successful achievement of skills, competencies, knowledge, behaviors, and/or other outcomes required for excellence in workplace performance … enables those who develop knowledge to share it, for the benefit of everybody in the organization (i.e., combines knowledge development with knowledge sharing) …provides training / learning that is specific to the workplace, that focuses on applications

8 SMR International: KD/KSKnowledge Development & Knowledge Sharing for Performance Excellence Its About Creating the Organizations Knowledge Nexus In many organizations, the largest single barrier to achieving excellence in service delivery in information management is the lack of a central Knowledge Services connection for the organization. The organization requires a Knowledge Nexus, a single operational function – a specialized library – that serves as a one-stop resource for any interaction having to do with information, knowledge, and/or strategic (performance-centered) learning.

9 SMR International: KD/KSKnowledge Development & Knowledge Sharing for Performance Excellence The Specialized Library Three unique attributes…. 1.Collections (or services provided, if what you have is an information center or a knowledge services center that is not a collection of materials) are particular or special to a subject or field of interest 2.Librarys customers interests are also particular and unique 3.The relationship between the specialist librarian/information provider and the customer is highly collaborative, almost intimate…. -Knowledge Services and SLAs History: An Interview with Guy St. Clair Information Outlook, September, 2003

10 SMR International: KD/KSKnowledge Development & Knowledge Sharing for Performance Excellence World-Class Knowledge Services Management Holistic management, integrated into the larger organizational framework/cross-functional collaboration is a given The operational unit performs a strategic function, and is recognized as the central information/knowledge/learning connection (the knowledge nexus) for the organization Clear vision/mission / values Awareness building is accepted as central and critical, not extra -Thomas Pellizzi, Victoria Harrison, Guy St. Clair Toward World-Class Knowledge Services: Emerging Trends in Specialized Research Libraries Information Outlook, June-July 2004

11 SMR International: KD/KSKnowledge Development & Knowledge Sharing for Performance Excellence World-Class Knowledge Services Management Service ethos builds on higher-value services/adding value to services, products, and consultations is standard practice Customer needs are tracked on an on-going basis New paradigms of service delivery are recognized as opportunities for enhancing Knowledge Services in the larger organization Advocates and users recognize the value of the function and make efforts to see that it is supported -Thomas Pellizzi, Victoria Harrison, Guy St. Clair Toward World-Class Knowledge Services: Emerging Trends in Specialized Research Libraries Information Outlook, June-July 2004

12 SMR International: KD/KSKnowledge Development & Knowledge Sharing for Performance Excellence Specialist Librarians / Information Professionals Four major professional competencies: Managing information organizations Managing information resources Managing information services Applying information tools and technologies Personal competencies: attitudes, skills, and values that enable practitioners to work effectively and contribute positively to their organizations, clients, and profession. - Competencies for Information Professionals of the 21 st Century: SLA, June 2003

13 SMR International: KD/KSKnowledge Development & Knowledge Sharing for Performance Excellence Contact Information Guy St. Clair Consulting Specialist for Knowledge Management and Learning SMR International 527 Third Avenue (# 105) New York NY USA Tel: Fax:


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