Wednesday, April 05, 2006

KM and Librarianship

Well, I have quite facinated with the recognition KM drives in its fold. As a trained library and KM professional I was wondering how to relate librarianship with KM. Or how to differentiate Librarianship from KM. Traditional library schools stress the significance of reference librarian as PRO. He should understand the people and their information requirements. But it never bothers to extend the intellectual capabilities and knowledge capitals of the person to the benefit of others. I would say that's the missing link. A better understanding of cross-organizational structure and culture mingled with a sound knowldge of the products and services and how relevant it is to the clients and rivals paves the way of effective information gathering and knowledge transition.
So there's the scope for corporate librarians to be a key player in the KM team.

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