Migrating LIS Professionals into Knowledge Management Roles: What are the Major Barriers?

Stuart Ferguson, Maryam Sarrafzadeh, Afsaneh Hazeri

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    Knowledge management (KM) is a multi-dimensional field of study and practice,which requires a wide range of capabilities amongst its contributors, who comefrom a variety of professional groups. This paper examines claims that the Libraryand Information Services (LIS) profession should make and, indeed, is making asignificant contribution to organizational knowledge management. It outlines KMknowledge and skills and reviews the major barriers to LIS engagement in KM:the profession's focus on external information resources, as distinct from internalorganizational knowledge assets; lack of business knowledge; content ignorance;an image problem; a name problem; lack of visibility in the corporateenvironment; personality issues; and relative lack of the required managementskills. The paper concludes with some suggested directions for LIS practitioners,educators and researchers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvancing Knowledge
    Subtitle of host publicationPushing Boundaries, Educause Australia 2007
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherEducause
    Pages1-20
    Number of pages20
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventEducause Australia 2007, conference - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 29 Apr 200702 May 2007

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    ConferenceEducause Australia 2007, conference
    CountryAustralia
    Period29/04/0702/05/07

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    Knowledge management
    Management roles
    Professional knowledge
    Information services
    Ignorance
    Knowledge assets
    Organizational knowledge
    Information resources
    Business knowledge
    Visibility

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    Ferguson, S., Sarrafzadeh, M., & Hazeri, A. (2007). Migrating LIS Professionals into Knowledge Management Roles: What are the Major Barriers? In Advancing Knowledge: Pushing Boundaries, Educause Australia 2007 (pp. 1-20). Australia: Educause.
    Ferguson, Stuart ; Sarrafzadeh, Maryam ; Hazeri, Afsaneh. / Migrating LIS Professionals into Knowledge Management Roles : What are the Major Barriers?. Advancing Knowledge: Pushing Boundaries, Educause Australia 2007. Australia : Educause, 2007. pp. 1-20
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    Migrating LIS Professionals into Knowledge Management Roles : What are the Major Barriers? / Ferguson, Stuart; Sarrafzadeh, Maryam; Hazeri, Afsaneh.

    Advancing Knowledge: Pushing Boundaries, Educause Australia 2007. Australia : Educause, 2007. p. 1-20.

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    Ferguson S, Sarrafzadeh M, Hazeri A. Migrating LIS Professionals into Knowledge Management Roles: What are the Major Barriers? In Advancing Knowledge: Pushing Boundaries, Educause Australia 2007. Australia: Educause. 2007. p. 1-20