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Knowledge Management: Dimensions and Tensions

Co-sponsored by the Southern Ohio Chapter of the Association for Information Science & Technology (SOASIST) and Central Ohio Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (CO-SLA)

SPEAKER: Thomas J. Froehlich, Professor and Program Director of Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management at Kent State University.

WHEN: March 18, 2004 (Thursday), 2:30 - 5:30 PM.

WHERE: LexisNexis, Dayton, OH..

DESCRIPTION: This presentation will provide an overview of the different aspects of knowledge management (KM): intellectual capital, tacit knowledge, explicit knowledge, competitive intelligence, organizational learning, communities of practice and best practices, and KM frameworks, challenges and benefits. But there are tensions in KM as well: knowledge of management versus management of knowledge, cultural obstacles, information policies about what to convert from tacit knowledge, the real achievement of knowledge in organizations. We will examine how some of these tensions and obstacles can be addressed.

SPEAKER: Thomas J. Froehlich is a Professor of Library and Information Science at Kent State University and serves as chief architect and Program Director of a new interdisciplinary Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management whose initial class started in the Fall, 2001. [http://iakm.kent.edu/ ] He teaches in the areas of ethical concerns of information professionals, information science, online information systems, network and software resources, and user interface design. In addition tonational venues, he has taught workshops, seminars or classes, or made presentations in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the Far East, among others. His research and the majority of his publications focus on ethical issues in the information professions. Other research interests include the philosophical foundations of information science, with special focus on social epistemology and relevance criteria in information retrieval systems; information technologies in library and information centers; and international developments for and in library and information science.

His education includes a Ph.D. in Philosophy (Duquesne University), an M.S. in Information Science (University of Pittsburgh), M.A. in Philosophy (Pennsylvania State University), and B.A. in English Literature (St. Vincent College).

COST: $10; MEMBERS: $5 (ASIS, SLA, OCLIS, GCLC); free for student or retired members. Please pay at the door. Refreshments will be served.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: By 5 pm 03/17/2004 Please contact Rosemary Ashton at rosemary.ashton@lexisnexis.com or at 937 865-6800 x55344.

DIRECTIONS to LexisNexis:
From CINCINNATI, take I-75 North to Dayton. Exit 44 to S.R. 725 (Centerville/Miamisburg Rd.). East on S.R. 725. South on S.R. 741 (Springboro Pike). LexisNexis is approx. 1 mile, on the right side of the road. Turn right at Spring Valley Road entrance (the 6th light from S.R. 725/S.R. 741 intersection), LexisNexis sign will say 9443-9595. Drive underneath skyway connecting the buildings. Turn right, go over the speed bump, and park in the lot next to the covered entrance. Enter Building 4 (9443 Springboro Pike). Wait at the guard station for someone to escort you.

From COLUMBUS, west on I-70. I-675 towards Cincinnati. Exit 2 (Centerville/Miamisburg Exit) off of I-675. Left on Yankee Rd. Right on Lyons Rd. Left on S.R. 741 (Springboro Pike). LexisNexis is about .5 mile on the right. Turn right at Spring Valley Road entrance (the 2nd light from Lyons Rd./S.R. 741 intersection), LexisNexis sign will say 9443-9595. Drive underneath skyway connecting the buildings. Turn right, go over the speed bump, and park in the lot next to the covered entrance. Enter Building 4 (9443 Springboro Pike). Wait at the guard station for someone to escort you.

AGENDA:
2:30 - 3:00: Registration and social half-hour with refreshments.
3:00 - 5:00: Thomas J. Froehlich.
5:00 - 5:30: Q & A.