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Ten Big Ideas of Knowledge Management

Ten Big Ideas of Knowledge Management

Connection before Content

Circles Connect (applicable when the virus is over and we are again able to meet in person)

Knowledge is Both Created and Shared in Conversation

Asking Opens the Door to Knowledge

Small Groups as the Unit of Learning

Learn in Small Groups – Integrate Knowledge in Large Groups

We Learn When We Talk

Learning From Experience Requires Deliberate Reflection

Different Types of Knowledge Needs to Be Shared in Different Ways

Knowledge Sharing is Sustained by Reciprocity







Posted on: September 20, 2020, 6:56 am Category: Uncategorized

How book publishers are trying to turn the age-old library system into a “reading as a service” operation through their lawsuit against the Internet Archive (Maria Bustillos/The Nation)

Publishers Are Taking the Internet to Court

In a lawsuit against the Internet Archive, the largest corporations in publishing want to change what it means to own a book.


Posted on: September 20, 2020, 6:49 am Category: Uncategorized

A Pandemic Side Effect: Low Morale in Public Libraries

A Pandemic Side Effect: Low Morale in Public Libraries

Posted on: September 20, 2020, 6:34 am Category: Uncategorized

IFLA: Libraries and Women’s Rights to Sexual and Reproductive Health: Building Awareness, Providing Access to Information and Knowledge

IFLA: Libraries and Women’s Rights to Sexual and Reproductive Health: Building Awareness, Providing Access to Information and Knowledge

“From the International Federation of Library Associations:

IFLA has submitted a response to the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights’ call for inputs on women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Libraries around the world are working to raise awareness and knowledge about women’s SRHR, helping deliver on their fundamental rights to health and access to information.


As part of their mission to deliver equitable access to knowledge and information, libraries help ensure that women and girls are able to acquire, understand and use SRHR information. Drawing on the experiences of different libraries in this field, IFLA has prepared a submission to this call for inputs, highlighting various good practices and key considerations.

This submission discusses:

  • The role of core library services (access to relevant print and electronic courses, information services, public internet access) in ensuring women and girls’ access to SRHR information.
  • Library-based targeted initiatives designed to raise awareness and knowledge of SRHR, especially initiatives focusing on girls and women in more vulnerable demographics.
  • Examples of partnerships working to widen access to SRHR information and services through libraries.

Learn More, Read the Complete Post

Direct to Complete Submission to Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights
3 pages; PDF.”


Posted on: September 20, 2020, 6:32 am Category: Uncategorized

Patti Smith on Libraries and the Transformative Love of Books

Patti Smith on Libraries and the Transformative Love of Books

On books, bronchitis, and a mother’s “sympathetic exasperation.”

Patti Smith on Libraries and the Transformative Love of Books

“A generation after a little boy named James Baldwin reached for that liberty and read his way from Harlem to the literary pantheon at the local library, a little girl named Patricia Lee Smith read her way from a poor rural community in southern New Jersey to the world’s stage and the world’s heart, soon to become the voice of generations and one of the most original, revolutionary, and generous artists of her time, of our time, and of all time.”


Posted on: September 20, 2020, 6:06 am Category: Uncategorized

RIP Ernie Ingles

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RIP Ernie Ingles

September 18, 2020

“The Bibliographical Society of Canada shared this obituary (written by Merrill Distad) today:

Ernest Boyce (“Ernie”) Ingles, BA, MA, MLS, FRSC departed this life in Edmonton on Thursday, September 17, 2020, in his 71st year.

A graduate of the Universities of Calgary and British Columbia, Ernie Ingles was one of Canada’s preeminent academic librarians and library innovators. During a professional career spanning more than four decades, he served successively as the founding Director of the Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions (now; University Librarian of the University of Regina; Vice-Provost & University Librarian and (later) Director of the School of Library & Information Studies at the University of Alberta. He served, usually in executive capacity, on no fewer than twenty-five professional associations, societies, government boards and committees, including as President of the Canadian Library Association (CLA); of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC/SBC); of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL); of the North America Association of Research Libraries (ARL); and of the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL).

Mr Ingles also provided the inspiration and driving force in linking Alberta library resources and services through the creation of Alberta’s NEOS library consortium; of The Alberta Library (TAL) lending consortium of 300 libraries across the Province; of the Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library; of the Health Knowledge Network (HKN); and the First Nations Information Connection. These initiatives changed the face of library service across Alberta, and provided a much-studied and imitated model of library cooperation and sharing for the rest of Canada, as well as abroad.

Concern for the future of the library profession led him to establish the Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute (NELI) to expose recently graduated librarians who have shown leadership potential to an intensive exploration of vision, risk taking, creativity, communication, and differing styles of leadership. More than 400 librarians practicing in Canada have learned from their NELI experience. In recognition, the American Library Association presented Ingles with the 2017 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship.

Mr Ingles’ work at CIHM/ led to the filming and later digital preservation of Canada’s printed, published heritage of books, periodicals, and pamphlets. It also inspired his creation of the Peel’s Prairie Provinces Website at the University of Alberta containing full digital texts of many thousands of Western Canadian books and printed ephemera. His wide-ranging research in western Canadian history and bibliography, library history, library automation and management, and the preservation of the printed record, yielded ten published books, fifty-seven articles and chapters in books, and almost 200 conference papers and public presentations. These cumulative achievements garnered twenty-nine professional awards and four medals, including the Tremaine Medal of the Bibliographical Society of Canada. Of these many awards, he was perhaps most proud of his election in 2001 as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada – the first practicing librarian to be so honoured – and Red Crow College’s award in 2011 of the honorary degree of Blackfoot Eminent Scholar Kainai PhD, along with the Blackfoot title “Kaaahssinnin” (“Elder”). As a visionary, Ernie Ingles led and inspired many others to follow.

He is survived by his partner Mary-Jo Holash Romaniuk; his daughter Erin Moore (Jamie) and grandsons Matthew, Wyatt, and Linden, whom he cherished. Predeceased by his parents, Robert of Calgary and Muriel of Kelowna.

Memorial donations preferred to: the University of Alberta Peel Special Collections Library; University of Calgary Special Collections Library; and/or the University of Alberta Hospitals’ Organ Transplant Program.”

Posted on: September 19, 2020, 1:45 pm Category: Uncategorized

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Posted on: September 19, 2020, 10:53 am Category: Uncategorized