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ASIS&T panel on the Knowledge Management career

Abstract: The panel will discuss the growing challenges in knowledge management education. Particularly they will debate and share their visions and experiences on following issues:

  • What are the career opportunities for students graduated from KM program?
  • What skills and knowledge should we empower our students in KM program?
  • What are the challenges in KM education?
  • What are the future trends in KM career and education?

In the first part of the panel, we will report a comparative analysis of top KM programs in terms of their curriculum and job placement. In this, we would include both US and other countries. In the second part of the panel, each panelist will provide a balanced view of academia and industry addressing above issues. Four panelists are not only affiliated with the leading programs in knowledge management education in the states currently, but also have rich experience worldwide outside the academia like government, non-profit organization, and corporate in the past.

Qiping Zhang, Thomas J. Froehlich, Suliman Hawamdeh, Michael Koenig and T. Kanti Srikantaiah: Panel: Knowledge management career: Perception versus reality.* Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 45, Issue 1, pages 1–4, 2008

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* Panel info:

Panel at the 71st ASIS&T Annual Meeting; “People Transforming Information – Information Transforming People” (ASIST AM 08), Columbus, Ohio, October 24-29, 2008.

Sponsored by SIG-KM, SIG-ED


  • Knowledge Management Education: A Knowledge Management Challenge
    Thomas J. Froehlich, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University
  • Combining Hard and Soft Skills: What Is the Magic Formula
    Suliman Hawamdeh, School of Library & Information Studies, University of Oklahoma
  • Is KM in danger of becoming everything to everyone – an almost content and context free expression?
    Michael Koenig, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University
  • Responses to growing demand for KM professionals both in private and public sectors
    T. Kanti Srikantaiah, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University


  • Qiping Zhang, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University (Moderator)

Conference Proceedings:

  • Andrew Grove (Ed.): ASIS&T 2008: People Transforming Information – Information Transforming People. Proceedings of the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). ASIST, 2008 Purchase »

Tags: ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Knowledge Management, Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Dominican University, Kent State University, KM career, KM career opportunities, KM education, KM skills, Long Island University (LIU), Proceedings of the ASIS&T, University of Oklahoma (OU)*

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