Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Personal KM: Cutting through Complexity—Building Cathedrals


David Stern, Library Director

Personal Knowledge Management
Cutting through Complexity—Building Cathedrals

Thursday, September 3, 2015
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
300 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3100
Chicago, Illinois 60606

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David Stern, Library Director at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, will deliver an introductory-level presentation on key considerations for Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). David will demonstrate processes in multi-media materials capture, organization, and sharing. He will discuss software applications for individual and organizational implementations, with possibilities from simple free software tools that can be used by individuals to catalog research findings to create sophisticated competitive intelligence platforms that require significant organizational resources. His examples will utilize Zotero and Diigo tools, and he will extend these concepts to address some linking across social media tools. He will also mention enterprise considerations such as taxonomies for sharing data using the Microsoft SharePoint Portal Services.

At this meeting you will be introduced to core KM concepts in Personal Knowledge Management including:
  • Rapid capture, organization, and sharing of citations, web resources, text, audio, and video
  • Considerations in the creation of solo PKM catalogs
  • Review desktop applications and web services in Zotero and Diigo, respectively
  • Considerations in enterprise taxonomies and social networks in SharePoint

About the Speaker
David Stern is the Library Director at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. He was Associate Dean for Public Services at the Milner Library of Illinois State University, and before that the founder and principal of Maximize Information, a firm specializing in advanced information discovery techniques, enhancing organizational communication, collaboration and knowledge management, and leading organizational reviews and project management initiatives to find service quality improvements. Prior to this consulting experience, he was the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources at Brown University, the Director of Science Libraries at Yale University and he has also worked as a general librarian, a medical librarian, and a science librarian in centralized and departmental libraries. In addition, he has taught library science graduate courses (University of Illinois and Southern Connecticut State University) and serves as a consultant and advisor to a number of professional societies and commercial publishers and online services. He has degrees in Biological Sciences (University of Connecticut), History & Philosophy of Science (Indiana University), and Library Science (Indiana University). Full online cv.

Contact Information
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Summer Socials Continue (AAR)

After Action Refreshments
The Friday afternoon Summer Socials continue for the KM community at South Branch Tavern & Grille. Please join us on Friday July 31, 2015 Updated!  from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. This is an updated date! 

Other Dates Include:

  • August 21, 2015 4:00 PM
  • September 25, 2015 4:00 PM

It's a casual event, so look for us (name tags and signage) hanging around the fireplace, or corner of the patio bar. Everyone is invited--KM Chicago members, friends, consultants, and vendors; anyone who believes in knowledge management. Come out on Friday to dissect KM, Systems Thinking, SNA, SECI, BA, and Organizational Learning! 

South Branch Tavern & Grille is located at 100 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606 which is situated within two blocks of Union Station and Ogilvie. Before you leave for home, come by to say hello.