Volume 2010, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2219-8962
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This article examines the importance of knowledge management in libraries and the need for motivating and creating a ‘knowledge sharing culture’ within the library. This article also brings out an empirical account of the difficulties library and information science professionals face when they take positions overseas, particularly in a culturally, politically and religiously conservative society and country. Moving to another country means reinventing the wheel once again in a new environment; and if it is to a non-English speaking country it could be a challenging task. One could be in for a ‘culture shock’. In hindsight, it becomes all the more important to know and understand the intricacies of working in such an environment, to build our networks, hone our technical skills and the value of ‘knowledge sharing’. Knowledge management can be very useful in bridging this gap and putting us at ease and get ready for the job. The knowledge management system involves identification of knowledge, capturing, sorting, storing and sharing of pertinent information within the library or various libraries in case of multiple campuses. This article focuses on the issues in knowledge management and the value of knowledge sharing in libraries and tries to advocate the use of knowledge management tools for successful sharing and transfer of knowledge.


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