A new guide to Knowledge and Information Management

For Immediate Release
Wed, 04/17/2019


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing

American Library Association



CHICAGO — “Practical Knowledge and Information Management,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, is a guide written by and for knowledge and information management (KIM) practitioners. As well as offering an introduction to the field, authors Katharine Schopflin and Matt Walsh provide advice and expertise that can be applied to real-life workplace situations. Their text offers an antidote to hype and best practice useful for existing knowledge and information practitioners as well as LIS students and information professionals eager to increase their skills in this area. Content covered includes:

  • introducing KIM to organizations;
  • information management and governance;
  • communities of practice, knowledge sharing, and learning;
  • knowledge bases, know-how, and wikis; and
  • after-action reviews, project learning, and legacy.

Customers outside of North America (USA and Canada) should contact Facet Publishing for purchasing information.

Schopflin is a corporate information professional with more than 15 years' experience. She has worked in in a variety of settings, including media, government and nonprofit, in roles ranging from research, web content management, and knowledge management to cataloging and archive management. Editor of “A Handbook for Corporate Information Professionals,” she publishes regularly on information issues. Walsh is Global Knowledge Manager at Pearson. With 16 years’ experience as knowledge and information management professional, he has worked in a variety of public and private organizations to deliver successful KM and IM solutions.

Facet Publishing, the commercial publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, is the leading publisher of books for library and information professionals worldwide. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. Contact us at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5052 or editionsmarketing@ala.org.