Monday, March 19, 2012

Knowledge Management Network Seminar Series - Edmonton

Date: April 17, 2012
Time: 2-4pm
Location: 10155-102 Street, Commerce Place, 4th floor, Room 4XL

Session Title:
Libraries in the 21st Century – An Integral Part of a Knowledge Based Workplace

Session Description:
Significant efforts have taken place to modernize the Alberta library system in order to ensure its relevance to current society, but more importantly for KM purposes, to support the knowledge worker in an increasingly complex work environment. Punch Jackson was at the forefront of this transformation and will share key dimensions of this success journey, along with thoughts and ideas for even newer directions to come. Punch will also discuss his current (volunteer) work with the Leisure Information Network (LIN) and its ongoing efforts toward enhancing knowledge exchange and nurturing collaboration.

Punch Jackson- During his 30 plus years with the Government of Alberta in a variety of management capacities, Punch was known for his commitment to innovation and establishing leading-edge strategic directions. He recently retired as Director of Public Library Services at Alberta Municipal Affairs where he played a leadership role in, connecting libraries to the SuperNet, launching public library marketing campaigns, finalizing the first Community Access Program agreement, and creating electronic performance measures. Punch also helped guide a major provincial consultation process that led to the report, Framework for the Future: Positioning Alberta Libraries for the 21st Century. Among his current volunteer efforts, Punch is on the Board of Directors for the Leisure Information Network.

To register for this seminar, please send an email to Peggy Yeh at