ERIC Number: ED459712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Knowledge Management: Opportunities for LIS Graduates.
Market research has been undertaken in preparation for a new postgraduate program in "Information and Knowledge Management" to be taught by the staff at the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University (England). The research was needed to shape the curriculum and to define program parameters. This paper presents the findings of a study that investigated the availability and types of jobs in this field, the skills and types of personnel sought by employers and whether demand is currently being met in the United Kingdom. The study involved identifying and analyzing nation advertisements for "Knowledge Managers" over a 6-month period and undertaking follow-up surveys involving the agencies and employers who placed the advertisements. How these results influenced the design and parameters of the program is also presented. It is asserted that there is no doubt that new programs such as this will open up considerable new employment opportunities for information science graduates. (MES)
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Information Management, Information Science Education, Information Scientists, Job Skills, Program Development
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom