Knowledge Management and LIS Professionals


  • Gulbarga University, Department of Library and Information Science, Gulbarga, 585 106, India
  • Karnataka State Women‟s University, Department of Library and Information Science and University Librarian (I/C), Bijapur, 586101, India


In the light of ownership claims on Knowledge Management by various professional groups, this paper highlights the role of LIS professionals in KM and discusses its implications on the profession. Observes that KM is an opportunity, traces the KM initiatives and lists the skills required to carry out the responsibilities and functions of KM. This paper also describes the implications on LIS education, professional growth and attitude required. Concludes that finding creative solutions and proactive humane approach will help LIS professionals to withstand the challenges of KM.


Knowledge Management, Library and Information Profession.

Subject Discipline

Library Management

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