SJSU SLIS Makes List of Top Knowledge Management Companies


A national magazine recognized the San José State University School of Library and Information Science (SJSU SLIS) on its annual list of top “companies that matter in knowledge management.”

This is the first time in the 14 years since KMWorld began publishing the list that a library and information science (LIS) school has been selected, editor Hugh McKellar said. KMWorld, based in Maine, is a magazine, website and conference focused on news, trends, and case studies in knowledge, content, and document management, according to its website.

McKellar, who wrote the article titled “KMWorld 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management,” published March 1, 2013, said the information school and the other companies were chosen “by a panel of judges consisting of colleagues, system integrators, analysts and KM professionals, all of which recognize the tremendous value of your program and curricula.”

He further explained that “the purpose of the list is to generate interest and discussion about the breadth of knowledge management tools and services — and to highlight the companies our panel believes best fulfill the goal of delivering the right information to the right people at the right time.”

Criteria for inclusion on the list vary, but each company has either helped to create a market, redefine one, or enhance one, and they all share two things — velocity of innovation and the agility to properly serve customers,” wrote McKellar.

The article described SJSU SLIS as “graduate degrees and leadership development for professionals who organize, manage and enable the effective use of information and ideas.”

To learn more about the information school’s innovative programs, read San José State University SLIS Professor and Director Dr. Sandra Hirsh’s View From the Top.