April 2, 1998
Noted information technology expert and author Tom Davenport will be one of the keynote speakers at the American Association of Law Libraries' (AALL) 91st Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California, July 11-16, 1998. Davenport will speak on Sunday, July 12, about information and knowledge management.
Davenport is the Curtis Mathes Fellowship professor and Director of the Information Management Program at the University of Texas, Austin. His most recent research focuses on new approaches to information and knowledge management; his article,"Saving IT's Soul: Human-Centered Information Management," appeared in the March-April 1994 issue of Harvard Business Review. His book on this topic, Information Ecology: Mastering the Information and Knowledge Environment, was published in May 1997 and his latest book, Working Knowledge: Managing What Your Organization Knows, was published in January 1998. He is one of the founding editors of Knowledge, Inc. and is a frequent speaker to senior executives in firms and at conferences on information and knowledge management.
The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information. Today, with over 4,800 members, the Association represents law librarians and related professionals who are affiliated with a wide range of institutions: law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies.