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SLA Georgia Fall 2014 Meeting Report: PKM

by Ernie Evangelista, 2014 SLA Georgia President-Elect

SLA Georgia featured technology at its Fall business meeting on Tuesday, October 21, at the Fork and Juniper Restaurant in the Hyatt Hotel in midtown Atlanta. Georgia Tech librarians Mary Axford and Crystal Renfro spoke to us about personal knowledge management or PKM. Some members may remember Elisabeth Shields covering this topic a few years ago. Crystal and Mary, along with Elisabeth, launched the web site, Personal Knowledge Management for Academia and Librarians in 2012. In 2013, Mary and Crystal created a 26 lesson program “A Year to Improved Productivity for Librarians and Academic Researchers.”

2015 SLA Georgia Treasurer-Elect Rebecca Gebhardt summarized the meeting at: Lessons learned by other program participants included:

  • PKM guru Harold Jarche offers an online course on personal knowledge mastery in 40 days. More at:
  • MOOC stands for massive open online course.
  • Evernote and OneNote (from Microsoft) are two widely used PKM tools.

While the program drew an attendance of 15, the rest of SLA Georgia stands to benefit through guest blogs on PKM from Crystal and Mary in 2015. So that they cover the interests and needs of Chapter members, please share your preferences for PKM topics in our Google doc survey by cob Friday, January 30.

Please contact program planner Ernie Evangelista with any questions, comments or feedback on this approach to engage and integrate all chapter members.. He can be reached at (404) 498-8927 or via email,

To see event photos, check out our Flickr album. And thanks to Springer for donating our raffle prize, Candy Bites: The Science of Sweets, won by Jim Braden.

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