Guy St. Clair

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Guy St. Clair
Born1940
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Virginia
Known forKnowledge Services, One-person library

Guy St. Clair (born 1940) is an American educator, author, and knowledge services specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Illinois.[1]

He founded the One-Person Librarian newsletter, coining the term "one-person librarian",[2] now referred to as "solo librarianship." He is a past-president (1991–1992) of the Special Libraries Association (SLA).[3] He was awarded SLA’s Professional Award in 1989 in recognition of his work in one-person librarianship. He was named to SLA's Hall of Fame in 2010 for his identification of knowledge services as "the practical side of KM." In September, 2015 he became a Life Member of SLA.

He is currently Lecturer, Knowledge Services, for the Postbaccalaureate Studies Program at the School of Professional Studies, Columbia University in the City of New York.[4] The course he teaches is "Managing Information and Knowledge: Applied Knowledge Services." In his book 'Knowledge Services: A Strategic Framework for the 21st Century Organization' Guy St. Clair defines knowledge services as "an approach to the management of intellectual capital that converges information management, knowledge management, and strategic learning into a single enterprise-wide discipline. Its purpose is to ensure the highest levels of knowledge sharing within the organization in which it is practiced.”

In addition to his work with Columbia University, Guy St. Clair is the President and Consulting Specialist for Knowledge Services for SMR International. The company is a New York-based management consultancy practice focused on knowledge services and the contribution of knowledge strategy to organizational effectiveness.

His book SLA at 100: From 'Putting Knowledge to Work' to Building the Knowledge Culture" traces the history of the Special Libraries Association. In the book's Epilogue, St. Clair defines the knowledge culture and, in describing knowledge services, offers his understanding of the role of knowledge services in organizational management, whether in for-profit, non-profit, or not-for-profit organizations.[5] In "Knowledge Services: A Strategic Framework for the 21st Century Organization" St. Clair acknowledges the success of knowledge services as a management methodology, asserting that the practice has become a recognized framework for strategic knowledge management applicable to all businesses and organizations.

Books[edit]

  • St. Clair, Guy (2016). Knowledge Services: A Strategic Framework for the 21st Century Organization. Munich: De Gruyter. ISBN 978-3110462968
  • St. Clair, Guy (2009). SLA at 100: From "Putting Knowledge to Work" to Building the Knowledge Culture. Washington, DC: Special Libraries Association. ISBN 0-87111-559-X
  • St. Clair, Guy (2002). Beyond Degrees: Professional Learning for Knowledge Services. Munich: Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 3-598-24369-3
  • St. Clair, Guy (1996). One-Person Libraries:Aufgaben und Management. Diese Veröffentlichung der Übersetzung von The One-Person Library: Tasks and Management (SMR Special Reports #2-5). Handlungshilfe für deb Betrieb von OPLs. [Dt. Übers.: Evelin Morgenstern ...]. Berlin: Deutsches Bibliotheksinstitut. ISBN 3-87068-969-2
  • St. Clair, Guy (1998). One-Person Libraries: Checkliste als Orientierungshilfe für den Betreib von OPLs. [Hrsg. von Evelin Morgenstern]. Berlin: Deutsches Bibliotheksinstitut. ISBN 3-87068-490-9
  • St. Clair, Guy (1998). One-Person Libraries: Fragen und Antworten aus der Praxis in 39 Beispielen. Diese Veröffentlichung der Übersetzung von The OPL Case Book. Thirty Case Studies from The One-Person Library: A Newsletter for Librarians and Management (SMR Special Report #7). [Hrsg. von Evelin Morgenstern]. Berlin: Deutsches Bibliotheksinstitut. ISBN 3-87068-978-1
  • St. Clair, Guy (1999). Change Management in Action: The InfoManage Interviews. Washington, DC: Special Libraries Association. ISBN 0-87111-500-X
  • St. Clair, Guy; Andrew Berner (1990). The Best of OPL: Five Years of The One-Person Library: A Newsletter for Librarians and Management. Washington, DC: Special Libraries Association. ISBN 0-87111-357-0.
  • St. Clair, Guy; Berner, Andrew (1996). The Best of OPL II: Five Years of The One-Person Library, 1989-1994. Washington, DC: Special Libraries Association. ISBN 0-87111-438-0
  • St. Clair, Guy (1996). Entrepreneurial Librarianship: The Key to Effective Information Services Management. Munich: De Gruyter. ISBN 1-85739-014-8
  • St. Clair, Guy (1994). Power and Influence: Enhancing Information Services within the Organization. Munich: De Gruyter. ISBN 1-85739-098-9
  • St. Clair, Guy (1993). Customer Service in the Information Environment. Munich: De Gruyter. ISBN 1-85739-004-0
  • St. Clair, Guy; Williamson, Joan (1992). Managing the New One-Person Library. Munich: De Gruyter. ISBN 0-86291-630-5
  • St. Clair, Guy (1991). A Venerable and Cherished Institution: The University Club of New York 1865-1990. New York, NY: University Club of New York
  • St. Clair, Guy; Williamson, Joan (1986). Managing the One-Person Library. Munich: De Gruyter. ISBN 0-685-39253-8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Faculty Advisory - Biography".
  2. ^ Wilson, Terrie L. (6 Nov 2003). The twenty-first century art librarian. Routledge. p. 42. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  3. ^ Newcomb, Doug (Sep 2003). "Knowledge services and SLA's history: An interview with Guy St. Clair". Information Outlook. 7 (9): 16–19.
  4. ^ "Faculty - Biography". Columbia University, School of Continuing Education. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  5. ^ St.Clair, Guy (Jan–Feb 2009). "SLA at 100: Connecting our Past to the Future". Information Outlook. 13 (1): 24–26, 28–29.

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