Virginia Power

Graduate Tutor in Information and Knowledge Management, University of the West of England

Virginia is an information professional, academic and technology specialist with over 35 years’ library and information services management experience within educational and cultural heritage sectors. Previous roles have included information and management within FE and HE. Previous advisory work includes the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, the South West Lifelong Learning Network and Jisc. Virginia is Graduate Tutor at UWE and lectures in both Information & Knowledge Management and Personal & Organisational Management and is also a PhD student in the field of social knowledge management and digital resource curation.

Virginia's particular interest is in open education, specifically the use and re-use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and her PhD is focused on researching the role and impact of social knowledge and narrative in the use and re-use of OER.

Virginia is an experienced trainer running staff development workshops for leading national educational organisations. Virginia specialises in the development of staff digital skills within cultural heritage and corporate knowledge settings. She is also co-editor of eBooks in Libraries: a practical guide published by Facet Publishing and contributed a case study on the use of open data in learning and teaching in Atenas, J., & Havemann, L. (Eds.). (2015). Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Case studies of emerging practice. London: Open Knowledge, Open Education Working Group. 

Session Details


Tuesday 23rd May: 12:25pm - 12:55pm
Seek, Sense and Share: The Knowledge Manager as Change Agent


Knowledge Managers in an organisation often have responsibility for seeking new opportunities to create a knowledge sharing environment and drive the use of collaborative social media tools to enable broader capture and sharing and promote innovation. They are often key players in the introduction of systems, approaches and processes which capture the intellectual capital of the organization and seek out continuous improvement opportunities. In this lively session we will unpick the role of the Knowledge Manager using top KM tools and techniques in support of the quest to be a true Change Agent. Come and be prepared to interact!.

Topic: Soft Skills - helping you as a professional, particularly in managing change, Technology - best practices and innovation Enterprise Content Management

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