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 Transformation: From Information Centers to Knowledge Centers

Burj Rafal Hotel, Riyadh, KSA



Th​e information/knowledge landscape is changing. As a result, libraries are at a crossroads. In order to remain relevant, libraries need to adapt and change. No longer can a library focus solely on being a provider of information in response to patron requests. Rather, it must be an engaging partner that provides insight and advice in a stimulating learning environment.


The objectives of this knowledge café are to enable participants to:
  • understand the challenges that libraries face;
  • evaluate options for addressing those challenges; and
  • develop solutions to enable your library to address current and emerging challenges

knowledge café​ Moderator​

Mr. Scott Leeb 

  • Senior Consultant with Iknow, a leading international consulting firm specializing in knowledge management. 
  •  Scott’s experience stems from his leading the global knowledge function at four Fortune 500 companies and international philanthropic organization.
  • He has worked with leading public library systems in the US and the Middle East to help them better prepare for the future; 
  • Scott has previously worked in the government, private sector and not-for-profit spaces. 

Target Audience

​The target audience includes:

  • heads of national, academic and specialist libraries in KSA; and 
  • knowledge management specialists interested in best practice applications.