Kendra Albright, Ph.D., is the Goodyear Endowed Professor in Knowledge Management in the School of Information at Kent State University. She has taught a range of graduate and undergraduate level courses in knowledge management including Business Intelligence, Environmental Scanning and Information Economics at four institutions in three countries, including the University of South Carolina and the University of Tennessee, the University of Sheffield in the UK and the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Dr. Albright’s research interests focus on the ways in which users understand and use information to facilitate positive change and solve organizational problems within the knowledge economy. Her current work focuses on investigating and comparing worldwide KM educational competencies and programs, developing a theoretical framework for KM practice through a systematic review process and assessing curricular areas for KM education.
Dr. Albright has served as a consultant to numerous corporations and government agencies. Most recently, she served as program reviewer for the Master of Science program in Intelligence Studies at the University of South Florida. She has also worked for Information International Associates, Inc., the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Whittle Communications. Dr. Albright has been invited to speak and keynote at numerous conferences including the Henley Knowledge Forum in the UK.
Dr. Albright is widely published and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Libri, the international journal of libraries and information studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Communications, a Master of Science in Library Science, and a B.S. in Human Development.
*The School of Information faculty are superstars in the field. Therefore, it is impossible to list all of the great work they do on one page. Listed below is a small selection of recent work. Further information can be viewed in Dr. Albright’s CV (found below), on her Google Scholar page, on ResearchGate, or ORCID.
Library & Information Science
KM 60304 The Information and Knowledge Economy
LIS 60030 People in the Information Ecology
Knowledge Management Political Economy of the Information Society Social Justice Knowledge / Information for Development Information Needs Information Use
Edgar, W.B., & Albright, K. (2020). Human Knowledge Problems, Knowledge Activities, and the Activities’ Effects. International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM), December 3-5, 2020, Durham, North Carolina.
Albright, K. S. (2018). Leadership Skills for Today’s Global Information Landscape. In Hirsh, S. (Ed.), An Introduction to Today’s Information Services. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.
Liu, J., Albright, K., & Zamir, H. (2016, March). The role of the unconscious in information retrieval: What user perception tells us. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (pp. 289-292).
Brown, R. & Albright, K. S. (2013). The Google Online Marketing Challenge and Distributed Learning. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 54(1), 22-36. Retrieved from https://www.jstor.org/stable/43686930
Albright, K. S. (2004). Environmental Scanning: Radar for Organizational Success. Information Management Journal, 38(3), 38-45. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/239970846_Environmental_Scanning_Radar_for_Success
- Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Tennessee, School of Information Sciences, 2017
- University of South Carolina, “Rising Star,” 2011
- Best Information Behaviour Conference Paper, American Society for Information Science & Technology, Special Interest Group on Information Needs, Seeking, and USE (SIG USE) 2006
- Innovative Technology Teaching Award, College of Communication & Information, University of Tennessee, 2005
- Knowledge Management Consultant for NEOhio.us Smart Cities Project Development (July 2020 - Present)
- Program Review Consultant for the University of South Florida (March 2020)
- Editor-in-Chief of Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services (2015- Present)
- Co-Chair of the iSchools Women’s Coalition (2020 - Present)
- Chair of the Standing Committee on Education and Training, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) (2019 - 2021)
- Grant Reviewer for the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) (2018)
- Serves as a Conference Co-Chair (2020) for the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T)
- Co-Chair for ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) Academy’s Virtual Conference (2020) and conference in Denver, CO (2018), and Conference Co-chair for ALISE 10th Anniversary Conference, Chicago, IL (2015)
- American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), Member (1985 - Present) of the Special Interest Groups, International Information Issues (2002 - Present) and Knowledge Management (2017 - Present)
- American Library Association, Member (various years - Present)
- Association for Library and Information Science Education, Member (1997 - Present)
- International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Member (2006 - Present)