Reliable Strategies for Data, Information & Knowledge Management

White paper:

"Engaging Engineers. Establishing Best Practices for Research: A Guide for Information Professionals in the Information Industry." ProQuest Dialog, 2015.

Book chapter:

Ruan, Lian & Sykes, Jan (2014). "Strategic Planning in Special Libraries and Information Centers." In Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries: Practices and Resources Deards, Kiyomi D. and Springs, Gene R.(Eds.) (pp. 153-179). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, an imprint of IGI Global.


SLA Competencies for Information Professionals 2016. Task Force members: David Shumaker (chair), Anne Caputo, Rahn Huber, Jaye Lapachet, James Matarazzo, Carolyn Sosnowski, Jan Sykes.

"Leveraging, Locating and Retrieving Content: the ROI of Taxonomy" by Beth Maser and Jan Sykes. August 6, 2012.

Dow Jones Factiva Institute. Series of articles, guidelines and customizable checklists designed for information and knowledge professionals to use in their work. Topics published in 2011 and 2012 include:

  • Content Curation
  • Effective Communications for Knowledge Professionals
  • Information Needs Assessments
  • Developing a Mobile Content Strategy
  • Risk Analysis: Opportunities for Knowledge Professionals
  • Strategic Plans for Managing Information & Knowledge Resources

"Engaging as Partners in Patient Safety: The Experience of Librarians" by Lorri Zipperer and Jan Sykes, Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare, March/April 2009, p. 28-33 [1.33mb PDF]

"The Role of Librarians in Patient Safety: Gaps and Strengths in the Current Culture" by Lorri Zipperer and Jan Sykes. Journal of the Medical Library Association Vol. 92, No. 4, October 2004, p. 498 [460kb PDF]

"Looking Toward 2010: The Content Aggregator World Spins Even Faster!" by Jan Sykes, published as preface to The Examiner Guide to News and Financial Information Aggregation Solutions, Examiner Consulting. September 2004 [151kb PDF]

"Value as Calculation and Value as Contribution to the Organization" by Jan Sykes. Information Outlook Vol. 7, No. 3, March 2003, p. 11-13 [122kb PDF]

"Measuring Our Value So We Can Market It" by Jan Sykes. Information Outlook Vol. 5, No. 3, March 2001, p. 15