Brendan ThompsonFacebook Knowledge Management Lead
I've worked as a professional librarian for close to twenty years in both public and private settings. I started as a paraprofessional at North Carolina State's DH Hill Library and eventually transitioned to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) while pursuing my Masters in Information and Library Science from UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS). After Graduate school I began my professional career at an environmental consulting agency in Boston and a clean energy think-tank, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) in Boulder, CO. My experience as a knowledge manager and Research Librarian at RMI help me jump into the tech world where I focused solely on knowledge management at Uber Technologies in San Francisco, CA. I now lead the strategy and conversation for our Global Marketing Solutions Learning team around Knowledge Management at Facebook. I focus on capturing institutional knowledge from around the globe using a content management tool and old school librarian organization. I have presented on using digital tools to connect and communicate to unique user groups in chapters of 21st Century Black Librarian in America: Issues and Challenges and at conference presentations including the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, 2.0 and Beyond!: Helping seniors interact and Special Library Association, Chicago 2012, Suddenly Solo: What To Do When It's Suddenly Just You and most recently at the 2017 Special Librarians Association Annual Conference's Dream Jobs Panel, held in Phoenix. I have had great opportunities and have gained a unique perspective into libraries and knowledge centers and look forward to the future of libraries and knowledge management.