Ulla de Stricker

Ulla de Stricker has experience in the information industry and in information related operations since 1977 and focuses in her consulting engagements on strategic planning for an organization's information and knowledge management policies, practices, and delivery mechanisms (including, where relevant, specialized information/knowledge centers). Frequently, engagements involve modernizing existing information operations or developing strategic plans for new information services and relationships tuned to the practices of today's intellectual workers. In consulting practice since late 1992, Ms. de Stricker has built a strong track record executing numerous information audits and needs assessment studies and recommending approaches for dealing with information services and knowledge management challenges. Prior to 1992, she held senior positions in the information industry in customer facing and product development roles. Ms. de Stricker is known for her simultaneously visionary and practical approach to her clients' challenges and development projects and for her special attention to the impact of corporate culture and extrinsic pressures on the actual day to day practices of knowledge workers. A particular area of professional concern is the considerable challenge of capture, protection, and availability of intellectual capital. In many projects, she identifies for clients new opportunities for establishing practices and reward mechanisms to foster a knowledge friendly culture supporting innovation and leverage of learning. Ms. de Stricker is a popular speaker and workshop leader frequently appearing at information management related conferences, and she contributes regularly to information industry journals. In 2009, she received the Association of Independent Information Professionals' Sue Rugge Memorial Award for her support to colleagues. Active in professional associations for decades, Ms. de Stricker served (2011-2013) on the Board of Directors of SLA, an international association of information professionals. She is the author of three career oriented books: The Information and Knowledge Professional's Career Handbook: Define and Create Your Success with Jill Hurst-Wahl (Chandos Publishing, 2011); Business Cases for Info Pros: Here's Why, Here's How (Information Today, 2008); Is Consulting for You? (American Library Association, 2007)

Publications

Knowledge Culture
Ulla de Stricker. © 2017. 25 pages.
Every organization exhibits a culture made up of the beliefs and norms guiding the day to day behavior of the individuals in it. Culture may or may not be in...
Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from Inside
Ulla de Stricker. © 2014. 318 pages.
Knowledge management can be a powerful tool if successfully implemented into an organizational structure. Uncovering the latest methods, tools, trends, and...
A Context of Challenges
Ulla de Stricker. © 2014. 32 pages.
Whenever professionals meet—be their topic of conversation talent recruitment, customer service, or product innovation—they are in fact discussing knowledge...
Knowledge Culture
Ulla de Stricker. © 2014. 26 pages.
Every organization exhibits a culture made up of the beliefs and norms guiding the day to day behavior of the individuals in it. Culture may or may not be in...
Knowledge Management on Demand: Leveraging External Consulting Expertise
Constance Ard, Ulla de Stricker. © 2014. 16 pages.
For some organizations, “knowledge management” is the name of a department staffed with experts and the description for an element of corporate culture. In others...
Influence and Leadership: Where Will Our Profession Be in 25 Years?
Ulla de Stricker. © 2014. 24 pages.
Innumerable conversations have been held over the decades, with increasing frequency, about the future of the library, information, and knowledge profession. The...