Episode 10 of My SLA: The Podcast features Jan Combopiano, Vice President & Chief Knowledge Officer of Catalyst.
Jan discusses how her organization, SLA, and librarians everywhere collaborate to bring change and innovation to the world. Click here (or on the player at the bottom) and check it out.
“It’s important to keep learning, but it’s also important to keep sharing. People need to know what you know, and why what you know is important to the organization.” - Jan Combopiano for My SLA
Jan Combopiano leads knowledge management efforts at Catalyst, the leading nonprofit membership organization expanding opportunities for women and business. She is responsible for leveraging resources and expertise to serve stakeholders, preserve the organization’s history, and maintain the knowledge infrastructure. As head of the Information Center, Ms. Combopiano works to provide knowledge and insight for Catalyst member organizations, the media, and outside researchers. In her operations role for the Research Department, she shepherds the knowledge cycle of Catalyst work from concept to historical preservation, including the content development for the annual Catalyst Awards Conference. Ms. Combopiano leads the Census team, which produces Catalyst’s annual reporting of women in leadership in the Fortune 500 and Financial Post 500. As a core member of the Catalyst Award Evaluation Committee, Ms. Combopiano investigates and assesses the strength and sustainability of organizational efforts to build diverse and inclusive workplaces. She has spoken to corporate, nonprofit, and public audiences in the United States, Hong Kong, and Japan.
Ms. Combopiano holds a Bachelor’s degree in American History and a Master’s degree in Women’s History from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She received a Master’s of Library Science from the State University of New York at Albany.