A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

This is the official portal of Dr Najeeb Al-Shorbaji

The main objective of this portal is to facilitate communication and knowledge sharing with the colleagues, peers, friends and family members. It includes a biography, list of publications, resources, a blog and powerpoint presentations. It's currently in English but will soon evolve into a bilingual website (Arabic and English). The portal will focus on knowledge management issues, knowledge creation, knowledge translation and the use of information technology in health and in library and information centres. There will be a place for comments.

More About Me


After retirement, I decided to dedicate time for family life, knowledge sharing, networking and volunteering. All my professional activities, after retirement, evolve around one or more components of the knowledge cycle. I believe that the knowledge cycle is meant to promote innovation, strengthen equity and ensure universal access to knowledge. Attaining the full cycle requires appropriate use of technology and ethical framework.

    • Consulting and Advising
      Advising organizations and providing them with professional consultation in areas of knowledge management, eHealth, health informatics, medical informatics, medical librarianship, health information systems, computer-based library systems, data management, intellectual property management, knowledge translation, and open access publishing.
    • Teaching, Training & Mentorship
      Teaching in higher education institutions for mainly postgraduate students, providing individualized mentoring and group training to staff of knowledge based organizations, libraries and health information systems managers. Engaging human resources management departments in the process of knowledge management is essential. Building bridges between content providers and information technology managers is another focus of capacity building in institutions.
    • Research & Development.
      Conducting research aiming to create new knowledge or strengthening existing knowledge bases in the different components of the knowledge cycle. Research in cross-cutting areas especially that knowledge management is multidisciplinary by nature. Teaming up with researchers from other disciplines to create evidence on how knowledge management can add value to the body of knowledge in other disciplines.
    • Voluntary Work.
      Providing voluntary services to knowledge based organizations at local, national, regional and international levels. This may include speaking at scientific conferences and meetings, peer-reviewing of papers, writing up editorial pieces, membership in editorial boards and governing bodies, sponsored training by non-government organizations and advisory support.

The Knowledge Cycle

The significance of the knowledge cycle is to better understand the full integration of all its elements. The Cycle can start from any of its elements. To utilize knowledge or use it or translate it into policy and/or action it has to exist first; i.e it has to be created, organized, shared and made accessible. Utilizing knowledge will result in creation of new knowledge. Those who do not use knowledge are not expected to create knowledge. Those who don’t value knowledge will not invest in its creation, organization, sharing, dissemination and utilization. Knowledge is the enemy of ignorance.

Can be reached:

P. O. Box 542006 Amman, Jordan, 11937

By phone:

00962 6 524 0273

By eMail and/or Skype:

info@shorbaji.net Skype: najeeb.al.shorbaji