Campaign: Research

Linchpin Librarians: New Ways to Become Indispensable

Law firms are at a turning point in today's economy. With clients no longer willing to pay for traditional research tools, law firms are looking for new ways to cut costs, which means every staff member is a potential target. Librarians are the best researchers in the firm but many times are overlooked by busy attorneys.

Learn how to stand out from the rest by proactively providing valuable information to attorneys before they even request it. Listen to other librarians' success stories about attending team meetings, going door to door to talk to attorneys, or sending research results preemptively. Real world proactive research examples will be shown as ways to implement the ideas in the book "Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?" by Seth Godin.

As Godin writes, "Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been bullied enough or frightened enough to hold it back. It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you must."

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