Management & Business Acumen

Think about:  Vision & Strategic Planning  Budgeting & Procurement  Funding & Development  Benchmarking & Data Analysis  Human Resources  Project Management  Facilities Management

Management & Business Acumen

Keeping stuff safe - Cyber Security for Law Librarians

From viruses to malware to ransomware to socially engineered hacking, our information security is under constant threats. What do law librarians need to know about keeping their information safe? Which of the many tips we've been given are in fact best practices for protecting our online information and identities?

Submitted by (@dginsberg)

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Analytics Overload

With the variety of Analytic tools and data being captured, it's important to ascertain which metrics are fundamental. What are the C people really interested in? Is the right data being captured? How are you presenting that data? Which tools are deciphering and providing the right metrics? How do you get to the heart of the data and not get caught up in the minutiae?

Submitted by (@ktserna)

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Financial Reporting & Accounting Principles for Librarians

An overview of key terms & common practices in financial reporting, to help library leaders better understand their organizations' financial reports and also to help researchers better understand issues in corporate finance.

Submitted by (@mlburris)

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Contract Essentials - key terms & trends

High-level overview of contract negotiation, including discussion of different types of clauses libraries find beneficial and clauses to watch for and avoid. Panel discussion featuring librarians across different types of organizations, and could also include speakers from procurement or legal department, to bring in broader perspective on contracts.

Submitted by (@mlburris)

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The latest technology

How are the hot new technologies being used in practice - whether in a library setting or by the attorneys themselves. Each year, there are new technologies to make the practice of law easier/better/more efficient. Information professionals and attorneys would share which technologies they've implemented and what has worked, as well as what has not.

Submitted by (@carenluckie)

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Project Management

An introduction to principles of project management, including how to structure a successful project and technology resources to help keep your project on track.

Submitted by (@mlburris)

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Surveying Attorneys: Asking the Right Questions

This program will provide attendees with examples of survey questions that resulted in responses that were able to be used to support actions such as keeping or changing a database provider.

The program will also include tips on creating succinct surveys so that attorney time investment is minimal.

Panelists will include librarians or consultants who have experience with surveys in the legal environment.

Submitted by (@rfisch)

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What's in a name? looking at the language we use in library land

This town hall style discussion will be a forum to address the language we use in describing our functions and roles in all library types. This session will hopefully spark lively debate as we discuss terms of yesterday and today and how they may or may not best communicate what we are doing.

Submitted by (@ksmb1465)

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Strategic Staffing - ensuring your team is future-ready

What does the Library Team of the future look like? This program will explore skills needed for the library of the future, including different versions of what the Future Library may look like for your organization, and presents ideas to ensure the right mix of skills on the library team including hiring, professional development and cross-training to meet current and emerging needs and opportunities.

Submitted by (@mlburris)

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Other Duties as Assigned

This line is added to most job description. This fun session will be designed by submissions from the membership. Prior to the conference a call will go out to share what some of these other duties are . Based on these submissions the top interesting, fun, and powerful duties will be selected for presentation by the member at AALL.

Submitted by (@ksmb1465)

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Getting to Yes - how to negotiate anything

This interactive program will explore scenarios in contract negotiation and inter-personal conflict resolution, applying negotiation principles developed by the Harvard Negotiation Project to real-life situations.

Submitted by (@mlburris)

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Documentation

When it is necessary to document personal issues you want to do it correctly and thoroughly. An HR expert will share the ins and outs of documenting employees behavior.

Submitted by (@ksmb1465)

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