Management & Business Acumen

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Management & Business Acumen

Best Practices in Employee Management

Strategies to build a productive, collaborate & happy Library team, including tips to stay on the right side of employment law! Including: hiring & employee selection, performance management and evaluations, dealing with conflict, and creating opportunities for individual growth and advancement.

Submitted by (@mlburris)

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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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ROI - best practices

We purchase new products, but how do we know if they're being used? How do you determine ROI?

Submitted by (@carenluckie)

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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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Creating a Knowledge Strategy in your Organization

Help your law firm, law department, court, or law school create a 3 year KM strategic plan. Take the lead in bringing the value of KM into the organizations strategic goals. This program should include an overview of all the necessary steps for designing a KM strategy and should also provide attendees with guidance on what a successful strategic plan looks like.

Submitted by (@patricia.barbone)

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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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My budget was cut - now what?

You've just received word that your budget was cut, and something has to go. But what? This program will examine approaches to assess resource & service utilization across competing resources to support the difficult decision of what to cut to meet your organization's new requirements, and will look at strategies to assess the impact following the cut, to help support your library's future resource strategy.

Submitted by (@mlburris)

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Writing an Effective Resume in the World of Social Media

These days some prospective employers are using resumes from social media sites. This requires a different approach than has been traditionally used. It would be nice to learn what works and what does not work when doing a resume in the abbreviated form social media requires.

Submitted by (@kathy.carlson1)

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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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Wexis Billing and Cost Recovery - Is it Worthwhile

Recovery for research services remains a hot topic. Attorneys hate to charge for research and e-billing systems make it difficult to get paid even if the cost is passed through. How should we do cost recovery or is it time to let this one go?

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My [firm, school, SIS, etc] wants strategic planning. Now what?

Strategic planning is used by a variety of entities. Librarians and other information professionals are often asked to participate in strategic planning by their employers, AALL Chapters and SIS's, local groups, and others. Unfortunately, teaching the process of strategic planning is not as common as the requests for participation, leaving individuals to try to figure out what they need to do. It is time to embrace strategic ...more »

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Communications essentials for today's workplace

This program will explore communication strategies tailored to specific business needs, including targeting messages for specific audiences, developing communication plans for change management, and communicating professionally when the pressure is on!

Submitted by (@mlburris)

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