Management & Business Acumen

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

Management & Business Acumen

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.

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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.

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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.

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Developing a new library website: a lesson in project management

An introduction to user-centric project management, using the development of a new library website, discovery service and catalog interface as an example. Topics to be discussed include: • systematic research • creating & managing a project timeline • using data and usability studies to guide project decisions • collaborating with stakeholders • choosing and working with vendors ...more »

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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.

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Mythbusters: Why (Almost) Everything You Think You Know About...

Mythbusters: Why (Almost) Everything You Think You Know About Academic Law Libraries is Wrong We all know academic law library budgets are being cut, and have been for several years. Salaries and hiring have stagnated. And our physical spaces are shrinking as law schools repurpose them. But are these statements true? Are they even close to being true? This program delves into the data from academic law libraries and ...more »

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How to make the library a profit center

Identify opportunities for the library to contribute revenue in law firm, academic and other libraries. Including: billable research, document delivery services, and contributing to packaged information work product which can be sold by the library's parent organization.

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