Management & Business Acumen

Time is Money, Leverage It Wisely

Contract Negotiation Basics

Planning and Evaluating Legal Information Resources and their Value

Benchmarking and Metrics

Leverage Points and Tactics to Achieve Optimization

Going it Alone or Bringing in a Consultant

Best Practices

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The Modern Library: Your Role in the Business of Law

What is a Modern Library

Developing New Roles within your organization

Moving Beyond Legal Research: New Client Intake, Conflicts, Competitive Intelligence, Embedded Librarians, Interdepartmental Support

Metrics - Measuring Return on Investment

Getting a Seat at the table

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Information Management

Alternatives to Digital Commons

Presently, 80 of the top 100 ABA-accredited law schools are using some type of institutional repository. Of those that are, nearly 74% of them are using Bepress' Digital Commons which serves as both an institutional repository and a journal hosting platform. Many in the academic law library community are concerned about Elsevier's recent acquisition of BePress. Along with Elsevier's acquisition of SSRN, an entire "ecosystem" ...more »

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Essential Skills for Business Intelligence Professionals

If you are transitioning to a new BI/CI role this program will help you identify essential skills, tools and techniques to become a successful business intelligence professional. You will learn about corporate research databases, business financials and terminology, data visualization products, statistics and more. Don't worry: if you have intellectual curiosity your skill development will come naturally.

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Marketing & Outreach

Brand Loyalty

We all know the power and cult-like devotion commanded by certain international brands, companies, and franchises such as Coke, Apple, Disney, and Stars Wars & Star Trek. This applies to local and regional places as well. With the conference in Baltimore - a perfect example of this is WaWa (if you don't know what this is...just ask anyone from Pennsylvania and the other Mid-Atlantic states!). Can we create that ...more »

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It's Not There Anymore: Finding federal information

When administrations change, there is no guarantee that information we have taken for granted is going to be easy to find or even present on agency websites. How do we find alternatlve caches and what techniques can be used to find information that has been buried in websites?

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Trademark Research

Can we have a session that covers:

pitfalls of trademark research

how to research a trademark for a logo

difference between block marks, design marks and stylized marks and how to search them

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Disaster Planning - Is Your Library Ready?

This program would lay out how to prepare a library's disaster plan, particularly for a fire or flood. Learn from libraries who have experienced these. What did they learn and how can you plan ahead - just in case?

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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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Researching a Public International Law Issue

Researching a public international law issue can seem daunting, but Article 38 of the ICJ Statute sets out a good roadmap as to the relevant sources to consult - international conventions (treaties), international custom, general principles, and judicial decisions. Using the IALL Public International Law Research Instruction Guidelines (which are based off of Article 38) as an outline, participants will explore the best ...more »

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Demystifying Text Analysis: A Tutorial in Method and Practice

Commercial databases, search engines, and legal product vendors rely upon a sophisticated set of data algorithms to systematically organize, sort, summarize, and describe large amounts of textual information. Despite the centrality of these systems--and the algorithms upon which they depend--to our working (and personal) lives, the inner-workings of "text analysis" are little understood. This session provides an accessible ...more »

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Patent Analytics and Landscaping

The program would provide details on the stages required for performing patent analytics, and for the preparation of a Patent Landscape Report (PLR). Patent analytics and PLRs support informed decision-making, and are designed to efficiently address the concerns associated with making high stakes decisions in technologically advanced areas with a maximum degree of confidence.

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