Leadership, Administration & Career Development

Leading and managing staff, services, and resources as part of the organization's business; defining and achieving career goals

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A Librarian's Role in Guiding Crucial eRecords Conversations

Looking for a new way to demonstrate the Library's value? Librarians have been organizing records and other materials since before the Great Library of Alexandria. So, who in an organization can better evaluate, classify, keep and weed an organization's electronic records? This fun, interactive program gives participants the tools to help organizations view Libraries in new ways.

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Dealing with "other duties as assigned"

Many librarians are seen as knowledgeable and capable so we often end up with "other duties as assigned." These might be CLE management, docketing, conflicts, records management, or anything else. This would be a discussion of what to do when extras fall in your lap, ways to tunnel out from under, as well as ways to see "other duties as assigned" as an opportunity in a clever disguise

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Nurturing Relationships with Other Firm Managers

While law firms can seem extraordinarily siloed the firm can't run efficiently or effectively without good relationships with other departments and managers. The stereotyped struggle between the Library and everyone else doesn't have to be that way. This would discuss ways to nurture interpersonal relationships with managers and staff in IT, Marketing, Records, Accounting, etc to keep turf battles to a minimum, raise ...more »

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Power of Introverts

How about a program focusing on the leadership strengths of introverts? This idea was made popular by author Susan Cain's bestselling book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, and her TED talk. Maybe we could have some of the introverted leaders in our profession lead the discussion.

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The Zen of Cancellations

We all face title cancellations - whether large or small scale cancellations. What are the issues to be considered? Are there better ways to approach the topic? Do you approach it piece-meal or as a big library-wide project? Tips, ideas, rationale, questions... no talking heads this-is-how-I-do-it-better-in-my-library presentation. Nitty gritty pointers and discussion to take home and use!

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Small or medium libraries - why they are different, why the same

Talk about doing more with less. We don't have multiple librarians and extra staff. We are in 1 or 2 states, and have 1 to 4 (or more) offices. How does the librarian make it work; what is different and what is the same as a large firm library. What are the tools you use/need to survive.

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Time managment for law librarians

Most library managers are accustomed to managing a barrage of daily information arriving in the form of endless e-mails, telephone calls, meetings, journal articles and

conversations, all in the service of managing library collections, facilities, budgets, and personnel. Ironically, one thing that many librarians have problems managing is their

own time. Who among us doesn’t feel overwhelmed occasionally?

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Library Leadership as Performance Art

How leaders sometimes need to perform in order to be successful. Here are some ways we might "perform" as: a cheerleader, advocate, peace maker, strategist, friend.

Idea taken from blog post: http://bossladywrites.com/library-leadership-as-performance-art/

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Leveraging External Partnership for Success of the Library

Although law librarians think of collaborating within the profession, is the time ripe to seek partnerships externally to work on some persistent problems? Librarians have worked hard to acquire, manage, and curate rich collections of content. This program should be curated to provide insights on case studies in some of the other specialized library associations.

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Library Management 101

A program that provides an overview for a new library manager including how to create and read a budget, how to do performance evaluations, and other human resource issues a manager may confront.

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