Management & Business Acumen

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

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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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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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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Law firm librarians as pricing professional

What resources are needed for law firm librarians to support their firms AFA ( alternative fee arrangement) strategies and RFP workflow

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How to influence outisde counsel guidelines

How can law firm information professionals influence their client's outside counsel guidelines, Possible speakers are

Kristina Lambright, Director of Pricing & Legal Project Management Perkins Coie LLP Nick Weeks, Director of Risk Management

Ballard Spahr LLP who spoke on this topic at the Feb 2017 ARK Conference in NYC

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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