Management & Business Acumen

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

Management & Business Acumen

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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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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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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