Management + Business Acumen

Management + Business Acumen

Aligning organizational strategic goals with departmental goals, managing resources, and evaluating progress.

Management + Business Acumen

Nitty Gritty of Budgeting

So you need to create a budget from scratch. What methods do people use to do that? What are the pitfalls and benefits? How do the different firm systems (I:LS, vendor payment, accounting) not match the data up 100%? How does billing back affect your calculations?

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Team Dynamics of Multinational Teams

There is a lot of literature that speaks to the lack of cohesion of multicultural teams. As globally distributed teams of information professionals who work in distributed online environments becomes more prevalent, understanding cultural competence will help team members and leaders be more successful with the dynamics that are encountered. Based on my research, I am interested in presenting research on the management ...more »

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Job Descriptions for the Knowledge Analyst

With analytics, AI and the need to report our metrics, recruiting staff with skills we may not have much experience with is a challenge. What skills are needed and where do we recruit staff to fill roles such as Statistical Data Analysts? This program will explore titles and skills that are required in the research and library services workplace.

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Do More With Less: Workplace Efficiency Tools

Tasked with Doing More with Less Time? Save Time With Our Favorite Workplace Efficiency Tools

Replace email with Slack, the internal communication tool you didn't know you need. Get rid of your to-do lists with online Kanban software, and manage projects more efficiently with Asana.

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Trends in law firm / law library design

If you walk around any law school today, you will see large tables surrounded by aspiring attorneys working away in their textbooks and on their computers—likely with ear buds helping them maintain focus. A few years later, you will find those same attorneys sitting in solitude in their offices, textbooks traded for case files, but computers still nearby. Certainly, there are times where that solitude is necessary, but ...more »

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Labor & Employment Laws for Supervisors & Managers

We often begin our supervisory and management roles with little more than a quick overview from HR about our duties and responsibilities especially in regard to what we need to report to management. At the AALL Business Skills Clinic a couple years back, a labor & employment law attorney gave an overview of the employment laws, regs and best practices that are applicable across jurisdictions. It was frighteningly enlightening! ...more »

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Squash Burnout & Find Productivity in a Disrupting Profession

Information professionals can struggle with productivity due to constant disruptions. This often leads to librarians feeling burned out and less productive than they'd like to be. This program will give strategies for finding and keeping blocks of productive time in your busy schedules. Techniques like the Pomodoro Methods, Bullet Journaling, and Focusing on "The One Thing" can all help you to get more done with less ...more »

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'What's your salary?' becomes a no-no in job interviews

The number of state and local governments adapting salary history bans, also referred to as wage history, pay history, or wage-gap laws is growing. Law librarians who research law and employment law need to know what resource are available and all who are hiring and / or looking for jobs need to know what information is protected, what employer's are prohibited from doing , permissible use of salary history information, ...more »

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Creating Sustainable Projects: From Treadmills To Windmills

This program idea is a take on an ILTACON 2017 program called "Sustainable KM: Turning Treadmills Into Windmills." While the original program focused on KM, this concept of turning projects or initiatives that are treadmills--things that take a lot of effort and manual labor to run, and stop when the attention and effort stop--into windmills--things that leverage existing processes, roles, and technology and don't require ...more »

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Mindfulness in the Practice of Law

How are attorneys using the practice of mindfulness to improve both their health and their practice? A population with high incidence of depression and alcoholism, lawyers are starting to discover the health benefits of mindfulness. Holding a mindfulness practice for all parties to a mediation can help all participants better navigate an emotionally charged session.

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