Management + Business Acumen

Management + Business Acumen

Aligning organizational strategic goals with departmental goals, managing resources, and evaluating progress.
(@rwitt)

Management + Business Acumen

Forged in Fire: Creating New Law Library Positions

Forged in Fire: the Necessity of New Law Library Professional Positions in Evolving Environments Libraries are continuing to develop and while we talk a lot about the changing services and the spaces of the library, our official titles and duties often don't reflect the new reality. What does it take to develop a "new" position within the library, whether it is completely new or the modification of an existing role? ...more »

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(@aeaton)

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So you've been promoted? Now what?

(This is based on an ILTACON 2019 program) You've been promoted and are now managing your former peers. What skills do you need to move from peer to supervisor? How do you communicate and lead your team successfully? How do you move from doing the work to creating strategy? A panel of experienced and new managers will share how they learned to delegate, lead and inspire.

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The ADA at 30: Are we realizing our potential?

The program will briefly discuss the ADA and how it affects us as employers and employees. We'll also talk about hidden disabilities and accommodations that might be outside the parameters of the ADA and how those might be handled. Can/should you affirmatively ask about needed accommodations during the interview process or as an employee begins training? The speakers would include an attorney or professor to talk about ...more »

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(@strojnyd)

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The Library and the Accreditation Process

Have you ever written a portion of an ABA sabbatical report? What about attending an ABA Council on Legal Education meeting/hearing? What do librarians bring to the table in the accreditation process? Learn from those who have been to the table about what makes a successful report or hearing. This session would break down the process leading up to accreditation visits and subsequent reports. It would also discuss library ...more »

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(@dkoppang)

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The End of the Nickel & Dime Era?

There is a growing trend of firms ending billing back of database costs, photocopy fees, messenger services. The client pays the hourly rate period. How has this affected the firms' bottom lines? Can this be an opportunity to raise librarian billing rates if there are no database charges being assessed. How to make the business case for this approach and free your researchers and lawyers from the constant threat of the ...more »

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(@lizgraham)

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Finding the Silver Lining in ILS Migrations

There is no way around it – migrating to a new library services platform is a challenge for everyone on the team. With much attention paid to the technical aspects of the process, it is important not to lose sight of larger organizational considerations, namely addressing migration issues unique to legal resources, coaching employees through change, establishing clear institutional objectives, reevaluating long-standing ...more »

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(@abaldree)

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How to Say No

Other responsibilities as needed is written into everyone's job description. As staff number get smaller and smaller we all take on responsibilities and find we don't have enough time to do our original jobs. We also want to please bosses and others who oversee our positions. When is it too much? How can you decline additional responsibilities without jeopardizing your position?

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The Art of Negotiation

When and for what should you negotiate when accepting a new position? How do you know what you can and should negotiate? Compensation is salary and benefits; how do we define benefits? What is the "bid and the ask"? Does gender play a role in negotiating? Inspired by the Georgia Women's Leadership Initiative and Women in Funds Finance, this program addresses negotiation at all levels of the profession.

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Records Management

Law firm libraries and information centers are increasingly put in charge of managing the firm's records. How do you begin or improve a firm records management program? What staff, technology, and other resources are needed? How do you fit this new initiative in with other responsibilities? This program will feature success stories of implementing or supporting a law firm records management program.

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(@abaldree)

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Measuring Achievements of Strategic Planning

You've finished your strategic plan and assigned everyone a role to play. How do you track success? What do you do with new employees who join the team? The last step of the process usually gets forgotten. This program will focus on determine whether your plan worked and what still need to be done in the future.

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