Management + Business Acumen

Management + Business Acumen

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

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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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Prospering in a Time of Budget Cuts

During a time of cutbacks, it can be difficult to maintain quality service and keep operations running with minimal support. However there are ways to reallocate resources and make positive changes that keep things moving forward. Gonzaga University law librarians, Ashley Sundin and Sharalyn Williams, will discuss challenges and solutions implemented in their institution during a time of restructuring over the past ...more »

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Submitted by (@lucycg)

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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Submitted by (@heathersimmons)

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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Submitted by (@dkoppang)

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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Taking it to the Tweets! #timesup, #metoo & the law

It has moved far beyond Hollywood. Sexual harassment & assault claims have brought down leaders in professions, industry & government, even our religious institutions are not immune when it comes to claims of assault. Learn about the history of the #Metoo movement and how private, government and academic library personnel can prepare themselves to address and prevent claims in the workplace.

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Online Vendor Contracts - Key Clauses and Concepts

What are the must-haves and must-not-haves in a vendor contract (especially when you are negotiating with the biggest vendors)? What should you look out for when you're reviewing vendor contracts? What are some resources that may be helpful for us as librarians and information professionals to get better at understanding and managing contracts (books, articles etc.)

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Submitted by (@maricheney18)

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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Submitted by (@alina.kelly)

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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Submitted by (@dawn.smith1)

Search Committee Assembled - Now What?

A panel presentation where librarian administrators discuss the methods and strategies used to select a search committee for hiring purposes and the methods utilized by the search committee to ensure the best pool of job candidates are selected and vetted for their organizations. This session would address the development of an equity mindset to infuse a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion across the hiring process, ...more »

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Modernizing your regional chapter

This session will discuss how NOCALL (Northern California Association of Law Libraries) was able to significantly reduce their administrative costs by modernizing their website, membership management system, and listserv. NOCALL moved away from a traditional website host provider to AWS (Amazon Web Services); moved from AALL's listserv to Google Groups; transitioned from MemberClicks to Wild Apricot; and adopted Google's ...more »

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