Management + Business Acumen

Management + Business Acumen

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

Management + Business Acumen

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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Measuring Scholarly Impact

What is scholarly impact, how can it be measured, and why is that important to our own scholarship as well as that of our patrons. This program would discuss all this and give the basics of PlumX and other tools to help measure scholarly impact.

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Understanding Negotiating Styles

Have an expert in the field present on the different types of styles:

Competing (I win – You lose)

Accommodating (I Lose – You Win)

Compromising (I Lose / Win Some – You Lose/ Win Some)

Collaborating (I Win – You Win)

Avoiding (I Lose – You Lose)

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Submitted by (@rfisch)

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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Submitted by (@yasmin.morais)

Re-Writing the Job Title to Motivate Staff

Does your job title accurately reflect what you do? Does it sound too twentieth century or quaint? Are you straddling two library service areas, yet your job title only captures one of those? It's been said that sometimes a job title change can motivate staff as much as a promotion could. In this session, we could explore how title changes motivated or empowered staff; what are some of the barriers or challenges to effecting ...more »

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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 (@bassettcw)

Aligning Technical Services Within the Law School Mission

Savvy Technical Services managers look over the landscape of their institutions, both law school and university-wide, and work to fill needs that align with the larger goals of the institution. This program will explore some innovative ways tech services departments have worked to capitalize on their strengths to stay relevant.

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Submitted by (@gvzook)

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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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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Submitted by (@hollyriccio)

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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Submitted by (@sberkowitzduff)

To Bill or Not to Bill…

The eternal question seems to lead to only more questions…should we bill back research costs, particularly for resources such as Westlaw and Lexis, etc., to clients. Has the path you've chosen had any effect on your contracts? And more importantly…has it had an effect on searching skills and methods by not only the attorneys but also by Librarians? Are we Librarians able to hold on to our masterful searching skills ...more »

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