Management + Business Acumen

Management + Business Acumen

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

Management + Business Acumen

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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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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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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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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How Law Firms can get involved in Cannabis Law

Proposed by Amanda Ostrowitz, CEO of Regs Technology. She can be a solo speaker or part of a panel. This is detailed, so this might be a good candidate for a deep dive or we can focus on portions. While this description focuses on the practicalities of law firm governance, there are real Research & Analysis components, as well. We can bring these practicalities to the attention of our Executive Committees. Perhaps, there ...more »

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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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How to Solve a Problem Like Replacing the Acquisitions Librarian

It has finally happened. Your acquisitions librarian of many years has (very happily) retired. However, finding a replacement does not turn out to be as easy as you first thought. Like Maria in the Sound of Music, the acquisitions librarian brings a certain quality to the law library that is as unmistakable as it is elusive to replicate. This program will explore the various dimensions of the role of the acquisitions ...more »

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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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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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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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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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