Management + Business Acumen

Management + Business Acumen

Aligning organizational strategic goals with departmental goals, managing resources, and evaluating progress.
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Management + Business Acumen

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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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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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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Katrina, Maria, Harvey: Lessons for Natural Disaster Preparednes

Have our law libraries learned anything when it comes to natural disasters preparedness after these major natural emergencies? Any best practices and lessons learned to share with other law libraries? Anything that they think it can be done at a larger scale as a professional organization either to develop a support network or even at the AALL level? Or on the other hand are these preparedness plans better left completely ...more »

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KM Staffing Structures:Ideas for Designing Your KM Dream Team

Some law firms have well-established knowledge management departments . . . and then there's the rest of us. We know how to design org charts to support research and technical services, but aren't quite sure how to staff KM. What functions should we include? What job titles are most effective? To whom should the department report? Casual observation suggests that there is no one best way to structure a KM department, ...more »

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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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Writing resumes and job descriptions in the age of Indeed

As more and more jobs are being posted to sites as CareerBuilder, Indeed, Job.com.LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Monster and others and law library positions titles and descriptions vary so greatly making identifying role, clear value and meaning harder to decipher, how do you write a job posting and resume to get noticed by the job site algorithm for job matching that don't see many law library postings? Most law firm HR departments ...more »

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