Management + Business Acumen

Management + Business Acumen

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

Management + Business Acumen

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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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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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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Humans and AI

AI is no longer a notion of science fiction but has made its way into the workplace. What does that mean? How do we build the workplace of tomorrow that incorporates new technologies without leaving human interaction behind? How will the fourth industrial revolution play out?

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'What's your salary?' becomes a no-no in job interviews

The number of state and local governments adapting salary history bans, also referred to as wage history, pay history, or wage-gap laws is growing. Law librarians who research law and employment law need to know what resource are available and all who are hiring and / or looking for jobs need to know what information is protected, what employer's are prohibited from doing , permissible use of salary history information, ...more »

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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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Squash Burnout & Find Productivity in a Disrupting Profession

Information professionals can struggle with productivity due to constant disruptions. This often leads to librarians feeling burned out and less productive than they'd like to be. This program will give strategies for finding and keeping blocks of productive time in your busy schedules. Techniques like the Pomodoro Methods, Bullet Journaling, and Focusing on "The One Thing" can all help you to get more done with less ...more »

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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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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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