Management + Business Acumen

Management + Business Acumen

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

Management + Business Acumen

Protecting your employees by helping them say no

Managing employees means making the most of their time and skills while also managing resources. In an age of do more with less, more and more law librarians are expected to do it all when we know that we can't. How do the best managers protect their employees from unrealistic requests and deadlines by attorneys, judges, and faculty? What are the best practices for diplomatically negotiating what can be done and when ...more »

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(@lizgraham)

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Finding the Silver Lining in ILS Migrations

There is no way around it – migrating to a new library services platform is a challenge for everyone on the team. With much attention paid to the technical aspects of the process, it is important not to lose sight of larger organizational considerations, namely addressing migration issues unique to legal resources, coaching employees through change, establishing clear institutional objectives, reevaluating long-standing ...more »

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Many Hats One Head

Whether it is a result of a newly created hybrid position or changes in current job duties, many librarians and information professionals find that they have increased responsibilities and roles in their organizations. 

 

Discuss ways to strategize and manage the many hats in your position and how to make it work.

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(@cmdunn)

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How Do We Best Train Supervisors?

Many librarians/information professionals end up in management roles because they excel in entry-level roles, and there are few management training opportunities available up to that point -- especially within one's own workplace. What can we do to create more systematic training opportunities for supervisors, both middle management and upper management, inside and outside of one's employment setting?

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(@sframe)

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Analytics: Show & Prove

Many of our resources have analytic features - how do we show the potential of these tools to build high value deliverables and drive usage? The answer is to create use cases where we show, not tell, our users what they can get out of the analytic tools we have available. This program will explore how to identify potential use cases that includes what is & what is not included, the audience, collaboration, and deliverables. ...more »

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(@dkoppang)

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The KM Audit - Not as Scary as It Sounds

KM Audits for professional consulting companies are expensive. If you're firm isn't sold on the value of knowledge management, selling a pricey consulting contract will be difficult at best. This program will describe the process of a KM Audit - who needs to be involved, what questions needs to be asked, how to assess the outcomes of the discussions and build a KM proposal for your firm. This could be a hands-on exercise ...more »

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Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSPs) Are No Longer Altern

lifted from LMA Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSPs) Are No Longer Alternative The rise of the alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) has been swift and impactful in the past two decades, and legitimized by acquisitions and expansion of legal industry market share. Though they grew out of repeatable, mundane tasks for law firm back offices and high-volume document production work, they are now established ...more »

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(@dkoppang)

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The End of the Nickel & Dime Era?

There is a growing trend of firms ending billing back of database costs, photocopy fees, messenger services. The client pays the hourly rate period. How has this affected the firms' bottom lines? Can this be an opportunity to raise librarian billing rates if there are no database charges being assessed. How to make the business case for this approach and free your researchers and lawyers from the constant threat of the ...more »

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ALSP Practical Implications of Change to ABA Rule Big 4 future

lifted from LMA The Practical Implications of Change to ABA Rule 5.4, the "Non-Lawyer" Ownership Rules In the conference opening, William D. Henderson and Scott A. Westfahl set forth the landscape surrounding liberalization of ABA Rule 5.4. You may have come away from this landscape report with more questions than answers on how to prepare your firm for reform. Join Professor Westfahl for a facilitated discussion on what ...more »

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Show Me the Money - Law Firm Business Models

lifted from ILATcom 19 Show Me the Money - Law Firm Business Models 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Hear from the experts on what is next for the law firm business model. Where we have been and where we are going. Learn what is the next chapter in evolution of legal business. What are the new revenue drivers and profitability levers? In this session, learn how law firms have evolved to thrive in the time of alternative legal ...more »

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