Management + Business Acumen

Management + Business Acumen

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

Management + Business Acumen

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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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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Submitted by (@alina.kelly)

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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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 (@ashley)

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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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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Submitted by (@lucycg)

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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Submitted by (@yolanda.jones)

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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Submitted by (@saskia)

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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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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