Our library users are our most important asset and understanding how they perceive our services is
the key to supporting them. Increasing Relevance and Engaging Patrons with User
Experience Design, one of three afternoon breakout sessions at the 2013 PLL-SIS
Summit, will show us that design is more than choosing pretty colors. It’s also
about solving problems, and even if you don’t realize it, you are a designer of
your library’s services.
Aaron Schmidt, a principal with Influx Library User Experience, and the guest
speaker for this session will introduce the concept of User Experience Design
(UXD) and illustrate how it can help improve both physical and online service
experiences for our users. You will leave with a keener eye and framework
toward making your library an essential part of the organization through the
application of UXD principles.
2013 AALL PLL Summit attendees will be able to attend two of three breakout sessions occurring in the afternoon. Jeffrey Brandt, Legal Technology and KM Consultant and Editor with PinHawk LLC will lead us in an interactive session titled Nailing Social Media: Steps to Growing your Digital Presence.
There is much discussion regarding whether social media and networking is a strategic business tool or a total waste of time. To help address these differing opinions, Jeffrey will lead an interactive discussion that highlights best practices for the strategic use and value of social media within the law library environment. Jeffrey will touch on ways we, as information professionals, can use social media to enhance our roles, the services we provide, and grow our professional footprint in the ever-changing digital landscape of social media.
Bring your questions, comments and concerns and be prepared for a lively discussion.
Bloomberg Law & Bloomberg BNA are pleased to invite PLL Summit attendees to the PLL Summit Opening Reception on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Street, Seattle.
The Palace Ballroom is a chic urban venue a few blocks from the AALL conference hotels that features the award-winning cuisine of Tom Douglas Restaurants. All PLL Summit attendees and speakers are welcome to join us as we kick off the start of another great PLL Summit.
A sincere thank-you is extended to Bloomberg Law/Bloomberg BNA for sponsoring what promises to be a wonderful evening of networking and getting to know fellow Summit attendees and speakers.
Attendees of the AALL PLL 2013 Summit will have an opportunity to attend two of three afternoon breakout sessions. Sally R. Phillips, Consultant and owner of Legal & HR Strategies, is our guest speaker for the breakout session titled Changing Perceptions: Selling Your Role as a Strategic Partner.
Today’s law librarian is fighting an outdated image that does not square with the current, more strategic role librarians can and in many cases do play for their law firms. While changing long-standing perceptions held by firm leaders can be daunting, such change is critical. Where to begin? The first step is identifying exactly how you want to be perceived – re-branding yourself — and then consistently “marketing” this new brand to enhance the perception of the law librarian as a valued strategic contributor. This interactive workshop will take you through the process of defining and managing your reputation as a strategic partner.
Sally’s talk in this interactive session is sure to be inspiring and chock full of great tips for re-branding your role and becoming a strategic partner for your organization.
About the Speaker:
Sally R. Phillips began her professional career as an employment lawyer with the law firm of Paul, Hastings. She then spent 14 years in the corporate world serving variously as Assistant General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President Human Resources for a $2 billion services company with over 135,000 employees. Sally also worked for Wolfgang puck as SVP Business Affairs.
Sally began her consulting business, Legal & HR Strategies, in 2002 and focuses on coaching executives and on strategic human resources, business and employment law issues. Sally also regularly speaks on a variety of leadership and management issues.
Sally received her BS from NYU and her JD cum laude from Georgetown Law School.
AALL PLL-SIS Summit IV
SOS: Shaping Our Success – July 13, 2013
AALL Annual Meeting Seattle, WA
The Private Law Libraries Summit, now in its fourth year, continues as a vehicle for examining the impact and opportunities presented by change. Last year, we looked at changes in the business and practice of law and envisioned what those changes mean for the future. This year, we explore how to take charge, shaping ourselves as well as the services we provide to meet these new world demands. In the morning, a keynote address designed to get our creative juices flowing will be followed by a panel discussion addressing librarian roles: how do we identify, adopt and promote the roles that add value to our organizations? How do we brand ourselves as the owners of more than books and online contracts? In the afternoon, interactive breakout sessions will investigate the practical aspects of social media, the art of selling and the user experience. Participants will be better able to shape their success by defining the roles and developing the services that add value to our organizations.
Now on to the top 10 value propositions for attending….
10. Escape the brutal July heat and spend time in “cool” and beautiful Seattle, Washington.
9. Attend the destined-to-be amazing Bloomberg/BNA Welcome Reception on Friday evening.
8. Grants are available to attend the Summit! Stay tuned to the Summit blog for more information.
7. Networking, networking, networking!
6. Opportunity to attend two out of three interactive afternoon workshops/programs.
5. Get practical advice on leveraging social media to enhance your role and services.
4. Get useful tips on increasing your library traffic by enhancing user experience.
3. Uncover awesome techniques for selling management on your latest ideas for enhancing library services.
2. Hear from an amazing lineup of well-known and influential keynote, luncheon and educational program speakers.
And the number 1 reason….
You will leave armed with tips on how to take charge and shape your success as a provider of information that meets the new world demands you are facing in fresh and innovative ways!
Visit the PLL Summit Blog to get more information, or apply for a grant to attend the Summit. Click here to register for the conference. Please note that it is a pre-conference of AALL and you must check the appropriate box on the annual meeting form to register for the Summit.
In order to provide access to a wide audience, we have secured a venue that can accommodate up to 300 attendees. We encourage members to register early so they can be a part of this invaluable one-day conference.
Thank-you to our generous sponsors: Bloomberg Law/Bloomberg BNA, Thomson Reuters, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, and LexisNexis.
For those of you who weren’t able to attend the 2012 PLL Summit, (or for those attendees who’d like to revisit a particular piece of wisdom), we have now uploaded Summit audio recordings. Links to these recordings are on the agenda page and include audio from the opening remarks and keynote address, panels, breakout sessions, and the wrap-up. We will continue to upload audio as it becomes available, so if there’s no recording for a session that you’re especially interested in, please contact jeremy.sullivan (at) dlapiper.com.
It’s hard to believe another PLL Summit has come and gone. Thanks to a lot of hard work and dedication, PLL once again coordinated a day of highly effective and informative content. We have started posting links to slides, handouts and referenced links from the presentations and panels to our agenda page. We will be adding more of these materials as we get them, but if there is something in particular you’d like to see, or if you have copies of documents that you’d like to see posted, please feel free to contact Jeremy Sullivan (jeremy dot sullivan at dlapiper dot com).