Agenda

Saturday, July 23

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Summit sign-in [Breakfast sponsored by Priory Solutions ]

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Welcome by Kate Martin, Summit Chair
Morning Speakers – Jean O’Grady, moderator

  • James Jones of Hildebrandt Baker Robbins on understanding law firm trends > Read the summary, bio, handouts, audio and comments here.
  • Visionary Esther Dyson on technology changes in business and libraries [Keynote sponsored by Wolters Kluwer]> Read the summary, bio,  audio and comments here.

10:45 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Morning Break-Out Sessions – Joan Axelroth , moderator

Attend these morning break-out sessions for a chance to discuss t he series of Law Firm Management webinar programs held throughout the past year.  Each session is repeated, giving participants an opportunity to attend two of the five programs and to explore practical solutions for understanding the needs of their firms.

  • What Law Firm Administrators Want Librarians to Know – Joan Axelroth , moderator >  Read the summary, bio, handouts, audio and comments here.
  • Moving beyond the Library Walls to Support Strategic Knowledge Management – Steve Lastres and Julie Bozzell, moderators >  Read the summary, bio, handouts, audio and comments here.
  • Unraveling the Mysteries of the Law Firm Marketing Department – Kathy Skinner , moderator >  Read the summary, bio, handouts, audio and comments here.
  • Technology and the Law Firm Library:- Finding Common Ground – Greg Lambert and Scott Preston, moderators >  Read the summary, bio, handouts, audio and comments here.
  • The Legal Learning Challenge: Creating Successful Training Programs in Today’s Law Firm Environment – Sara Eakes , moderator >  Read the summary, bio, handouts, audio and comments here.

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Summit Luncheon [Lunch sponsored by LexisNexis]

  • Greg Castanias , Partner, Jones Day, on how librarians add value to their law firms. >  Read the summary, bio, handouts, audio and comments here.
  • Three Geeks and a Law Blog, on Trends, Tempests and Teapots. >  Read the summary, bio, handouts, audio and comments here.

2:00 – 4:50 p.m.

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions – Karen Silber , moderator [Afternoon Break sponsored by Law360]

Three concurrent tracks of focused PLL programming on administration, reference/research and technology/tech services

ADMINISTRATION : Room 103A

  • Joan Axelroth on understanding business buzzwords >  Read the summary, bio, handouts, audio and comments here.
  • Colleen Fitzgerald Cable and Katherine Lowry on demonstrating value to our bosses >  Read the summary, bio, handouts, audio and comments here.
  • Larry Guthrie and Doug Malerba on developing collaborative communities >  Read the summary, bio, handouts, audio and comments here.

REFERENCE/RESEARCH : Room 104A

  • Sabrina I. Pacifici on leveraging current awareness sources >  Read the summary, bio,  and comments here.
  • Mary Ellen Bates on adding value to research requests >  Read the summary, bio, handouts, audio and comments here.
  • Gary Price on finding and evaluating web-based resources >  Read the summary, bio, handouts, audio and comments here.

TECHNOLOGY/TECH SERVICES : Room 104B

  • David Curle on transformations in the legal publishing industry >  Read the summary, bio, handouts, audio and comments here.
  • Joelle Coachman on integrating new technology into your library – Resistance is futile! >  Read the summary, bio, handouts, audio and comments here.
  • Barbara Fullerton on the latest gadgetry/apps for your library >  Read the summary, bio, handouts, audio and comments here.

4:55 p.m.

Closing remarks, Kate Martin, Summit Chair

Tuesday, July 26

10:45 a.m.

Summit Recap program

2011 AALL/PLL-SIS Change as Action Summit Steering Committee

Kate Martin, Montgomery County Circuit Court, Chair
Carolyn Ahearn, Advice and support
Joan Axelroth, Axelroth & Associates, Webinar moderator
Pamela Lipscomb, Arent Fox, Publicity
Jean O’Grady, DLA Piper, Morning speakers
Abigail Ross, Keller & Heckman LLP, Arrangements
Karen Silber, BNA, Afternoon programming

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