Colleen Fitzgerald Cable, JD MLIS
Cable & Clark
Katherine Lowry, Director of Information Resources
Summary: Over the past several years, law firms have evolved into strategic businesses that operate more like corporations and less like partnerships. This change has deeply affected internal department s ; communicating value has become the primary function of management. What is the best way to conduct internal assessments and prov e value in a language that will be accepted by law firm leadership? In this session, the speakers will demonstrate the proper analysis and statistical reporting that will best express the library’s value within its organization .
Colleen Fitzgerald Cable started working in a law firm library while in law school and soon made librarianship her career. Her experience includes working as director of a county law library, director of a law firm library and then as a relationship manager for a large legal information vendor. Colleen has a BS from Friend’s University, JD from theUniversityofTulsa,CollegeofLawand an MLIS from theUniversityofOklahoma. She is member of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Special Libraries Association. Colleen enjoys sharing her knowledge of legal information procurement and strategic cost recovery by speaking at librarian meetings, conferences and events. More recent presentations include Cost Prevention: It’s the New Black!, SLA Annual Meeting, June 2011; Delivering Value: Making an Impact at Your Firm, Chicago Association of Law Libraries business meeting, November 2010; Library Cost: Analyzing and Managing this Cost Center Effectively, 2008 ALA Law Firm Financial Conference and many more.
With 11 years of experience in leading roles representing both law firms and information vendors, Katherine M. Lowry is currently the Director of Information Resources for Baker Hostetler, LLP and manages the Firmwide operations of Library Services, Records & Information Services, Practice Applications, and Practice Services. Previous professional experience includes serving as a Librarian Relations Manager for Thomson West and holding positions inside of law firms such as a Director of Business Development & Marketing and as a Library Services Director. As a consultant to large law firms, Katherine also worked for Cable&Clark specializing in marketing library services, cost recovery implementation, and cost saving strategies. Katherine obtained her bachelor’s degree in Political Science fromStetsonUniversityand her law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.