Rebranding Your Role: Not to be Missed AALL PLL Summit Afternoon Breakout Session

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Today’s law librarian is fighting an outdated image that does not square with the current, more strategic role librarians can and in many cases do play for their law firms.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.

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About Cheryl Niemeier

Cheryl Niemeier is Director of Knowledge & Research Services at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Ms. Niemeier received her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1986 and her Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in 1981. Ms. Niemeier has held multiple professional leadership positions in local, regional and national library associations. She frequently speaks at professional association conferences and continuing legal education seminars. Ms. Niemeier has authored multiple articles and seminar publications.

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  1. Pingback: Networking Reception, Great Speakers, and Amazing Breakout Sessions Oh My: 2013 PLL-SIS Summit | PLL Summit

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