2010 Summit Webinars

As part of the ramp up toward the June 2010 Summit, the PLL hosted a series of webinars on topics related to change as opportunity.  The PLL worked with the AALL Continuing Professional Education Committee to deliver these webinars through the CPE portal.  The topics included Law Firm Economics,  Change,  Staffing,  Space, and Technology.

Succeed in the New Law Firm Library Reality (December 9, 2009)

Whether a brief but painful aberration or a whole new world for law firms, the economic events of the past year have been cataclysmic for the legal community. In order to understand the implications for firm libraries and librarians, it is important to understand the business side of law firms and how administrators view the library.

To view this webinar after its initial webcast, please click here.

Staffing the Library for Success (February 17, 2010)

This webinar will take a look at successful staffing models and methods being used in business libraries today and will explain how each one makes it easier to meet the service expectations of our management, users and clients. These models include integrating library staff with other administrative departments, embedding research librarians in practice groups, developing specializations among the staff, establishing self-serve options, outsourcing selected activities, hiring non-MLS professionals and more. Two librarians who have implemented new staffing models will discuss what they did and why, and the challenges they overcame along the way.

To view this webinar after its initial webcast, please click here.

Library Space: Planning for the Future (March 17, 2010)

The current economic downturn combined with the cost of real estate has created a new set of challenges for law firm librarians who are planning and re-designing library space. Turning those challenges into success requires knowledge of how the library space fits into the firm’s strategic plan. Using that knowledge and working with an experienced law firm space designer/architect, can enable you to develop a creative and comprehensive approach to your library’s redesign that can gain acceptance from firm management. An architect specializing in law firm design will discuss current trends and provide examples of the impact of technology on library space planning. Two Librarians will discuss the space planning challenges they faced and the methodologies they found useful.

To view this webinar after its initial webcast, please click here.

Collection Development in the Age of the Virtual Law Firm Library (May 10, 2010)

The current economic downturn combined with the increased cost of real estate has accelerated the demise of the print law firm library collection. How do you create an effective collection development policy that reflects print and digital media? This webinar addresses some of the challenges and opportunities necessary to maintain an appropriate mix of print and digital resources to support your firm’s 21st century practice.

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Interpreting the Tea Leaves:
Thinking about the Future with Stephen Abram
(June 10, 2010)

The world is constantly changing, and few years have brought as much change to law firms and their libraries as the past year. How can we anticipate and prepare for the next time the earth shifts? How do we prepare ourselves, and our staff for change? How do we lead our libraries and firms into the future? Join us as we interview Stephen Abram, named by Library Journal as one of the top 50 people influencing the future of libraries. We’ll find out how this visionary thinker gathers information, formulates predictions based on current trends and events, and identifies what it all means for libraries.

To view this webinar after its initial webcast, please click here.

2011 Summit Webinars

In the months leading up to the 2011 Summit, PLL hosted the Law Firm Management series on subjects ranging from knowledge management to professional development.   Those topics became subjects for in-depth break-out sessions during the Summit allowing attendees to engage in open dialogue on the topics that most interested them.  The 5-topic series includes 3 webinars and 2 videos.

What Law Firm Administrators Want Librarians to Know (December 8, 2010)

Librarians often discuss what firm management should know about the library, but do we know all we should about what it takes to manage our firms?

To view this webinar after its initial webcast, please click here.

Moving beyond the Library Walls to Support Strategic Knowledge Management (February 17, 2011)

The current economic downturn is challenging law firms in unprecedented ways. Knowledge management is being implemented at firms to provide a competitive advantage. Join knowledge management experts Julie Bozzell and Toby Brown, to learn how knowledge management is being applied to support the practice and business of law and the role law librarians can play to move beyond the reference desk to support strategic knowledge management by applying their expertise to support a new leaner and more strategic model of law firm practice.

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Unraveling the Mysteries of the Law Firm Marketing Department (March 1, 2011)

How much do you know about the marketing department in your firm? What does your CMO envision as the biggest challenges and opportunities in this tough business climate? And most importantly for you, what is your role in helping your firm win new business and sustain longstanding and profitable client relationships?
In this installment of the PLL Change as Action Summit, you will hear from Joe Calve and Kelly Brown of Morrison & Foerster. Joe is MoFo’s Chief Marketing Officer and Kelly is the Director of Client Relations. For the past year, the MoFo Research & Intelligence group (the library) has reported to Joe and Kelly in the marketing department. Joe and Kelly bring a deep understanding of the capabilities of the MoFo Research & Intelligence team, and they are in a unique position to share their thoughts about how libraries can position themselves to become active participants in the practices of their firms by providing research at the highest level, both for business development and for client work.

Video is free and available on the AALL youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/amassoclawlibraries .

Technology and the Law Firm Library:
Finding Common Ground
(April 28, 2011)

Law Firm Library and Information Technology professionals share similar goals, needs and in a flattening world, struggle with the same issues. As we are all asked to do more with less, the skills that both of these groups bring to the table can be leveraged to increase value and produce results that are not only more effective, but more efficient. Please join Scott Preston, CIO with Fulbright & Jaworski and Sarah Clark Kavanagh,CEO of Cable&Clark on April 28 for a webinar that will review perceptions, barriers, and discuss opportunities to collaborate and find common ground to achieve effective results for our firms.

To view this webinar after its initial webcast, please click here.

The Legal Learning Challenge:
Creating Successful Training Programs in Today’s
Law Firm Environment
(June 9, 2011)

While training budgets are shrinking, the need for attorneys and staff to expand practical legal skills is becoming even more critical. This learning challenge requires law firm professional development departments and library staff to be creative in how they plan and execute successful training programs.

Videos is free and available on the AALL youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/amassoclawlibraries .

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