Nola Vanhoy, JD, MSLS., Director of Practice Innovation, Alston & Bird LLP
Scott Bailey, Director of Research Services, Squire Sanders LLP
Roger Skalbeck, Associate Law Librarian for Electronic Resources & Services, Georgetown University Law School
Ryan McClead, Manager of Knowledge Systems, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
Greg Lambert, Director of Library & Research Services, Jackson Walker LLP
Joelle Coachman, E-Resources Librarian, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Ginevra Saylor, JD, National Director, Knowledge Management, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP
Shabeer Khan, Director of Information Services, Kaye Scholer LLP
Emily Florio, Manager of Libraries & Library Information Service Centers, Fish & Richardson
Molly Brownfield, Manager, Library Services, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP
John DiGilio, JD, MLIS, National Manager of Research Services, Reed Smith LLP
Jean O'Grady, JD, MLS., Director of Research Services & Llibraries, DLA Piper LLP
Ralph Monaco, Executive Director, New York Law Institute
Steven Lastres, Director of Library & Knowledge Management, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Cindy Adams, Co-Director of Library Services, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Why should you attend this program?
The function of Library, Knowledge & Information Resources has never been more critical than today. We are the lynchpin in the workflow equation—depended upon to successfully leverage platforms to integrate useful content and provide context to our users. Yet we are also marketers, educators, collaborators, negotiators and business analysts—and must be able to define the value of the services we provide in the language of the firm’s business.
We are clearly witnessing a re-examination of the law library’s value proposition as its physical footprint shrinks in step with its evolution as a service. The customary
transactional nature of these services (i.e. we’re here if/when you need us) is also in flux as we begin to support our internal clients where they work (embedded within practice or industry groups), creating value for the firm through a better understanding of the business and research needs of the lawyers we support.
With institutional knowledge about the internal and external information needs of the practice and the firm, Library, Knowledge & Information Resource professionals are uniquely positioned to help transform the firm’s knowledge-sharing environments with a clarity of purpose concerning what attorneys need, how tools will be adopted, and how the function of library services fits into the broader business and practice equation?
Ark Group’s 7th annual Best Practices & Management Strategies for Law Firm Library, Research & Information Services conference is developed for (and focused on) solving the core challenges facing law firms today and the transformation taking place, not only within our knowledge-sharing environments, but also around working relationships—and how Library & Information Resources contributes to, facilitates or promotes this partnership (or alignment) between attorney and staff (at the center of which must be the delivery and accessibility of useful content).
There is a real need for librarians and knowledge workers to understand existing platforms and how they can interoperate. What sort of problems can we be solving, given the tools at our disposal? Law librarians must be able to tell a story--not just around usage, but actual value for spend. What metrics help craft and support your message? And how hard are you prepared to push?
We hope you will join us this February in New York as we once again collectively (and candidly) assess our position (and inherent opportunities) to improve decision-making frameworks and make course corrections—supporting change and efficiency through intelligent workflow management.
Conference Venue & Hotel Accommodations:
This forum will be held at:
AMA Executive Conference Center
New York, NY 10019
The Executive Conference Center is conveniently located at 48th & Broadway(inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel) in the heart of New York City's bustling Times Square.
Recommended hotels (within walking distance to the venue):
Crowne Plaza Manhattan
212.977.4000 > Reservations
The Pearl New York
233 West 49th Street
800.801.3457 > Reservations
319 W. 48th Street
212.245.7000 > Reservations
Marriott Renaissance Times Square
714 7th Avenue @ W. 48th Street
212.765.7676 > Reservations
Recommendations on the Upper West Side(a short 5 minute cab ride, boutique hotels):
201 W. 79th Street
800.492.8122 > Reservations
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