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Best Practices & Management Strategies for Law Firm Library, Research & Information Services
24 Feb 2015 - 24 Feb 2015
New York, NY
$895.00 per registrant
At the Intersection of Process and Knowledge Management—Delivering Trusted Information that Intersects with Intelligent Decision Making
Jean O'Grady, Director of Research Services and Libraries, DLA Piper; Past Chair, AALL - Private Law Libraries SIS
Shabeer Khan, Director of Information Services, Kaye Scholer LLP
Sarah Andrews, KM Attorney, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Silvia A. LeBlanc, KM Attorney, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Kristin A. Foster, Competitive Intelligence Manager, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Marlene Gebauer, Director of Research, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Greg Lambert, Director of Library & Research Services, Jackson Walker LLP
Alanna D. White, Director of Library and Research Services, Dechert LLP
Rachelle Rennagel, Director of Research and Information Services, White & Case LLP
Daniel Lewis, Co-founder & CEO, Ravel Law
Brent E. Kidwell, Chief Knowledge Counsel, Jenner & Block LLP
John J. DiGilio, MLIS, JD, National Manager of Research Services, ReedSmith LLP
Emily R. Florio, Manager of Library Services, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP
Tricia Thomas, Director of Library Services, Alston & Bird
And Others...


Why should you attend this program?
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 time has come to ask ourselves, “what are we doing today that won’t be justified down the road?” Indeed, the future has arrived... and it starts now!
Law firms have always depended on library and information services to support the resource needs of its lawyers. And as technology and business needs evolve in step with ever-increasing pressure on firm economics, we find ourselves at various points down a road of foundational restructuring.
We are no longer simply curetting collections, but rather governing access and providing useful context and analysis. And the manner in which we deliver services, share knowledge, and/or demonstrate our expertise will continue to evolve, as macro shifts continue to reshape the practice and business of law.
What type of multi-disciplinary skill sets will be required to maintain and manage digital collections, and train lawyers on how to use a digital library, while offering other services such as research support?
Is it a realistic expectation that we increase the efficiency and value of the law library while simultaneously reducing costs associated with managing and maintaining the resource?
Ark Group’s 9th annual Law Firm Library, Research & Information Services forum will be taking place in New York this February 24, 2015 at The SUNY Global Center—State University of New York. We hope you will join us once again as we collectively discuss and debate some of the most pressing developments facing today’s modern law library—including:
- The alignment of technology facilitating the transition from print to electronic resources
- How analytics are likely to transform the research function within law firms
- How the law firm Library can impact “the mechanics of law firm profitability” given changes to the current pricing paradigm
- The role Library and Information Services has to play in enhancing information security
- Redefining the value proposition of the Law Library--Propelling librarians forward in a world where they must adapt to new ways of thinking about the information over which they are stewards
We must have the agility to respond to the transformation already taking place around us, impacting people, process, and technology, reshaping our physical space, amending our budgets and forcing firm management to rethink staffing models and departmental alignment.
Will we ultimately be defined by the strategic relationships we have within the firm—as we increasingly find ourselves tasked with doing things that are considered “outside the box” or more strategic in nature? How can we make sure that as information
strategists and knowledge workers, we have the opportunity to leverage our unique skill set in step with a changing landscape?
Conference Venue & Hotel Accommodations:

The Conference Will Be Held At:

SUNY Global Center
116 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022
212 317 3500
Hotels within walking distance to the conference:
Marriott Renaissance 
130 East 57th Street
Hotel Elysee
60 East 54th Street
St. Regis New York
2 East 55th Street
Carvi Hotel
152 East 55th Street
Group Discount:

Group discounts are available! Contact Peter Franken at for more info!

Sponsorship Opportunities:

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Can’t Attend?

You can still benefit from our program! Workbooks are available for our conferences. Individually priced and packaged, each captures the information and insights delivered by our faculty. For more information please email or call 312.212.1301 to reserve your copy today!

Cancellation policy
  • Registrations can be submitted at any stage prior to the event, subject to availability. A limited allocation is being held and registering early is therefore recommended - in the event of the registration not being accepted by Ark Group the total amount will be refunded.
  • Payment must be received in full prior to the event.
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  • If the delegate cancels after the registration has been accepted, the delegate will be liable for the following cancellation charges:
            1. Cancellations notified over 45 days prior to the event will not incur a cancellation fee
            2. In the event of a cancellation being between 45 and 30 days prior to the event, a 20% cancellation fee will be charged.
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