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Best Practices & Management Strategies for Law Firm Library, Research & Information Services
23 Feb 2012 - 23 Feb 2012
AMA Executive Conference Center ~ New York, NY
$895.00 per registrant

At the Intersection of Process and Knowledge Management—Delivering Trusted Information that Intersects with Intelligent Decision Making

Robert C. Berring, Jr., Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law, Berkeley Law, University of California
Jean P. O'Grady, JD, MLS, Director of Research Services and Libraries, DLA Piper LLP (US)
Greg Lambert, JD, MLIS, Library & Records Manager, King & Spalding
Scott Preston, Chief Information OfficerFulbright & Jaworski LLP
Marlene Gebauer, Director of Research, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Sara Golden, Director of Knowledge Management, Dechert LLP
Lynn Oser, Director, Information Resource Management, WilmerHale
Alirio Gomez, MLIS, MBA, Global Director of Library & Information Services, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Kathy SkinnerFirmwide Information Resources Manager, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Sandra CampbellLibrary Director, North American Region, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Cindy Adams, Co-Director of Library Services, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
And Others



Why should you attend this program?

Technology, coupled with the forces of the marketplace, continue to exert a significant influence on the role and practice of today’s law firm library, research and information service professional. The incredible pace of growth around social media and other web content has changed the nature of the function itself as we now face the challenge of supporting the business of law alongside the practice of law—helping

lawyers to identify client and business development opportunities, strengthen client relationships, focus on competitive intelligence, and stay up-to-date on legal, regulatory, trade & industry trends.
Technology in support of e-libraries, e-books and digital subscription aggregation and delivery—coupled with new law firm economic models—suggest that we should be proactively preparing to substantially refine our workflows and our mission to align with business and practice needs.
Ark Group’s 6th annual Best Practices & Management Strategies for Law Firm Library, Research & Information Services conference will not only evaluate how technology, social media and web content continue to shape the role and practice of information service professionals—but will also illustrate a need to become marketers, educators, collaborators, negotiators and business analysts—able to define the value of the services we provide in the language of the firm’s business.
The future of library, information and research services leans heavily on an ability to collect, analyze, organize, validate and disseminate information. Understanding the firm’s business goals and aligning information services to meet those goals—is the future.
As we grow accustomed to working in a “do-more-with-less” environment, opportunities for cross-functional partnering between departments will no doubt increase. We are already beginning to see an erosion of the walls that separate marketing and business development from knowledge management and the library/information services.
This year’s forum will help to illustrate how library, research and information service professionals can be the linchpin to promoting agility and process efficiency by demonstrating a keen industry awareness—clarifying connections between data, information and content—greatly reducing response times while delivering trusted information that intersects with intelligent decision making.
Conference Venue & Hotel Accommodations:

This forum will be held at:

AMA Executive Conference Center
1601 Broadway
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
1605 Broadway
212.977.4000 > Reservations
Belvidere Hotel
319 W. 48th Street
212.245.7000 > Reservations
Sheraton Manhattan
790 7th Avenue @ 51st Street
212.581.3300 > 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):
The Lucerne
201 W. 79th Street
800.492.8122 > Reservations
Group Discount:

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

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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.
  • All speakers are correct at the time of printing, but are subject to variation without notice.
  • 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.
            3. For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the event, the full delegate rate must be paid and no refunds will be available.
  • All registrations submitted by email, fax, U.S. Postal Service, FedEx or over the telephone are subject to these booking conditions.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Ark Group will not be held liable for circumstandes beyond their control which lead to the cancellation or variation of the program.
  • Please make checks payable to Ark Group USA