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A story of collaboration between client and law firm: Shell & Norton Rose Fulbright

Last week at #BIALL2017 I was lucky enough to find the time to attend some of the sessions from this year’s excellent speakers. One that particularly caught my attention was from Hilary Smith and Miriam Davis, where they recounted their experience of working together to provide an enquiry service to Shell’s legal community. Kudos to both Hilary and Miriam for delivering such an insightful and engaging talk, one which we are happily able to recap below.

Topics: Event Collaboration Library

How to Join the (Library) Community on Twitter

I have two goals for this blog post, dear reader: to persuade librarians who are already tweeting to join a community using #iamalibrarian and to persuade librarians who are not on Twitter to at least read the tweets ofthis community.

Topics: Guest Post Current awareness Collaboration

5 fresh ideas for Information Professionals to continue with professional development

In an environment so fast-paced as the information sector it’s all too easy to get caught up in your day-to-day, leaving little time to focus on your own professional development. For Information Professionals, the value and importance of information sharing is clear - so be sure to do it for yourself too!

Topics: Productivity Work smarter Collaboration

The Essential Guide To Managing a Distributed Library Team

As technologies develop further, transport links make our world seem smaller and global business transactions become the norm, we are seeing more and more dispersed and distributed teams come into being. Writing for AALL, Doug Southard speaks of fifteen Researchers, located in nine different offices across four different countries at law firm WilmerHale, showing just how geographies and time differences seem to no longer be a boundary when it comes to international business.

Topics: Work smarter Collaboration Library

How to Network Like an Info Pro at Conference

In our recent rundown of the Top Summer Events for Law Librarians we posited that the most prominent advantage of attending in-person events is the opportunity to network, but this is not always an easy task for all. So often we end up spending most of our days behind a computer screen, meaning that it is far easier to connect with a new person online than it is in reality. When it comes to networking in a sea of strangers it is all too easy to be overcome with fear of looking like a fool or lack of confidence. Thankfully, there are a whole host of methods by which to combat this.

Topics: Event Work smarter Collaboration

Embedded Librarians - 2 presentations

I share the write-up of an SLA Georgia chapter lunch & learn held last month.

Topics: Event Collaboration SLA Library

Integration - the ongoing trend

I was recently reminded of an Ardent research study on Legal Tech trends for 2015. Published in July, we can now review thoughts on how accurate these ideas were for 2015.

Topics: Technology KM Collaboration Library

SLA NY Conference and Expo

Congratulations to the NY Chapter of SLA on pulling off a great one day conference last week.

Topics: Event Bigdata KM Work smarter Collaboration SLA

Big Data & the Library

As per Monday's post, this was the title of a SEALL session presented by Thomas Sneed and Christina Glon. I got the condensed version given by Thomas at the ALLA luncheon, but I recommend you see Christina's report on this experience in the AALL Spectrum: Faculty Scholarship Support. There is quite a bit going on in this story: big data research and management, but also communications, project management, internal education and more.

Topics: Event Bigdata Collaboration AALL Library

Thank you Philadelphia and #AALL15

The great power of connection brought us all together in Philadelphia for this year's AALL Annual Conference (see what I did there?) for another fun and informative few days.

Topics: Event Collaboration AALL Library Competitive Intelligence