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AI: The Passive Fuel of Information Innovation

The explanatory phrase that content was king drove a lot of web development decisions over the past 20 years.  How people consumed content influenced the design and delivery. Responsive websites are essential today because mobile consumption drove traffic. Today there...

Changing Roles for Librarians: Core Skills Remain Imperative

A couple of years ago my book Corporate Libraries: Basic Principles in a Changing Landscape was published. In that work I highlighted how librarians with foundational skills related to collecting, organizing, and disseminating information were prepared to embrace the...

Reflections on Being Busy and Managing Projects

As 2016 winds down and I ramp up for 2017, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on a couple of things I’ve read this year. Two books stood out in my business reading and while I learned much from both of them, it was reassuring to realize I was already applying...

Evolving Libraries: Are You Future Ready?

On October 20, 2016, Kris Martin and I co-presented to the SLA Legal Division on HBR Consulting’s Evolving Libraries for Law Firms Survey. We shared highlights and observations from the survey and then discussed the survey findings in context of services and products...

Transformative Technologies? Maybe

When technology meets legal services in a thoughtful discussion my eyes lift and my shoulders straighten, sort of like I did when the teacher said something interesting in class and I paid attention.  So earlier this week when I read A Guide to Four Technologies...

Maximizing the Value of Law Librarians in KM

First, a note of explanation –  I have gotten out of the habit of blogging on a regular basis, but I keep a running list of things I’ve seen that I want to discuss.  So today, I offer up my reaction to one of those items. Earlier this year, Patrick...

Evolving Libraries – Are You Ready for the Future?

Tomorrow, I will be co-presenting with Kris Martin to an audience of SLA Legal Division members on our thoughts about what we learned from HBR Consulting’s Evolving Libraries for Law Firms Survey. The data we received definitely provided some interesting...

Leadership Inspires Action

Last week Greg Lambert posted a thoughtful piece on leadership over on 3 Geeks and a Law Blog.  The post, If You’re Not at the Table, You’re on the Menu reminded readers that it is easy to be left out of the decision-making conversations within our...

The New Corporate Library: Coffee, Conferencing and Technology

Space is always a concern in libraries.  In the days of print domination, information professionals were concerned about constraints.  In the age of collaboration, we want to be sure to have the right furniture and accessories to accommodate technology and its users....

Facilitate fragmented team dynamic and communication

A team of 10 information center professionals work in multiple locations. Some members are veterans of the parent company others are transfers into the company from corporate acquisitions. Some are young with little professional experience; others are close to...

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