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The D.A.T.A Negotiation Method

In a recent Pinhawk Law Librarian Digest (an email subscription service) there was a mention of an article by Susannah Tredwell.  The article, Negotiating Contracts: Not Fun, But Necessary provided a brief synopsis of Tredwell’s takeaways from a 2014 SLA Annual...

Circumstances Force Actions: When Value Falls Short

I returned to the office quite energized from my speaking engagement with Indiana Library Federation.  In Tuesday’s session, The Value Dilemma: Key Components Used to Express Worth to Leadership, one of the attendees asked a hypothetical question that prompted a...

The Value Dilemma: Leadership and Worth

I sat down last night to begin preparation for an upcoming workshop to be presented at the Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference in November.  I have been so immersed in assessments, process improvements, analytics and the “how” of communicating...

Deciphering Library Value from a Business Perspective

For the past couple of months I have been working on a great new project with HBR Consulting. HBR was awarded the opportunity to do a research study for the American Association of Law Libraries on the value of law libraries in today’s legal environment. The...

Scared by Search

I read recently in a Beyond Search article, “Shodan and the Scary Side of Search”  the summary of a Forbes article. The original article, “The Terrifying Search Engine that Finds Internet-Connected Cameras, Traffic Lights, Medical Devise, Baby Monitors and Power...

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