For those who attended the ARK Conference on Best Practices & Management Strategies for Law Firm Library, Research & Information Services last week in New York, the message was loud and clear. It is no longer business as usual.
While law firms have always depended on library and information professionals to support the research needs of their lawyers, the paradigm is shifting. Success will depend on taking a more active role in your organization. ARK presenters provided viable strategies for librarians to transition into possible management roles by supporting the client intake process, assisting attorneys in managing outside counsel guidelines and a myriad of innovative ways to service the firm’s business needs.
Streamlined and efficient delivery of knowledge was another hot topic, as libraries opt for mobile strategies to push out curated and personalized knowledge to lawyers, regardless of where they reside in the world.
It’s an exciting time for legal information and knowledge management professionals, and Feit Consulting is thrilled to be joining you on this journey. In December 2017, Feit Consulting will offer another white paper in the Market Trends Series, entitled Beyond Virtualization: Transforming the Law Library.
What are the changing roles librarians play in the Modern Library?
This white paper will help you evaluate your current library structure and align with your firm’s strategy, with discussions on leveraging technology to improve workflow, for promoting efficiency and cost savings.
Michael Feit earned his J.D. from the Loyola University School of Law in Chicago and was an executive at Westlaw before founding Feit Consulting 16 years ago. Feit Consulting partners with law firm administrators and legal information professionals to optimize vendor contracts and the management and delivery of legal information resources by providing leading-edge, customized solutions. Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org