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Mar 22

ARK Conference Panelists Share Some of Their “Secret Sauce.”

By Michael Feit | Feit Consulting

Feit Consulting joined other industry leaders in sponsoring the Ark Group’s 12th Annual Law Firm Library, Research & Information Services Conference.  Always an exciting platform for discussion and debate, this year didn’t disappoint as attendees focused on the Modern Library.

New challenges and opportunities were plentiful for the information resource professional willing to “adapt, expand, digitize, virtualize, analyze and broaden their portfolio of knowledge enabling services.”  Lively Q & A sessions provided presenters and panelists the opportunity to share a bit of their “secret sauces” for creative solutions to any number of challenges being faced.

During an early morning session Feit Consulting proudly announced their latest White Paper titled Beyond Virtualization: Transforming the Law Library.  Monice Kaczorowski, Feit’s Vice President for Library Strategy and Innovation, moderated a panel of noteworthy industry thought leaders sharing their own views on the Modern Library.  Shabeer Kahn shared his beliefs that hiring the right people, creating a roadshow highlighting the value of the library within the firm and demonstrating ROI, is where it all begins.  Nancy Rine, the ultimate collaborator shared an eye opening story about how Hurricane Sandy whipped up new collaborative efforts resulting in unexpected success stories of interdepartmental support and improved services.  Finishing up the FEIT morning session was Greg Lambert sharing his sage advice to  take on the problems that no one else wants to and remember to solve more than just the library problems – aim high and solve for the problems facing the firm.

As Feit is known to say, The Modern Library is a journey, not a destination and their morning session at ARK helped those who want to Modernize to identify the road they’ll need to travel.

Feb 28

Reintegrate, Reinvent, and Optimize your Role in the Modern Library

By Michael Feit | Events , Librarians , White Papers

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.