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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.