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Mar 16

What is a Modern Law Library?

By Michael Feit | Modern Law Library

Feit Consulting surveyed librarians and administrators asking what words came to mind when describing the Modern Law Library. The “word cloud” below depicts a summation of those responses. Is your current law library reflected here? As an administrator are these words the same ones that come to mind when you think about your library? The Modern Law Library is not a destination but rather a moving target requiring continual change and on-going work.

The Modern Law Library is an evolving unit. It expands its services and role within the firm to meet new demands and offer enhanced value. It requires individuals working in and with the library to have an open mind of how the skills of the law librarian team can be optimized. To realize a Modern Law Library requires innovating new ways the library can add value, collaborating with new departments within the firm, utilizing metrics to showcase value and articulate ROI, and leveraging technology to improve the delivery of information.

Feit Consulting’s latest white paper, Beyond Virtualization: Transforming the Law Libraryprovides all the elements an Administrator and Librarian needs to consider when modernizing their law library. A 98 page resource with best practices, checklists, and Feit’s Library Modernization Survey Results. This report was developed by our team of experts who collected input from 250+ individuals including attorneys, administrators, librarians, IT and marketing. Learn more about this extensive resource here.

Jan 16

ROI of a Modern Library Audit

By Michael Feit | Feit Consulting , Librarians , Modern Law Library , Resources

The Modern Library requires individuals to change their mindset from maintaining the status quo and becoming open to new ways of doing things. What is the ROI of your Law Library? What tools are you utilizing to track metrics? Do you feel the library’s resources are being optimized?

Whether you are an Administrator or Librarian, the goal of becoming a modern law library can have many obstacles – money, time, firm culture.

In a Modern Library Audit, our team of experts evaluate resources, personnel, technology, processes, and overall usage of the Library and its’ resources. In analyzing all of these components, a unique business plan is developed with workable recommendations that are specific to your firm’s needs and culture. Recommendations will include clear steps to increasing the Return On Investment of your Library.

Let an objective team of experts develop a business plan for optimizing your Law Library to support the business of law. Contact Feit Consulting today to set up an initial call on how a Modern Law Library Audit can benefit your firm.