While a library can modernize without a strategic plan, having a strategic plan provides direction and concrete goals and objectives to reaching this vision. A surprising 61% of survey respondents indicated the library does not have its own strategic plan.
Surprisingly, only 37% of respondents indicated the library’s strategies are derived from the firm’s larger strategic plan as illustrated below.
As a business unit within the firm, the Modern Library should be cognizant of the firm’s strategic plan. Resources and initiatives should be evaluated to make sure that they are in support of where the firm is going in the future.
Consider the value of the resources and skills that you offer your firm. Does the library have the right tools in place to support the changing needs of the firm? Does firm leadership capitalize on the skills of your team to assess, implement and utilize new processes and technology to move the firm’s strategic vision forward?
Make the Library’s success your business!
Our latest report was developed with intel from over 250 interviews and in-depth surveys with legal information professionals. Included are check-lists and best practices to guide your firm in achieving maximum ROI –and ensure that the Modern Law Library is in alignment with the firm’s strategic plan.
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Monice M. Kaczorowski is the Vice President of Library Strategy and Innovation. As a former Chief Knowledge Officer, she has been a proponent of law firm KM as a way to improve attorney workflow and foster efficiencies within the practice of law. Managing her own consultancy firm prior to joining Feit, Monice has a keen sense for the large picture while understanding the micro-nuances of legal information management.