In February, Toby and I are going to participate in a Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section (PLL-SIS) of AALL discussing how law librarians’ skill sets can be used to support strategic Knowledge Management. Of course, Toby will be doing all the heavy lifting, and I’ll be sitting back asking him some off-the-wall questions.

The series of webinars that PLL-SIS has set up, will lead to PLL Change as Action Summit at the AALL Annual Conference on July 23, 2011 (in Philadelphia). If you’re a private law librarian, it will be worthwhile to attend the PLL Summit (and bring along your boss, Library Partner or Administrative Leader.) You’ll enjoy it, and they’ll thank you for enlightening them on the topic of how the private law librarians are adapting to the infamous “new normal” we’re all dealing with.

Here’s the press release on the February 17th Webinar:

“Moving Beyond Library Walls to Support Strategic Knowledge Management”

Join us on February 17 for a webinar that will examine ideas to support strategic knowledge management in your library and law firm.
The current economic downturn is challenging law firms in unprecedented ways.  Knowledge management is being implemented at firms to provide a competitive advantage.  Join knowledge management experts Julie Bozzell and Toby Brown to learn —

  • how knowledge management is being applied to support the practice and business of law, and 
  • the role law librarians can play to move beyond the reference desk to support strategic knowledge management by applying their expertise to support a new, leaner and more strategic model of law firm practice. 

This webinar is the second in a series of five programs moderated by PLL members to provide a primer in law firm management from the viewpoint of firm managers and administrators.  It is part of a two-year program undertaken by the Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section (PLL-SIS) of AALL to identify significant changes taking place in the legal world, to understand how these changes provide opportunities for assuming leadership roles, and to develop concrete plans for librarians to become leaders within their organizations.  The culmination of these efforts, the PLL Change as Action Summit, will take place in Philadelphia on Saturday, July 23, 2011.
To register, please visit this link: