Thursday, March 26, 2015

A New Breed of Information Strategists: Driving the Knowledge Engine in Law Firms

Image result for ilta peer to peer professional evolutionThe Spring issue of  ILTA's Peer to Peer magazine is devoted to the  topic of "The Professional Evolution." Articles address the changes impacting, IT, Professional Development, Diversity, Marketing, Pricing and other management professionals in law firms. I contributed the article covering the transformation of law librarians and information professionals. The editors of Peer to Peer shortened the title of my article to "Info Professionals Connect Knowledge" 

Lawyers have traditionally been in the business of selling hours, but today's client want to buy results, not attorney time. The new buyers market is forcing firms to identify ways of driving efficiency and process improvement. Information professionals  who live at the intersection of content and technology are uniquely  positioned to help. Law librarians who have redefined their roles beyond the "boundaries of the book stacks;" are driving intelligent resources and analytics into each practice are and administrative function. Read the rest of the article here.

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