Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Law Librarians Convene at AALL 2013 Conference

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) will hold its 106th annual meeting July 13-16, 2013 in Seattle, and LAC Group will be there.

The theme for this year's conference is 'Rethink your Value', and it leads me to think of the evolution of both AALL and LAC Group. AALL is more than a century old, founded in 1906. Eighty years later, in 1986, LAC Group was founded as Library Associates Companies. No organization can remain viable for decades without a continual rethinking of the value it provides. We started as a temporary staffing firm for the law library community. Today we are an international company offering a comprehensive suite of information management services to all kinds of organizations.

Law Library Modernization

We have witnessed how the role of law libraries has changed drastically, primarily due to digitization. Digitization has made it possible for volumes of legal information to be discovered in a matter of keystrokes. The next wave will come as legal staff and other users of legal information are empowered to add value, adding their own knowledge and making new connections. Law library modernization will continue its march from paper to digitization to digital asset management to knowledge platform.

Deep Dive into SharePoint

Perhaps nothing exemplifies the concept of a digital platform for knowledge and discovery like Microsoft SharePoint. LAC Group will participate in an educational session dedicated to SharePoint on Sunday, July 14. Nina Platt, our Senior Director of Legal Market Services, will be one of the speakers during this session, called 'The Ins, Outs and Abouts of Sharepoint'. Nina's law library, information and knowledge management experience includes strategic planning, project management, research management, contract negotiation and cost controls. She is recognized as a leader in the development of the law library of the future.

Visit LAC Group at Booth 425

We invite you to join us in the exhibit hall while you're attending AALL 2013. Our booth location is 425 and our law library professionals will be available to answer any questions about digitization, Digital Asset Management, library modernization, SharePoint and any other legal information topic. In the meantime, or if you can't be there, follow this link to learn more about LAC's services for law firms.

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