On February 23rd  I spoke at
the Ark Conference on  Best Practices and Management Strategies for Law Firm Libraries and Information
which was held
at the SUNY Global Center in Manhattan.

Ron Friedmann of Fireman and Company and I co-presented “Developing
a Library Best Practices Framework :The Key Principles of Process
 I  also delivered the conference wrap-up session
” Has the Librarian Ship
Sailed?: Inventing Your
 Future in a Post
 Library World.”

Ark has released a video montage of the conference including comments from
myself, Ron Friedmann and Tom Duggan. It is also a bit of a “Where’s Waldo” of
the legal information community.

The Video Montage See the
video and spot your friends and colleagues in the audience here.
Program topics included innovation, reinvention, process
improvement, new service delivery models and CI, analytics and big data
delivered by a veritable  “who’s who” of the legal information

Speakers included John Alber, Practical
Katherine Lowry,
Director of Practice Services, Baker
& Hostetler LLP, 
Bramley, Global Head of Knowledge/Dispute
Resolution, Freshfields
Bruckhaus Deringer (UK), 
Cynthia L. Brown JD,
Director Research Services, Littler
Mendelson P.C.
Colleen Fitzgerald Cable, Director of Information Services,
Orrick, Herrington
& Sutcliffe LLP
Rachelle Rennagel, Director of Research and Information
Services, White
& Case LLP
Steven A. Lastres, Director of Knowledge Management
Services, Debevoise
& Plimpton LLP
Anne Stemlar, Managing Director, Research & Knowledge
Management, Goodwin
Procter LLP
Shaunna Mireau, CSSBB, Director of Knowledge Management and
Process Improvement, Field Law and Adam Ziegler, Manager
– Special Projects, Library Innovation Lab, Harvard Law School Library
Information industry participants included: Phil Rosenthal,
President, Fastcase, Nancy
Furman Paul, Commercial Product Manager, Bloomberg Law Business Solutions, Bloomberg BNA, 
Daniel Lewis, Co-founder & CEO, Ravel Law