future of law libraries

Rich Leiter the host of Law Librarian Conversations has invited the PLL Board  (including myself) to be guests on the show at 1pm est. today, October 23. The chat room will be available at the show’s website.

Here are some of the topics to be discussed: 

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The PLL Board has proposed that members consider

The July edition of Practice Innovations from Thomson Reuters was just released and it
includes an interesting array of articles of interest to law firm executives in
a wide ranges of areas including, procurement, business development, process improvement, knowledge and library management,. Below you can link directly to articles of interest.


 
The Green Wall

When Squire Sanders relocated from Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, to new offices on 19th St NW, they left behind  a traditional wood paneled law firm motif and moved to a decidedly and perhaps radically modern “green” space.

The new offices received a Platinum LEED rating. It features conference tables made of concrete, glass and stone;



Jordan Furlong’s keynote address “Climbing the Value Ladder”  at the recent  PLL Summit outlined the critical forces reshaping the legal market. Furlong  concluded his talk with an optimistic array of emerging  roles and responsibilities which obliterate the cliche of “library as administrative cost center.” In my experience it is rare moment when a lawyer/consultant escapes the prison of “librarian conventions”  and