Our Future is Bright!

Time to celebrate!
In fact, it’s a double celebration. The Private Law Libraries-Special Interest Section (PLL-SIS) of AALL is now officially Private Law Librarians & Information Professionals-Special Interest Section (PLLIP-SIS); we also have a newly redesigned website for our SIS!
Our new name aptly merges our legacy of the past with our hopes and goals for the future, positioning us to forge ahead and continue to further define and promote our value as information professionals far into the future.
Also, today is the official launch of our redesigned website and logo! A great big and special thank-you to our dedicated Webmaster team – Linda-Jean Schneider, Kevin Miles, and Heather Williams! They rock!
Our future is bright, however, in the words of Bob Marley “in this bright future, you can’t forget your past”, for it is what brought us to where we are today and has equipped us to mold and embrace our future.

Feeling Stuck? Grease the Wheels!

by John J. DiGilio, National Manager of Research Services, Reed Smith LLP / Past-Chair of SLA’s Legal Division

It is hard to believe that 2012 is passing by so quickly.  The end of the first quarter is but days away.  For many of us, the first few months of the year seemed more like a mad dash

Feeling a little behind the times?

than a slow, steady crawl.  With the world seemingly emerging from the worst of its recent economic doldrums, business and the resultant need for our services appears to be on the rise.  That doesn’t mean to say, of course, that our libraries are going to go back to functioning as they did before the economic downtown.  That runs counter to conventional business wisdom that says once you’ve learned to do more with less, that “less” is the new norm.  No, the challenge in our libraries goes from maintaining the status quo on thinner budget and smaller team to showing real progress and innovation without bumping up either that budget or that team! Continue reading