Category «Communication Skills»

The Personal Information Trainer

Stuart Basefsky documents how the Personal Information Trainer can become a unique employee benefit written into the employment contract of key individuals deemed to be essential to the success of a firm or institution. This concept is useful to human resource managers, libraries, and the institutions they serve. This article provides the fundamental concepts and constructs necessary to implement such a program with an emphasis on why and how this should be done.

Subjects: Communication Skills, Features, Law Firm Marketing, Law Librarians, Legal Research, Libraries & Librarians, Library Marketing, Presentation Skills

Reference From Coast to Coast: Reference Reciprocity Part 2

Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen address the learning opportunities that arise when a research assignment involves unfamiliar issues or areas.

Subjects: Communication Skills, Law Librarians, Libraries & Librarians, Reference Resources, Reference Services

The Tao of Law Librarianship: Do-It-Yourself Professional Development, Part II

Connie Crosby relates the experiences of several colleagues whose career development paths led to opportunities to work in libraries abroad, and on projects that they may not have otherwise considered. Their stories highlight creative ways to develop professional credentials as well as to expand personal horizons.

Subjects: Communication Skills, Law Librarians, Libraries & Librarians, Library Marketing

Guide on the Side – Final Words: Delivering a Eulogy

Previous Articles by Marie Wallace

Marie Wallace has enjoyed a fulfilling career as a librarian, beginning in 1951 in academia with the University of California and transitioning in 1971 into the private law library world until her 1995 retirement from O’Melveny & Myers. She is the 1997 recipient of the American Association of Law Libraries‘ highest honor, the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award. Throughout her professional life, Marie has been a guiding force in the Southern California Association of Law Libraries, Practising Law Institute’s programs for law librarians and Teaching Legal Research in Private Law Libraries (TRIPLL).

Subjects: Communication Skills, Guide on the Side, Presentation Skills

Reference from Coast to Coast – What Do You Communicate?

Reference from Coast to Coast: Searches and Strategies By Susan Siebers

Susan P. Siebers has been Director of Library and Information Services at Katten Muchin & Zavis for the past 20 years. She is just completing a 3-year term as Secretary of the American Association of Law Libraries.

Subjects: Communication Skills, Reference from Coast to Coast
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