Author: Deborah Schwarz

Last month at AALL’s Annual Conference 2017 in Austin, I participated in a panel discussion on Outsourcing Library Services with HBR Consulting Managing Director Donna Terjesen, moderated by Cornell Winston, Law Librarian and Records Center Supervisor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. We were expected to discuss our perspectives on outsourcing library services and be prepared to answer questions from an...

The notion of library as a place has been in flux for many years and will continue to be in a state of transformation, especially in law firms, which have been under relentless pressure to keep real. Yet even without external budget pressure, the increase in e-books and digital information resources and a concomitant decrease in the reliance on print resources...

An article I wrote several months ago for one my favorite legal blogs – 3 Geeks and a Law Blog – cited 5 commonly held beliefs about outsourcing that I referred to as “myths” because they don’t always represent reality. I explored this topic further last month at the SLA (Special Libraries Association) 2015 Annual Conference in Boston. Five beliefs about outsourcing that...

“New normal” is an expression that may be reaching cliché status in the legal industry; I’m seeing it so regularly. However the reason it gets used so often is that it applies so well. Law firms have withstood some changes that truly have transformed the way they operate. A presentation that Michele Lucero, our Director of Client Development, recently gave at...