Author: Rob Corrao

Because today’s librarians must be experts in dealing with both physical and digital information, we have identified the top five skills every librarian must have, or develop, in order to succeed now and into the future. In this post, we touch on all five librarian skills today and explore them individually in the weeks to come....

Many law firms and corporations choose to keep their competitive intelligence and other marketing and business development research in-house. They believe that nobody knows their business and their competitors like they do, or that it's too important to hand off to somebody else. Concern over confidentiality is often cited. While the reasoning is valid, the reality is these beliefs limit an organization's research capacity and...

Competitive intelligence experts pull together information from a variety of resources. The Bloomberg terminal – one of those resources – is a mainstay in the financial industry and the subject of current debate and conjecture about its future. The Bloomberg terminal (actual service name is Bloomberg Professional) is dedicated to financial data and news. While the system can be found in the...

By managing and staffing the Tulane Libraries Recovery Center, LAC Group played a small role in the post-Hurricane Katrina recovery process in New Orleans. Established in 2008, the Recovery Center served as the base for restoring books and other items from the University’s Howard-Tilton Memorial Library and Jones Hall Special Collections that were damaged or lost due to catastrophic flooding. [caption id="attachment_7555"...

Although law firm leaders are projecting a healthy 2015, the long-term consensus is that profitability will face continued downward pressure. As President Obama just delivered his State of the Union speech, I decided to turn this into a ‘State of Law Firm Profitability’ address. While doing some research on this topic, I found a few notable perspectives worth sharing and have curated...

It’s the time of the year for trend-spotting, and a number of staffing and recruiting trends for 2015 have hit blogs and social media already. Once again I am adding our voice, focusing on what we and our industry peers believe will be the top three staffing trends for 2015 and beyond. I'll be sharing some links at the end, including a...

Running a business without comparing it to other businesses is like an athlete tracking only his/her personal best – useful to some degree, but not very challenging. That’s the benefit of benchmarking – it measures performance and progress. Internal benchmarking allows you to monitor various operational aspects over a period of time. It’s a valuable exercise for tracking progress, unearthing problems...

Melissa Lohrey grew up in suburban Baltimore, but she remembers visiting her grandfather’s farm in Harford County, Maryland and riding with him on his tractor when she was a child. Other than that, the world of agriculture was far outside her life experience. Today, agriculture is a big part of her world. She is an LAC Group employee working as a...

The changing landscape of the law firm library was the topic of our recent webinar, The Rise of the Library. LAC Group joined forces with partner Manzama to discuss the evolution of the law library. A practical agenda was covered as LAC Group CEO Deb Schwarz and Manzama CEO Peter Ozolin shared ideas, working examples and best practices in order for...