Author: Rob Corrao

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"...

Sharon Davis, one of LAC Group’s senior recruiters, has over 20 years of legal staffing experience. Sharon has placed personnel at virtually all levels and within every specialty needed by law firms and corporate legal departments. She has been with us since 2001, working in Denver. When it comes to fulfilling client needs, Sharon seeks to understand not only the position,...

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...

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...

What does the future hold for law librarians? Our friends to the north, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL), hosted a Twitter chat recently on future opportunities for law librarians. Fred Headon, Past President of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and Chair of the CBA Legal Futures Initiative, led the discussion. To promote the event, Connie Crosby–law librarian, writer, teacher and speaker–posed...

Do you believe in the common superstition that bad things happen in threes? It’s possible that some people in Tulane University’s library system started feeling that way this summer, when two water-related disasters occurred within a few months of each other, while the University is still recovering from the record-breaking disaster that happened nearly ten years ago. Flooding Disaster Number 1 –...

News alerts play an important role in Competitive Intelligence systems. They are the steady workhorse, keeping people current and knowledgeable on specific companies, industries and other topics. Yet news alerts also can be an intrusion, contributing to information fatigue and overload. Enter the value of curation. Curated Alerts use a combination of automation and analysis to deliver highly relevant information in a...

What makes a good law firm, or a good law firm great? Management consultants and other experts are available to give plenty of advice on that topic. We thought it might be useful to approach a group of people who are truly in-the-know – law librarians. After all, they share the view from the trenches. In the process of working on a book...