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....

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. 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. 1. Digitization ruling both sides of staffing equation Thanks to the internet in...

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 –...

Without a good User Interface (UI), even the most current and complete information systems are essentially worthless. Well, perhaps “worthless” is a bit strong. Yet a well-designed, intuitive UI can mean the difference between success (prompt, relevant results) and failure (tedious, time-consuming struggle) when trying to find the data you want. LexisNexis® has discovered this with their online legal research service, Lexis Advance®....

SharePoint 2013 can deliver a great deal of information-sharing value with its flexible, robust features. Microsoft continues to update and enhance this venerable platform, adding managed metadata features and other improvements for records management, eDiscovery, social collaboration and mobile access. Since the company’s acquisition of Yammer, Microsoft continues to integrate the two platforms for creating a more comprehensive social networking...

Preservation of moving image and still photography content is a vital issue for the entertainment industry. A great deal of valuable content – stories essentially, either made-up or documenting actual happenings – exists today on paper, film and other physical and analog formats. These studio assets are an important part of the American cultural heritage. Unfortunately, content owners – whether they be...