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Opportunities for copyright infringement are greater than ever. With a couple of keystrokes, digital information can be copied and pasted anywhere. With a few more, it’s easily pushed out to a multitude via email or social media. And then there is the "save as" option in browsers, word processors and other applications that makes it more than easy to save...

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015 By Kim Dority The good news? The number of alternative LIS career paths continues to expand. The reality check: it can sometimes be a real challenge to figure out exactly what these career paths entail, where the jobs are, and how to position your information skills to align with those jobs. That’s what makes the work that Deb Fanslow...

Often when discussing outsourcing advantages, the talk is centered on employer benefits. The employee side of outsourcing is rarely covered, lending it status as the proverbial elephant in the room. LAC Group has contributed to this dynamic ourselves, including this recent guest post published by LAC Group CEO Deb Schwarz on 3 Geeks and a Law blog. We decided it might be worthwhile...

Self-service research, good or bad? The answer is, of course, it depends. And the true answer may be that it’s a little bit of both. In my own experience as a research professional at LAC Group, as well as that of LAC in general, time and again we have seen the best solution to be a balance of technology and skilled researchers. Yet...

Good news: The 2015 employment outlook is bright. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal gives advice on how to “surf the wave of good news” for job candidates. A word of caution: The good news does not apply equally to all situations and all job seekers. Having the right training, skills and capabilities are necessary in the transition from job...

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...

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...