Connected Forum– Thursday, 25 August 2011
Linking eLearning to social learning and knowledge sharing
Information management in a “conservative” industryManaging your firm’s system and technologyLaw libraries and the role of information managers, todayMaintaining and managing your firm’s culture for betterinformation management
8:30 Registration and refreshments9:00 Chairperson’s opening remarks
Dr Helen Paige, Founder and Director,The Paige Group
9:15 Interactive panel: Continuously updating your information managementstrategy and system
Hear a short introduction from each panellist, then join in the discussion!
Do technology and the legal profession really mix?
Examining the pros and cons of keeping up with technological change
Deciding what strategy your firm needs to take
Panellists: Robyna May, Director - IT & Knowledge,Cooper Grace Ward ;Steve Goldsmith, IT and Operations Manager – Online Division,Slater & Gordon ; Paul Colley, National Information Technology Officer,Piper AldermanFacilitated by: Dr Helen Paige, Founder and Director,The Paige Group
10:00 Gen Y librarians and the changing face of information management
What makes a generation?
Attracting and retaining Gen Y in the information management profession
within legal firmsWhat does all of this mean for the future of libraries, information and the
Kirsty McPhee, Knowledge and Business Development Manager,Tottle Partners
10:45 Morning refreshments and networking11:15 Global information and technology trends in legal academic lawlibraries: what is coming to your firm?
Preparing law students for global legal practice
Teaching legal research or legal information literacy
Carole Hinchcliff, Law Librarian,University of Melbourne
12:00 Keeping up with technology
Using handheld devices in the firm
Social media’s place in managing the firm’s information
Including technology in information management policies
Paul Colley, Director, Information Technology,Piper Alderman
12:45 Networking lunch 1:45 Intranets for information management and accessibility
Utilising SharePoint for your firm
Managing metadata for consistency and ease of accessibility for lawyers
Alison Jones, Library and Information Manager,Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers
2:30 Re-defining the role of information managers within firms
Deciding what the role of law libraries is now within your firm
Examining what knowledge information management needs in today’s
firmsInformation management working with lawyers for better information
Alison O’Connor, National Library Manager; Mary Muscara, MelbourneLibrary Services Manager,Blake Dawson
3:15 Afternoon refreshments and networking3:45 Embedding information management into your firm’s culture
Establishing information touch points throughout your firm
Presenting the importance of information management to both new and
existing staffHow to get staff to “own” their training through utilising a variety of
training and self-assessment techniquesGetting the best return on existing applications by maximising their use
throughout your firm
Robyna May, Director IT and Knowledge,Cooper Grace Ward
4:30 The changing face of law firms: where does that leave informationmanagement?
Examining the effects of changing information within your firm
Considering the ways that lawyers are accessing information: how can
firms and information management make use of where lawyers are atnow?Making the most of the changing face of information and its
Michael Hubble-Marriott, National Information Services Manager,Middletons
5:15 Chairperson’s closing remarks and end of connected forum
about managing the information that’s both stored and accessed within these new devices.How can lawyers make the most of information available to them? What metadata standards need to be in place for better accessibility?And what has become of the role of law librarians and information managers, today? With the availability of such large amounts ofinformation, what does their role entail?It may sound simple, but achieving such requires a great amount of time and resources.