Strategic Librarian

Using strategy to develop the law firm library.

Upcoming Webinar: Creating a Strategic Business Plan

Business planning is often overlooked as a tool for library management. At the same time, even libraries that aren’t considered a business entity can benefit from using business planning techniques. Register now to join me for the upcoming FREE webinar, Creating a Strategic Business Plan, on Thursday, March 18th, 2010, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Central Time. I will cover:

  1. Why business planning is important
  2. What types of plans can be used
  3. What makes up the business plan
  4. What are elements for success

Cost: FREE! (space is limited)

Who should attend? Anyone in firm leadership who is developing business proposals. Participants could come from the following groups:

  • Information Resources/Services Directors
  • Library Directors
  • Library Managers
  • CIO/Firm Administrators and Managers
  • CFO/Finance Directors and Managers
  • COO/Executive Directors and Managers


Nina Platt, Owner and Principal Consultant, Nina Platt Consulting, Inc.

Owner and principal consultant, Nina Platt is a law librarian and former AmLaw 100 firm library director who has worked in law firms since 1986.  Her work in library management has spanned all but 4 of those years.  Nina believes the most effective law firm libraries are critical to both the business and practice of law and that achieving to build a business critical library can only be done through the use of business tools like strategic plans, business plans, business cases, and more.  She has written and delivered numerous articles, presentations, and papers on library and knowledge management topics.  


Carrie Long, MLIS – Research Analyst, Nina Platt Consulting, Inc.

Research analyst, Carrie Long, has a Masters of Library and Information Science and over 10 years of experience in law firms and libraries, with her most recent position in an AmLaw 100 firm as Manager of Research Services. Carrie has extensive experience in managing and executing large, complex Competitive Intelligence (CI) and Research projects in the areas of: law firm and practice area analysis; company and industry analysis; product analysis, market share analysis and prospecting. Carrie’s current clients include:  information services vendors; legal vendors; and law firms.

Questions? Contact: Amy Witt