LLM Group - Year in Review with Cookies!

Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:00 PM

Come join us for a wrap-up of this year's events, successes and not so successes on December 19th at noon at Jones Day.  

Cookies will be served.

Location: Jones Day

For more information:

Contact: Pamela Lipscomb
Phone: 202-857-6269
Email:  [email protected] 
Register for this event: LLMG Cookie Party

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The Library Managers' Group of LLSDC met on Halloween for a presentation regarding Fall Associates. The event brought out many ghosts and goblins, and some very interesting ideas were presented by many librarians and information professionals. Some of the ideas concerned formalized orientation processes that involve well thought out practices for all incoming fall associates. Many firms discussed their presentations to Fall Associates and how they address the time constraints in producing well rounded presentations while addressing a wide range of practice issues. In several cases there are designated librarians that conduct all the associate training across the firm and in others it is handled by each office. Several firms use Telepresence, a video-conferencetechnology, to present to associates around the country.

Other firms use less formalized programs to introduce the Fall Associates to their respective firms. Consistent throughout the long discussion was the fact that every Fall Associate is expected to attend training and that most all the librarians follow up multiple times with the associates over the next few months.

More fun and innovative ideas shared include:

  • Firm librarians participate in Fall Associate events, like happy hours and pro bono activities. 
  • Some firms hold rolling demonstrations during the first month to help address new projects with the associates. 
Overall all the librarians convey to the associates that they are their NEW BEST FRIENDS to help them understand that they are here to assist and teach them the skills they need to be successful associates.

Trick 'em or Treat 'em?

Fall Associates are here again, so come share your scariest practices, spookiest challenges and spine tingliest questions at LLSDC's Fall Associates discussion brown bag.

Where: Jones Day, 300 New Jersey Ave, NW, 20001

When: October 31, 2013 at noon

Please RSVP to [email protected]

Don't forget to bring your lunch!  The lively discussion will make you scarily hungry!