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Take the opportunity to read in advance about each of our speakers, and get a précis of the sessions you will have the opportunity to attend during the conference. The speakers profiles are arranged alphabetically (where a session is presented by more than one speaker, the profiles for all speakers for that presentation can be found under the first named speaker), or select one of the sessions from the table below to skip straight to the relevant profile.

Pre-Conference Seminar

Plenary Sessions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Parallel Sessions 1A 1B 1C
  2A 2B 2C
  3A 3B 3C
  4A 4B 4C
  5A 5B 5C

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Speaker: Alex Gould, Gould Training

Presentation: Pre-Conference Seminar - "Managing difficult conversations at work - How to say "No" without jeopardising your reputation."

Profile: 

Alex Gould

Alex GouldAlex Gould for most of his life has been steeped in both the content and method of this training.  The most challenging aspect of it is that it usually involves changing habits of a life time.  The job of the trainers therefore is not just to tell people how to do it better, but to help them be aware of and unlearn some of the old habits that get in the way.  This calls for special skills.  Alex has a BSc in psychology, is a qualified and practicing Psychosynthesis counsellor and NLP Master Practitioner, and runs a private counselling practice.  Before launching himself full-time as a trainer, he worked for many years selling in the pharmaceutical industry. The job of the trainers therefore is not just to tell people how to do it better, but to help them be aware of and unlearn some of the old habits that get in the way.

Abstract:  Tailored to the seminar delegates Alex will use their 'real life' examples to discuss the typical situations that people struggle with difficult conversations at work, some exploration of the dilemma they face and why saying “no” is so difficult.

Dovetailing in to this Alex will skillfully introduce a more emotionally intelligent approach, and discuss some of the underlying principles involved. 

Delegates will then have an opportunity to role play / practice this new approach in pairs or small groups, with opportunity for plenty of discussion about difficulties as they arise.

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Speaker: Professor Hector MacQueen, Scottish Law Commission

Presentation: Keynote Address and Willi Steiner Memorial Lecture - "Invincible or just a flesh wound? The Holy Grail of Scots law."

Profile: 

Professor Hector MacQueen 

Hector MacQueenProfessor MacQueen has taught in the Edinburgh Law School since 1979. He was Dean of the Law School 1999-2003, and Dean of Research and Deputy Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science in Edinburgh University 2004-2008. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and Vice-President (Humanities) of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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Speaker: Carol Tullo, The National Archives

Presentation: Plenary session 2 - "legislation.gov.uk - Essential for the law business."

Profile: 

Carol Tullo

Carol Tullo

Carol joined The National Archives in 2006 as Director of Information Policy and Services Directorate when the Office of Public Sector Information moved from the Cabinet Office to TNA.

Carol has a degree in law and was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in July 1977. Following this Carol practised in London prior to working for Sweet & Maxwell Ltd., Law Publishers and as Publishing Director was responsible for publishing operations in England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland and setting up the Hong Kong subsidiary. She advised the wider international Thomson Information Group on contractual and intellectual property matters relating to digital media.

Carol’s Directorate provides strong, coherent leadership in information policy areas across government and the wider public sector. It spans strategic focus and operational roles across a broad portfolio of information standards, services, guidance and advice.

Carol is a Visiting Professor in Information Science at City University and sits on External Advisory Board of the City University Centre for Information Leadership. She represents official publishing interests across a range of professional bodies and lectures widely to the information management community in the UK and abroad. 

Abstract:  Tracking the genesis of legislation.gov.uk - from its origins and history as the official  UK authority, through to the business partnerships and collaborative working today - we explore how legislation is not an arid set of words on a screen or page but rich content that can be manipulated and tailored to support and shape legal research. This unique linked data service and its value proposition as part of the toolkit of the lawyer will be discussed. The paper will focus on what we have learnt from technology advances, the business case, discovering how 2 million unique users each month access and re-use the content; and how the expert in-house team solved numerous challenges to deliver a 21st century statute book service.  You can share in the plans for future development and ambitions for this core building block of our legal system and its business.  From expert participation to statistical analysis this is a data source that opens up the legislative framework that underpins all our work.  It also drives the UK legislation publishing processes and the validation of secondary legislation providing a streamlined end to end set of online legal tools for all to use.

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Speaker: David Fraser, David Fraser Ltd

Presentation: Plenary session 3 - "Managing change, embracing opportunity."

Profile:

David Fraser

David Fraser

Dr David Fraser is a leading authority on leadership and personal effectiveness in professional and personal life and author of the award-winning book Relationship Mastery: A Business Professional’s Guide. He is Executive Director of Change for Leaders, and, as a trusted advisor, assists organisations with learning, change and growth. He regularly speaks to audiences in the UK and the USA. David also works with individuals, focusing on the potential to leverage results everywhere in their lives. A Chartered Engineer by profession, David is a qualified commercial mediator and an NLP Trainer and has studied with leading proponents of these disciplines and other timeless principles. He is also involved in a number of not-for-profit initiatives. For more information, please see http://www.drdavidfraser.com.

Abstract: Change is a constant, as the saying goes, and sometimes it feels like we have little control over events. And yet we can take charge of what happens in our lives. In this engaging and inspiring talk, Dr David Fraser will share timeless insights into how to equip ourselves to handle change, how to be resilient in the face of challenge, and how to respond to opportunity. Expect to come away from this talk better able to deal with uncertainty, more able to lead both others and yourself, and inspired by a message at times both profound and practical—in short, with a deeper understanding of life and work.

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Speaker: Nicola Sales, University of Salford

Presentation: Plenary session 4 - "Flipping the Classroom: revolutionising legal research training at the University of Salford."Tracking the genesis of legislation.gov.uk - from its origins and history as the official st century statute book service. 

Profile:  

Nicola Sales

Nicola Sales

Nicola Sales has worked in the legal information profession for thirteen years, crossing from commercial law libraries in 2002 to the academic field. For the past six years Nicola has been the Law Librarian at the University of Salford. As well as managing the University’s legal collection, Nicola works as a research trainer with the academics and students at Salford Law School.

Throughout her career Nicola has had a keen interest in information skills training, developing online teaching resources and enhancing legal skills learning through the use of virtual learning environments and web technology. In 2002 Nicola working on the first academic project in the UK to use virtual learning environment technology to deliver legal research training. Since this time, Nicola has continued to embrace new technologies to enhance and benefit legal research training delivery.

Abstract:  At the University of Salford Law Library it is a struggle to find sufficient time and space to deliver legal research training. Any training delivered has suffered from poor attendance. Training sessions often left participants overloaded with information or alienated from the library service due to insufficient interaction with participants. Training sessions lacked opportunity for audience participation. This left some service users feeling overwhelmed, often becoming nervous of using the library and performing their own research. Despite receiving in-depth training many participants still resorted to Google as their tool of choice when performing research. 

To combat these problems, the University of Salford Law Library implemented the innovative training concept of ‘flipping the classroom’. Rather than using teaching time to instruct service users ‘how to’ perform research by demonstrating resources and concepts, training time was flipped so trainees studied online content before entering the training room. Face to face training time was then spent actively learning through practical tasks and group discussion to consolidate and aid retention of knowledge. Service users took responsibility for their own research skill development as research training sessions became librarian-facilitated rather than librarian-led.  

As a trainer it is daunting to move away from traditional training methods and giving control for learning to service users. This presentation will look at how the ‘flipping the classroom’ concept works in a training environment and how it has been implemented by the University of Salford Law Library. It will examine the benefits and drawbacks of this flipped training concept as well as evaluating the experiences and success of the project for both trainer and trainees.

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Speaker:  Sarah Fahy, Allen & Overy LLP

Presentation: Plenary session 5 -  "Nailing that Business Case - Success and Failure."

Profile:  

Sarah Fahy

Sarah Fahy

Sarah joined Allen & Overy as Head of Global Library Services in 2005. Having inherited a traditional legal library service, Sarah has concentrated on expanding the range of services offered to include business and competitor research and client analysis reports. The global team has now grown to include a very successful team in Belfast.  Sarah has extensive experience in negotiating global contracts, managing international projects and implementing change.  She works closely with the knowledge management community at A&O and also supports the senior management team at A&O by providing bespoke research and analysis.

Prior to joining A&O, Sarah held various roles in investment banking, management consultancy and the University sector. She has extensive experience of managing and developing global teams, services and budgets.  In 2011 Sarah was appointed to the Advisory Council of The National Archives and has since contributed to a number of FOI Panels.Sarah has extensive experience in negotiating global contracts, managing international projects and implementing change.

In 2011 Sarah was appointed to the Advisory Council of The National Archives and has since contributed to a number of FOI Panels.Sarah has extensive experience in negotiating global contracts, managing international projects and implementing change.In 2011 Sarah was appointed to the Advisory Council of The National Archives and has since contributed to a number of FOI Panels.Sarah has extensive experience in negotiating global contracts, managing international projects and implementing change.

Abstract:  It is increasingly difficult to secure funding and resources these days. This practical presentation will take you through the key points needed to make a successful business case and then offer strategies to adopt should your business case fail. 

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Speaker:  Stephen Phillips, Morgan Stanley

Presentation: Plenary session 6 -  "Defining value: Rethinking your proposition."

Profile:  

Stephen Phillips

Stephen PhillipsHaving qualified in Library and Information Studies at Aberystwyth in 1987, Stephen held a number of positions with commercial and professional services organisations before joining Morgan Stanley in 1994.  Having joined as a researcher, he is now Global Head of Business Information, Analytics and Publishing Services. 

During his tenure he has managed a number of different service lines but always retained responsibility for Business Information Services. 

He is 2013 president of SLA’s European chapter and has had the good fortune to present at a number of events, most recently the 2013 Perfect Information conference.

Abstract:  Many organisations are questioning their commitments to the activities of their non-core activities.  Increasingly, the activities and costs associated with libraries and information services are being challenged and subject to intense scrutiny.

In this presentation Stephen will reflect on his experience of demonstrating value of the information service and share some practical advice on communicating to your stakeholders.

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Speaker: Bruce Beveridge, incoming President of the Law Society of Scotland

Presentation: Plenary session 7 - "Are we there yet?"

Profile:  

Bruce Beveridge

Bruce BeveridgeBruce spent most of his early career in the Government Legal Service in Scotland.  In 2000 he was appointed Legal Secretary to the Lord President of the Court of Session before becoming Deputy Keeper of the Registers of Scotland in 2004 and then in 2009, in his final role in Government, as Deputy Director in Rural Affairs with responsibility for land reform, crofting, tenant farming, rural communities and a range of EU grant funding schemes. Bruce left the Scottish Government in December 2011 and is currently focusing on some Board and consultancy work - and of course the Law Society of Scotland.

Bruce currently chairs the Centre for Rural Development. He is also an office bearer in the WS Society, a member of the Institute of Directors, the Scottish Law Agents' Society and the Crofting Law Group and is editorial board member of LBC Wise Counsel.

Abstract: The Solicitors’ profession in Scotland, and elsewhere, is undergoing what will likely be seen as the most fundamental period of change in its history.  The combination of: 

  • the deepest, longest and most pernicious recession in living memory;
  • maturing of technology and society’s engagement with it;
  • evolving expectations of clients;
  • new business structures;
  • a generational shift in terms of what citizens want and how they want to get it,

combine together to signal a paradigm shift in the delivery of legal services. This session will aim to draw out some of these themes and highlight attendant challenges and opportunities. 

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Speaker:  Supplier Liaison Group and various legal suppliers

Presentation: Plenary session 8

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Speaker: Renae Satterley, Middle Temple Library

Presentation: Parallel session 1A - "Managing Small Projects: Generating Income and Marketing Your Library."

Profile: 

Renae Satterley

Renae SatterleyRenae completed her MLIS at McGill University in Montreal and has been working at Middle Temple Library since 2006. She was hired as the Rare Books Librarian, and was promoted to Senior Librarian in 2010. She is responsible for the library’s antiquarian collections and has published a variety of papers on the history of our collections. Renae also manages the Enquiry Desk, including our Document Delivery service. She runs regular legal information training sessions for members and is also the newsletter editor and events coordinator for CILIP’s Library & Information History Group. 

Abstract:  This presentation will discuss some of the projects at Middle Temple (one of the Inns of Court) which generated income for the library and provided marketing materials for both the library and the Inn. Within the context of these projects, the presentation will demonstrate how to:

  • Work with picture libraries.
  • Work with publishers on microfilming project.
  • Create a book sponsorship programme.

While all of these projects specifically made use of antiquarian collections, the principles used in creating and managing the projects could easily be adapted for more generalist collections. Many law libraries hold collections with interesting items, whose value is often neglected. The presentation will also discuss how these types of projects can assist organizations in writing and presenting their corporate history.

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Speaker: Steven Raeburn,  The Firm Magazine 

Presentation: Parallel session 1B - "Developing mature social media platforms."

Profile:

Steven Raeburn

Steven RaeburnSteven worked for nine years in conveyancing in law firms in Edinburgh and Glasgow and later trained professionally as a journalist, specialising in law and legal affairs. He is Scotland's only specialist providing social media training for lawyers, and has addressed the Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament’s evidence session on the role of the social media in the law. He is a radio & television broadcaster on law and legal affairs issues, Editor and publisher of The Firm magazine, and founder of The Firm Events. He Tweets as @TheFirmOnline.

Abstract:  Develop your social media presence to convert platform use into tangible, profitable connectivity with your client base, peers, referrers and potential professional network.

Gain an elite understanding of the power and potential of social media, and learn how to develop and sustain personal and professional branding. The pioneer days of social media are over. It is time for community leadership and development to begin.

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Speaker: Mark Haines,  BPP University College of Professional Studies

Presentation: Parallel session 1C - "Career Opportunities: The Ones That Never Knock."

Profile: 

Mark Haines

Mark Haines

Mark has worked in the library/information profession for over twenty years, and been chartered for more than half of this time. After previously holding posts in both academic and commercial law libraries, eventually he moved to the middle ground and for the past six years has held the role of Library Manager at BPP University College of Professional Studies.

Mark is currently the Chair of the BIALL Professional Development Committee. He also lectures on BIALL’s Legal Reference Materials Course, and previously authored a published journal article about legal research training for bar students.

Abstract: The general aspects of good and bad practice in job hunting and recruiting should be obvious to everybody of a professional status. But are they? We're all supposed to know the textbook dos and don'ts of recruitment and selection; but how much attention are employers and candidates in the information sector really paying to the detail?

Through his role as Library Manager in the London branch of a national network of law schools, Mark Haines has sat on the recruitment and interview panels for more than thirty posts over the past six years. His has also been job hunting himself during this time; applying for more than fifty posts, and attending a number of interviews.

As a result of these experiences, Mark has witnessed countless examples of good and bad practice. Employers and applicants may all be aware of what they should be doing, but in this seminar Mark will be discussing his experiences of what they're really doing; and most importantly, what can be done to improve performance in the light of this.

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Speaker: Pete Smith & Peter Griffiths, Sheffield Hallam University

Presentation: Parallel session 2A - "In Sync: Collaboration Between Professionals."

Profile:

Pete Smith

Pete Smith

Peter has been the Information Adviser for Law and Social at Sheffield Hallam University since 2008; prior to that he worked at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology and Birmingham City University. He is a Chartered Member of CILIP, revalidated in 2012 and writes a regular column on English law and law libraries for Canadian Law Library Review.


Peter Griffith

Peter Griffiths

Peter joined the Law Group at Sheffield Hallam University in 2007, where he teaches Public Law, EU Law, and English Legal System and Skills. Prior to joining the Group, he was at Oxford Brookes University, researching religion and belief equality law.

Abstract:  This presentation will focus on the development of the LawSync project, focusing on the collaboration aspects. They aim to show how the use of various forms of communication, plus an openness to ideas from various sectors, can take a project from idea to reality. They will also highlight the learning and personal development opportunities that such collaboration provides.

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Speaker: Karen Battersby,  LexisNexis                         

Presentation: Parallel session 2B - "Emerging Trends in KM."

Profile:

Karen Battersby

 

Karen Battersby is a Practice Area Director at LexisNexis and also heads up their Legal training department . She is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, having worked both in private practice and as in-house counsel, and is recognised as an expert in law firm Knowledge Management, having been Head of Commercial Know-How at Eversheds, Director of Knowledge Management at Weightmans and currently Director of KM programmes for legal practice at Nottingham Law School.

Abstract:  As the business and competitive landscape for legal practice in the UK changes, law firms and their clients are looking more closely than ever at how they can implement KM in a way that enhances new business methods and structures and brings about tangible benefits in terms of efficiency, profitability and client relationships. This session will examine some of the new and emerging trends in law firm KM and what the role of information professionals is within those, including:

The rise of client-facing KM.
Disaggregation of legal work.
The balance of internal and external knowledge and its integration.
The use of social media in KM.

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Speaker: Marie Cannon, Trowers & Hamlins LLP; & Sam Wiggins, Norton Rose LLP

Presentation: Parallel session 2C - "From Academia to the Office: New Professionals in the Workplace."

Profile:

Marie Cannon

Marie Cannon

Marie Grace Cannon gained her undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Literature from Warwick University in 2010, before beginning her career in librarianship as a graduate trainee for Norton Rose LLP. Following her traineeship Marie completed her MA in Library and Information Studies at UCL last year, and it was during this time that she was awarded the SLA Early Career Conference Award co-sponsored by the Legal Division, and attended the SLA annual conference in Chicago in 2012. Since then she has become a board member of SLA Europe and runs the SLA Europe blog as its editor. Marie is now in her first professional post at Trowers & Hamlins LLP, where she has been an Information Officer for nearly a year

Profile:

Sam Wiggins

Sam Wiggins

Sam obtained his undergraduate degree in History fromCambridgeUniversityin 2009 before working as a library assistant for Norton Rose LLP. In August 2011 he received an MA in Librarianship fromSheffieldUniversityand returned to the Library and Information Services team at Norton Rose as an Information Officer.

Whilst Sam’s time in the LIS field is relatively short, it has been quite full. His career highlights so far include winning an SLA Early Career Conference Award in 2011, receiving a CLIG BIALL

Conference bursary in 2012 and speaking at the CILIP New Professionals Conference in 2011. In his spare time he helps to organise events for the SLA Europe Events Committee, sits on the SLA Europe Board, acts as the ethics officer for the SLA Legal Division as well as helping to run #UKLibChat.

Abstract:  

Sam and Marie will combine their personal experiences of two newly qualified law librarians with the views and opinions of the law library community to show how New Professionals can address their own shortcomings, as well as changing a team’s dynamic for the better. Comparisons will be drawn between how best to adapt two of theUK’s top information qualifications to work in a commercial law environment, how to settle into an unfamiliar sector, as well as an explanation of how those new to the profession are bolstering their skills! Through analysis, any disconnect between new and established professionals will be identified and a redress as why this may have occurred will be sought.

It is hoped that this session will change perceptions of “New Professionals” and provide practical guidance on how to use their knowledge to both your own and your organisation’s best advantage. Most importantly, the session will demonstrate that with the right support and training the legal sector is not daunting, but rather one in which it is possible to excel within, giving library and information cheer to staff at all stages of their career!

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Speaker: Tony Simmonds, University of Nottingham

Presentation: Parallel session 3A - " Green Shoots? Golden Opportunities? The story of Open Access at a Leading UK Law School ."

Profile:

Tony Simmonds

Tony Simmonds

Tony began his career at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.  He joined the College of Law in 1998, working in a variety of roles until 2010 and developing special interests in designing legal research course materials, and advising on copyright.  In 2011 he was appointed Law Librarian at the University of Nottingham, where he also leads the team of staff that provides library support across the Faculty of Social Sciences.  Outside work he enjoys walking  (especially in the Scottish hills), replacing all the lost fluid with proper beer in a proper pub, and going to the theatre. (especially in the Scottish hills), replacing all the lost fluid with proper beer in a proper pub, and going to the theatre.

Abstract:  This session will explore the contrasting models of open access (the green and the gold), and track a welter of recent policy developments.  All this will be set in a context of the journey followed by a leading UK law school.  At the beginning of 2012, the open access repository at the University of Nottingham offered to the world just 8 articles written by one legal academic.  Following a sustained campaign of advocacy and practical support by the library, as the year closed, this total had grown ten-fold. 

In the aftermath of the Finch report and its positive reception by the UK government, every institution (and every publisher) will have to step up its engagement with the complex and disruptive impact of open access.  The road ahead is bumpy and controversial, and the endpoint is still unclear.  Legal scholars, sharing the risk aversion of lawyers everywhere, are uncertain how to position themselves and their law schools.  The opportunity for law librarians to place themselves at the heart of the research agenda and the dissemination of new knowledge is daunting, but exhilarating.

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Speaker: Maria Robertson, The Society of Advocates, Aberdeen

Presentation: Parallel session 3B - "Working outside the box."

Profile: 

MMaria Robertsonaria Robertson

Maria grew up in a hotel but was determined to work 9-5 so qualified in Information and Library Studies.  She was a Children’s Librarian before falling into law working at the Advocates Library, McGrigor Donald, and then returning to the Advocates for her dream job of Reader Services Librarian.  When she and her husband decided to move back to Aberdeen Maria took the post of Executive Secretary and Librarian for the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen.  Here she uses all the transferable skills collected over the years, and some new ones, in a very unusual job which she is slowly turning into her (revised) dream job. 

Recent projects include:

  • renovating the library walls – project managing the removal of the blackness of cigars, candles, real fires and oil lamps to leave pink and gold walls close to the original 1890s look
  • rearranging the text book collection to proper librarian alphabetic order, and
  • hosting a masquerade birthday party – including working with a lighting and props specialist, caterers and musicians. 

A member of the BIALL Website Committee, Maria has also had an article published in the Scottish Law Librarian’s Group Newsletter called Branching Out of the Cul-de-Sac.

Abstract:  The objective of this session is to demonstrate that librarians can use our blended experience and changing skills to tackle situations where “I’m not an expert on this” and branch out of comfort zones into interesting and often satisfying new territory. Complete with practical examples this session will look at management skills, marketing (including re-assessing what really needs to be marketed), and changing people’s perceptions and expectations.

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Speaker: Colin Frankland, LinkedIn

Presentation: Parallel session 3C - "Building Your Online Professional Brand."

Profile: 

Colin Frankland

Colin Frankland

  • Started life as a biochemist and worked for Glaxosmithkline before being dazzled by the bright lights of online media.
  • Experience of working in pharmaceutical, IT, government, legal, professional services and FMCG sectors.
  • A marketing and business development professional.
  • Now applying my knowledge in branding, data insights and communication to help companies use social media to hire, market and sell.

Abstract: What does your online professional brand look like? Are you drawing value from it? Is it just a millennial fad?

Professional social networking is no longer about having a profile and managing your connections. This session explores how you can build your online professional identity, learn knowledge and draw value from trusted, valued connections. 

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Speaker: Suzanne Wheatley, Sue Hill Recruitment

Presentation: Parallel session 4A - "Elevator pitch or elevate your pitch"

Profile: 

Suzanne Wheatley

Suzanne Wheatley

Suzanne Wheatley has worked in information recruitment since 2002 and at Sue Hill Recruitment since 2006. She enjoys working collaboratively with clients and candidates, helping jobseekers progress in their careers and employers to find the right person to continue the success of their service offering. Passionate about CPD and an advocate of recognising and utilising your own skills, Suzanne enjoys facilitating workshops, group discussions and networking, believing that shared personal experiences in the workplace are invaluable for learning and development. She can also be found writing articles, blogs and tweeting under @suzyredrec and @suehillrec.

Abstract:  Ever found yourself in the lift with someone influential? Struggled to find the right words to impress them? Perfecting the ultimate Elevator Pitch is a fine art but one that we can all learn and use to our advantage so that we don't miss that perfect opportunity.

Be concise, be relevant, know what you're selling. How do we do that? Through a series of discussions, group activities and good old-fashioned networking, we will craft our one minute pitches and present them to each other before the BIALL lift reaches the top floor! 

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Speaker: Dunstan Speight, Berwin Leighton Paisner

Presentation: Parallel session 4B - "Copyright - compliance and communication."

Profile: 

Dunstan Speight

Dunstan SpeightDunstan has been Library Manager at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP since 2006.  During his time at BLP, the library role has expanded to provide a research service to the firm’s international offices and to provide detailed business and market research to the lawyers, in addition to more traditional law library research.  During his time at BLP, the library role has expanded to provide a research service to the firm

Dunstan began his law library career in 1996 with posts at the Middle Temple and the Law Society, before moving to Baker & McKenzie LLP as a research librarian and, latterly, as a library manager.  He writes regularly for professional journals on legal information issues.

Dunstan has also been involved in the British & Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) for many years and currently serves as Chair of the editorial board for the association’s journal Legal Information Management.  Dunstan also serves on the committee of the City Legal Information Group (CLIG) and was chair of CLIG 2011-12.

Abstract:  Copyright law and database licences are becoming more complicated while technological changes make it easier than ever to infringe these conditions.  The challenge for information professionals is to understand these rules and present them in an accessible manner for their library users.  During 2012, the BLP Library team created an intranet tool to provide targeted guidance on copyright permissions.  In this talk, Dunstan Speight will offer tips on how to present clear, succinct copyright guidance and how to demonstrate the importance of copyright compliance to library users.

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Speaker: Colin Frankland, LinkedIn

Presentation: Parallel session 4C - "Building Your Online Professional Brand."

Profile: 

Colin Frankland

Colin Frankland

  • Started life as a biochemist and worked for Glaxosmithkline before being dazzled by the bright lights of online media.
  • Experience of working in pharmaceutical, IT, governmevices and FMCG sectors.
  • A marketing and business development professional.
  • Now applying my knowledge in branding, data insights and communication to help companies use social media to hire, market and sell.

Abstract: What does your online professional brand look like? Are you drawing value from it? Is it just a millennial fad?

Professional social networking is no longer about having a profile and managing your connections. This session explores how you can build your online professional identity, learn knowledge and draw value from trusted, valued connections. 

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Speaker: Academic Group Forum

Presentation: Parallel session 5A

Please note this session will run on Thursday lunchtime 12.15 - 13.15.

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Speaker: David Will, Squire Library, University of Cambridge

Presentation: Parallel session 5B - "LIM - BIALL's journal and its future."

Profile: 

David Wills

David WillsDavid Wills is the current editor of Legal Information Management (LIM), the journal of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians, published by Cambridge University Press. From 1996 to date, he has been the Squire Law Librarian at the University of Cambridge as well as being responsible, since 2011, for the Radzinowicz Library at the Institute of Criminology. He is a member of the Senior Management Team of Cambridge University Library and he is also a member of the Faculty of Law, Cambridge and of Selwyn College. In 1997/1998 he was a Visiting Fellow in Law Librarianship at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. David was held a number of positions within BIALL including that of Council Member, Chair of the Conference Committee and Chair of the Awards & Bursaries Committee. In 1998 he hosted the inaugural Joint Study Institute (JSI) on behalf of the Association and he was President of BIALL in 2010/2011.

Abstract: David will talk about the historical development of the journal as a vehicle, and a voice, for BIALL and the legal information profession more generally.

The session will provide the attendee with an understanding of both the historical and the more recent directions that the journal has taken. It will also aim to address some of the changes that are occurring in legal journal publishing especially in light of developments relating to the ‘open access’ movement and electronic-only publishing. The speaker will encourage and welcome open discussion about future themes and ideas for content for forthcoming issues of LIM.

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Speaker: Susie Kay, The Professionalism Group

Presentation: Parallel session 5C - "Doing More With Less – The Quick Route To Being More Effective."

Profile: 

Susie Kay

Susie KaySusie Kay is passionate about the benefits of professionalism and professional development for both individuals and their employing organisations. She works with individuals, students, businesses and professional institutes to bring that message to a wider audience. She has worked for many years in professional associations, including a period as Professional Adviser with CILIP, advising on the wider aspects of professional excellence and personal development. These days she has a portfolio lifestyle and is a consultant, mentor, speaker and writer and is the author of the very successful “Professionalism: the ABC for Success”. She is an inspiring and motivational international speaker who brings practical advice to the workshops and individual mentoring sessions she runs on all aspects of professionalism and personal effectiveness.

Abstract: A common theme in all our job roles these days is having more to cope with while having far fewer resources at our command to make it all happen! Unreasonable expectations and overload are the order of the day and put our professionalism at risk but help is at hand! 

This session will offer some really useful techniques and tools which are easy to implement and incredibly effective in the drive for greater personal productivity and efficiency. It’s time to regain the upper hand and bring the smile back into our workspaces.

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