(Please note: This deep dive session is scheduled for 3.25 hours and runs across both the 'B' and 'C' time slots.)
Presenters are working diligently to make this an active hands-on and engaging session. Please join the online LinkedIn group for more information (added continuously as the conference date approaches) or to ask questions of presenters in advance: (AALL: Ins, Outs, and Abouts of SharePoint - Seattle 2013). The session will consist of:
a) 2:00 – 2:45 LECTURE
Introduction of Topic, Speakers and Program & Introduction of SharePoint
b) 2:45 - 3:30 DEMONSTRATION
Three SharePoint environments each presenting their unique experience
Law Firm, Corporate (Microsoft Library), and Academic (Appointlink)
c) 3:30 – 4:15 DISCUSSION/APPLICATION
Discussion Group on how to apply: using others’ experiences to consider how SharePoint might be used in ‘my’ environment
d) 4:15 -- 5:00 HANDS ON (SHOULD BRING OR SHARE A LAPTOP)
Examples with SharePoint list creation
(1) Quick outline using a MyTechLaw (TTU)/Appointlink site example –
(2) Set up a list – using concepts above
(3) A handout for follow-up activities after conference will be provided(as desired)
e) 5:00 – 5:15 LECTURE
Wrap-up, review, conclusion
In a relatively short time, SharePoint has taken on a prominent role in the organizational management of law firms, educational environments, courts, and other legal content management sectors. Its flexibility, collaborative capabilities, and lack of requirement for coding capabilities make it ideal for enterprise content management, using such tools as document management, content management, social collaboration, business intelligence dashboards, a variety of reporting formats, and Enterprise Search. These beneficial features have made SharePoint a reliable showcase for enterprise resources and knowledge management.
Attendees of this session are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops in order to participate in online exercises.
Takeaway 1: Participants will understand the strengths SharePoint provides as an organizational platform and will be able to analyze issues involved with establishing a SharePoint site. Issues include pre-planning taxonomy and topology, permissions/authenticating site/library/list creation, and tools for establishing the right infrastructure and managing the SharePoint environment.
Takeaway 2: Participants will be able to analyze the issues of choosing, planning, and installing SharePoint.
Takeaway 3: Participants will discuss the evaluation process involved in integrating third-party content into SharePoint (e.g., Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg BNA, Wolters Kluwer).
Who should attend: This deep dive session will be 3 hours and 15 minutes long, and is geared toward those with at least a basic understanding of Internet/portals–specifically, individuals who are implementing or investigating further development of SharePoint in an academic, firm/corporate, or court/government setting; particularly those who are beginning projects with SharePoint or who are interested in applying a solution to their information organizational challenges.
Track(s): Information Technology
Linda-Jean Schneider is the Electronic Resources Manager for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, having joined the firm in February of 2012. Previously, she spent more than 25 years in law firm library management positions at two other Philadelphia-based firms.
Linda-Jean is an active member of AALL, GPLLA, and SLA. She served on the AALL Committee on the Economic Standards of Law Librarianship and on the Law Student Research Competencies Task Force. Linda-Jean has presented at several programs at AALL Annual Meetings, including those on Law Firm Current Awareness Tools, the Economic Downturn’s Impact on Law Firms, Legal Research Training and Assessment of Associates, and most recently, Digital Licensing. Linda-Jean is currently the 2012-2013 Chair of the Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section.
Barbara has extensive library experience. She was a student employee in the Cataloging Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia Library and in the Government Documents Department at the Missouri Southern State College library. Barbara most recently worked in the Lubbock City County Library system, where she was a Children's Librarian and a Branch Manager at the Patterson and Godeke Libraries.
Currently, Barbara is the Assistant Director of Library Operations. She coordinates the activities for the Circulation Desk and InterLibrary Loan. She also works at the Reference Desk and teaches on various topics including Internet Research.
A well-known legal information industry expert, law librarian and knowledge manager, Nina is Senior Director, Legal Market Services at LAC Group focusing on law library management and research. Nina is also the editor of the PinHawk Law Library newsletter.
Nina has an extensive background in law library, information and knowledge management including strategic planning, project management, research management, contract negotiation and cost controls. In addition, she has a long record of experience in developing the law library of the future through the development of research portals.
Her background includes experience as director of information resources and other roles at AmLaw 100 firms as well as public law and non-law libraries. Her previous work in implementing electronic resources and managing the related licensing and delivery of those resources won her the Special Libraries Innovation in Technology award.
Currently research librarian at Microsoft corporate and law libraries. Former research librarian at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, and advertising research librarian at Backer Spielvogel Bates in New York. JD, Syracuse University College of Law; MLS, Columbia University; BA, University of New Hampshire.