I4: Who Do You Call When You Need to Search the Enterprise?

Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Location: 4C1-2

Librarians search an ever-increasing number of sophisticated research platforms on a constant quest for the right piece of information. Yet for every query entered into an external, proprietary database, a host of relevant internal data goes untapped. As organizations seek solutions that ensure that they ‘know what they know’, librarians are uniquely positioned to help evaluate, select, and implement an enterprise search program. Panelists will discuss their involvement in their firms’ enterprise search solutions, and explain how the librarian’s understanding of search, relevancy, and taxonomy are key assets for the project. Products such as Recommind and WestKM, as well as various document management and other similar tools, will be covered.

Takeaway 1: Participants will gain a clear understanding of the principles of enterprise search.
Takeaway 2: Participants will learn how and why they should get involved in their organization’s enterprise search initiatives.
Takeaway 3: Participants will explore enterprise search tools and technologies, and acquire a list of items to consider during the evaluation and selection process.

Who should attend: Librarians who want to be involved in their organization’s enterprise search planning initiative; librarians with limited experience with enterprise search who want to expand their implementation and raise their profile within the organization

Track(s): Library Management; Information Technology; Collection Development and Cataloging

Jeremy Sullivan (Moderator)

Jeremy Sullivan oversees the domestic research operations of the Research Services & Libraries department at DLA Piper, the world's largest law firm. Jeremy has extensive legal and business research experience spanning nearly 20 years supporting attorneys at several AmLaw 100 law firms. Jeremy's key areas of expertise include e-resource evaluation and virtual reference.

Elaine M. Egan (Speaker)

Manager, Information Center - Department of Knowledge, Information and Practice Support with Shearman & Sterling, LLP.  Elaine received her BS and MLS from St. John’s University and holds a Certificate in Leadership and Organizational Development from New York University.  Elaine is a member of AALL, SLA, ALA, FWA (Financial Women’s Association) and  is Vice President/President -Elect LLAGNY 2014-15.   Elaine is an editorial board member for Thomson Reuters Practice Innovations and serves on the  Wolters Kluwer Insight Council 

Kitty Schweyer (Speaker)

Kitty Schweyer has extensive experience in the information and knowledge management field. She is currently the Director of Knowledge and Research Services at Lowenstein Sandler and is in charge of the firm’s knowledge activities. Previously, Kitty served as Manager of Competitive Intelligence at White & Case, in their New York office. Prior to this, she was the Library Manager at Goodwin Procter in Boston, where she was heavily involved in their knowledge management initiatives. Kitty received her Master of Information Studies at the University of Toronto and her B.A. in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.

Furman Scott DeMaris (Speaker)

F. Scott DeMaris is Research Services Librarian at Reed Smith LLP and Adjunct  at Widener University School of Law, where he assists with teaching real world experience in Advanced Legal Research classes. Scott  was a past president of the Philadelphia chapter of AALL ,Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association (GPLLA).


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