PEGA-SIS Member Programs 2015

This is a compilation of programs in which PEGA-SIS members are either coordinators or speakers.  PEGA-SIS member names are in bold.


Sunday, July 19, 2015


1:00 pm-2:00 pm


Technology Skills Law Librarians Need to Thrive – A Group Discussion

PCC-Room 113-A

Deborah Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Alex Berrio Matamoros, Library Associate Professor and Emerging Technologies Librarian, CUNY School of Law Library

Nancy Babb, Cataloging Librarian/Web Manager, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Iain W. Barksdale, Associate Director of Information Services, University of Alabama School of Law

Jill T. Sonnesyn, Director of Research Systems and Services, Stinson Leonard Street

Philippe A. Cloutier, Librarian, Lane Powell, PC


2:30pm-3:30 pm


Rethinking Failures: Essential Tools for Cultivating Innovation and Growth

PCC-Room 113-BC

Rebecca (Becka) Rich, Senior Associate Director, Nova Southeastern University

Eric Young, Assistant Dean, Law Library and Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University

Daniel Steinberg, Teacher/Trainer/Consultant, Dim Sum Thinking


The Librarians Strike Back: Implementing Strike Teams to Get Stuff Done

PCC-Room 103BC

Thomas Striepe, Faculty Services Librarian, University of Georgia

Wendy Moore, Acquisitions Librarian, University of Georgia

Christa M. Lange, Director of Library & Research Services, New York,  Sidley Austin LLP


5:30 pm-7:00 pm


PEGA-SIS Scholarly Networking Event

Bank and Bourbon at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Contact Andrea Alexander (andrea.m.alexander@law.vanderbilt.edu) or Michelle Hook Dewey (madewey2@illinois.edu) for more information or go here to RSVP by July 15.


Monday, July 20, 2015


7:45 am-8:30 am


Coffee Talks

PCC-Grand Hall

Getting Buy-In for Legal Research Competencies – How Do YOU Do It?
Linda-Jean Schneider, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP; Barbara T. Gabor, Wilmerhale; Mary Jenkins, Hamilton County Law Library


10:00 am-12:30 pm


Cool Tools Cafe Deep Dive

PCC-Grant Ballroom A

Kara Young, Digital Services and Emerging Technologies Librarian, Northwestern University School of Law


11:30 am-12:30 pm


Balance Your Books – What Librarians Need to Know About Accounting

Michael G. Bernier, Director, Library Relations, Bloomberg BNA

George Farrah, Executive Editor, Tax and Accounting, Bloomberg BNA

John A. Smith, Director of Collection Operations, American University, Washington College of Law

Matthew B. Mahaffie, Librarian, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Joan Rood, Counsel, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC


In the Wake of the Kia Audit: Training Law Students and Lawyers on Legal Technology Skills

PCC-Room 103A

Deborah Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Emily Barney, Technology Development and Training Librarian, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Patricia S. Schminke, Director of Library Services, Hunter, MacLean, Exley, and Dunn, PC

Michael Blix, Technology Training Manager, Sidley Austin LLP


2:00 pm-3:00 pm


Creative Assessment: Connecting Legal Research Training and Instruction to Results

PCC-Room 113A

Pamela Rogers Melton, Associate Director for Administration, University of South Carolina

Gail A. Partin, Interim Director and Law Librarian, Dickinson School of Law Library of the Pennsylvania State University

Barbara T. Gabor, Senior Researcher and Reference Specialist, WilmerHale


Tuesday, July 21, 2015


8:30 am-9:30 am


Enterprise Social Media: A Business Tool for the Future

Steven Antonio Lastres, Director of Knowledge Management Services, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

June Hsiao Liebert, Firmwide Director of Library & Research Services, Sidley Austin LLP

Katherine Lowry, Director of Practice Services, Baker & Hostetler

Jill A. Smith, Instructional Technology Librarian, Georgetown University Law Library


Library Career Planning: Is Management Right for Everyone?

PCC-Room 113BC

Deborah Schander, Coordinator of Digital Projects and Outreach, Georgia State University College of Law Library

Michael VanderHeijden, Head of Faculty Services, Yale Law School, Lillian Goldman Library

Paul D. Healey, Senior Instructional Services Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ronald E. Wheeler, Director of the Law Library and Associate Professor, Suffolk University Law Library


11:00 am-12:00 pm


Teaching Legal Research for the non-JD Student

PCC-Room 103BC

Kate Irwin-Smiler, Reference Librarian, Wake Forest University

Michelle Hook Dewey, Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


4:00 pm-5:00 pm


The Wonderful World of Metrics: Showing Your Value to Leadership

PCC-Room 103A

Abigail Walters, Library Manager, Maslon LLP

Ashley Brooks Moye, Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Charlotte School of Law

Steven Antonio Lastres, Director of Knowledge Management Services, Debevoise and Plimpton LLP

Marcia Burris, Senior Manager, Firm Library Services, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart, PC

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