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Today's Lawyers by Barbara Fullerton Problems: Training Solution to Their Sell a Barbara Fullerton has been in the information professional field for over 15 years with experience in vendor relations and corporate and law libraries. Over the past decade, she has been an active member of AALL, SLA and other regional librarian and information professional chapters. She has written and spoken on many topics, including gadgets, mobile apps, privacy issues, data mining, cybertheft and the Gumshoe Librarian. She can be contacted at TRAINING IN LAW FIRMS HAS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS, AND DEVELOPING SUCCESSFUL TRAINING PROGRAMS HAS BECOME A TOP PRIORITY. LAW FIRM LIBRARIES ARE ALWAYS SEARCHING FOR NEW AVENUES TO IMPLEMENT PROGRAMS THAT WOULD BENEFIT THE ATTORNEYS, STAFF AND, ULTIMATELY, LIBRARY BUDGETS. TO ACHIEVE THIS, LAW FIRM LIBRARIES AND IT DEPARTMENTS ARE TEAMING UP TO ENHANCE THEIR PROGRAMS. The following interview with Don MacLeod and Elaine Lee offers two different approaches on how law firms can create training programs for their environments. Don Macleod is the Manager of Knowledge Management at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. He has been with the firm for over seven years. Don is the author of several research books, and one of his specialties is teaching attorneys and information professionals online search techniques. He can be contacted at Elaine Lee is the Content Integration Lead at Baker & Hostetler, and she has been with the firm since the beginning of this year. Elaine's background includes working as a West librarian relations manager, and she was a longtime librarian in New York City with roles at White & Case LLP and Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. Elaine can be contacted at 80 AALL/ILTA White Paper

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