Diana Koppang

  • CALL Position: Secretary, 2015-2017
  • Senior Reference Librarian at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
dkoppang@ngelaw.com

The Role of Libraries in Knowledge Management

In October, I attended the Knowledge Management (KM) in the Legal Profession presented by Ark in New York. Speakers were from a diverse range of law firms and corporate legal departments – diverse in size, geographic location, and practice focus. Attendees likewise represented a cross-section of the private legal industry. While there were many law librarians in attendance, they were outnumbered by those from I.T. departments, knowledge management attorneys, and others in high level positions within their organizations – law firms, corporations, and consulting firms.

As is the case any time you dive into the world of KM, one finds it to be a frustratingly nebulous concept which intertwines throughout an organization’s departments. With that intertwining comes the question of who should be in charge of it? Law firms and corporate legal departments have answered that question in a variety of ways. Many see this as data work and should therefore fall under I.T. Others see it as needing to be led by attorneys. Still others have housed this responsibility with the library – clearly the right place for it! Self-interest aside, the more I learn of knowledge management, the more certain I am that the responsibility and, more importantly, the strategic direction for this rapidly developing area belongs with the library.

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CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – April 2017

Complete, up-to-date CALL Board meeting minutes are available on the CALL website.

AALL Headquarters, 105 W. Adams St., Suite 3300

  • April 11, 2017 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present

  • Todd Ito
  • Clare Willis
  • Julie Pabarja
  • Konya Lafferty Moss
  • Lindsey Carpino
  • Diana Koppang
  • Tom Gaylord

Board Members Absent: None

Guests: None

Summary

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV):

  1. Harris Bank Balance as of March 31, 2017: $25,765.84
  2. Net Income as of March 31, 2017: ($3,703.67)
  3. Membership Numbers as of March 31, 2017: 284 (3 renewals; 4 new members)

Significant Actions

  • None

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – May 2017

Complete, up-to-date CALL Board meeting minutes are available on the CALL website.

AALL Headquarters, 105 W. Adams St., Suite 3300

  • May 9, 2017 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present

  • Todd Ito
  • Clare Willis
  • Julie Pabarja
  • Konya Lafferty Moss
  • Lindsey Carpino
  • Diana Koppang
  • Tom Gaylord

Board Members Absent

  • None

Guests:

  • Annie Mentkowski (in-coming Board Secretary)
  • Joe Mitzenmacher (in-coming Board Vice President/President-Elect)
  • Scott Vanderlin (in-coming Board Director)

Summary

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV):

  1. Harris Bank Balance as of April 30, 2017: $26,368.07
  2. Net Income as of April 30, 2017: $1,039.03
  3. Membership Numbers as of April 30, 2017: 285 (1 renewal; 0 new members)

Significant Actions

  • None

November 2016 Business Meeting Round-Up

CALL held its second business meeting of the 2016-17 year at Rock Bottom Brewery, 1 West Grand Avenue, on November 17, 2016. There were 100 registered attendees. President Todd Ito called the meeting to order at noon and welcomed new CALL members:

  • Clare Carlson (Locke Lord)
  • Jenna Case (Latham & Watkins)
  • Edison Ellenberger (Jones Day)
  • Laurie Holmes (Locke Lord)

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February 2017 Business Meeting Round-Up

CALL held its third business meeting of the 2016-17 year at Wildfire, 159 West Erie Street, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Meeting Sponsor

Vice president Clare Willis introduced the meeting sponsor, Vable. As a representative from Vable was unable to attend at the last minute, they provided a video. Vable is a U.K. company with a growing presence in the U.S. and Canada. Vable, formerly known as Linex, is a current awareness platform that enables you to automate the monitoring, gathering, indexing and sharing of information from public and subscription news sources. Continue reading February 2017 Business Meeting Round-Up

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – November 2016

Complete, up-to-date CALL Board meeting minutes are available on the CALL website.

AALL Headquarters, 105 W. Adams St., Suite 3300 (enter on Clark St.)

  • November 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present

  • Todd Ito
  • Clare Willis
  • Julie Pabarja (via phone)
  • Konya Lafferty Moss (via phone)
  • Tom Gaylord
  • Lindsey Carpino

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