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We all know how important it is to attend the right conference and we are excited to announce that Team Vable will be at LMA 2019. To help you navigate through this fascinating conference, we have highlighted some interesting and juicy sessions which match up with the LMA Body of Knowledge domains – enjoy our overview!    Engage your fee earners in BD We have already pointed out that only 20% of firms get their…
We all have quirks in our writing. For many years I enjoyed constructing long sentenced, semicolon studded, purple prose. This isn’t ideal when you are embarking on academic study so I learned to self-edit and proofread. Once I had improved my scholarly writing, I found my new skills were impressing my managers at work. Then when I started blogging, I realised clarity and economy is even more important. But what if you are short on…
  I have to thank my friends overseas for introducing me to International Women’s Day. We’ve marched, sung, cried and debated – but ultimately we spend the day celebrating each other. It has encouraged me to think about the individuals who have – and continue to – shape the library and information profession. This is a list of women who have personally inspired me on my career journey. #BalanceforBetter !!! Image from Pixabay Betty Moys…
Marketing & business development (MBD) and client relationship management (CRM) are central to the ongoing growth and success of any organisation. After my conversation with the in-house lawyer, I was inspired to turn to another friend – let’s call her Fatima – for insight into the role of the legal business development specialist, and how it has changed. It is clear from my conversation with her, and further research that marketing and business development leaders need…
A lot can happen in a week. The Vable team always have their ears to the ground and want to highlight a couple of recent information-related items in the news.  Last week saw the announcement of Information as an Asset, a joint CILIP/KPMG initiative to get information management issues addressed at Board Level. A forthcoming Vable blogpost will address how marketing and business development (MBD) and client relationship management (CRM) teams are taking the lead…
Libraries and information centres are rarely featured in traditional travel guides unless they are flagship or historical showpieces, like national libraries or famous university libraries. And yet, they are stunningly beautiful and inspiring places! The authors of this piece love to visit all kinds of libraries when travelling. In fact, Mariee and Christian  have dedicated an entire travel guide to this passion! Here they reveal how they built this collection of libraries, and share with…
Successful client engagement is about making connections. With this in mind I want to talk about engagement marketing in a more interesting and creative way. It is broadly defined as ‘the use of strategic, and resourceful content to engage people, companies, or brands in order to create meaningful interactions over time’. It will come as no surprise that disengaged users should not be ignored or neglected further. We know all this. We also know that…
As an information professional I am fascinated by the way in which information spreads across an organisation. And – as far as information management is concerned – I’m always keen to learn more about different sectors and industries. Take in-house legal departments, for example: legally qualified people fulfilling a vital role in their company’s long-term success. In my mind, a function which filters information in a similar ways to law libraries. The more I researched…
Why fix what you don’t think is broken? Once upon a time a single organisation-wide internal newsletter was good enough. However it is increasingly apparent that basic daily alerts are old-fashioned and inadequate. Not only that, but businesses need to connect and collaborate with their clients. One way of doing this is through easy-to-manage, intelligent, and targeted news updates. We all want to do more with the same information; how can it be repackaged, reimagined…
As the Vable team look forward to an exciting new year of current awareness and premium news aggregation developments, we take a brief look back over our most popular 2018 blog posts. It was an exciting year when information awareness went mainstream from the GDPR implementation, as well as the Cambridge Analytica scandal. We also attended various conferences to explore innovative and flexible approaches in the world of information work. With our own approaches to…