Easily Distracted? Harness Tech to Be More Efficient

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Central Time)

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Web Seminar

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Free for AALL members; Non-AALL Members - $60
Site registration is available $125 for members; $150 non-members

Registration is open.


Many librarians have multiple projects, competing priorities and feel the stress of being the chief cook and bottle washer. The relentless march of technology fuels the stress along with the ongoing need to learn how to use new software and hardware. This session is about making technology work for you rather than the other way around. We’ll discuss multitasking myths and how to stay focused on one task at a time to boost productivity. We’ll also share tools designed to make life easier and help you become more efficient in workflow. 


  • how technology that can be used for reducing stress in the workplace
  • technology tools that can make a positive change in workflow
  • how to effectively select technology that will work for you 



Vedia Jones-Richardson

Vedia Jones-Richardson is a partner at Olive and Olive, PA, an intellectual property law firm in Durham, North Carolina and an Adjunct Professor and Supervising Attorney for the North Carolina Central School of Law Trademark Legal Clinic.  She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Illinois and North Carolina and is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Trademark Specialist.  With a B.F.A in design from Howard University and additional non-legal work experience in television, advertising and corporate communications and software development, she brings a practical business orientation and creative perspective to her law practice, counseling clients in trademark, copyright, licensing, technology, entertainment, arts and promotions law.  She has served in various leadership positions in the American Bar Association, where she chaired the Law Practice Division and YLD Computer Law Committee and served on various commissions focused on technology and client development issues, and in the North Carolina Bar Association, where she chaired the annual Bar Leadership Institute, and in the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, where she served has as President of the Durham Chapter.  She also is a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management and a founding board member of InternetBar.org and serves on the boards of the Southern Documentary Fund and Triangle Artworks. Most recently, she spoke at the ABA TECHSHOW on the topic of harnessing technology to be more efficient.   

Heidi S. Alexander
Heidi S. Alexander, Esq. is the Director the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP), where she provides free and confidential practice management assistance, guidance in implementing new law office technologies, and methods to attain healthy and sustainable practices. She is the author of Evernote as a Law Practice Tool and serves on the ABA's TECHSHOW Planning Board. In 2017, Heidi was appointed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism. Heidi also recently spoke at the ABA TECHSHOW on the topic of harnessing technology to be more efficient.


Kris Turner

Head of Reference
University of Wisconsin Law School Library