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In an effort to make educational and research materials available to all of our members, the ALA Boston Chapter maintains a lending library. The materials collected to date consists of the books purchased from the ALA National website and recordings of webinars sponsored by the Boston Chapter. You will find a listing below.

We will add to the lending library as materials become available. Some of us may have volumes on our shelves that we no longer use as reference, but that same information may be new to other members. With that in mind, we ask that you consider donating your reference books and other materials to the collection. Join us in this effort to share our resources and assist our fellow members. The Lending Library collection is currently held at the office of Eric Cordes. Please request your selection by emailing Eric at ecordes@kcslegal.com.


Collecting Your Fee: Getting Paid from Intake to Invoice
Law Firm Accounting and Financial Management (5th ed.)

Human Resources

Job Descriptions for Law Firms: A Guide for Administrators
How to Develop an Employee Handbook
Talent Readiness - The Future is Now - Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce
Toxic Coworkers: How to Deal with Dysfunctional People on the Job
Stress Management for Lawyers (Amiran Elwork, Ph.D.)

HR from the Heart

Inspiring Stories and Strategies for Building the People Side of Great Business

Libby Sartain, Martha I. Finney
AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, Apr 28, 2003 - 253 pages

HR From the Heart equips human resources professionals with the tools to create a genuine synergy between their own professional goals and the business objectives of their employers. Sartain is a legend in HR circles, having spent 13 years at Southwest, consistently ranked among the best places to work in America. Her experience shines through, and readers will find she is not only a great motivator and seasoned executive, but also a champion of the HR profession and a wise career counselor.


Aligning the Stars: How to Succeed When Professionals Drive Results
Get Clients Now! A 28-Day Marketing Program for Professionals and Consultants

General Management

Maister - Managing the Professional Services Firm

200 Ways to Make Your Law Firm an Extraordinary Place to Work

ALA asked and you answered: What do you do to stand out as an employer? What makes your staff and attorneys want to come to work every day? Read about the events, activities, special recognitions and other best practices in place at some of your peers’ firms and discover ways to foster a culture of integrity, caring and camaraderie. From food fests to a “respectful workplace” policy, you’re sure to find something here that will help you make your firm an extraordinary place to work! Edited by Sue Umbdenstock and Rosemary Shiels 92 pages. Softcover.

Audio CDs

Think Twice! How to Recognize and Avoid Risk in Decision-Making (Harvard Business Review)
Motivating Employees to Change Bad Habits (Kiplinger)
Control Stress Before it Controls You (Rado, Calhoun)
Law Firm Profitability Enhancement (Turnbow)
Lockstep to Levels After the Dust Settled- Unlocked, Unloaded, Successful?
Conflict Resolution: Why Can’t Everybody Just Get Along?
Electronic Records Management: How to Manage Your ESI in the 21st Century
Law Firm Innovation: Will You Lead or Follow?
How the New Health Care Law Will Affect Your Business (Kiplinger)
COBRA Premium Subsidy Extended, Immediate Compliance Required (Kiplinger)
Hire Smart: How to Find Good People in a Bad Economy (Kiplinger)


ALA Annual Conference- New Orleans (May 2009)

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