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Savvy Negotiation Skills: A Toolkit for Law Librarians

  • 14 Oct 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


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Description: Some law librarians continue to be involved, to some extent, in negotiating contracts with vendors. Negotiations with large vendors can be intimidating, especially for newer librarians. Law librarians in all work situations and levels of experience are welcome to participate.  Senior librarians are invited to share their experience and perspectives. This session will provide practical tools, tips and checklists to assist law librarians in the various phases of contract negotiation.

During this session, participants will:

  1. Receive a copy of the Electronic Resources negotiation form used at U Windsor Law Library.
  2. Consider the preparation phase of negotiation.
  3. Share best practices and tips for contract negotiation and recognize negotiation tactics used by vendors.
  4. Review the follow-up and tracking phase of negotiation.
  5. Receive a copy of the Electronic Resources renewal checklist used at U Windsor Law Library.

Bio: Annette Demers earned her BA (Hons. Law) from Carleton University in 1995, her LLB from the University of Windsor in 1998, and her MLIS from Western in 2002. In 1995, she attended the Hague Academy of International Law. Annette practiced law early in her career and has almost thirty years of library experience. From 2005 - 2011, she worked as a Reference Librarian in the Paul Martin Law Library. Prior to this, she worked as a Reference Librarian for International, Foreign and Comparative Law at the Harvard Law School Library. Annette has taught Advanced Legal Research for the past several years and was appointed as head of the Paul Martin Law Library in August of 2011. Annette is Past-President of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL).  From 2013 - 2015, she was President of CALL. From 2011-2013, she was Vice-President of CALL. 

Annette's current areas of interest include: database management, legal research education, leadership and organizational theory.  Annette has published several articles and was part of the core author team for all three editions of the Comprehensive Guide to Legal Research, Writing and Analysis (Emond Montgomery), with Professors Moira McCarney and Ruth Kuras.

If you have any specific questions you'd like addressed during this webinar, please contact Annette Demers directly at ademers@uwindsor.ca.

Webinar Costs: 

  • Member - Free
  • Student - $15.00 plus applicable taxes 
  • Non-Member - $50.00 plus applicable taxes
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