SOURCE: AccuFile


February 11, 2016 08:00 ET

AccuFile Allies With Katherine K. Coolidge to Support Legal Information Management Business Service Expansion in Western Massachusetts

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - February 11, 2016) - AccuFile Inc., a market leader in Library Information Management, Records Management and Library/Resource Center services and solutions, today announced the hiring of Katherine K. Coolidge as part of a strategic expansion into Western Massachusetts. "Kathy has the pulse on where our industry is going both nationally, with her leadership experience in the American Association of Law Libraries, and locally, with her thirty plus years' experience with the law specifically in Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire Counties," said Nick Ypsilantis - AccuFile's co-founder and CEO.

Western Massachusetts's legal communities are witnessing the same changes that lawyers are seeing across the nation: margins are declining and lawyers have to do more with less. "The need for flexible support services that get the right answers and clarify cases is stronger than ever. That is why the AccuFile model of providing 'as needed access' to experts across the legal support landscape is so appealing to lawyers in firms of all sizes," said Ms. Coolidge.

"Kathy's practice experience as well as her Library Information Management experience at Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP has given her a unique perspective that lawyers and firms in Western Mass would be shrewd to access," said Mr. Ypsilantis. "Kathy's unique ability to help lawyers to distill information from data is valuable on so many levels. She shares our commitment to meeting lawyers' needs -- how and when they need it. We both believe that the only way information is an asset is when it is accessible and actionable. There is more information out there than ever. It's about screening, intention and execution."

"The days when librarians solely manage collections are in the past," added Ms. Coolidge. "The modern librarian is a guide who selects the right path and the right process for finding the right information. Media and technologies are always changing, but proven research and information management methodologies stand the test of time. AccuFile embraces the best of new information, access and technology and combines it with a healthy dose of proven information management techniques and methods. This combination creates unique client solutions -- and careers."

"Kathy is a thought leader in the Library and Information Science world, and a real visionary in our business," said Mr. Ypsilantis. "I'm looking forward to collaborating with Kathy and the potential we have to expand AccuFile's services in Western Mass. We've always supported clients in this region, but with Kathy, we've really upped our game!"

About Katherine K. Coolidge:

A leader in the field of Legal Information, Katherine is a Massachusetts attorney and law librarian with over 30 years' experience. She began her hybrid legal career practicing law for 17 years in Springfield, MA. After gaining her degree in Library & Information Science, Katherine served in the role of solo law librarian for over a decade at the firm of Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP with offices in Springfield, Boston and Amherst, MA. Katherine's work at AccuFile continues her focus on the intersection of information and the law. Calling Legal Information "a business within the business of law," Katherine has developed the metaphors, the where's and how's of building precedent. Converting data into actionable legal information, she works with clients to align relevant information with the strategy and tactics of the legal case. 

Katherine received her undergraduate degree from Carleton College, her juris doctor from Western New England University and her master's degree from Simmons College School of Library & Information Science. She is the Executive Secretary for the American Association of Law Libraries and Chair of Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer, MA. She has held many leadership roles in the Law Librarians of New England and the Special Libraries Association since 2005.

About Nick Ypsilantis:

Nick is a co-founder, President and CEO of AccuFile, positions he has held since the firm was established in 1986. Altogether, he brings more than 30 years of financial executive and entrepreneurial experience to the firm, having previously served as an audit manager for a local Certified Public Accounting firm, T.B. Donnelly & Co., and as Accounting Manager and Assistant Treasurer for an international managerial consulting firm, Putnam, Hayes and Bartlett, Inc. In his leisure, Nick enjoys golf, travel and coaching his children in youth sports.

About AccuFile Inc.

AccuFile is a full service operation providing solutions around law firms' knowledge management programs. For the past 29 years, we have offered a wide breadth of services around library and information management to the New England legal, university and corporate communities. Our experience in providing library, records and knowledge management professional service solutions to maximize efficiencies, improve workflow and to effectively utilize resources in all aspects of mission critical information access makes AccuFile a clear market leader. As an expert in the library service management vertical, AccuFile can provide consulting, staffing, enhanced technology (AccuDesk, RightSource, ProLib), research and assessments to streamline procedures and save money on your program. Similarly, our experience on solutions based recommendations for records management through consulting, policy establishment and implementation, staffing and project work has allowed firms to mitigate risk and improve process on mission critical information while being able to enable greater focus on revenue generating aspects of their business.

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