ARCHIVED: AALL 2007 Management and Leadership Institute Experiences

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March 5 - 8, 2007
Tucson Marriott University Park
Tucson, AZ


"The 2007 Institute provided me with the tools on what it takes to be an effective and confident leader. Although I am not a manager, the Institute helped me understand the issues and challenges that management faces and how to deal with them effectively. It gave me the opportunity to learn from the other participants' experiences and share ideas on how to handle certain situations and position ourselves to reach our own personal goals."

- Julie Pabarja, Research Librarian, DLA Piper (Chicago, IL)

"The AALL Management and Leadership Institute didn�t solve all the problems I would encounter as a manager and leader. It did something even better. It gave me the tools I need to more effectively and efficiently solve these problems as I encounter them!"

- Jennifer S. Murray, Assistant Director, Maricopa County Superior Court (Phoenix, AZ)

"The 2007 AALL Management and Leadership Institute provided an excellent opportunity to learn about management skills and leadership training. There was a nice balance between theoretical and the practical elements. Equally important was the opportunity to meet other librarians sharing similar career goals. When implementing what we learned at the Institute when we returned to our home institutions, it was helpful to have the network of other participants for thoughts or advice about new challenges we encountered."

- Scott Childs, Deputy Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library (Chapel Hill, NC)

"The 2007 Management and Leadership Institute was a career altering experience. The Institute inspired me to look at my current position and career goals in a new and purposeful way. Following the Institute, I returned to my institution and proposed and executed several successful projects. I had a new perspective of my role in the institution and began to conduct myself in a more professional and confident manner."

- Claudia Jalowka, Supervising Law Librarian, Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries (Hartford, CT)

"The Management and Leadership Institute gave me the chance to explore leadership opportunities outside of the traditional management structure. My planning at the institute led me to develop an internship at our law firm library for a currently enrolled MLS student from a diverse background. The internship was a success and introduced law librarianship to a stellar student who was able to find a position in a law firm upon graduation."

- Amy Eaton, Senior Librarian, Perkins Coie LLP (Seattle, WA)

"The Management and Leadership Institute was an excellent opportunity to learn more about management/leadership skills and to develop exceptional professional and personal contacts. I have continued to benefit ever since this event. The time spent away in concentrated thought and effort collaborating and learning with like-minded future leaders in AALL will be rewarding to both your organization and yourself."

- E.H. Uwe "Ed" Beltz, Associate Director for Law Library and Computing, Texas Tech University Law Library (Lubbock, TX)