ARCHIVED: AALL to Present Video Conference on Change Management in the Age of Technology

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January 30, 1998


"The Age of Technology: Your Guide to Change Management" is the theme of the American Association of Law Libraries' (AALL) 2nd Annual Satellite Videoconference, to be held on April 16, 1998 from 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This videoconference is being presented through a partnership between AALL and West Group and is part of AALL's continuing efforts to maximize professional development opportunities at national, regional, and local levels.

The Information Age is creating a work revolution for librarians--work evolves, new work is created, and other work disappears. Technology contributes to this revolution in many ways; chiefly, it accelerates the pace of change, creating anxiety and a wish for things to stay the same. The goal of the videoconference is to provide participants with an increased understanding of the change process and to provide some practical information about managing, coping with, and embracing change.

Participants will learn to define the organizational and technological issues of the change process and to identify management tools and techniques necessary for the planning, coordination, implementation and assessment of a successful change process. Participants will also learn the advantages of being pro-active as a change agent within their organizations and how to locate resources to assist in managing a change process.

The teleconference speakers are James L. Hoover, Associate Dean for Library & Computer Services, Columbia University Law School Library; Florence Mason, Adjunct Professor of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas, School of Library and Information Sciences; and Mike Wilens, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, West Group.

The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information.