This post describes some articles in AALL chapter newsletters that are
likely to be interesting to librarians outside those chapters.
The Fall 2013 issue of the MALL Newsletter, publication of the
Minnesota Association of Law Libraries, contains a number of detailed accounts
of members' experiences at the last AALL Annual Meeting. Anyone wanting a sense
of what to expect at Annual Meetings or a refresher on the past meeting would
find these accounts useful.
The September 2013 issue of Obiter Dicta, publication of the
Southern New England Law Librarians Association, has a profile of Judge William
J. Lavery, who was awarded the SNELLA Annual Law Library Advocate Award. The
piece illustrates very well the importance of strong advocates for libraries.
The September 2013 issue of ORALL Newsletter, publication of the
Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries, presents a brief introduction to
flipped classrooms, a teaching model in which prepared instruction is delivered
outside of the class session, and the class time is used for practice,
discussion, and addressing challenges. The flipped classroom model has received
a great deal of attention recently, and this article is an accessible starting
point for librarians considering flipping any aspect of their classes.