Programs of Value to Court/Government Law Librarians

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"As a solo librarian—I am a law librarian in a busy courthouse law library in Connecticut—I must echo the words of AALL's [past] president, Joyce Manna Janto: "The best part of the Annual Meeting…was the energy generated by having so many law librarians under one roof." The opportunity to talk with other law librarians from all over the country convinced me that, regardless of library type, we all share a common commitment to providing our library patrons the best possible access to the law. The face-to-face contact—the human connectionwas truly my favorite part of the conference. However, the concrete information that I took away from attending the conference programs was quite significant."

- Roseann Canny, Law Library at Rockville



The following are just some of the programs that have been identified as being of particular value to law librarians working in court and government settings. You can view all 2017 programs here.

Knowledge Management for 21st Century Information Professionals

Global Energy Law: Perspectives from North America and Africa

Understanding the Human Element in Search Algorithms

Social Media Use in Law Libraries: Learn from Our Successes and Failures

How to Develop a Budget That You and Your Organization Can Live with—and Still Achieve Your Strategic Goals

AALL Public Policy Update

From Authority Control to Identity Management: Managing—Not Controlling

Cuban Law and Legal Research: A Snapshot During the Deshielo

Deep Dive: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Delivery of Legal Services

Disaster Planning in an Hour

Statistics 101 for Humanities Majors: Using Statistical Data in Law and Business

Show Me the Money: Funding Professional Development

Tech Trends + Transparency: Enhancements in Government Legislative Websites

Information Asymmetry and the Rise of the Consultants in Contract Negotiations

Watson in the Law Library: Using AI and Machine Learning to Build the 21st Century Library

Case Law as Data: Making It, Sharing It, Using It

The Linchpin Librarian: Becoming an Indispensable and Integrated Resource in Your Organization

Understanding Security Threats to Better Collaborate

Project Management: A Critical Tool in Today's Law Libraries


Guerrilla Marketing: Promoting Your Law Library and Engaging Your Audience with the Tools at Hand

Assessing Training Success: What to Do When Grades Aren't Given

Elevate! Lifting an Innovative Profession into the Light

Spanish and English Water Law in the American Southwest: A Case Study for Litigation and Public Policy Today

Whose Line (of Code) Is It Anyway? Holding Companies Such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook Accountable for Their Algorithms

A Whirlwind Tour of the Hits and Hyperbole in Legal Research and Workflow Products

The Axis of Access: How New Tools Pose a Challenge to Traditional Legal Research

Cool Tools Café

Texas-Sized Access to Justice: A Conversation with Trish McAllister

Meeting the Legal Information Needs of Transgender Library Patrons: Research Findings, Legal Issues, and Cataloging Challenges

Deep Dive: You've Heard the Jargon, Now Play the Game: Linked Data on Your Laptop

The Court's Perspective: What the Judge Can Tell Librarians About Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs)

Leaning In and Reaching Out! Building and Delivering A2J Education, Outreach, and Awareness

The Power of the Crowd: Crowdsourcing Metadata for Library Materials

Digital Repositories, Law Libraries, and the Future of Open Access

Law Libraries Collaborating to Steward National Legal Collections

Social Justice in Law Libraries: #LawLibrariesRespond to Real-Life Crises

Digitization Is Done—Now What? Understanding Metadata, Online Delivery, and User Experience

Not Pie in the Sky: Practical Strategies for Embracing Change in Technical Services