Leadership Academy

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Lead with Authority: AALL Leadership Academy

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April 1-2, 2016
Hyatt Lodge
2815 Jorie Blvd
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

"It made me think about leadership, both within my institution and within the profession overall. It also made me feel that I had a responsibility to serve as a leader in both." 
- Past AALL Leadership Academy Fellow

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Leadership Academy participants will train for leadership roles by discovering how to build your personal leadership style while networking with other legal information professionals. Designed as an intensive learning experience aimed at developing essential leadership skills, the program will include practical and interactive discussions, assessments, small group activities, and mini-presentations.

Please meet AALL's 2014 Leadership Academy participants:

Valerie Aggerbeck, Research Librarian, University of St. Thomas
Kristina Alayan, Foreign & International Law Librarian, Duke University School of Law
Benjamin Almoite, Librarian, Virginia State Law Library
Margaret Bartlett, Information Services Specialist, Locke Lord LLP
Patrick Butler, Electronic Resources and Reference Librarian, University of Connecticut Law Library
Eugenia Charles-Newton, Faculty Services Librarian, Texas Tech University Law Library
Ashley Krenelka Chase, Emerging Technologies Librarian Administrator, Stetson University College of Law
Philippe Cloutier, Librarian, Lane Powell PC
Erika Cohn, Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor of Legal Research, Saint Louis University
Kathryn Crandall, Research and Instructional Technology Librarian, Florida State University
Irene Crisci, Head of Public Services, Touro College  Gould Law Library
Catherine Deane, International Law Research Librarian/Lecturer in Law, Vanderbilt University
Susan DeMaine, Research & Instructional Services Librarian, Indiana University School of Law
Michelle Hook Dewey, Reference Librarian & Assistant Professor of Library Services, University of Illinois, Champaign-
Patricia Dickerson, Student Services & Reference Librarian, North Carolina Central University Law Library
Emily Gellings, Research Specialist, Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren, S.C.
Leslie Greenwood, Law Librarian, Ramsey County Law Library
Hilary Hardcastle, Reference Librarian, University of California
Stephanie Hayes, Research/Instructional Technology Librarian, Florida State University
Kate Irwin-Smiler, Reference Librarian, Wake Forest University
Alicia Jones, Reference Librarian, Southern Illinois University Law Library
Michele Knapp, Reference & ILL Librarian, University of San Diego Legal Research Center
Diana Koppang, Senior Reference Librarian, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Julie Graves Krishnaswami, Head of Instruction, Yale Law School Lillian Goldman Library
Catherine Ann Lemmer, Head of Information Services, Indiana University School of Law
Ellen Richardson, Legal Information and Emerging Technology Librarian, Boston University
Jacob Sayward, Head of Electronic Services, Fordham University School of Law
Debbie Shrager, Reference and Outreach Services Librarian, George Mason University Law Library
Beau Steenken, Instructional Services Librarian, University of Kentucky Law Library
Rebecca Velez, Library Assistant, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Carla Wale, Reference Librarian, Georgetown University Law Library
Fang Wang, Reference and Special Collection Services Librarian, St. Mary's University School of Law
Lisa Winkler, Reference/Outreach Services Librarian, Dane County Legal Resource Center
Andrew Winston, Research & Instructional Services Librarian, University of Richmond Law Library

Faculty: The academy will feature speakers Gail Johnson and Pam Parr. Johnson is a widely regarded leadership and communications expert and holds a Master of Arts in Communication Studies. Parr has extensive business management and customer service expertise. They have conducted many leadership programs for library organizations. They are sought after presenters and speakers on leadership and customer service. Their sessions at the American Library Association and Public Library Association have been a draw for more than five years. Gail and Pam recently facilitated education sessions at the AALL Annual Meeting in Seattle on leadership, workplace behavior and motivating staff. 

Read about experiences from the 2009 and 2011 leadership academies. 

Sponsor Information:

This continuing professional education opportunity is sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries and the AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grant Program. Contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education at csmith@aall.org or 312/205-8032 for more information.