AALL Education Update / July 2017

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2017 AALL ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE

MAXIMIZE YOUR SUMMER
There's still time to pack a summer's worth of professional development into a just a few days. Register for next month's AALL Annual Meeting & Conference, connect with your colleagues, and get a leg up on solutions to the challenges you face every day. With so many opportunities to learn and network, you can't afford to stay home. Did you know that single-day registrations are available and that student and retiree registration rates are deeply discounted? In a few weeks, when everybody's buzzing about the keynote speaker, the programs, and the barbecue, make sure that you're part of the action.

    

THIRD HOT TOPIC PROGRAM ANNOUNCED
A third hot topic program has been finalized. "Finding Truth in the Age of Fake News and Alternative Facts" on Sunday, July 16, will feature panelists who specialize in fact-checking research, debunking fake news, and helping readers and students become more critical thinkers and skeptical consumers of information. Don't miss the hot topic programs on Monday and Tuesday:

ADVOCACY LEADERSHIP / SKILLS FOR INFLUENCE AND ACTION

  • Tuesday, July 18
  • Austin Convention Center - Room 6AB
  • 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Recent threats to access government information, open government, and privacy have highlighted the importance of law librarian advocacy like never before. AALL's Advocacy Leadership: Skills for Influence and Action will familiarize you with the issues at the top of our public policy agenda and assist you in developing the skills you need to influence policymakers at the federal and state levels. 

Learn how to effectively advocate for greater access to and preservation of official, authentic legal information, balanced copyright, net neutrality, and the privacy of library users. Experienced AALL advocates will answer your advocacy questions, and you'll have the opportunity to write to your members of Congress to champion access to legal information and access to justice. 

UPCOMING WEBINAR

LAW LIBRARIANS AS CHANGE AGENTS: IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABILITY

  • Thursday, August 24 / 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
  • Register by Monday, August 21
  • AALL Members - Complimentary; Nonmembers - $60



Law librarians have an opportunity to become organizational leaders in sustainability and justice to catalyze action to improve communities. Using AALL's recent sustainability resolution as a guide, learn how to be change agents by increasing organizational management's commitment to sustainability, health, and wellness. Participants will learn effective strategies to integrate sustainability into an organization and how to leverage their research, communication, and project planning skills to facilitate an action plan. You'll also hear from an expert about successful sustainability achievements within a law firm setting.

Webinar programming is made possible through a parternship with 
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US.

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COMPLIMENTARY AALL 2016 SESSION RECORDINGS AVAILABLE
At AALL's Annual Meeting & Conference in Chicago, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Chicago or not. Take advantage of this complimentary member benefit--ways to "make it new" are just a few clicks away.
 

WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND


PICK OF THE MONTH

Selected by AALL's Continuing Professional Education Committee

THINKING AHEAD: ENCOURAGING STRATEGIC THINKING IN THE LIBRARY

Your organization's leadership is thinking strategically about their direction and next steps, and perhaps you should, too. This program from the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting uses a strategic thinking framework to help you evaluate and plan for how you can support your organization. During the program, Greg Lambert provides the law library perspective while Franklin Shen presents Decision Strategies International's six disciplines needed to succeed in uncertain times, from anticipating what is on the horizon to learning from past experience.

Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.
 

FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

An effective leader fosters the goals and careers of the people working with them and encourages them to work together to achieve better results. One of the ways to be an effective leader is to create a productive team environment.   
     
Below are some resources that can help in the process of team building:

For more in-depth reading on the topic:

To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in the monthly AALL eNewsletter and Education Update. Next month our focus will shift to self-assessment. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Emily Janoski-Haehlen or Becka Rich.