AALL Education Update / June 2017

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2017 AALL ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE

EIGHT DAYS LEFT TO SAVE $100
Register for the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference by next Friday, June 2 to enjoy savings on what could be the best professional development move you make all year. Will you be joining your colleagues in Austin? 

    

THREE WAYS TO SAVE BIG
REGISTER BY JUNE 2
Save $100 per registrant through June 2.

GROUP DISCOUNT PROGRAM
After five people from the same institution purchase conference registrations, all additional conference registrations from that same institution will be discounted $100.*
*Discounts are triggered by email domains.

COMPLIMENTARY AALL MEMBERSHIP
Spread the word to your nonmember colleagues: Nonmember Conference Registration packages include a complimentary one-year AALL membership. By joining us in Austin, they'll be joining AALL!

EXPLORE THE LEARNING LINEUP
Two new hot topic programs will examine your place in the world of legal information, from the climate of the industry, to the way you present your role in it—be sure to check them out.

A third hot topic program is also in the work—stay tuned. In addition to the educational programs taking shape, you can preview these special learning opportunities:

Don't miss out—you can't afford to stay home!

PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP / NAVIGATING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
Have you ever put up with a bad situation because it feels easier to avoid the confrontation? Whether it's addressing a staff member's performance or behavior or negotiating with a vendor or stakeholder on behalf of your library, having difficult conversations is a necessary and regular part of a librarian's job. Register for "Having Difficult Conversations: Becoming More Comfortable as a Manager," and learn strategies and practical exercises to tackle these conversations constructively and with confidence.

Attendance is limited; be sure to register well in advance of the June 19 deadline. 

ADVOCACY LEADERSHIP / SKILLS FOR INFLUENCE AND ACTION
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. You'll leave the leadership session inspired to get involved and prepared to take action. 

UPCOMING WEBINAR

PRIVACY AND SECURITY: GETTING BEYOND THE FEAR AND HYPE

  • Wednesday, June 21 / 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
  • Register by Friday, June 16
  • AALL Members - Complimentary; Nonmembers - $60


If you read today's headlines about security breaches, you might be thinking of going back to fax machines and snail mail. What do we need to know about privacy policies, location data, encrypted messaging, and targeted advertising? What measures allow us to have some control and sense of security? While there is no such thing as foolproof security and privacy, there is a middle ground. Mobile technologies are everywhere and we need to be able to use them in order to be productive and enjoy creative activities. During this webinar, we will discuss these topics and many others such as data backup, password managers, device and identity theft, mobile payment, touch ID and more. Learn how to cut through the media hype, what you can do to be proactive, and walk away with resources to take reasonable steps to protect your privacy and security.

Webinar programming is made possible through a partnership 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

HARVESTING DEMOCRACY: ARCHIVING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WEB CONTENT AT END OF TERM
What happens to federal government websites when there is a change in administration? Have you noticed missing government websites/pages since the inauguration in January? Wondering what you can do to help preserve web content when there is a change in administrations? This program from the 2016 AALL Annual Meeting will fill you in on what is being done to ensure that the executive branch web content is preserved. Beginning in 2008, a team of organizations joined forces to create the "End of Term Web Archive." Learn from the experts what the Archive includes, and how they were able to harvest vast amounts of government web content.

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

FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

The best and strongest leaders want others to follow after them. They recognize that spark in others, cultivating and nurturing it until the person blooms into the leader they were meant to be. Encouraging others to become leaders requires listening, coaching, and mentoring. It requires giving them safe opportunities to show their leadership skills and helping the future leader navigate rebuilding after failure. These may be as small as encouraging the person to take initiative on a project to as large as mentoring them to become a manager.  
     
Following are some suggested articles on encouraging others to become leaders:

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 be on team-building. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Emily Janoski-Haehlen or Becka Rich.