AALL Education Update / September 2017

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COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM

  • Friday, October 27 / 9:00 a.m. (CDT)
  • Register by Tuesday, October 2
  • Sidely Austin LLP / Chicago, IL
  • Members - $450 / Nonmembers - $675
  • Attendance is limited to 40 attendees

Want to be a strategic legal information professional that helps create a competitive edge for your organization? This program, led by Zena Applebaum, director of professional firm customer segments with Thomson Reuters in Canada, is designed to prepare professionals on how to establish and maintain a competitive intelligence (CI) function for a law firm. Attendees will also learn how to create processes and learn effective analysis frameworks they can apply within their organization. 

Q&A WITH ZENA APPLEBAUM

Learn more about how Applebaum began her career in CI, why this is an important skill set for legal information professionals, and how you can benefit from attending this program. Need a primer on CI? Read Zena's article "Competitive Intelligence and Your Library: 10 Best Practices," published in the September/October 2016 issue of AALL Spectrum

EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT SKILLS ONLINE COURSE / REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

  • Tuesday, October 3 - Friday, October 27, 2017
  • Register by Friday, September 29
  • Members - $325 / Nonmembers - $488

As a legal information professional, it is important to position yourself and your organization for long-term success. Designed to help you excel and grow as a strong asset to your organization, this four-week online course will provide you with tools to improve your management effectiveness, manage change and resolve conflict, build relationships and cultivate brand value with key stakeholders, and learn how to "know the business" of those you serve and what's important to them. Attendees will also learn from experts in the field, engage with a small group of fellow peers, and learn practical skills that can be applied immediately.  

NOW AVAILABLE /  COMPLIMENTARY AALL 2017 SESSION RECORDINGS

At last month's AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Austin, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Austin or not. Take advantage of this complimentary member benefit--ways to "forgo the status quo" are just a few clicks away.

AALL 2017 session recordings are sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS / COMING SOON

Thanks to all who contributed and voted on ideas for "must-have" programs at next summer's AALL Annual Meeting & Conference.

The Annual Meeting Program Committee is in the process of finalizing the slate--selected topic ideas will be featured in September's call for proposals. Feeling inspired? Learn more about the proposal process and turn inspiration into reality at AALL 2018.

Mark your calendars and book your housing--you won't want to miss the 111th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Baltimore!

UPCOMING WEBINAR

LIBRARIANS AS ESSENTIAL MEMBERS OF THE EDISCOVERY TEAM
  • Thursday, September 28 / 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
  • Register by Monday, September 25
  • Members - Free / Nonmembers - $60

Librarians are well-known for their problem-solving expertise and cost-saving research skills. Now, librarians are also effectively expanding their capabilities into the ediscovery arena. A recent survey of 25 AmLaw 200 law firms highlights that ediscovery is becoming even more vital as law firms assist with internal or regulatory investigations. This shift not only impacts firms, but also academia, courts, and nonprofits. Participants will learn how to communicate the value and unique skills librarians bring to the organization's ediscovery team, and what it takes to help your organization stay on top of rules and trends critical to ediscovery work.

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

CALL FOR WEBINAR PROPOSALS

AALL invites you to contribute to a great community of experts by providing trends, best practices, and innovations on a broad range of topics that will inspire your colleagues across the profession. Send us your ideas for speakers or submit a webinar proposal

Webinar ideas and proposals are now being accepted for winter and spring. Check AALL2go for a list of previously offered webinars. 

2018 AALL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY / APPLICATION PROCESS OPENS EARLY SEPTEMBER

  • Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, 2018
  • Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook, IL
The 2018 AALL Leadership Academy application process will open in early September. This is a must-attend opportunity to expand your career and leadership potential. The Leadership Academy is designed to equip you with essential leadership skills, strategies to handle leadership challenges, and tools to build your career as an effective leader. The program will include interactive discussions to explore key leadership concepts and current trends, leadership assessments that target your strengths and preferences, small and large group collaboration, focused development activities, and opportunities to network with your colleagues. Upon completion of the academy, participants will have the additional benefit of mentorship opportunities. The deadline for submitting applications is November 6. 

What can you do now to prepare?
Review the academy requirements and application information to formulate your answers and request a professional recommendation from someone who is familiar with your work, projects, and skills. 

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WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND
PICK OF THE MONTH
Selected by AALL's Continuing Professional Education Committee

TELLING THE STORY OF RESEARCH: ALTMETRICS AT PITT
Do you read news articles, blogs, or social media? Speakers Lauren B. Collister and Timothy S. Deliyannides say that it is important to "capture the life cycle of scholarship." In just under an hour, you will discover how to keep track of online-only data.

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

FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

In today's technology-driven world where knowledge abounds and communication never ceases, burnout has become one of the leading causes of workplace dissatisfaction, stress, unhappiness, and health problems. One survey even suggested that an employee in a leadership role typically feels the effect of burnout after a short six months. One way to combat burnout at work is to know your capacity as a leader in your workplace or organization, and try not to exceed it.    
Below are some resources that provide ideas and insights into how to prevent leaders from burning out:


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 servant leadership. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Valerie Aggerbeck.