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AALL 2009 Management Institute
Developing future managers, leading new managers to success

March 19-21, 2009
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, Florida

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Application Deadline: December 15

From dealing with difficult people to developing a strategic plan for the library to building partnerships, new law library managers have a lot on their plates. The AALL Management Institute, held March 19-21, 2009, in Tampa, Florida, provides new and aspiring managers from all types of law libraries the opportunity to collaborate in small groups and learn from their colleagues as they develop the skills to manage with confidence today.


Build and nurture a professional network
Develop effective communication
Negotiate and handle difficult situations
Develop a strategic plan
Take on project management
Champion the library's role within the institution and build partnerships

An action-learning approach will be utilized that includes: lecture, case studies, small group discussion, self-assessment tools, journaling, and skills practice.

Read about experiences from the AALL 2007 Management and Leadership Institute.


Maureen Sullivan is an organization development consultant whose practice focuses on the delivery of consulting and training services to libraries and other information organizations. She has extensive experience as a consultant on organization development, strategic planning, management skills development, leadership development, introducing and managing organizational change, organization and work redesign, establishment of staff development and learning programs for today's workplace, revision of position classification and compensation systems, and the identification and development of competencies. Ms. Sullivan designs and presents workshops and leadership institutes on topics of current relevance to librarians and library staff. Recent topics include recruitment and retention, generational synergy, transforming libraries, creating a collaborative workplace, and new approaches to performance improvement.

Application and Selection:

The institute application process is open to AALL members, and applications are accepted online.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Selected participants will be notified beginning mid-January. The application form includes the opportunity to describe career goals and how this institute will benefit you as you advance in your career. A total of 30 participants will be selected.

The cost of attendance is $250. Institute materials, continental breakfast, break and lunch each day is included. Participants are responsible for covering transportation and housing.

Sponsor Information:

This continuing professional education opportunity is sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries. Contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education, at or 312/205-8032 for more information.