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Managing SOLO Libraries

Are you a new SOLO librarian?  Or perhaps, a long-time SOLO in need of a boost?  Come to this full-day program to acquire the management tools necessary to work SOLO in a legal environment.  Discussion topics include management techniques, time management, outsourcing and downsizing, the Internet, competencies, advocacy, and networking.  Workshop participants will also engage in an examination of what lawyers expect of their law librarians and the expanding roles for law librarians. Handouts include lists of resources for SOLOs and law librarians. 

Participants will learn to:

  • List the skills and competencies that define a SOLO Librarian;
  • Apply appropriate techniques to solve management issues specific to SOLO librarianship;
  • Evaluate the technology issues facing the SOLO, now and in the future, and describe the potential advantages and disadvantages of technology;
  • Implement techniques to alleviate the professional isolation of the SOLO; and
  • Identify tools and resources important to the performance of their work.

Who Should Attend This Program?

The law librarian managing a law library with no other information professional in the immediate workplace. (SOLO Law Librarians).


Judith A. Siess, President, Information Bridges International, Inc., has 17 years of experience as a librarian, most which was SOLO.  Siess is the editor and publisher of The One-Person Library: A Newsletter for Librarians and Management and the author of The SOLO Librarian's Sourcebook.

If you are interested in scheduling this program, please fill out and submit a scheduling form.


Registration for programs will begin approximately 3 months prior to scheduled dates. On-line registration forms will be available at that time. Please check again later!

This professional development opportunity is brought to you by the American Association of Law Libraries. For additional information, please contact Mary Jawgiel, AALL Education Manager, at 312-939-4764.

AALL recognizes major support from BNA, Inc. for the Professional Development Program.