ARCHIVED: AALL Programs: W-4 Employment Law for the Law Library Manager

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Saturday, July 20, 2002 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Orlando, Florida


Employment law violations are one of the fastest growing areas of litigation. And as any good plaintiff's lawyer can tell you, most of these cases are won or lost on the immediate supervisor level. Many librarians who find themselves in managerial and/or supervisory positions have little or no knowledge of employment law. While we may be aware of the big issues, the subtleties of the area are lost on us. Because of this, innocent mistakes may be made. Actions that were meant, at the time, to ease the pain of the employee being disciplined or fired can later come back to cause problems for the organization.

It is not enough in these litigious times to say that one will rely on the Human Resources department of our parent organization. These departments may not be able to respond in a timely manner to questions and concerns as they arise. Participants in this workshop will learn how to deal with various employment issues - from hiring to firing - by drafting sample documents, being taught the correct way to interact with employees, and becoming more knowledgeable about employment law.


Level: Intermediate

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss current legal issues relating to hiring, supervising, and terminating employees
  • Design documents for dealing with employment issues

This program addresses AALL Specialized Competency 2: Library Management. The complete AALL Statement of Competencies can be found on AALLNET.

Who Should Attend This Program?

This program is directed at law librarians from any type of library who have management or supervisory responsibilities.


Paul C. Gibson, Director of Human Resources, CCH, Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois. management issues.

Registration Fee:
Registration fee includes: program, handouts, continental breakfast.

Nonmember $175
AALL Member Discount $140

Registration for 2002 Annual Meeting Workshops will open with the mailing of the preliminary program in mid March, 2002. Please register using the registration form.

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.