ARCHIVED: Annual Meeting Workshops Offer Something For Everyone

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May 17, 2001

From cooperative cataloging to managing technical services, law librarians at the AALL Annual Meeting in Minneapolis will find workshops that cater to their specific interests. So don't miss out on the workshop of your choice - register now. Registrations must be postmarked by June 1.

Here are some of the informative workshops being offered at the AALL Annual Meeting in July:

  • W-1 Law for the Non-J.D.

    Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13

    Are you a non-J.D. law librarian who must interact on a daily basis with attorneys, judges, law students and law professors? Familiarize yourself with basics of the American legal system by attending this workshop.

    Participants will learn how their law-trained patrons approach legal problems on specific topics, including preliminary analysis and delineation of key issues. The program will review topics such as the analytical structure used in the study and practice of law, the basic principles of legal reasoning and argument, key research methods and resources for major practice areas, and the role attorneys play in the development and evolution of law.

    For more information or to register for the workshop, please visit
  • W-2 Managing Technical Services

    Thursday, July12; Friday, July 13; and Saturday, July 14

    Do you oversee or manage law library technical services? This 2-1/2 day workshop examines the issues technical services librarians face in their rapidly changing environment and challenges they will confront in the immediate future. Using management principles and methods, the workshop offers practical solutions to the potential problems unique those in technical services. A combination of presentations, discussion groups, question-and-answer sessions, and group exercises will be used to arrive at both general and specific plans for future action.

    For more information or to register for the workshop, please visit
  • W-3 Subject Authority Cooperative Project

    Saturday, July 14

    Gain insight into the essential role you play in cooperative cataloging. A policy specialist from the Library of Congress Cataloging Policy and Support Office will present the concepts and practical aspects of creating and changing subject authority headings for Library of Congress Subject Headings. The basic session, held in the morning, will concentrate on the fundamentals of constructing and submitting subject proposals on any topic. An advanced session, held in the afternoon, will focus on law subject headings and on proposing new class numbers and changes to the Library of Congress Classification system.

    For more information or to register for the workshop, please visit
  • W-4 A Legislative History Primer: Demystifying Research for Congressional Intent

    Saturday, July 14

    Take this opportunity to sharpen your skills in the complex subspecialty of researching legislative history. This half day workshop provides a balance of theoretical context and practical tools for researching congressional intent. An expert in statutory construction, an authority on congressional procedure and experienced law librarians will discuss legislative issues, practices and research applications.

    For more information or to register for the workshop, please visit