Annual Meeting Program Committee-Selected Programs

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The following programs were selected for the 2017 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference by the Annual Meeting Program Committee:

Saturday, July 15 (Full-Day Preconference Workshops) 
W1: Internal Assessment and Peer Benchmarking in Academic Law Libraries
W2: Not Pie in the Sky: Practical Strategies for Embracing Change in Technical Services
W3: Having Difficult Conversations: Becoming More Comfortable as a Manager
Sunday, July 16  
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   
A1: Minority Teachers: Expectations, Experiences, and Exultations
A2: Curated Program: Outsourced Professionals
  A3: Knowledge Management for 21st Century Information Professionals
  A4: The Law Library as Technology Laboratory 
  A5: Global Energy Law: Perspectives from North America and Africa
2:30-3:30 p.m. B1: Meeting the Legal Information Needs of Transgender Library Patrons: Research Findings, Legal Issues, and Cataloging Challenges
  B2: Introverts as Leaders
  B3: The Law Firm Librarian's Role in New Business Intake 
  B4: Untraveled Journeys, Unmapped Destinations: Finding Your Own Path to Leadership and Career Fulfillment 
  B5: Hot Topic Program 1 
2:30-5:00 p.m.  B6: Deep Dive: Advance Toward Experiential: Create or Retool Your Advanced Legal Research Course to Meet the ABA Experiential Learning Standards
  B7: Deep Dive: You’ve Heard the Jargon, Now Play the Game: Linked Data on Your Laptop
  B8: Deep Dive: Making Sense of Intelligence: Analyzing and Writing a Report on a Prospective Business Target 

4:00-5:00 p.m.  C1: Social Media Use in Law Libraries: Learn from Our Successes and Failures
  C2: Due Diligence and Competitive Intelligence: The "New" Practice-Ready Skills
  C3: How to Develop a Budget That You and Your Organization Can Live with—and Still Achieve Your Strategic Goals
  C5: AALL Public Policy Update
Monday, July 17  
9:45-10:45 a.m.
D3: Hiding in Plain Sight: Tips and Tricks for Finding Elusive Patent Information
  D5: Serving Law Students Beyond Traditional Library Hours 
  D6: It's 9 a.m. in Beijing—Who Can Help with My Research? 
9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  D7: Deep Dive: Teaching Legal Research in Practice: Designing and Teaching Simulation Research Courses in Practice-Specific Settings
  D8: Deep Dive: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Delivery of Legal Services
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
E2: Disaster Planning in an Hour
E3: Statistics 101 for Humanities Majors: Using Statistical Data in Law and Business
  E4: Show Me the Money: Funding Professional Development
  E6: Tech Trends + Transparency: Enhancements in Government Legislative Websites
2:00-3:00 p.m.
F1: Information Asymmetry and the Rise of the Consultants in Contract Negotiations
  F2: Leaning In and Reaching Out! Building and Delivering A2J Education, Outreach, and Awareness
  F3: Hot Topic Program 2
  F4: The Power of the Crowd: Crowdsourcing Metadata for Library Materials
  F5: Attorney Research Skills: Continuing the Conversation Between Law Firm and Academic Law Librarians
  F6: Watson in the Law Library: Using AI and Machine Learning to Build the 21st Century Library 
  F8: Case Law as Data: Making It, Sharing It, Using It 

Tuesday, July 18  
8:30-9:30 a.m.
G1: The Linchpin Librarian: Becoming an Indispensable and Integrated Resource in Your Organization
G2: Digital Repositories, Law Libraries, and the Future of Open Access
  G3: Understanding Security Threats to Better Collaborate
  G4: Project Management and Legal Project Management: Comparing Apples to Apples
  G5: Guerrilla Marketing: Promoting Your Law Library and Engaging Your Audience with the Tools at Hand
  G6: Teaching and Implementing Emerging Technologies in Legal Practice
  G7: Assessing Training Success: What to Do When Grades Aren't Given
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. H1: Straight Talk About Legal Technology Training: An Interview with Legal Tech Training and Adoption Expert, Michelle Spencer
  H2: Elevate! Lifting an Innovative Profession into the Light
  H3: Moneyball for Lawyers: How Legal Analytics Is Transforming the Business and Practice of Law
  H4: Building Organizational Capacity to Support Empirical Legal Research
  H5: Social Justice in Law Libraries: #LawLibrariesRespond to Real-Life Crises
  H8: Innovation Tournament
2:30-3:30 p.m.
I1: Whose Line (of Code) Is It Anyway? Holding Companies Such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook Accountable for Their Algorithms
  I2: Digitization Is Done—Now What? Understanding Metadata, Online Delivery, and User Experience 
  I3: A Whirlwind Tour of the Hits and Hyperbole in Legal Research and Workflow Products 
  I4: Hot Topic Program 3 
  I5: The Human Equation: What Star Trek Teaches Us About Leadership 
  I6: The Axis of Access: How New Tools Pose a Challenge to Traditional Legal Research 
  I7: Cool Tools Café 

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