Discussion Dens

Be part of the conversation

Everybody knows that the Annual Meeting provides countless opportunities to network and learn from other colleagues—and here are a few more. To keep the conversation flowing in Baltimore, informal “Discussion Den” chats will be held throughout the conference as alternatives to regular programs. You can brainstorm, sound off, and share your challenges, experiences, and ideas—and strengthen ties to your professional community. Check out the schedule of hosted topics below, and plan to be part of the conversation.

You’ll find the Discussion Den in BCC’s Camden Lobby (300 Level).


11:45 AM–12:30 PM
Landing a Leadership Position: Tips for Taking the Next Step in Your Career
Discussion Host: Theresa K. Tarves, Penn State Law

2:45 PM–3:30 PM
Supporting the Citizen Researcher: Creating a New Legal Research Platform for the Layperson
Discussion Host: Casandra M. Laskowski, J. Michael Goodson Law Library, Duke University School of Law

4:15 PM–5:00 PM
Impostor Syndrome: Continuing the Conversation
Discussion Host: Shira Megerman, Boston University


10:15 AM–11:00 AM
Teaching Legal Technology: What Kind of Assignments Do You Give?
Discussion Host: Jennifer Wondracek, University of North Texas-Dallas

11:45 AM–12:30 PM
How Can Law Libraries Support Student Wellness?
Discussion Host: Alyson M. Drake, Texas Tech University School of Law Library

2:15 PM–3:00 PM
Preventing Librarian Burnout (for You or Your Staff)
Discussion Host: Lora Johns, Yale Law School Lillian Goldman Library


8:45 AM–9:30 AM
Economic Status of Law Librarians: Survey Feedback and Discussion with Members
Discussion Host: Heidi Frostestad Kuehl, Northern Illinois University College of Law

10:15 AM–11:00 AM
Copyright Conundrums: Sharing Challenges, Ideas, and Workarounds
Discussion Host: Benjamin J. Keele, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

11:45 AM–12:30 PM
The Destruction of Puerto Rico’s Department of Justice Law Library: Latest Updates and How to Help
Discussion Host: Elena Gonzalez, Puerto Rico Department of Justice