Virtual Conference Schedule

Learning doesn’t stop, even when we cannot meet in person

More than 45 livestream and on-demand sessions for AALL 2021 (listed below) will be offered as part of this year’s Conference. For complete session details, visit the Virtual Conference website.

Preliminary Schedule


Explore the virtual exhibit hall and attend livestreamed exhibitor showcase sessions throughout the day. If your organization is interested in purchasing a virtual exhibit booth, learn more on our Exhibitors page.

10:00–11:00 a.m. CDT

PLI PLUS: What’s New and a Sneak Peek at What’s Coming Soon (Practising Law Institute)
Empowering Law Firms of the Future with Advanced Research and Analytics Capabilities (S&P Global Market Intelligence)

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CDT

The Pitch – Legal Education (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction)
Next-Level Know How: Using Practical Law to Jumpstart Your Work Like Never Before (Thomson Reuters)

1:30-2:30 p.m. CDT

Go from Chaos to KM in 60 Minutes (Lucidea)
Legal Research: Building the Largest Legal Discovery Platform in the World (vLex)

3:00–4:00 p.m. CDT

Global Equity and Social Justice (Law Library Microform Consortium)
Accessing Information and Justice – from SRLs to Big Law (Tyler Technologies)

4:30–5:30 p.m. CDT

Bloomsbury Law Collections – Introducing DRM free access to Hart Publishing’s legal scholarship (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Future Ready Lawyer 2021 (Wolters Kluwer)

Tuesday, July 20

10:15–11:15 a.m. CDT

Opening General Session / Tina Tchen, President & CEO of Time’s Up

12:00–1:00 p.m. CDT

A1: Helping Students Focus in a World on Fire: Using the Science of Keeping Attention to Improve Our Teaching in a Distracting Year and Beyond
A2: “I Didn’t Know You Did That!”: Marketing the Modern Private Law Library

2:00–3:00 p.m. CDT

B1: Generating and Retaining Employee Enthusiasm and Engagement While Working Remotely
B2: The Bluebook Confronts Slavery

3:45–4:45 p.m. CDT

C1: Diversity & Inclusion Symposium: REAL Lessons—A Conversation with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association on Racial Equity and the Law (REAL)
C2: How Persistent Identifiers Can Change the Impact Landscape for Legal Scholarship

5:30–6:30 p.m. CDT

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Virtual Tour (sponsored by Destination Cleveland)

Wednesday, July 21

10:15–11:15 a.m. CDT

D1: The Ins and Outs of India Legal Research: Learning How to Find India Primary and Secondary Law
D2: The Future of Library Collections

12:00–1:00 p.m. CDT

E1: Insight into the Mental Health of Our Students: Leading the Way to Open Communication, Access to Information, and Institutional Support
E2: The Future Has Arrived: Readiness for Sudden Shifts in Law Firm Libraries

1:15–1:45 p.m. CDT

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum Fast Facts & Trivia (sponsored by Thomson Reuters)

2:00–3:00 p.m. CDT

F1: The Power of Preservation: Enhancing Access to Library Collections through Copyright Act Section 108
F2: What’s in a Name? Expanding the Concept of Law Libraries and Law Librarians in the Twenty-First Century

3:45–4:45 p.m. CDT

G1: The Fundamentals of Productive and Effective Feedback from the Classroom to the Office
G2: The Role of Empathy in Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

6:00–7:00 p.m. CDT

Happy Hour & Magic Show (sponsored by LexisNexis)

Thursday, July 22

10:15–11:15 a.m. CDT

H1: Legal Research in the Era of Black Lives Matter
H2: How to Become the Trusted Advisor: Developing Analytical Skills to Enhance Your CI Reports

12:00–1:00 p.m. CDT

I1: Legal Deserts in America—What Is Meaningful Access to Justice for All?
I2: Wellness at Work: Making a (Law Librarian) Living While Living a Luminous Life

2:00–3:00 p.m. CDT

J1: Prescient Privacy at Play: A Spectrum of Terminology and Tools for Administering and Teaching Legal Technology
J2: Preparing Now for the Legal Technology Landscape in the Decades Ahead

3:45–4:45 p.m. CDT

K1: Brief Analyzers: The Next Level of Bots Doing Legal Research
K2: Baking the Legislative Cake: How Congress Passes Legislation Now

Friday, July 23

10:15–11:15 a.m. CDT

L1: Understanding Bias in Artificial Intelligence: How Algorithms Impact Our Patrons and Work
L2: By the Numbers, For the Numbers: Justifying Your Library Budget

12:00–1:00 p.m. CDT

M1: Ethics of Using Advanced Technology in Legal Research
M2: Library Infrastructure 101: Technical Services’ Role in Building Your Public Service Foundation and Bridges to Patron Success

2:00–3:30 p.m. CDT

AALL General Business Meeting / Members Open Forum (open to all AALL members)

On-Demand Sessions with Live Q&A

In addition to the livestreamed sessions above, registrants will have access to prerecorded programs before the Virtual Conference begins, as well as an opportunity to connect with the session speakers during the week of the Conference.

P1: Mountains to Molehills: How Generational Differences Can Actually Bring Us Together
P2: Faculty Learning Communities, New Technologies, and Constant Change
P3: Diversifying the Law Library Collection with Intentionality
P4: Cool Tools Café
P5: More Than the Roll of the Dice: Using Data, Wisdom, and Insight for Subject-Based Collection Evaluation
P7: Middle Management Musings: A Continued Dialogue on Managing Up, Down, and Within
P8: Beyond Scholarship: Innovative Institutional Repository Collections
P9: There and Back Again: Library Outreach Before, During, and After the Pandemic
P10: Build Your Own Decision Database: How We Partnered with Law Students, Faculty, Nonprofits, and Advocates to Create a Free COVID-19 Incarceration Decision Database
P11: Facing Challenges: Access to Justice in a Global ‘Virtual World’
P12: WFH Without Being Remote
P13: DIY Analytics: Beyond Excel
P14: New Skills for a Remote World: The Evolution of Technology Competence
P15: The Bluebook Version 21—An Update with the Editors
P16: Dismantling Systemic Racism as a Law Librarian
P17: Sovereignty, Native America, and Legal Culture: Why Accessing and Understanding Tribal Law Just Became More Important
P18: Leading an ILS Migration
P19: Pipelines and Proactivity: Moving Ahead with Efforts at Diversifying Law Librarianship
P20: Cyber Hygiene: Practicing Safer Law