Virtual Conference Schedule

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

More than 45 livestream and prerecorded sessions for AALL 2021 (listed below) will be offered as part of this year’s Conference.

Preliminary Schedule

Monday, July 19

10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. CDT (PARTNER SOLUTIONS DAY)

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 and an exhibitor showcase, learn more on our Exhibitors page.

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

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

2:00–3:00 p.m. CDT

F1: The Power of Preservation: Enhancing Access to Library Collections through Copyright Act Section 108
F2: Curated Program TBA

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

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: Curated Program TBA

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 Bias Impacts Our Patrons and the Criminal Justice System
L2: Curated Program TBA

12:00–1:00 p.m. CDT

M1: Ethics of Using Advanced Technology in Legal Research
M2: Curated Program TBA

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
P6: If You Build It, They Will Come: Formal and Informal Programs Designed to Support First Generation Stakeholders
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: Curated Program TBA
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: Curated Program TBA
P20: Cyber Hygiene: Practicing Safer Law

Breaks & Other Events

We are also planning some fun events during the breaks and after the education programs. More details soon.