CALL FOR PROPOSALS / COMING SOON
The Annual Meeting Program Committee is in the process of finalizing the slate—selected topic ideas will be featured in September’s call for proposals. Feeling inspired? Learn more about the proposal process and turn inspiration into reality at AALL 2019.
NOW AVAILABLE / COMPLIMENTARY AALL 2018 SESSION RECORDINGS
At last month’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Baltimore or not. You can easily listen to sessions from your desktop or on the go—take advantage of this complimentary member benefit, just a few clicks away.
PRIVACY & USER DATA COLLECTION
- Thursday, September 27 / 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
- Register by Monday, September 24
- Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60
Libraries collect data on users—from who they are to what they do as they interact with the library and its services—and utilize that data for various purposes. Technology that allows tracking on an entirely new scale heightens concerns about user privacy. Are those concerns universal? Are all libraries affected in the same way? How can librarians think constructively and proactively about best practices regarding what data they collect, what they do with it, and how long they keep it? This webinar will open participants up to ideas of user privacy and organizational priorities to enable them to discover the privacy concerns relevant to their own institution.
SAVE THE DATE / 2019 AALL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
- March, 28-30, 2019
- Palomar Hotel
- Chicago, IL
Managers (including aspiring managers) will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from across the country, learn in a small group setting, and develop techniques that have long-term value and impact. Registration for the 2019 AALL Management Institute will open in September.
WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND
- Getting Declarations on Prior Art for Patent Litigation
- Compensating Leaders: Salary Negotiating Tips
- Library Security: Better Responses, Safer Libraries, Empowered Staff
PICK OF THE MONTH
Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee
SMARTPHONE SUCCESS & TERRIFIC TABLETS: GETTING MORE PRODUCTIVITY FROM YOUR SMARTPHONE/TABLET DEVICE
Randall Dean, “Email Sanity Expert” and author of Taming the E-mail Beast discusses how to use technology to most effectively promote productivity. This fun and informative 90-minute program features tips on managing your email, time, and passwords, Wi-Fi printing, and translation and law reference apps. There is also a discussion surrounding apps that Dean calls “Power Hogs” and ways to manage them.
Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.
FOR THE LEADER IN YOU
All law librarians know that our days rarely go as planned. Whether it’s a rush research request from a faculty member or an attorney, a database crashing, or an unplanned meeting; a law librarian’s day is constantly interrupted. However, many experts believe that this randomness improves our problem-solving and creative thinking. Instead of pushing against all of the chaos in our profession, we need to embrace it and realize that it can lead us to better results. Researchers also point to different ways to introduce disruption in our decision-making process to bring about improved outcomes.
Below are resources that introduce disruption and leadership:
- “Messy People are Tapping into a Kind of Genius the Tidy Don’t Understand” by Cassie Werber
- TED Talk: How Frustration Can Make Us More Creative by Tim Harford
This book provides a more in-depth discussion on the topic:
- Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford
To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in the monthly AALL eNewsletter and Education Update. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email T.J. Striepe.