AALL Education Update / March 2017

AALL 2017 / REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Registration for the 110th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference is now open! We champion our profession and our members, and AALL 2017 will celebrate the innovators and highlight the skills, talents, and attributes that provide added value and meaning for our organizations. Join us in Austin and return to your workplace inspired, energized, and connected. 

  • Inspired. AALL members are problem solvers of the highest order who help define the dozens of must-have programs, part of the robust slate of educational programs designed to empower an evolving profession. Keynote speaker Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, will share his experiences defending some of America’s most rejected and marginalized people, recounting stories of heartbreak and encouragement.
  • Energized. There’s no better place to embrace the radical transformation of the legal industry than in Austin, an innovation hub that celebrates its eclecticism, a music mecca, and a first-time host to AALL. This year’s Exhibit Hall will be buzzing with the latest tools to keep you at the top of your game, as well as exhibitor showcase sessions, daily prize drawings, poster sessions, and discussion dens.
  • Connected. No other event affords this kind of access to the legal information community; connect with your peers to gain perspective only they can provide.

Need to make your case to attend? We’ve got you covered. Book your accommodations through AALL’s housing partner to get the best rates, and relax knowing you can always make adjustments later without penalty. See what’s in store at AALL 2017, and start making plans to join us.

AALL 2017 / PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Arrive early and maximize your conference experience by registering for a preconference workshop–whether you’re new to the profession, eager to learn how to navigate difficult conversations, or trying to make the best use of the data you collect. Attendance is limited, so be sure to register well in advance of the June 19 deadline.

AALL 2017 / SHARE YOUR GREAT IDEAS

The AALL Annual Meeting & Conference provides several opportunities to tackle current issues and share ideas and experiences—we want to hear from you.

POSTER SESSIONS

  • Have you implemented an innovative program in your library? Perhaps you’ve created a set of best practices to apply in the workplace. Or maybe you’d like to share new classroom techniques, findings from a research project, or a practical problem-solving effort. Submit a poster session proposal online by April 14.

DISCUSSION DENS

  • Got a burning question you’d like to ask? Maybe you’d like to pick your colleagues’ brains about a new innovation. Wondering if anybody has dealt with the same situation you now find yourself in? To keep the conversation flowing in Austin, informal “Discussion Den” chats will be held throughout the conference, and we’d like to know what’s on your mind. Send your topic ideas to AALL by May 15. 

APPLY FOR AN AALL ANNUAL MEETING GRANT

AALL Annual Meeting Grants cover registration costs at either the Annual Meeting or its associated workshops. Individuals eligible for the Experienced Member Grant are active members with five or more years of AALL or AALL chapter membership. Individuals eligible for the Student/New Member Grant are student members of AALL or an AALL chapter, or active members with less than five years of AALL or AALL chapter membership. Be sure to submit your application by April 1.

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COMPLIMENTARY AALL 2016 SESSION RECORDINGS AVAILABLE

At AALL’s Annual Meeting & Conference in Chicago, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Chicago or not. Take advantage of this complimentary member benefit–ways to “make it new” are just a few clicks away.

AALL 2016 session recordings are sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

PICK OF THE MONTH

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee

DESIGN THINKING FOR LIBRARIES: RETHINKING THE USER EXPERIENCE
Gain practical guidance on how to develop programming or create spaces that meet patron needs. Presented at the 2016 AALL Annual Meeting, Chicago Public Library colleagues set out to learn how their patrons view and use the library with the goal of innovating (or adjusting) services and outreach. With their focus on building empathy for patrons and openness to brainstorming and running simple experiments, the librarians were able to introduce low cost programs to bring patron groups together, or reimagine spaces to suit the needs of diverse users. Learn how you can design what is feasible, viable, and desirable, while gaining buy-in from library leadership, colleagues, patrons, and other stakeholders.

Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.

See what else is available on-demand.

UPCOMING WEBINAR

PERSONAL STRATEGIC PLANNING: CREATING A VISION-DRIVEN CAREER

  • Wednesday, March 29 / 11:00 a.m. (CST)
  • Register by Friday, March 24
  • AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

Have you thought about what you want to get out of your career and how you’re going to achieve it? A recent study determined that librarians don’t have a clear professional or personal vision statement. Learning how to strategically focus your energy and resources and properly set goals can help you lead a purposeful life and build a foundation for a fulfilling career. In this fun and transformative webinar, participants will explore the why, what, and how of personal strategic planning, and learn how to develop a plan for both professional and personal success. Participants will also learn techniques to modify habits and counter procrastination. This webinar will benefit law librarians and legal information professionals at all stages in their careers.

Webinar programming is made possible through a partnership with Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US.

AALL/BLOOMBERG BNA CONTINUING EDUCATION GRANT

Does your chapter, special interest section, committee, or caucus have an educational event that needs funding? If so, consider applying for an AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grant. Grant requests are accepted at various times throughout the year. The next deadline for grant applications is March 15.

AALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RECOMMENDATION

Thinking about continuing your education? AALL’s Education Department recommends the following:

13 TIPS TO ACTIVATE YOUR SKILLS—AN INTROVERT’S GUIDE TO JOB INTERVIEWS
Interviews can make even the most confident person buckle at the knees. If you identify as an introvert and want to ace that upcoming interview, eLearning Industry’s job interview infographic has a number of tips to help you showcase your skills during the interview process. The infographic also provides recommendations designed to assist you before, during, and after the interview.

FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

Creating safe and inclusive environments in the workplace is a goal for many leaders. In doing so, it is important to be cognizant of diversity and foster a multicultural understanding in the workplace and plan a diversity agenda that is right for the organization. Supportive and nurturing environments are crucial to a healthy workplace and workforce.
Following are several articles on creating safe and inclusive environments:

For more in depth reading on the topic:

To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in the monthly AALL eNewsletter and Education Update. Next month our focus will be on how to deal with challenging colleagues. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Becka Rich.

AALL Education Update / February 2017

AALL 2017 / REGISTRATION OPENS SOON

This year, make a resolution to boost your own professional development and start thinking about this summer’s conference in Austin (a first-time destination for AALL). A slate of timely, relevant, can’t-miss programming is being developed with AALL must-have topics in mind—programming you won’t find anywhere else. Below is a sample of what you’ll find in Austin.

  • Advance Toward Experiential: Create or Retool Your Advanced Legal Research Course to Meet the ABA Experiential Learning Standards
  • Knowledge Management for 21st Century Information Professionals
  • Making Sense of Intelligence: Analyzing and Writing a Report on a Prospective Business Target
  • Teaching Due Diligence and Competitive Intelligence Skills
  • The Axis of Access: How New Tools Pose a Challenge to Traditional Legal Research
  • The Court’s Perspective: What the Judge Can Tell Librarians About Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs)
  • The Linchpin Librarian: Becoming an Indispensable and Integrated Resource in Your Organization
  • Watson in the Law Library: Using AI and Machine Learning to Build the 21st Century Library
  • Whose Line (of Code) Is It Anyway? Holding Companies Such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook Accountable for Their Algorithms
  • You’ve Heard the Jargon, Now Play the Game: Linked Data On Your Laptop

A complete program lineup will be announced when registration opens in February, but you can book your housing now (and rest easy knowing that you can make changes later, penalty-free). We hope to see you there!

THE HILTON AUSTIN EXTENDS A TEXAS-SIZED WELCOME

Get a taste of true Texas hospitality at the Hilton Austin, AALL 2017’s headquarter hotel, optimally located across the street from the Austin Convention Center. Situated just blocks from Austin’s entertainment district, shopping, music, and the Texas State Capitol, the Hilton Austin is the ideal base for experiencing all that this eclectic city has to offer. Reserve your room at the Hilton (or other nearby hotels) through AALL’s housing agency and enjoy the ultimate in convenience–and specially negotiated discounts.

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COMPLIMENTARY AALL 2016 SESSION RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE

At AALL’s Annual Meeting & Conference in Chicago, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Chicago or not. Take advantage of this complimentary member benefit—ways to “make it new” are just a few clicks away.

AALL 2016 session recordings are sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

PICK OF THE MONTH

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee

TEACHING ADULTS: TAKING NEXT STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR NEXT TEACHING MOMENT
In this webinar, Pat Wagner, an educator and producer at Pattern Research, Inc., explores best practices in adult education. Concepts covered include classroom applications of education theory as well as practical solutions to common problems such as lack of engagement, time constraints, and low enrollment. Throughout the discussion, Wagner effectively promotes the adoption of a student-centered approach to research instruction while providing advice, tools, and techniques to enhance your next training session or course. Don’t miss the helpful (and free) instructional design resources highlighted at the program’s conclusion.

Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.

See what else is available on-demand.

UPCOMING WEBINAR

MANAGING YOUR TIME, PROJECTS, PEOPLE, IDEAS, AND EMAIL USING MS OUTLOOK

  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 / 11:00 a.m. (CST)
  • Register by Monday, February 13
  • AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

In part two of our series on productivity, Randy Dean delves into Microsoft Outlook-specific strategies for the most common areas of productivity loss (and possible gain) affecting many busy professionals today: managing multiple projects and tasks, maintaining traction when dealing with tasks and interruptions, clearing the clutter in your mind for better focus, keeping staff on task, tracking “who owes you what” and getting that information on time, and improving your time/relationship management by improving your calendar and contacts management. Dean revisits some key tips from December’s “Taming the Email Beast: Key Strategies for Managing Your Email Overload” webinar, providing Outlook users with a full set of skills in all five of the main Outlook functions to create better time, people, project, and information management.

Webinar programming is made possible through a partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

UPCOMING CPE DISCUSSION

LEARNING BEYOND THE BOOK CLUB

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017 / 2:30 p.m. (CST)
  • Duration / 30 minutes

AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee (CPE) invites you to join the first Learning Beyond the Book Club discussion. During this informal virtual gathering, CPE members will discuss law librarianship, the legal industry, and everything in between. All types of media may be referenced, including books, articles, YouTube videos, and movies. The first meeting will include a lively conversation using the film, Desk Set (1957), as a springboard for inspiration. Email cpe-edu@aall.org to register. Participation is limited to 20 members. Registration is first-come, first-served. Login information will be sent to attendees prior to the session.

AALL/BLOOMBERG BNA CONTINUING EDUCATION GRANT

Does your chapter, special interest section, committee, or caucus have an educational event that needs funding? If so, consider applying for an AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grant. Grant requests are accepted at various times throughout the year. The next deadline for grant applications is March 15.

AALL @ LEGALTECH NY

CHAMPIONING OUR PROFESSION AND OUR MEMBERS

  • January 31-February 2, 2017
  • New York Hilton Midtown

AALL will be exhibiting at Legaltech, which is now part of Legalweek, The Experience, to champion our profession and our members; please come say hello if you are attending.

AALL has partnered with LegalPros, an educational area of focus at LegalWeek, The Experience specifically for legal professionals like our members. This unique forum will give you a chance to network with knowledge managers, librarians, paralegals, manager of research departments, and more to explore actionable strategies that will help you deliver on your firm’s goals.


AALL members Jean P. O’Grady and Greg Lambert
will be advocating for the value of law librarians and other legal information professionals when they speak on the “New Ways for Law Librarians & Knowledge Managers to Become Indispensable” panel. Register today and save more than $500. Enter promotional code 30DMP06 at checkout to save 30 percent on a MasterPass.

We look forward to seeing you there.

AALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RECOMMENDATION

Thinking about continuing your education? AALL’s Education Department recommends the following:

LEARNING TO LEARN AT WORK

Learning to learn at work is different than learning a discipline or topic in school. It requires a systematic and intentional approach to learning that is flexible, allows for change, and incorporates reframing and unlearning. Fortunately, our brains are constantly being rewired to adapt to new information and new ways of doing things.

The challenge is the mindset brought to the process. The infographic used in “Why Do Mindsets Matter?” demonstrates “how different mindsets lead to different patterns of behavior,” proving that it is possible to change patterns of behavior and embrace learning through the process of unlearning. According to a Harvard Business Review article titled “Why the Problem with Learning is Unlearning,” the process of unlearning has three parts: “first, you have to recognize that the old mental model is no longer relevant or effective; second, you need to find or create a new model that can better achieve your goals; and third, you need to ingrain new mental habits.”

Creating new mental habits requires a shift in mindset starting with the voice you hear in your head. To begin making a positive change in your mindset, best-selling author, Carol Dweck outlines her three-step process.

FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

When a leader in the library steps down, retires, or takes a position elsewhere, having a strategic succession plan to implement will ensure that the library is prepared to meet changing and emerging organizational needs. Succession planning is generally defined as a range of activities focused on both internal and external talent development to fill anticipated needs for leadership and other key personnel. If your organization does not have a succession plan, take a look at these helpful articles to start the process of developing one.

Following are several articles on succession planning:

For more in depth reading on the topic:

To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in the monthly AALL eNewsletter and Education Update. Next month our focus will be on creating safe and inclusive environments. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Becka Rich.

AALL Education Update / January 2017

AALL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE / ONLY 6 SPOTS REMAIN!

DEVELOPING AND LEADING MANAGERS TO SUCCESS

  • March 30-April 1, 2017
  • Palomar Hotel / Chicago, IL
  • AALL Members Only / $775
  • Register by February 3, 2017


The AALL Management Institute will help you become equipped to manage effectively and produce results. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn skills to build partnerships, develop a strategic plan, engage staff for high performance, learn conflict resolution strategies, and much more. Hone your management skills, collaborate with colleagues from different library types, learn in a small group setting, and develop techniques to manage with confidence. Registration is first-come, first-served. Participation will be limited to 50 people for this event. Once you’ve registered, please reserve your housing by calling 877.731.0505 or book online.

RESOLVE TO JOIN US AT AALL 2017

Make a New Year’s resolution to boost your own professional development and start thinking about next summer’s conference in Austin (a first-time destination for AALL). A slate of timely, relevant, can’t-miss programming is being developed with AALL must-have topics in mind—programming you won’t find anywhere else. Below is a sample of what’s waiting for you in Austin:

  • Advance Toward Experiential: Create or Re-tool Your Advanced Legal Research Course to Meet the ABA Experiential Learning Standards
  • Knowledge Management for 21st Century Information Professionals
  • Making Sense of Intelligence: Analyzing and Writing a Report on a Prospective Business Target
  • Teaching Due Diligence and Competitive Intelligence Skills
  • The Axis of Access: How New Tools Pose a Challenge to Traditional Legal Research
  • The Court’s Perspective: What the Judge Can Tell Librarians about Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs)
  • The Linchpin Librarian: Becoming an Indispensable and Integrated Resource in Your Organization
  • Watson in the Law Library: Using AI and Machine Learning to Build the 21st Century Library
  • Whose Line (of Code) Is It Anyway? Holding Companies such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook Accountable for Their Algorithms
  • You’ve Heard the Jargon, Now Play the Game: Linked Data On Your Laptop

A complete program lineup will be announced when registration opens in February, but you can book your housing now (and rest easy knowing that you can make changes later, penalty-free). We hope to see you there!

Mark your calendars and book your housing—you won’t want to miss the 110th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!

AALL2GO 

COMPLIMENTARY AALL 2016 SESSION RECORDINGS AVAILABLE

At this past summer’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Chicago, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Chicago or not. Take advantage of this complimentary member benefit—ways to “make it new” are just a few clicks away.

AALL 2016 session recordings are sponsored by Thomson Reuters
.

WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

Taming the Email Beast: Key Strategies for Managing Your Email Overload
Ask the Experts: Tough Questions and Essential Lessons on Personnel Management
Teaching Technology in Legal Practice: Insights and Evolution

PICK OF THE MONTH

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee

LEAVE TREASURE HUNTS TO PIRATES: USING RESEARCH PLANS AND LOGS TO CREATE EXPERIENTIAL LEGAL RESEARCH COURSES
AALL members Cassie Rae DuBay, Robert Linz, Anne Lucke, and Donna Wolff discuss a teaching method that uses research plans and logs to help students develop “practice ready” skills in legal research courses. The benefits of using research plans and logs in the law firm setting are also explored. Consider the American Bar Association standards that set the requirements for experiential courses in law schools, and discover how you can implement the use of research plans and logs to make your courses more practical for students. The panelists also share their experiences using this strategy and describe the process for incorporating this method into the classroom. This program is ideal for any law librarian who wants to highlight the role of planning and analysis in legal research instruction.

Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.

See what else is available on-demand
.

AALL JANUARY WEBINAR / REGISTER TODAY

CATALOGING 411: TOOLS TO MANAGE MATERIALS IN TODAY’S LIBRARIES

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017 / 11:00 a.m. (CST)
  • Register by Monday, January 23
  • AALL Members – Complimentary; Nonmembers – $60

Cataloging is still a vital component of modern collection management, no matter the format. Whether you’re loading vendor e-book records or adding URLs to formerly held print titles, this webinar will introduce attendees to the virtual toolbox today’s catalogers use at both academic and private law libraries. From MarcEdit to OCLC, RDA to the Cataloging Calculator, and from subject cataloging to vendor records, this session will lift the curtain and leave attendees with the information they need to ensure their institutions utilize every resource at their disposal.

Webinar programming is made possible through a partnership with Wolters Kluwer
.

AALL/ BLOOMBERG BNA CONTINUING EDUCATION GRANT

Does your chapter, special interest section, committee, or caucus have an educational event that needs funding? If so, consider applying for an AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grant. Grant requests are accepted at various times throughout the year. The next deadline for grant applications is March 15.

AALL would like to congratulate the following grant award recipients for the fall round of grants:

  • Northern California Association of Law Libraries (NOCALL)
  • Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, DC (LLSDC)

AALL @ LEGALTECH NY

CHAMPIONING OUR PROFESSION AND OUR MEMBERS

  • January 31-February 2 ,2017
  • New York Hilton Midtown

AALL will be exhibiting at Legaltech NY to champion our profession and our members; please come say hello if you are attending. AALL members Jean O’Grady and Greg Lambert will be advocating for the value of law librarians and other legal information professionals when they speak on the “New Ways for Law Librarians & Knowledge Managers to Become Indispensable” panel. AALL members receive 30 percent off Master Passes: use promo code 30DMP06.

AALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RECOMMENDATION

Thinking about continuing your education? AALL’s Education Department recommends the following:

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING FOR 2017
Professional development planning takes many forms and is related in many ways to overall career planning. Developing yourself as a professional means cultivating your personal brand according to a Harvard Business Review article titled, “Plan Your Professional Development for the Year.” The article explains that “professional development takes three main forms: learning, connecting, and creating.” As you prioritize your goals for 2017, consider creating a career management action plan and utilize a roadmap such as the tool developed by the University of California Berkeley.

FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

Simmering beneath the surface of the library work environment is passive-aggressive behavior. Change, reduced budgets, and increased uncertainty can bring forth anger, and poorly managed anger can take the form of passive-aggression. Left unchecked, this can lead to incomplete projects, poor morale, and bullying in the workplace. Managing your emotions and providing leadership to help others manage theirs is the best prevention.

Following are several articles to help you learn how to avoid passive-aggressive behavior:

For more in-depth reading on the topic:

To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in the monthly AALL eNewsletter and Education Update. Next month our focus will be on succession planning. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Becka Rich or Emily Janoski-Haehlen.

AALL Education Update / December 2016

VOLUNTEER FOR THE 2017-2018 AMPC BY DECEMBER 5

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Lend your talents and skills to the 2017-2018 Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) to make the 2018 AALL Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, a success. The AMPC is responsible for soliciting, reviewing, selecting, and guiding/curating the programs that our members need and want. Please volunteer to help plan programming for AALL’s most important annual educational event.

The structure of the AMPC offers different levels of involvement: content team leaders and content team members. A description of how the groups work together on the AMPC is available on the committee profile. Serving on the AMPC is a valuable experience that will help you develop leadership and program planning skills while working collaboratively with new colleagues. Interested? Please submit your application by Monday, December 5.

AALL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE / REGISTER NOW

DEVELOPING AND LEADING MANAGERS TO SUCCESS

  • March 30-April 1, 2017
  • Palomar Hotel / Chicago, IL
  • AALL Members Only / $775
  • Register by February 3, 2017

The AALL Management Institute will help you become equipped to manage effectively and produce results. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn skills to build partnerships, develop a strategic plan, engage staff for high performance, learn conflict resolution strategies, and much more. Hone your management skills, collaborate with colleagues from different library types, learn in a small group setting, and develop techniques to manage with confidence. Registration is first-come, first-served. Participation will be limited to 50 people for this event.

AALL 2017 PROGRAMMING UPDATE

NEXT STEP IN THE PROCESS

Thanks again to all who proposed a program or workshop for AALL 2017. The Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) reviewed all submissions using a detailed evaluation rubric, and the AMPC’s content team leaders met in Chicago earlier this month to select and schedule the programming for next year, including the must-have programs that AALL members requested. The AMPC is in the process of contacting proposers, and programs will be announced later this winter–stay tuned!

Mark your calendars and book your housing—you don’t want to miss the 110th 
AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!

AALL2GO

COMPLIMENTARY AALL 2016 SESSION RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE

At this past summer’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Chicago, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can now access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Chicago or not. Take advantage of this complimentary member benefit—ways to “make it new” are just a few clicks away.

WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

PICK OF THE MONTH

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee

ROMAN LAW, ROMAN ORDER, AND RESTATEMENTS
Marylin Raisch, associate law librarian for Internationals and Foreign Law at the Georgetown University Law Library, along with professor emeritus Timothy Kearley, University of Wyoming, and Angela Spinazzè, ATSPIN consulting, discuss the rich and historic journey of understanding an esoteric aspect of the law from the Justinian Code to the Restatements. This program provides a special opportunity for legal information professionals to enrich their deep knowledge of the Restatements from extensively knowledgeable speakers.

Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.

See what else is available on-demand.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

ASK THE EXPERTS: TOUGH QUESTIONS AND ESSENTIAL LESSONS ON PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016 / 11:00 a.m. (CST)
  • Register by Monday, November 28
  • AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

The complexities of personnel management cut across all types of libraries and impact staff at all levels of the profession. Whether you are just starting to manage student workers or have supervisory responsibility for an entire multinational firm’s library personnel, this program is for you. Three librarians with significant management experience in government, law firm, and academic settings will share best practices and valuable lessons for personnel management. Jump start the discussion—ask the experts by submitting questions you have about personnel management ahead of the webinar.

TAMING THE EMAIL BEAST: KEY STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING YOUR EMAIL OVERLOAD

  • Thursday, December 15, 2016 / 11:00 a.m. (CST)
  • Register by Monday, December 12
  • AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

Every day, managers and professionals are getting buried under a continuing stream of both useful and useless email. Without a system for getting “control of the beast,” professionals spend much of their work (and personal) time spinning wheels and feeling highly unsatisfied. Learn a proven system for taming your email account, with strategies for keeping your inbox efficient and under control by building and administering a personal “email infrastructure.” This webinar will provide ways to eliminate quick, useless emails once and for all, as well as how to mitigate much of that annoying junk and spam. In addition, get technical tips for more efficiently managing your email using market-leading software like MS Outlook and/or Gmail. This webinar will be the first of a three-part series on productivity.

AALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RECOMMENDATION

Thinking about continuing your education? AALL’s Education Department recommends the following:

CURIOSITY—A USEFUL SUPERPOWER
Curiosity has been listed as an important trait in hiring as well as employee engagement. A 2015 Harvard Business Review article suggested that even though it’s being hailed as an important trait, being curious can be frowned upon and “by adulthood, our disposition toward questioning can range from the timid to the hostile.” According to a 2014 Forbes article titled, “Curiosity: The One Superpower We Don’t Use Enough, And How To Use It,” “when we allow ourselves to be curious, we quickly come face to face with confusion and uncertainty.” There is an emotional reaction that occurs that causes discomfort, especially in unsupportive environments. Learn to power through it, be curious, and ask questions anyway. The article’s author, Lawton Ursrey, asserts that “satisfying curiosity is one of life’s greatest joys.” In order to regain a sense of curiosity and empowerment to engage at a high level, consider adopting the eight habits outlined in Fast Company’s “8 Habits of Curious People.”

FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

Being creative is fundamentally about advancing change, as well as being innovative and inspiring. Leaders are often faced with the challenge of implementing change and garnering support and approval of that change. The real challenge lies in being creative when your well is dry. Below are some helpful resources on fostering creativity.

Here are some suggested articles on creativity and leadership:

For more in depth reading on the topic:

To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in the monthly AALL eNewsletter and Education Update. Next month our focus will be on how to avoid being passive-aggressive. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please Becka Rich.

AALL Education Update / November 2016

AALL EDUCATION SURVEY

We Want to Hear from You 

How can you maximize your value to your organization? How can you best anticipate your stakeholders’ needs and move them to the next level? The answers to these questions evolve over time, and so must AALL’s educational offerings.

In order to shape learning opportunities that address your needs, we need your input. You are invited to participate in a survey and share the topics and focus areas that affect you most—in your workplace and in your professional growth. This anonymous survey will close on Friday, November 18. 

AALL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE | REGISTER NOW

2017 AALL Management Institute
March 30-April 1, 2017
Hotel Palomar | Chicago, IL
Register by February 3, 2017

The AALL Management Institute will help you become equipped to manage effectively and produce results. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn skills to build partnerships, develop a strategic plan, engage staff for high performance, learn conflict resolution strategies, and much more. Hone your management skills, collaborate with colleagues from different library types, learn in a small group setting, and develop techniques to manage with confidence. Registration is first-come, first-served.

“I highly recommend the AALL Management Institute to any manager who wants to better understand their role within their organizations.” -George Taoultsides, Harvard Law School Library (2015 AALL Management Institute Attendee)

AALL 2017 PROGRAMMING UPDATE

Next Step in the Process

Thanks to all who proposed a program or workshop for AALL 2017—the Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) is currently reviewing all submissions using the evaluation rubric.

In November, the AMPC’s content area team leaders will meet in Chicago to select and schedule the programming, including the must-have programs that AALL members requested. Proposers will be notified about the status of their program proposals in early December, and programming will be announced later this winter—stay tuned!

Mark your calendars and book your housing–you won’t want to miss the 110th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!

UPCOMING WEBINAR

Ask the Experts: Tough Questions and Essential Lessons on Personnel Management
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 11:00 a.m. (CST)
Register by Monday, November 28
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

The complexities of personnel management cut across all types of libraries and impact staff at all levels of the profession. Whether you are just starting to manage student workers or have supervisory responsibility for an entire multinational firm’s library personnel, this program is for you. Three librarians with significant management experience in government, law firm, and academic settings will share best practices and valuable lessons for personnel management. Jump start the discussion by submitting issues you’d like to see addressed during the webinar.

Webinar programming is made possible through a partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

AALL2GO

Complimentary AALL 2016 Session Recordings Now Available

At this past summer’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Chicago, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can now access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Chicago or not. Take advantage of this complimentary member benefit—ways to “make it new” are just a few clicks away.

AALL 2016 session recordings are sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

Webinars Now Available On-Demand

Pick of the Month

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee.

Library Privacy Laws and Drafting a Privacy Policy 
Privacy continues to be a hot topic, both in and out of libraries. This program from the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting is a primer for creating a privacy policy for your library. This program features a thorough overview of privacy law by Sarah Lamdan, while Julie Jones covers issues relating to privacy in government libraries and the types of information that may implicate privacy concerns. Rachel Gordon closes out the program by discussing how to create a privacy policy customized to your library. This program is a great starting point for those thinking about privacy issues in the library, and what can be done to protect our patrons’ privacy interests.

Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.

FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

Many of the traits that are associated with leadership, such as charisma, having a wide social circle, and commanding the center of attention tend to be associated with extroverts. Introverts often possess a quieter, calmer disposition which, while different, can be just as effective. Introverts are people who need alone time to recharge. Following are some resources on leading for introverts. Introverts will learn more about how to be great leaders; extroverts will learn how to work more effectively with an introverted leadership style.

Here are some suggested articles to help you learn about introverted leadership:

For more in-depth reading on the topic:

To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in the monthly AALL eNewsletter and Education Update. Next month our focus will be on fostering creativity. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Becka Rich.

AALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RECOMMENDATION

Thinking about continuing your education? AALL’s Education Department recommends the following:

Mobile Learning and Electronic Learning: Is There a Difference?
Many people think that mobile learning (m-Learning) and electronic learning (e-Learning) are the same. M-Learning, according to Learning Solutions Magazine is “learning—in all forms and formats—that follows you.” According to the E-learning Heroes, e-Learning is the use of electronic media (computers, tablets, or phones) to educate or train learners. The term e-Learning has been broadly used to encompass the entirety of internet learning. It is difficult to keep up with the terms and trends of the day, but LearnDash helps make distinctions between both m-Learning and e-Learning in six areas: aim, approach, medium, content and design, duration, and user access. To read more about the topic, Shift Learning provides additional details and includes four articles that outline the differences of each format.

AALL Education Update / October 2016

CONTRIBUTE YOUR EXPERTISE TO AALL 2017

AALL 2017 Proposals Due Monday, October 3

The Call for Proposals for the 2017 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference is open through next Monday, October 3. Inspired by the program ideas AALL members shared this summer, the Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) compiled a list of “must-have” program topics that AALL members have identified as being vital to their professional education—and we need your expertise to deliver them. Propose a program! Being a part of the programming experience can be incredibly rewarding.

Explore the Information for Program Proposers section of AALLNET, and use the online Program and Workshop Proposal Collection site to develop your proposal, share it with your colleagues, and submit it online by October 3. The AMPC will evaluate all proposals using a comprehensive rubric focusing on their relevance and description. Gain valuable speaking and program development experience, get more involved with AALL, and impact the professional development of your peers.

Mark your calendars and book your housing—you won’t want to miss the 110th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!

AALL/BLOOMBERG BNA CONTINUING EDUCATION GRANTS PROGRAM

Do you have a fall program that you need help funding? Applications for the AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grants Program are now being accepted through October 19. The grants can assist in providing ongoing quality continuing education programming outside of the AALL Annual Meeting. All AALL entities are encouraged to apply. Submit a proposal today! Visit grants program FAQs for more information.

UPCOMING WEBINAR

Teaching Technology in Legal Practice: Insights and Evolution 
Thursday, October 27 | 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
Register by Monday, October 24
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

Teaching technology in a legal practice course doesn’t have to be daunting. Join Christina Glon as she shares insights from Emory’s successful Technology in Legal Practice course. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to implement your own course and evolve ideas for the future. This program will also feature concrete examples of successful implementation and how participants can easily add them into their own course, and will provide insight to firm librarians on precisely what law schools are teaching students about technology.

Webinar programming is made possible through a partnership with Wolters Kluwer
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SAVE THE DATE | AALL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

The 2017 AALL Management Institute will be held March 30-April 1, 2017 at the Palomar Hotel in Chicago. The AALL Management Institute provides participants with the opportunity to build management skills, collaborate with colleagues from different library types, learn in small group settings, and develop techniques to manage with confidence. Maureen Sullivan, an organizational development consultant will serve as lead faculty. Sullivan’s practice focuses on the delivery of consulting and training services to libraries as well as other organizations. She has extensive expertise on organizational development, strategic planning, management skills development, leadership development, introducing and managing organizational change, and organization and work redesign. Registration will open in October.

“Phenomenal institute! Networking was great–very interactive, with lots of variety . . . Lots of great material, and two full days on intensive learning. If you have the opportunity to attend the next AALL Management Institute, do yourself (and your institution, colleagues, and staff) a favor and sign up.”

James Senter, Jones Day
2015 AALL Management Institute Attendee

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Complimentary AALL 2016 Session Recordings Now Available

At this past summer’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Chicago, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can now access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Chicago or not. Take advantage of this complimentary member benefit—ways to “make it new” are just a few clicks away.

AALL 2016 session recordings are sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

Webinars Now Available On-Demand 

Pick of the Month

Selcted by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee.

How to Create a Positive Culture in Your Law Library (Whether or Not You’re a Manager)
Led by three extraordinary librarians, this program from the 2016 AALL Annual Meeting is valuable in the ongoing quest to develop the best and most positive workplace environments for ourselves and our colleagues. The program includes examples from those who have successfully fostered and/or created positive workplace cultures and provides an opportunity for everyone within an organization to be part of shaping the overall workplace culture. Consider listening with others and think about what opportunities you have to explore the skills that contribute to a positive culture in your library.

Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.

LEADER IN YOU

“If I say goodbye, the nation learns to move on/It outlives me when I’m gone.” – George Washington (Hamilton)

One of the most important traits of strong organizations is a well thought-out transition plan. A good transition plan will include documentation, a succession plan, and an idea of who will perform the duties of leadership when the present leadership steps down. This is important whether the organization is volunteer or for-profit. Success as a leader can be measured partially by how well you ease the transition to new leadership.

Here are some suggested articles on transitioning leadership:

For more in depth reading on the topic:

To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in the monthly AALL eNewsletter and Education Update. Next month our focus will be on leadership for introverts. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Becka Rich.

AALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RECOMMENDATION

Thinking about continuing your education? AALL’s Education Department recommends the following:

Design Thinking for Human-Centered Learning Experiences
How do we create human-centered learning experiences that help boost performance?  LEARNNOVATORS™ outlines a design thinking process for learning using an infographic to illustrate how it’s done. The process includes five steps: empathy, define, ideate, prototype, and test. Learner needs and insights form the core of the first step, which is key to the entire process, setting the stage for designing human-centered learning.

AALL Education Update / September 2016

THANK YOU FOR YOUR AALL 2016 TOPIC IDEAS

Call for Proposals Coming Soon

AALL expresses thanks to all who contributed and voted on ideas for “must-have” programs at the 2017 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!

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. Learn more about the proposal process and turn inspiration into reality at AALL 2017.

Mark your calendars and book your housing—you won’t want to miss the 110th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!

AALL/BLOOMBERG BNA CONTINUING EDUCATION GRANTS PROGRAM

Do you have fall program that you need help funding? Applications for the AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grants Program are now being accepted through October 19. The grants can assist in providing ongoing quality continuing education programming outside of the AALL Annual Meeting. All AALL entities are encouraged to apply. Submit a proposal today! Visit grants program FAQs for more information.

UPCOMING WEBINAR

Telling the Story of Research: Altmetrics at Pitt
Thursday, September 22 | 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
Register by Monday, September 19
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

As scholars face increasing pressure to document the impact of the research they publish, libraries are perfectly positioned to apply their strengths with organization, metadata, and online systems to give their research communities new insights from alternative metrics. In this webinar, participants will learn about new tools that measure a wide range of impact from traditional citation counts to faster, broader indicators of social impact. Discover how the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh has integrated Plum Analytics with its institutional repository to help legal scholars at Pitt document their total output, demonstrate the impact of their work, and tell the story of their research.

SAVE THE DATE | AALL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

The 2017 AALL Management Institute will be held March 30-April 1, 2017 at the Palomar Hotel in Chicago. The AALL Management Institute provides participants with the opportunity to build management skills, collaborate with colleagues from different library types, learn in small group settings, and develop techniques to manage with confidence. Maureen Sullivan, an organizational development consultant will serve as lead faculty. Sullivan’s practice focuses on the delivery of consulting and training services to libraries as well as other organizations. She has extensive expertise on organizational development, strategic planning, management skills development, leadership development, introducing and managing organizational change, and organization and work redesign. Additional information on the AALL Management Institute will be available in September on AALLNET.

“Phenomenal institute! Networking was great–very interactive, with lots of variety . . . Lots of great material, and two full days on intensive learning. If you have the opportunity to attend the next AALL Management Institute, do yourself (and your institution, colleagues, and staff) a favor and sign up.” 
James Senter, Jones Day; 2015 AALL Management Institute Attendee 

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Complimentary AALL 2016 Session Recordings Now Available

Want to relive AALL 2016? Watch the videos now!

At last month’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Chicago, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can now access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Chicago or not. Take advantage of this complimentary member benefit—ways to “make it new” are just a few clicks away.

Webinars Now Available On-Demand

Pick of the Month

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee

Cultural Intelligence Makes a Difference: Are You Culturally Competent? 
Diversity is important to organizations of all kinds but not all promote cultural competency as a core value. In this 2015 AALL Annual Meeting program, Michele A. Lucero Villagran explains cultural intelligence and discusses challenges and opportunities that may be encountered within law libraries. She presents on four key factors in developing cultural intelligence: drive, knowledge, strategy, and action.

Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.

See what else is available on-demand.

LEADER IN YOU

Before we can talk effectively about leadership, we first need to understand more about it. This month’s recommendations are focused around the principles that define leadership. While smart, capable leaders may disagree on the details, the books and articles below have many commonalities: respect, self-reflection, communication, vision, courage, and curiosity. All are common principles that make up a great leader.

Here are some suggested articles on leadership principles:

For more in-depth reading on the topic:

To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in the monthly AALL eNewsletter and Education Update. Next month our focus will be on transitioning leadership. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Becka Rich.

AALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RECOMMENDATION

Thinking about continuing your education? AALL’s Education Department recommends the following:

Learning and Exercise: Is There a Relationship?
According to a study mentioned in Live Science, “findings showed that exercise improves memory performance and changes the way memories are stored in the brain.” The study revealed that people show a 10 percent improvement in retaining information after exercising. This is good news for busy professionals, and serves as a reminder that exercise is good for us in so many ways. The next time you get anxious about learning something new, make a plan to exercise afterward.

AALL Education Update / August 2016

AALL 2016 | VIDEO RECORDINGS

AALL 2016 wrapped up last week, and people are still buzzing about it. Whether you joined us in Chicago for the entire meeting, just a day or two, or were unable to attend, you can now watch the video of three conference program highlights:

Stay tuned—audio recordings of additional programs will be posted to AALLNET soon.   

CALL FOR IDEAS | AALL 2017

Submit Your Recommendations for “Must-Have” Programs

Building upon the success of the “must-have” programs solicited for and presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference in Chicago, what “must-have” programs should AALL 2017 feature?

Share your program ideas through August 19 and see what’s already buzzing among your colleagues. Must-have program topics will be included in the Call for Proposals in September—stay tuned!

Mark your calendars and book your housing—you won’t want to miss the 110th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!

CALL FOR WEBINAR TOPICS AND SPEAKERS

We invite you to help develop and/or deliver webinars in collaboration with your peers and experts in the industry. AALL members can showcase their knowledge in the legal information field by recommending dynamic speakers and timely topics. Submitting a webinar proposal is easy—simply collaborate with your peers, develop the topic, and submit the proposal. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information, visit the Request for Webinar Proposals section on AALLNET. Contact Celeste Smith, AALL director of education for more information.

UPCOMING WEBINAR

Copyright Issues in Institutional Repositories and Digital Archives
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
Register by Monday, August 15
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

As institutional repository and digital archives projects become more common and more robust, universities, museums, research institutes, and professional organizations are relying on librarians to develop more sophisticated knowledge of all aspects of these projects. One critical piece of the repository puzzle is determining how copyright law may impact the material that can be included. This webinar will cover best practices for the most common copyright issues facing librarians when adding content to repositories and archives. Learn how to consider non-exclusive rights, fair use, and contractual language in author agreements to secure a place in your repository for faculty scholarship, law review archives, lecture and conference recordings, and special archival collections.

This complimentary webinar is made possible through our partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

SAVE THE DATE | AALL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

The 2017 AALL Management Institute will be held March 30-April 1, 2017 at the Palomar Hotel in Chicago. The Management Institute provides participants with the opportunity to build management skills, collaborate with colleagues from different library types, learn in small group settings, and develop techniques to manage with confidence. More information on the AALL Management Institute will be forthcoming.

Testimonial from the 2015 Institute

“Phenomenal Institute! Networking was great—very interactive, with lots of variety . . . Lots of great material, and two full days on intensive learning. If you have the opportunity to attend the next AALL Management Institute, do yourself (and your institution, colleagues, and staff) a favor and sign up.”  James Senter, California Region Library Services Manager, Jones Day, Los Angeles, CA 

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Webinars Now Available On-Demand

Pick of the Month

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee

Making the Case for Your Career: Creating Killer Cover Letters, Resumes, and LinkedIn Profiles
This program from the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference teaches you how to prepare a resume and cover letter to help advance your career. The presenters—Carla Wale, reference librarian at Georgetown Law Library; Alena Wolotira, reference librarian at the University of Washington; Jyssica Scott, business development director at Information Governance; and Chris Jones, executive director at Information Governance—share their expert knowledge of the hiring process and recruitment, guiding job seekers through the nuts and bolts of how to present yourself on paper as well as how to promote yourself online using LinkedIn. The panelists also provide tips and techniques to help law librarians connect their skills and talents with the needs of employers. This practical advice and insight will be useful to any law librarian looking to stand out to future employers.

Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars for AALL members in the Education and Events section of our website.

FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

Ethics is defined as the principles, values, and beliefs that govern one’s daily decisions. Leadership is the process of influencing others to achieve goals. Thus, ethical leadership is the process of influencing people through principles, values, and beliefs that embrace what has been defined as the right behavior.

How does being an ethical leader help you achieve success within your organization? The Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership says it best: “If you have integrity at the helm, committed employees, a culture that supports values and the public’s trust . . . Your company is strong internally, and that’s not only good for you, it’s good for your industry, your community, and the global market.”

To learn more about ethical leadership, below are suggested articles:

For more in-depth reading on the topic:

To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in the monthly AALL eNewsletter and Education Update. Next month we will get back to basics and focus on the principles of leadership. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Patrick Butler.

AALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RECOMMENDATION

Thinking about continuing your education? AALL’s Education Department recommends the following:

Pokémon Go: Reimagining Learning
The latest craze in apps is the history-making Pokémon Go. It has been downloaded more than 75 million times worldwide, and educators everywhere are looking at what this means in terms of exploring learning in new ways. According to BROOKINGS, “It bears the seeds of a learning revolution.” What can it teach us about new frontiers in learning? Learning has become more social. In the article “Pokémon Go: Lessons for Learning,” learners “engage with content by making them feel invested in it and bringing the learning into their social sphere.” If you are a Pokémon Go enthusiast, check out Pokémon Go news from around the world.

AALL Education Update / July 2016

AALL 2016 | MAXIMIZE YOUR SUMMER

There’s still time to pack a summer’s worth of professional development into just a few days. Register for next month’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference, connect with your colleagues, and stay up-to-date on solutions to the challenges you face every day. With so many opportunities to learn and network, you can’t afford to stay home. Are you near Chicago but unable to attend the whole conference? Consider a single-day registration. Student and retiree registration rates are deeply discounted as well.

In a few weeks, when everybody’s buzzing about the keynote speaker, the programs, or the great eats in the Windy City, make sure that you’re part of the action

Spread the word to your nonmember colleagues: Nonmember Conference Registration packages include a complimentary one-year AALL membership. By joining us in Chicago, they’ll be joining AALL.

CALL FOR WEBINAR TOPICS AND SPEAKERS

We invite you to help develop and/or deliver webinars in collaboration with your peers and experts in the industry. AALL members are able to acquire a new set of skills and showcase their knowledge in the legal information field. Members are also encouraged to recommend dynamic speakers and timely topics. Submitting a webinar proposal is easy, simply collaborate with your peers, develop the topic, and submit the proposal. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information, visit the Request for Webinar Proposals section on AALLNET. Contact Celeste Smith, AALL director of education for more information.

UPCOMING WEBINAR

Creating Engaging Digital Content to Teach and Promote Library Services
Thursday, July 7 | 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
Register by Friday, July 1
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60
This webinar runs until 12:15 p.m. (CDT)

Teaching users what resources are available to them and how to use them is key to marketing your collection. This webinar will discuss best practices for teaching technology to users such as students, attorneys, and staff. Learn strategies and software you can use to create a memorable instructional presentation, as well as free sources of audio and video to help make it an exciting and interactive show your users will remember. Discover dynamic ways to market your library’s digital resources to ensure users return when they need to use them.

This webinar program is made possible through a partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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AALL 2015 Session Recordings Available

As an AALL member, you can access AALL 2015 educational program recordings, whether you joined us in Philly or not.

AALL 2015 session recordings sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

Webinars Now Available On-Demand

Pick of the Month

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee

Taming the Chaos: Productivity and Time Management for Law Librarians
Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? Wondering where all of your time goes? This program provides information about various methods to sort through competing demands on your time. The presenters–Ashley Ahlbrand and Michelle Trumbo from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Mariah Ford from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Cheryl Niemeier from Bose McKinney & Evans LLP—will provide an overview of the strategies to optimize time and productivity, emphasizing that librarians should find the methods that work best for them. The session wraps up with a discussion of technology tools that can help with time management.

Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars for AALL members in the Education and Events section of our website.

FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

The essence of leadership is influence. Learning to inspire, engage, and gain the respect of your team members will help you become the kind of leader that you would like to follow.

To learn more about becoming an influential leader, here are some suggested articles:

For more in-depth reading on the topic:

To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in the monthly AALL E-newsletter and Education Update. Next month our focus will be on meeting the ethical challenges of leadership. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Jennifer Ash.

AALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RECOMMENDATION

Thinking about continuing your education? AALL’s Education Department recommends the following:

Mircrolearning is Here to Stay
In a world of short attention spans, instructors, trainers, and managers face a never-ending battle. According to Statistic Brain, the average attention span is 8.25 seconds. As attention spans go down, the need for in-depth learning at a quick pace has gone up. Embracing microlearning is imperative as “old school training is expensive, time-consuming, and simply can’t be produced fast enough to react to a constantly changing work environment,” according to Learning Solutions Magazine. Learners want education that is fast and easily consumed. Want to see microlearning in action? Watch this quick video “You Can Learn Anything,” from Khan Academy, which has more than 4 million views.

AALL Education Update / June 2016

AALL 2016 | REGISTER BY JUNE 3 TO SAVE $100

Time’s running out to save $100 on the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference. Register by Friday, June 3 to enjoy savings on what could be the best professional development move you make all year. Not sure if AALL 2016 is on your boss’s radar? You can’t know unless you ask! Keep in mind that flexible registration options are available, including single-day passes and discounts for students and retirees.

Register by June 3 to save $100 on conference registration.

AALL 2016 | NEW LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES ANNOUNCED

The internet continues to shape the way we live, the way we work, and so much in between, including our very identities. Three new hot topic programs have just been added that explore this evolving relationship–be sure to check them out:

In addition to the educational programs taking shape, you can preview these special educational opportunities:

Don’t miss out—you can’t afford to stay home!

CALL FOR WEBINAR TOPICS AND SPEAKERS

We invite you to help develop and/or deliver webinars in collaboration with your peers and experts in the industry. AALL members are able to acquire a new set of skills and showcase their knowledge in the legal information field. Members are also encouraged to recommend dynamic speakers and timely topics. Submitting a webinar proposal is easy–simply collaborate with your peers, develop the topic, and submit the proposal. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information, visit the Request for Webinar Proposals section on AALLNET. Contact Celeste Smith, AALL director of education for more information.

UPCOMING WEBINAR

Advanced Competitive Intelligence: Best Practices in Conducting CI Research
Wednesday, June 8 | 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
Register by Friday, June 3
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

Competitive intelligence (CI) is the buzzword for business, marketing, and people research that law librarians have been providing to constituents for decades. Armed with expert research strengths, librarians can help shape or augment current CI capabilities to help deliver services that differentiate them in the marketplace. Learn the practical side of providing CI services from an expert with a background in legal and professional services librarianship that can be easily adopted into any law library setting.

This complimentary webinar is made possible through our partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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AALL 2015 Session Recordings Available

As an AALL member, you can access AALL 2015 educational program recordings, whether you joined us in Philly or not. Be sure to check out the following two programs, which were highly rated by conference attendees.

Webinars Now Available On-Demand

Pick of the Month

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee

This program, from the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference, will help you think about library management and whether it is a good fit for your interests and skill set. Following a brief overview of the skills and responsibilities that are required for a variety of positions in the law library, you will be given the opportunity to complete a self-assessment that will help identify your strengths within the different areas. The conversation highlights the many assumptions that exist in law librarianship, which can influence your decision to take on new responsibilities.

A panel of experienced librarians share advice on career development as you consider your own aspirations. Ask yourself the questions posed by Deborah Schander, Paul Healey, Michael VanderHeijden, and Ronald E. Wheeler, and consider whether management is the right fit for you. Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars for AALL members in the Education and Events section of our website.
 

FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

Becoming a great leader isn’t something that happens overnight. You must first develop your skills and shape your leadership style over time–a process that can take a great deal of conscious effort and desire. Start your journey by taking small steps every day and eventually you will become the leader that you have always envisioned.

To learn more about beginning your personal leadership journey, here are some suggested articles:

For more in-depth reading on the topic:

The Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in each monthly AALL E-newsletter and Education Update. Next month our focus will be on influential leadership. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Jennifer Ash.

AALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RECOMMENDATION

Thinking about continuing your education? AALL’s Education Department recommends the following:

Learning to Learn: Change Your Inner Narrative
Have you ever noticed your inner self-talk? Learning requires that you make an internal decision that is either positive or negative. In her article “Learning to Learn,” author Erika Anderson shares that it is important to resist the bias against doing new things and overcoming discomfort in experimenting. In order to master new skills and change the bias against learning, three things are necessary: aspiration, self-awareness, and curiosity. We can do this through supportive self-talk. The article also includes a table to help you change your inner narrative and adopt a different approach to learning.