AALL Education Update / November 2015

APPLY NOW | 2016 AALL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

2016 AALL Leadership Academy
April 1-2, 2016
Hyatt Lodge | Oak Brook, Illinois
Open to AALL members – $575
Apply by Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The 2016 AALL Leadership Academy will equip participants with essential leadership skills and tools to be an effective leader. The Academy has a solid reputation for building strong leaders who are prepared to meet the challenges facing today’s law libraries. The program will include discussions to explore key leadership concepts and current trends, assessments to identify strengths and preferences, small and large group collaboration, and focused development.

Don’t miss this opportunity! The AALL Leadership Academy will not be held again until 2018.

Areas of Focus:

*  Leadership models, concepts, and myths
*  Effective and assertive communication techniques
*  Leadership styles and approaches
*  Strategies for difficult conversations
*  Core leadership values
*  Motivational leadership
*  Influence and workplace ethics

Download the Flyer

Apply Today

This continuing professional education opportunity is underwritten by the American Association of Law Libraries. For more information, contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education, at csmith@aall.org or 312.205.8032.

UPCOMING WEBINAR

Advanced Topics in Survey Design
Thursday, November 19 | 11 a.m. CST
Register by Monday, November 16
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

Legal information professionals are increasingly involved in deploying surveys and consulting on the design of quantitative data-gathering instruments. This webinar is the second in a series on survey development and will cover core topics such as validity, reliability, and item/question types and sequencing. Topics will also include implementation of a panel design via Qualtrics and other survey deployment systems. Both novices and seasoned survey designers will benefit from this webinar.

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

GRANTS DEADLINE NOVEMBER 19

AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grants
Applications due Thursday, November 19

Planning educational events for the fall? AALL is committed to providing support for local and regional programming year-round. Chapters, special interest sections, caucuses, member institutions, and individual AALL members are encouraged to apply.

AALL 2016 PROGRAMMING UPDATE

Next Step in the Process

Thanks to all who proposed a program or workshop for AALL 2016—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 publicly announced later this winter . . . stay tuned!

Mark your calendars and book your housing—you won’t want to miss the 109th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!

AALL2GO

Complimentary AALL 2015 Session Recordings Now Available
Missed it? Want to relive it? Couldn’t attend? Watch the videos now!

As an AALL member, you can now access AALL 2015 educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Philly or not. Take advantage of this complimentary member benefit–your “power of connection” is just a few clicks away.

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.

Surveys: When to Use Them and Why
AALL member Debbie Ginsburg—educational technology librarian at Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law—shares insights and best practices for creating and distributing surveys. Evaluations of three popular survey tools—Qualtrics, SurveyMonkey, and Google Forms—will also be shared.

What else is available on-demand? View the 2014 + 2015 archives.

FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM

Leaders play a big role in building team motivation–setting high expectations and inspiring greatness.

“Why Motivating Others Starts with Using the Right Language” by David Marquet

“25 Ways to Lead, Inspire and Motivate Your Team to Greatness” by Jonathan Long

“Team-Specific Motivation” by The Mind Tools Editorial Team

For more in-depth knowledge:

The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say by David Dye

Bringing Out the Best in Everyone You Coach: Use the Enneagram System for Exceptional Results by Ginger Lapid-Bogda, Ph.D.

The Hard Hat: 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate by Jon Gordon

Encouraging the continued development of leadership skills, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles and recommends books in each edition of the AALL Education Update.

AALL Education Update / October 2015

DON’T MISS OUT ON AALL’S INAUGURAL BUSINESS SKILLS CLINIC

AALL Business Skills Clinic
October 16-17
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile | Chicago, Illinois
Open to AALL Members Only – $795

The AALL Business Skills Clinic is a two-day intensive learning experience designed to teach the fundamentals of six core business areas that support the achievement of individual, team, and organizational goals.

Participants will learn:

  • Basics of managerial finance to inform financial decision making
  • Best practices in personnel management
  • Methods to evaluate, effectively communicate, and market services
  • Performance measures
  • Key principles of strategic planning
  • Skills and strategies for negotiating

Download the Flyer

Register Now

For more information, contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education, at csmith@aall.org or 312.205.8032.

Program support provided by a grant from Bloomberg BNA.

GRANTS DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 24

AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grants
Applications due TODAY, September 24

Planning educational events for the fall? AALL is committed to providing support for local and regional programming year-round. Chapters, special interest sections, caucuses, member institutions, and individual AALL members are encouraged to apply.

APPLY NOW | 2016 AALL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

2016 AALL Leadership Academy
April 1-2, 2016
Hyatt Lodge | Oak Brook, Illinois
Open to AALL members with up to 10 years of experience – $575
Apply by Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Law librarians in the early stages of your career—achieve your leadership potential by attending the 2016 AALL Leadership Academy. The academy will equip you with essential leadership skills, strategies to handle leadership challenges, and tools to build your career as an effective leader. The program will include discussions to explore key leadership concepts and current trends, assessments to identify strengths and preferences, small and large group collaboration, and focused development activities.

Areas of Focus:

*  Leadership models, concepts, and myths
*  Effective and assertive communication techniques
*  Leadership styles and approaches
*  Strategies for difficult conversations
*  Core leadership values
*  Motivational leadership
*  Influence and workplace ethics

Download the Flyer

Apply Today

This continuing professional education opportunity is underwritten by the American Association of Law Libraries. For more information, contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education, at csmith@aall.org or 312.205.8032.

CONTRIBUTE YOUR EXPERTISE TO AALL 2016

AALL 2016 Proposals Due October 6

The call for proposals for the 2016 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference is open through October 6! The Annual Meeting Program Committee has compiled a list of “must-have” topics that AALL members have identified as being vital to their professional education–and we need your expertise to deliver “must-have” programs. And, of course, programs on other subjects are welcome and encouraged.

Create the future of AALL 2016 by proposing a program! Being a part of the programming experience can be incredibly rewarding–you can gain valuable speaking and program development experience, get more involved with AALL, and impact the professional development of your peers.

Explore the Information for Program Proposers section of AALLNET, and then use the online Program and Workshop Proposal Collection site to develop your proposal and submit it online by October 6.

The AMPC looks forward to receiving your proposals and will evaluate each using a comprehensive rubric focusing on relevance and description.

Mark your calendars and book your housing–you won’t want to miss the 109th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!

UPCOMING WEBINAR

Staffing Circulation and Information Desks: Innovation, Change, and Challenges for Law Libraries
Thursday, October 29 | 11 a.m. CDT
Register by Monday, September 21
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

Approaches to staffing, training, and innovation are issues we grapple with daily. Join the members of the AALL RIPS-SIS Patron Services Committee in a roundtable discussion that will focus on the many issues surrounding staffing circulation and information desks, student workers, and innovative staffing patterns. Other issues that affect all types of law libraries, including security issues and emergency training for access services, will also be discussed. The presenters will place an emphasis on discussion so be prepared to join the conversation!

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

AALL2GO

Complimentary AALL 2015 Session Recordings Now Available

Missed it? Want to relive it? Couldn’t attend? Watch the videos now!

At last month’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Philadelphia, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share. As an AALL member, you can now access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Philly or not. Take advantage of this complimentary member benefit–your “power of connection” is just a few clicks away.

AALL 2015 sessions recordings sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

Webinars Now Available On-Demand

Pick of the Month

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee.

Advancing CI at Your Midsize Law Firm: You’ve Got the Theory–Now What?
This competitive intelligence (CI) presentation from the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference is full of practical information. The speakers are Chief Business Development & Marketing Officer Iris Jones, Director of Information Resources Kate Pettegrew, and Research Librarian Amy Noll of McNees, Wallace & Nurick. Using their firm as a case study, they provide examples, forms, and advice to improve your firm’s competitive intelligence program. In addition to covering specific deliverables such as newsletters, reports, and intranet pages, the speakers give advice about collaborating with marketing and attorney tea24ms and refining the deliverables over time.

What else is available on-demand? View the 2014 + 2015 archives.

AALL Education Update / September 2015

REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 3—DON’T MISS OUT!

AALL Business Skills Clinic
October 16-17
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile | Chicago, Illinois
Register by Thursday, September 3
Open to AALL Members Only – $795

The AALL Business Skills Clinic is a two-day intensive learning experience designed to teach the fundamentals of six core business areas that support the achievement of individual, team, and organizational goals.

 Participants will learn:

  • Basics of managerial finance to inform financial decision making
  • Best practices in personnel management
  • Methods to evaluate, effectively communicate, and market services
  • Performance measures
  • Key principles of strategic planning
  • Skills and strategies for negotiating

Download the Flyer

Register Now

For more information, contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education, at csmith@aall.org or 312.205.8032.

Program support provided by a grant from Bloomberg BNA.

UPCOMING WEBINAR

Distance Learning – The New Normal for Librarians
Thursday, September 24 | 11 a.m. CDT
Register by Monday, September 21
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

Distance learning is the new normal, and librarians need to be prepared to foster, teach, and support distance learning for their organizations. This webinar will describe distance learning and how it works, outline predictions for the future, and provide information to support librarians and libraries in using this flexible delivery method for instruction.

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

AALL2go

Complimentary AALL 2015 Session Recordings Now Available

Missed it? Want to relive it? Couldn’t attend? Watch the videos now!

At last month’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Philadelphia, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share. As an AALL member, you can now access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Philly or not. Take advantage of this complimentary member benefit–your “power of connection” is just a few clicks away.

AALL 2015 sessions recordings sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

Webinars Now Available On-Demand

Pick of the Month

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee.

Security Issues in Law Libraries
Michelle Rigual, director of the University of New Mexico Law Library, Richard Parris, chief security officer of the District of Columbia Courts, and James G. Durham, deputy director of the Maryland State Law Library, share insights and best practices about keeping patrons, employees, and items safe at law libraries. The active shooter training and response video recommended by Parris, Run. Hide. Fight. (approximately six minutes), will be of interest to library staff who want to be prepared for worst-case scenarios. The presenters advocate being proactive by providing training for staff and creating and practicing an emergency plan.

What else is available on-demand? View the 2014 + 2015 archives.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR AALL 2016 TOPIC IDEAS

Stay Tuned for the Call for Proposals

AALL expresses thanks to all who contributed and voted on ideas for “must-have” programs at the 2016 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!

The Annual Meeting Program Committee is in the process of finalizing the slate, and the selected topic ideas will be featured in September’s call for proposals. In the meantime, visit our Proposer Resources page for more information—perhaps you’ve got a great program in mind for Chicago!

Mark your calendars and book your housing—you won’t want to miss the 109th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!

GRANTS DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 24

AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grants
Applications due Thursday, September 24

Planning educational events for the fall? AALL is committed to providing support for local and regional programming year-round. Chapters, special interest sections, caucuses, member institutions, and individual AALL members are encouraged to apply.

SAVE THE DATE | 2016 AALL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

2016 AALL Leadership Academy
April 1-2, 2016
Hyatt Lodge | Oak Brook, Illinois

Law librarians in the early stages of your career–achieve your leadership potential by attending the 2016 AALL Leadership Academy. More information about the academy and the application process will be available this fall on AALLNET.

This continuing professional education opportunity is underwritten by the American Association of Law Libraries. For more information, contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education, at csmith@aall.org or 312.205.8032.

AALL Education Update / August 2015

REGISTER NOW FOR AALL’S NEWEST EDUCATION PROGRAM

AALL Business Skills Clinic
October 16-17
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile | Chicago, Illinois
Register by Thursday, September 3
Open to AALL Members Only – $795

The AALL Business Skills Clinic is a two-day intensive learning experience designed to teach the fundamentals of six core business areas that support the achievement of individual, team, and organizational goals.

Participants will learn:

  • Basics of managerial finance to inform financial decision making
  • Best practices in personnel management
  • Methods to evaluate, effectively communicate, and market services
  • Performance measures
  • Key principles of strategic planning
  • Skills and strategies for negotiating

Download the Flyer

Register Now

For more information, contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education, at csmith@aall.org or 312.205.8032.

Program support provided by a grant from Bloomberg BNA.

CALL FOR IDEAS | AALL 2016

Submit Your Recommendations for “Must-Have” Programs

Building upon the success of the “must-have” programs solicited for and presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference in Philadelphia, what “must-have” programs should AALL 2016 feature?

Share your program ideas through August 18 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 109th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!

UPCOMING WEBINAR

Transforming Your Organization to Align with Strategic Goals
Thursday, August 20 | 11 a.m. CDT
Register by Monday, August 17
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

This roundtable, led by private law library professionals from across the country, provides insights on innovations in library services, how to remain competitive and lead, and how to uncover ways to bring value through thinking differently.

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

AALL2go

AALL 2015 Programs Just Added

Missed it? Want to relive it? Couldn’t attend? Watch the videos now!

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

Webinars Now Available On-Demand

 Pick of the Month

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee.

Thinking Differently About Data
A million search results in alphabetical order—the traditional library format–is not helpful to the user. Libraries must move beyond lists and provide useful linked data. The Northern California Association of Law Libraries (NOCALL) presents Karen Coyle, a library digital consultant, who discusses ways librarians can manage data that has gone “beyond human scale.” A library’s catalog has the potential to interact with data on the World Wide Web in ways that answer questions far beyond the location of the resource. This presentation explores the opportunities available to libraries if they think differently about data connections.

What else is available on-demand? View the 2014 + 2015 archives.

SAVE THE DATE | 2016 AALL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

2016 AALL Leadership Academy
April 1-2, 2016
Hyatt Lodge | Oak Brook, Illinois

Law librarians in the early stages of your career—achieve your leadership potential by attending the 2016 AALL Leadership Academy. More information about the academy and the application process will be available this fall on AALLNET.

This continuing professional education opportunity is underwritten by the American Association of Law Libraries. For more information, contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education, at csmith@aall.org or 312.205.8032.

GRANTS DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 24

AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grants
Applications due Thursday, September 24

Planning educational events for the fall? AALL is committed to providing
support for local and regional programming year-round. Chapters, special interest sections, caucuses, member institutions, and individual AALL members are encouraged to apply.

AALL Education Update / July 2015

AALL Education Program Review Special Committee

Seeking Member Input

The AALL Education Program Review Special Committee, chaired by incoming AALL Vice President Ronald E. Wheeler, Jr., is developing a framework for AALL’s continuing education that will focus on advancing the educational and professional development needs of members throughout their careers.

The committee is seeking your input for this important initiative and invites you to attend the Education Program Review Focus Group or the Monday morning coffee talk, The Future of AALL Education: Are You Being Served? at the upcoming AALL Annual Meeting.

Not attending AALL 2015? There will be additional opportunities for you to contribute your feedback over the next few months.

For more information, contact Ronald E. Wheeler, Jr. or Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education.

AALL2go

Now Available On-Demand

Pick of the Month

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee.

Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials in the Courts: A Discussion and Analysis by Dr. Kenneth Crews | January 2014

Dr. Kenneth Crews is a respected copyright scholar, professor, and librarian and one of the most vibrant and thoughtful voices in copyright law today. His emphasis is in copyright law as it relates to the needs of universities, colleges, libraries, museums, publishers, and other cultural organizations. In this webinar, Crews provides a brief overview of copyright law and the concept of fair use followed by analysis and discussion of recent copyright cases impacting academic libraries. Watch this webinar to gain valuable insight into recent copyright litigation.

What else is available on-demand? View the 2014 2015 archives.

REGISTER NOW FOR AALL’S NEWEST EDUCATION PROGRAM

AALL Business Skills Clinic
October 16-17
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile | Chicago, Illinois
Register by Thursday, September 3
Open to AALL Members Only – $795

The AALL Business Skills Clinic is a two-day intensive learning experience designed to teach the fundamentals of six core business areas that support the achievement of individual, team, and organizational goals.

Participants will learn:

  • Basics of managerial finance to inform financial decision making
  • Best practices in personnel management
  • Methods to evaluate, effectively communicate, and market services
  • Performance measures
  • Key principles of strategic planning
  • Skills and strategies for negotiating

Download the Flyer

Register Now

For more information, contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education, at csmith@aall.org or 312.205.8032.

Program support provided by a grant from Bloomberg BNA.

SAVE THE DATE | 2016 AALL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

2016 AALL Leadership Academy
April 1-2, 2016
Hyatt Lodge | Oak Brook, Illinois

Law librarians in the early stages of your career—achieve your leadership potential by attending the 2016 AALL Leadership Academy. More information about the academy and the application process will be available this fall on AALLNET.

This continuing professional education opportunity is underwritten by the American Association of Law Libraries. For more information, contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education, at csmith@aall.org or 312.205.8032.

AALL Education Update / June 2015

UPCOMING WEBINAR

Cultural Intelligence Makes a Difference: Are You Culturally Competent?
Thursday, June 4 | 11 a.m. CDT
Register by Monday, June 1
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

This webinar, led by Michelle Villagran, certified cultural intelligence facilitator at Cultural Intelligence Center, will provide an overview of cultural intelligence (CQ), how it can be used, and how to improve your own work performance using CQ.

Webinar made possible through a partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

AALL2go

Now Available On-Demand

Pick of the Month

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee.

Career Transitions Panel

What else is available on-demand? View the 2014 + 2015 archive.

GRANTS DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 24

AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grants
Applications due Thursday, September 24

Planning educational events for the fall? AALL is committed to providing support for local and regional programming year-round. Chapters, special interest sections, caucuses, member institutions, and individual AALL members are encouraged to apply.

AALL congratulates the 2014-2015 AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grant Recipients:

  • Law Repositories 2015: Shaping the Future Conference Steering Committee
  • Law Librarians of Puget Sound
  • Northern California Association of Law Libraries
  • San Diego Area Law Libraries
  • Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries

SUBMIT YOUR WEBINAR PROPOSAL

We Want to Hear From You

Do you have an idea for a webinar? Are you, or is someone you know, an expert on a subject important to legal information professionals? We would love to hear from you!

Submit your ideas, suggestion, or proposal.

SAVE $100—REGISTER FOR AALL 2015 BY JUNE 5

Join Your Colleagues at the AALL Annual Meeting in Philly!

Sharpen your professional edge with these educational opportunities:

Register by June 5 to save $100 on conference registration.

REGISTER NOW FOR AALL’S NEWEST EDUCATION PROGRAM

AALL Business Skills Clinic
October 16-17
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile | Chicago, Illinois
Register by Thursday, September 3
Open to AALL Members Only – $795

The legal industry is constantly changing–how will you meet the changing demands of the workplace? The AALL Business Skills Clinic is a two-day intensive learning experience designed to teach core business skills that contribute to the achievement of individual, team, and organizational goals. Gain insights and knowledge from experts in the fields of:

  • Managerial finance
  • Human resources
  • Marketing and communications
  • Performance measures
  • Strategic planning
  • egotiations

Participants will learn:

  • Principles of strategic planning and implementation
  • Best practices in personnel management
  • Skills and strategies for negotiating
  • Methods to evaluate, effectively communicate, and market services
  • Metrics to align performance with organizational goals
  • Basics of managerial finance to inform financial decision making

Don’t miss this opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in a small group setting while gaining essential skills, tools, and techniques to equip you for the road ahead.

Register early—space is limited to 50 participants. Contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education, at csmith@aall.org or 312.205.8032 for more information.

Program support provided by a grant from Bloomberg BNA.

AALL Education Update / May 2015

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Anticipate as a Strategic Leader
Thursday, May 28 | 11:00 a.m. CDT
Register by Monday, May 25
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

This webinar, led by Decision Strategies International Consultant Franklin Shen, will highlight one of six disciplines of strategic thinking–Anticipate. Focusing on the need for leaders to anticipate, be prepared for, and lead through change, participants will learn how to examine external and internal forces to impact strategy.

Shen will discuss all six strategies of strategic thinking in the library during an upcoming Annual Meeting program in Philadelphia.

Cultural Intelligence Makes a Difference
Thursday, June 4 | 11:00 a.m. CDT
Register by Monday, June 1
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

This webinar, led by Michelle Villagran, certified cultural intelligence facilitator
at Cultural Intelligence Center, will discuss an overview of cultural intelligence (CQ), how it can be used, and how to improve your own work performance using CQ.

Webinars made possible through a partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

AALL2go

Now Available On-Demand

Pick of the Month

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee.

Courtroom Technology: Trends and Practical Insights

What else is available on-demand? View the 2014 + 2015 archive.

SUBMIT YOUR WEBINAR PROPOSAL

We Want to Hear From You

Do you have an idea for a webinar? Are you, or is someone you know, an expert on a subject important to legal information professionals? We would love to hear from you!

Submit your ideas, suggestion, or proposal.

GRANTS DEADLINE MAY 7

AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grants
Applications due Thursday, May 7

Planning educational events for the fall? AALL is committed to providing support for local and regional programming year-round. Chapters, special interest sections, caucuses, member institutions, and individual AALL members are encouraged to apply.

Congratulations to recent grant award winners: Northern California Association of Law Libraries and Law Librarians of Puget Sound.

NEW AALL 2015 SESSIONS

More Reasons to Join Us in Philly!

Register by June 5 to save $100 on conference registration.

CALL FOR AALL 2015 COFFEE TALKS TOPICS

Deadline Extended
Friday, May 15

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 a situation similar to the one you find yourself in now? Informal Coffee Talk discussions at AALL 2015 will be your opportunity to brainstorm; sound off; and share challenges, experiences, and ideas.

Submit your recommendations.

SAVE THE DATE FOR AALL’S NEWEST EDUCATION PROGRAM

AALL Business Skills Clinic
October 16-17
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile | Chicago, Illinois
Registration opens soon

The AALL Business Skills Clinic is a two-day intensive experience designed to give you a foundation in strategic planning, managerial finance, human resources, negotiations, performance measures, and marketing/communications.

Contact Katie Brown, chair of the Business Skills Education Task Force, or Celeste Smith, AALL director of education, for more information.