Innovation Bootcamp Agenda

Thursday, May 6

 

1:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. (CDT)

Welcome/Introductions

STEVEN J. BELL

UNDERSTANDING THE LEGAL MIND: LEVERAGING CHANGE WITH A CULTURE OF CREATIVITY, COLLABORATION AND INNOVATION

MICHELE DESTEFANO

What makes a collaborative culture, and how do you get there?  Explore the new expectations of legal professionals, based on hundreds of interviews with inhouse and law firm lawyers from around the world.  Dig into research about lawyers’ temperament and training to understand the disconnect between what clients say they want and what lawyers deliver. Learn the three rules of engagement that all legal professionals (lawyers and professionals who work with them) can follow to meet the changing expectations, transform relationships with clients, and enhance collaborative initiatives and leadership style.

2:45 p.m.–2:50 p.m. (CDT)

 

Break

 

2:50 p.m.–3:55 p.m. (CDT)

DESIGN THINKING FOR LIBRARY INNOVATION

STEVEN J. BELL

Law librarians can apply design thinking to identify problems and develop innovations that can lead to the improvement of existing services or the development of new ones.  Understand design thinking through the exploration of a process that begins with an empathic, human-centered approach to problem finding that leads to a thoughtful solution.  Gain familiarity with the different phases of the design thinking process through examples of how they are applied in a library environment.  Design thinking lends itself to staff engagement opportunities for collaborative problem finding and solving.  Learn the six phases of the design thinking process, and the mechanics of developing a design challenge at your library.

Breakout # 1

3:55 p.m.–4:00 p.m. (CDT)

 

Break

 

4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. (CDT)

Networking Opportunity

 


 

Friday, May 7

 

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. (CDT)

Breakout #2

STEVEN J. BELL

11:30 a.m.–11:35 a.m. (CDT)

 

Break

 

11:35 a.m.–12:20 p.m. (CDT)

TRANSFORMING KNOWLEDGE WORK: APPLYING THE INNOVATION PIPELINE TO YOUR PRACTICE

Corey Ouellette

Thomson Reuters Labs comprise the global-reaching innovation arm of Thomson Reuters, supporting the many disciplines that constitute data science and deliver tools, analyses, dashboards, visualizations and proof-of-concept applications.  The Labs drive the research and development of dynamic solutions while working collaboratively with partners to define user needs and co-develop feasibility methods.  Go behind the scenes to walk through the Labs’ innovation life cycle for a typical AI project, peek at core projects to see the Labs in action, and learn how AI technologies can be part of a solutioning journey.

12:20 p.m.–1:00 p.m. (CDT)

 

Break

 

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. (CDT)

INNOVATIONS IN A2J TECHNOLOGY

SONJA EBRON AND DEBRA SLONE

There’s rarely a just outcome for people who go to court without a lawyer. Courtroom5 is a do-it-yourself litigation support tool for self-represented litigants in complex civil cases. This tool is the result of the founders’ own experiences as self-represented litigants. Sonja Ebron, a PhD engineer, and Debra Slone, a PhD librarian, created Courtroom5 to help everyday people navigate the civil justice system and avoid many of the pitfalls. They will share the process they utilize to turn user feedback into an AI-driven platform that addresses access to justice head on.

1:45 p.m.–1:50 p.m. (CDT)

 

Break

 

1:50 p.m.–2:50 p.m. (CDT)

Breakout #3

STEVEN J. BELL

2:50 p.m.–3:00 p.m. (CDT)

 

Break

 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. (CDT)

SHOWCASING INNOVATORS WITHIN AALL

ANDRE DAVISON, RYAN D. METHENY, ALLISON C. REEVE DAVIS, & JENNIFER WONDRACEK

Hear first-hand from your AALL colleagues as they discuss their experiences with stakeholder management, project and process innovation, and freedom to fail.

4:00 p.m.–4:05 p.m. (CDT)

 

Break

 

4:05 p.m.–4:30 p.m. (CDT)

Wrap-up/Parting Thoughts

STEVEN J. BELL

 

4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (CDT)

Networking Opportunity