NEW THIS YEAR / AALL EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
- July 17-18
- Georgetown Law / Washington, DC
- Early-bird discounted prices (through May 17): $249 members / $349 nonmembers
- Register by Friday, June 14
- Exclusive rates at the Marriott Marquis available through July 1
Experienced leaders understand the value of a strong network of peers to drive conversations that advance the profession as a whole. The AALL Executive Leadership Institute is a new offering designed to help executives, directors, and interim director-level professionals become more effective leaders. Learn next-level leadership skills and participate in candid, dynamic, and strategic conversations on topics affecting library services and legal information, including organizational challenges, changes in the legal landscape, and the continued evolution of information services.
- Critical and Strategic Thinking Framework
- Problem Solving Approaches and Analysis
- Systematic and Successful Decision-Making
- Credibility, Communication, and Value Proposition
- Persuasion and Argument Structure
- Connection, Rapport, and Influence
- State of the Profession Strategic Analysis
- Driving Change
AALL INNOVATION BOOTCAMP / REGISTER BY TUESDAY
SOLUTIONS FOR THE REAL WORLD
- April 25-26
- Register by next Tuesday, April 2
- Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, IL
- Fee: Members – $795 / Nonmembers – $1,200
- Attendance is limited
The AALL Innovation Bootcamp: Add+Venture Initiative is designed specifically for legal information professionals—whether you’re early in your career and ready to give your solutions wings or a decision maker committed to maximizing the talents of your team. Join your colleagues and amplify your skills—learn how to navigate risks and challenges to project implementation, pitch your ideas and solutions to stakeholders, network with proactive problem solvers, build internal and external partnerships, and more!
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Sponsored by AALL in partnership with Bloomberg Law.
COUNTING DOWN TO AALL 2019 / JULY 13-16
AALL ANNUAL MEETING GRANTS
Did you know that AALL offers grants to cover registration costs for the Annual Meeting or preconference workshops? Special interest sections provide additional grant opportunities for their members, and some chapters do, too. Act fast, and apply by Monday, April 1.
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. Poster sessions are a popular conference feature, and this year’s selections will once again be on display in the exhibit hall—your good idea could benefit your fellow colleagues. Submit your proposal by April 26.
If you’re in the process of developing a new, innovative, and implementable idea to improve your workplace, we want to hear from you. It’s the return of AALL’s innovation tournament! What’s the hook? Two $2,500 prizes will be awarded to further support the development and implementation of compelling workplace innovations. Apply by May 6. Applications will be evaluated later this spring; a group of finalists will be selected to present their innovation plans to attendees and a special panel of judges at the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting.
Preconference workshops are opportunities to boost your professional development before regular conference programming begins. Attendance is limited and separate registration fees apply—be sure to register well in advance of the June 14 deadline!
- CONELL (Conference of Newer Law Librarians)
- W1: FCIL Bootcamp: Basic Training
- W2: FCIL Bootcamp: Advanced Training
- W3: Regex Rules! Using Regular Expressions with MarcEdit
- PLLIP-SIS Summit X: The Path to 2030
- AALL Day on the Hill: Advocacy Leadership Training & Lobby Day [Friday, July 12]
UPCOMING WEBINAR / REGISTER TODAY
FROM CONVERSATION TO CONVERSION: GETTING LAWYERS TO USE NEW TOOLS
Costs are exploding, staffing is tight, and budgets need to be maintained. Whether you buy or build new legal knowledge and technology products, there is no guarantee of adoption. Email announcements remain unopened, and the promise of food will not get associates to a conference room anymore. What is the answer? A panel of seasoned knowledge professionals will outline some of the techniques they use to drive, monitor, and assess digital adoption of new tools.
CALL FOR WEBINAR PROPOSALS
SHARE YOUR IDEAS
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 want to hear from you! We’re looking for programs on relevant and emerging topics, as well as current or cutting-edge best practices in legal information and library services. Webinar proposals should fall into one of the six AALL Body of Knowledge (BoK) domains. Submit a proposal today.
APPLY FOR AN AALL LEXISNEXIS RESEARCH GRANT BY
AALL’s LexisNexis Research Grant Jury is accepting applications through April 1 for research grants from the AALL Research Fund (An Endowment Established by LexisNexis). The jury may allocate $5,000 between one or more applicants seeking funding for research that advances AALL’s Research Agenda which seeks to stimulate “a diverse range of scholarship related to and supportive of the profession of law librarianship.”
Established in July 2000, the annual grant funds research projects that create, disseminate, or use legal and library-related information. For inspiration, review the list of topics awarded grants in past years and explore the 16 broad research topics outlined in AALL’s Research Agenda.
If you have a research project that may benefit from this grant, review the complete guidelines and apply. As the guidelines state, the research should be completed within one year and the final product should be published, sharing the results with our professional community. Grants will be awarded and announced by the end of April.
AALL BOK AMBASSADORS
Are you curious to learn more about how AALL’s Body of Knowledge (BoK) can help you pursue your career goals? BoK Ambassadors, who were instrumental in the development of this important resource, are available to answer questions about the BoK and assist you in determining ways you can implement the BoK in your career planning. Contact them (along with AALL education staff) for more information, and listen to the recent BoK webinar.
- Susan David deMaine Assistant Director for Information Services; Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
- James G. Durham Deputy Director; Maryland State Law Library
- Elaine M. Egan Director of Global Libraries & Information Services; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
- Deborah Ginsberg Educational Technology Librarian; IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
- Carol Watson Director of the Law Library; University of Georgia
COMPLIMENTARY AALL 2018 SESSION RECORDINGS
At last summer’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Baltimore or not. You can easily listen to sessions from your desktop or on the go—take advantage of this complimentary member benefit, just a few clicks away.
WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND
- Intergenerational Engagement
- AALL BoK: What You Should Know
- Expand Your Career and Engage with Your Peers
PICK OF THE MONTH
Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee
LEADERSHIP INFLUENCE: BECOME A STRONG CONTRIBUTOR
You have the ability to influence and make an impact in your organization! Developing your influence doesn’t happen overnight; it takes time, dedication, and persistence. You may not be able to control a situation, but you can change your own behaviors and reactions. During this webinar, learn about leadership influence, how to maximize your strengths, and how to develop techniques to influence your organization.
Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.
FOR THE LEADER IN YOU
Volunteering in an organization is a great way to gain new, or hone existing, leadership skills. Leadership in a volunteer organization isn’t dependent on title or work experience, it’s more about having enthusiasm for the organization. For aspiring leaders, a volunteer position is a great way to watch other leaders and/or to practice leadership skills. For current library managers/directors, it’s a chance to lead a totally different type of organization from the one in which you work. For those who want to become leaders at work, a volunteer position offers a chance to gain experience leading a diverse group of people. Volunteering also provides some great networking opportunities.
To learn more about this topic, explore:
- “7 Ways to Develop Leadership Skills While Volunteering” by Jessica Freeman
- “Six Leadership Skills You Can Gain from Volunteering” by Maeve Hosea
- “Volunteering—A Great Way to Learn Real Executive Leadership” by Karl Moore
For more in-depth reading on the topic:
- Building Powerful Community Organizations by Michael Jacoby Brown
- First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Mangers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman
- “Enhancing Leadership Skills in Volunteers” by Landry L. Lockett & Barry Boyd
To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in the monthly AALL eNewsletter and Education Update. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email T.J. Striepe.