AALL Education Update / August 2015


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

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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.


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!


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.


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.


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/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.