AALL 2019 / CONFERENCE WRAP UP
Last week, more than 2,000 attendees, exhibitors, and speakers convened in Washington, DC for the 112th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference. Whether you joined us there or were following the action from home, the conference featured exciting programs, a dynamic exhibit hall, and countless networking opportunities. Another new CONELL class was established, and keynote speaker Shon Hopwood delivered an inspiring story and message of hope to kick off the conference, setting a lively tone for the busy days that followed. You can watch the keynote on AALLNET, and you can already access the audio recordings of most conference programs.
Even though the dust has barely settled in the wake of this year’s conference, we’re already looking ahead to AALL 2020 in New Orleans. You can book your accommodations now and rest easy knowing that you can make adjustments to your reservation later, penalty-free. It’s not too soon to start thinking about the programs you’d like to see next year either. Check out the “must-have” program topic suggestions already percolating, and add your own as well. Stay tuned for the Call for Proposals at the end of the summer, and mark your calendars to join us next July 11-14.
UPCOMING WEBINAR / REGISTER TODAY
PODCASTING ESSENTIALS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Have you ever wanted to know how to create your very own podcast? Join two legal information professionals—Greg Lambert and Marlene Gebauer—who produce a popular podcast program (The Geek in Review) as they discuss the nuts and bolts of podcasting, including preparing, producing, and publishing podcasts.
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.
SAVE THE DATE / 2019 COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE FOUNDATIONS
October 18 / Chicago
Want to be a strategic legal information professional who helps create a competitive edge for your organization? AALL’s Competitive Intelligence Foundations program will offer a blueprint for establishing and implementing a competitive intelligence (CI) function in your law firm. Attendees will learn about competitive intelligence process and frameworks, how to integrate CI into practice, and more. Additional information will be forthcoming.
SAVE THE DATE / 2020 AALL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
March, 27-28, 2020
Hyatt Lodge / Oak Brook, Illinois
Leadership Academy Arrows Legal information professionals in the early stages of your career—maximize your leadership potential while networking with your peers. The Leadership Academy is designed to equip you with essential leadership skills, strategies to handle leadership challenges, and tools to build your career as an effective leader.
- Leadership styles & approaches
- Strategies for effective communication
- Accountability & workplace ethics
The application process will open in September. Additional information will be forthcoming.
WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND
- Non-English Materials for the English Speaker
- Anyone Can Be a Leader – Even Those Without (Actual) Authority
- From Conversation to Conversion: Getting Lawyers to Use New Tools
PICK OF THE MONTH
Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee
THE AGE OF AI: EMERGING REGULATORY LANDSCAPE AROUND THE WORLD
In this 2019 AALL Annual Meeting program recording, four experts from the Law Library of Congress take you into the land of artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and data protection and transparency, exploring issues of predictive justice and whether robots should have legal personhood. Clearly and concisely, they review the regulations, policies, and ethics surrounding these issues (and more!) in the EU bloc, Canada, and China.
Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.
FOR THE LEADER IN YOU
Experts agree that effective leaders must be able to lead themselves as well as others. Self-leadership requires a vision for your organization, awareness of one’s own values and abilities, internal motivation, taking responsibility for outcomes, and obtaining new information by continually reading and listening.
For more information on the importance of self-leadership and ways to lead, here are three articles and a TEDx video:
- “Lead Yourself First” by Jeff Boss (Forbes)
- “How to Cultivate Self-Leadership to Master Your Behavior and Realize Your Leadership Potential” by Scott Jeffrey
- “How Good Are You in Leading Yourself? Test Your Self-Leadership Skills” by Lars Tummers
- Great Leadership Starts with Self-Leadership by Lars Sudmann (TEDx video)
To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in the Education Update. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Michelle Dewey.