AALL Education Update / December 2015


What You Need, When You Need It

Now you can find all of AALL’s archived educational content in one place. AALL2go’s convenient digital format allows you to access webinars and AALL Annual Meeting recordings on your schedule. All recordings are now organized under one or more of the following tracks:

  • Collection Development and Cataloging
  • General or Core Programs
  • Information Technology
  • Library Management
  • Reference, Research, and Client Services
  • Teaching

Or, search by keyword to find exactly what you need.

AALL2go is your source for professional education, offering specialized continuing education programs designed specifically for legal information professionals.

See what’s available on-demand.


You Can Make a Difference

The 2016-2017 Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) needs your talents and skills to make the 2017 AALL Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, a success. The AMPC is responsible for soliciting, reviewing, selecting, and guiding/curating the programs that our members need and want. Please volunteer to help plan AALL’s most important annual educational event.

The structure of the AMPC offers different levels of involvement: content team leaders and content team members. A description of how the groups work together on the AMPC is available on the committee profile. Serving on the AMPC is a valuable experience that will help you develop leadership and program planning skills while working collaboratively with new colleagues. Interested? Please submit your application by Monday, December 7.


Telling Your Story with Data Visualizations and Infographics
Wednesday, December 16 | 11:00 a.m. (CST)
Register by Monday, December 14
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

Graphics that visually represent information or concepts are often easier for people to understand and digest than standalone statistics or prose. Innovative free tools and applications offer librarians the opportunity to efficiently organize complex data into visuals that can be consumed and understood at a glance.

Learn how to dramatically enhance library services and instruction via the creation and analysis of infographics and other visual representations of data. Anyone who has a story to tell to attorneys, faculty, students, funding institutions, public patrons, or any other group will benefit from this introduction to data visualizations and infographics.

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


Next Step in the Process

Thanks to all who proposed a program or workshop for AALL 2016—the Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) reviewed all submissions using a detailed evaluation rubric.

The AMPC’s content team leaders met in Chicago earlier this month to select and schedule the programming for next year including the must-have programs that AALL members requested.

The AMPC is in the process of contacting proposers, and programs will be 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!


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.

Using Succession Planning and Knowledge Transfer to Connect the Generations
As baby boomers retire, law libraries across the nation are experiencing a “changing of the guard.” As these workplace shifts occur, there is a risk of significant loss of organizational knowledge. Effective succession planning and facilitation of knowledge transfer can help to alleviate problems resulting from generational transitions.

This program, from the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting, provides a chance to consider the need for succession planning in your own library. Consider listening with others in your library to think about the opportunities you may have for institutional knowledge management.

See what else is available on-demand.


“It’s not what you say, but how you say it.”
When it comes to leadership communication, it is all about the delivery. Workplace leaders who communicate effectively with their team and with management improve their chance of success in meeting business goals. Improving your communication skills will help you to foster the understanding and trust necessary to encourage others to follow you–making you an effective leader.

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