AALL2GO—NEW AND IMPROVED
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
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.
VOLUNTEER FOR THE 2016-2017 AMPC
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.
AALL 2016 PROGRAMMING UPDATE
Next Step in the Process
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.
Webinars Now Available On-Demand
- Advanced Topics in Survey Design
- Staffing Circulation and Information Desks: Innovation, Change and Challenges for Law Libraries
- Distance Learning—The New Normal for Librarians
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.
FOR THE LEADER IN YOU
“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.
Articles about leadership communication:
- “Leadership Is a Conversation” by Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind
- “Heathy Conversations to Improve Staff Engagement” by Culture Leadership Group
- “How 2 Common Speech Quirks Can Destroy Your Reputation at Work” by Shana Lebowitz
- “11 TED Talks on Effective Communication in the Workplace” by Tim Eisenhauer
Books on the topic of leadership communication for more in-depth reading:
- Leadership Communication by Deborah Barrett
- Leadership Communication: Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: What the Human/Equine Relationship Can Teach You About Being a Better Leader by Ginger Lapid-Bodga, PhD
To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in each issue of the monthly AALL E-newsletter and Education Update. Next month our focus will be on accomplishing your goals as a leader. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Email Jennifer Ash.