APPLY NOW | FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR YOUR EDUCATION
Every year AALL awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to law school and library school students as well as AALL members. The following scholarships are awarded annually:
- Library School Scholarships (for those with or without JDs)
- Law School Scholarships (for those with MLS/MLIS and those seeking dual JD/MLIS)
- Scholarships for Library School Graduates Seeking a Non-Law Degree
- LexisNexis John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
- AALL and Thomson Reuters George A. Strait Minority Scholarship
- Scholarships for Continuing Professional Education Courses
- Marcia J. Koslov Scholarship for members to attend continuing education programs for state, court, or county law librarians
What You Need to Know About 21st Century Cataloging Standards
Thursday, February 25 | 11:00 a.m. CST
Register by Monday, February 22
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60
Library catalog users are often not the same people charged with building and maintaining those catalogs. Cataloging standards change, but how does that affect the researcher? This webinar is geared toward legal professionals with a lot of searching experience and staff who want to know more about catalog structure. This session will explain the concepts underpinning national library standards including RDA, BIBFRAME, and Linked Data, as well as their relevance to legal libraries of all types and sizes. A list of resources for further information on these topics will also be included.
2016 AALL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS SELECTED
The AALL Leadership Academy is designed to equip participants with essential leadership skills, strategies to handle leadership challenges, and tools to become an effective leader. Participants for the 2016 Leadership Academy have been selected and will attend the leadership academy, April 1-2, in Oakbrook, IL. Those selected include:
Claire De Marco
Rachel Gordon Susan Gualtier
Mary Kate Hunter
Sarah Morris Sarah Mulligan
Clanitra Stewart Nejdl
Lee Van Duzer
Congratulations to the 2016 AALL Leadership Academy participants.
AALL 2016 | BOOK YOUR HOUSING
Did you know it’s been nearly 30 years since AALL’s Annual Meeting & Conference was last held in Chicago? Start making plans to join us there this summer. The educational lineup–including dozens of “must-have” programs–will be announced next month to coincide with the opening of registration, but you can book your housing right now. With everything under one roof this year, you won’t want to delay. (And because you can adjust your reservation without penalty, why would you?) More details about registration and programs will be available next month!
AALL 2015 Session Recordings Available
As an AALL member, you can now access AALL 2015 educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Philly or not. Use your “power of connection” and join your colleagues to access the AALL 2015 educational session recordings. The Opening General Session with Terry Gross is currently the most viewed recording. Want to share a recording? Simply click the “Actions” button (located to the right of the recording under “Statistics”) to instantly share your favorite session. Take advantage of this member benefit today!
Webinars Now Available On-Demand
- Why Libraries Matter: A Conversation with John Palfrey
- Telling Your Story with Data Visualizations and Infographics
- Advanced Topics in Survey Design
Pick of the Month
Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee.
Plays Well with Others: How Collaboration and Crowdsourcing are Changing Legal Research
In this session, Robert Ambrogi, the author of the LawSites Blog (www.lawsitesblog.com) discusses collaborative research tools—what’s new and what isn’t. He points out that some of the “new” sources are analogous to sources that are very familiar. He also discusses what is new and different about some of the trends we see today through a discussion of various projects that lawyers, librarians, and legal technologists have tried. This process allows us to think about why some projects have succeeded while others have failed.
AALL/BLOOMBERG BNA CONTINUING EDUCATION GRANTS | DEADLINE FEBRUARY 4
The AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grants Program February deadline is fast approaching. Do you have a spring or fall program that you need help funding? The grants program is accepting applications through February 4. Submit a proposal today! For detailed information, visit the grants program FAQ.
FOR THE LEADER IN YOU