AALL Education Update / February 2019

AALL INNOVATION BOOTCAMP / REGISTER NOW

JOIN THE ADD+VENTURE INITIATIVE

  • April 25-26 
  • Register by Tuesday, April 2
  • Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, IL
  • Fee: Members – $795 / Nonmembers – $1,200
  • Space is limited to 50 attendees

The AALL Innovation Bootcamp: Add+Venture Initiative is designed specifically for legal information professionals—cutting through the jargon and offering real-world examples of how you can amplify your skills and resources, create new value, build support for your ideas, and foster a culture of innovation. Whether you’re early in your career and ready to give your solutions wings or a decision maker committed to maximizing the talents of your team, you’ll want to join us. 

SPEAKER HIGHLIGHT

This month we are highlighting Annie Downey, associate college librarian and director of research services from Reed College Library, who will be presenting on library service design, how to identify and respond to user needs and expectations, and how to co-create solutions with clients.

Annie Downey headshotDowney has written and presented on service design, critical librarianship, information literacy, K-20 library instruction, assessment, and academic library administration. Her books include Getting Started in Service Design: A How-To-Do-It Manual For LibrariansLibrary Service Design, and Critical Information Literacy: Foundations, Inspiration, and Ideas. She was a 2016 fellow of the Leading Change Institute, was awarded (with Joe Marquez) the first Future of Libraries Fellowship in 2017 from the American Library Association Center for the Future of Libraries, and was named a 2018 Mover and Shaker by Library Journal.

Check out our current lineup of innovators, and check back regularly as new presenters are added:

SPEAKERS

  • David Shonthal Senior Portfolio Director; Business Design Practice; IDEO
  • Beth Williams Senior Director; Robert Crown Law Library & Senior Lecturer in Law; Stanford Law Library
  • Carlos Gámez Senior Director of Innovation; Thomson Reuters Labs
  • Annie Downey Associate College Librarian and Director of Research Services; Reed College Library
  • Kristen Sonday Co-Founder & COO; Paladin 
  • David Whelan Director; Legal Information & the Great Library Law Society of Ontario

Sponsored by AALL in partnership with Bloomberg Law.

RESOLVE TO JOIN US AT AALL 2019

This year, make a resolution to boost your own professional development and start thinking about this summer’s conference in Washington, DC. A slate of timely, relevant, can’t-miss programming is being developed with must-have topics in mindprogramming you won’t find anywhere else. Below is just a sample of what’s in store: 

  • Finding a Needle in a Stack of Needles: Best Practices for Alerts
  • Technology Contracts: Tips for Uncovering and Negotiating the “Devil in the Details”
  • DIY API: From Inception to (Successful) Implementation
  • The Federal and State Court Analytics Market—Should the Buyer Beware? What’s on the Horizon?
  • Showing the ROI of Your Law Firm Library
  • Things You Need to Know Before Moving to a New ILS
  • Leading, Energizing, and Developing Staff Through Times of Change
  • Social Media as Primary Sources for Government Information
  • How Law Librarians Negotiate Salary
  • Cards Against Case Law! and Other Ways to Enhance Student Learning and Engagement

A complete program lineup will be announced when registration opens later this winter, but you can book your housing now (and rest easy knowing that you can make changes later, penalty-free). We hope to see you there! 

UPCOMING WEBINAR / REGISTER TODAY

INTERGENERATIONAL ENGAGEMENT

  • Thursday, February 28 / 11:00 a.m. (CST)
  • Register by Monday, February 25
  • Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60

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Generational divides in the workplace are not new. The four generations most commonly represented in our workplaces are Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z. Unsurprisingly, communication styles, personal values, and expectations about work and life vary widely in the multi-generational workplace. This webinar will explore how to best synergize these groups whose generations are defined by everything from the assassination of JFK to the 2009 market meltdown. Participants will also explore how to maximize generational diversity for workplace success within organizations. 

COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE WORKSHOP SERIES

Interested in the next Competitive Intelligence (CI) Foundations or CI Strategies workshop? Let us know now and be the first to find out when it will be offered.

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) domainsSubmit your ideas, suggestions, or proposals.

MEET THE AALL BOK AMBASSADORS

Are you looking to learn more about how the BoK can help you pursue your career goals? The following members have committed to serve as our BoK Ambassadors. BoK Ambassadors (along with AALL education staff) are available to answer questions about the BoK and assist you in determining ways you can implement the BoK in your career planning.  

  • Susan David deMaine Assistant Director for Information Services; Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • James G. Durham Deputy Director; Maryland State Law Library
  • Elaine M. Egan Director of Global Libraries & Information Services; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Deborah Ginsberg Educational Technology Librarian; IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Carol Watson Director of the Law Library; University of Georgia

SHARE YOUR STORIES

For the next few months, AALL will feature ways members are using the BoK. We are interested in how you are using the BoK for career planning and putting it into practice at your organization. Please share your stories with us. 

COMPLIMENTARY AALL 2018 SESSION RECORDINGS

At last summer’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Baltimore or not. You can easily listen to sessions from your desktop or on the go—take advantage of this complimentary member benefit, just a few clicks away. 

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 AALL 2018 session recordings sponsored by LexisNexis.

AALL/BLOOMBERG LAW CONTINUING EDUCATION GRANT

Does your chapter, special interest section, committee, or caucus have an educational event that needs funding? If so, consider applying for an AALL/Bloomberg Law Continuing Education Grant. Grant requests are accepted at various times throughout the year. The next deadline for grant applications is March 19.

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WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

PICK OF THE MONTH

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee

MANAGING CHALLENGING PATRON BEHAVIOR: STOP, COLLABORATE, AND LISTEN
The manifestations of challenging patron behavior may vary by library type, but at some point, all information professionals must contend with it. This practical session discusses best practices for creating and implementing policies on difficult patron behavior and library security. This session also offers strategies on how to effectively de-escalate a situation where a patron is exhibiting disruptive behavior. 

Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.

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See what else is available on-demand.

FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

For many of us, the arrival of a new year signals a time to reconsider priorities and make commitments to the things we deem important. And, yes, a new year can be an appropriate time to formulate leadership resolutions. 

Below are some articles that discuss leadership-related resolutions for 2019:

To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in the monthly AALL eNewsletter and Education Update. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email T.J. Striepe.