AALL Education Update / January 2016


Why Libraries Matter: A Conversation with John Palfrey
Thursday, January 21| 11:00 a.m. CST
Register by Monday, January 18
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

What bold steps must law librarians take to be navigators in this digital age? John Palfrey believes librarians can be more valuable than ever before by being masters—if not creators—of the tools that make finding, creating, and storing information simpler and more effective. Join us for a candid discussion with John on his current book, BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google, and how librarians can be agents of change, actively creating vital pathways to new opportunities.

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


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AALL 2015 Session Recordings

Need a professional development boost? Check out what you might have missed at last summer’s conference and learn about technology innovations, rethinking failure, library finances 101, and more. 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 member benefit—your “power of connection” is just a few click away.

AALL 2015 session recordings sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

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Pick of the Month

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee.

Mastering the Art of Budgeting: A Librarian’s Approach
In charge of your library’s budget, but not sure where to start? “Mastering the Art of Budgeting: A Librarian’s Approach” provides information about best practices in law firm library budgeting. This webinar features Monice Kaczorowski, President, AGOG Consulting LLC, and Scott Matucha, Director of Finance at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, as well as Susan Seibert, Vice President of Professional Library Service Inc. The speakers discuss a variety of valuable topics, including the importance of budgeting, issues to consider when you are starting out, how to use your budget as a monitoring and forecasting tool, how to work with your law firm’s financing department and communicate with management, and common problems that arise with law firm library budgeting.


As a leader, you set goals for not only yourself, but others in order to meet organizational and departmental objectives. You are tasked with guiding your team to meet their goals in order to achieve overall success. When you have team members with varying skills this can be challenging.

Setting realistic goals for your team members and empowering them to successfully achieve those goals will propel you forward in your organization and in your career.

To learn more about setting goals and empowering your team to achieve their goals, here are some suggested articles about this topic:

For more in depth reading on the topic of setting and empowering your team to achieving their goals, here are some books on this area:

To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in each issue of E-News. Next month our focus will be on how effective leaders keep their team members engaged and challenged. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Jennifer Ash.