AALL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE / ONLY 6 SPOTS REMAIN!
DEVELOPING AND LEADING MANAGERS TO SUCCESS
- March 30-April 1, 2017
- Palomar Hotel / Chicago, IL
- AALL Members Only / $775
- Register by February 3, 2017
The AALL Management Institute will help you become equipped to manage effectively and produce results. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn skills to build partnerships, develop a strategic plan, engage staff for high performance, learn conflict resolution strategies, and much more. Hone your management skills, collaborate with colleagues from different library types, learn in a small group setting, and develop techniques to manage with confidence. Registration is first-come, first-served. Participation will be limited to 50 people for this event. Once you’ve registered, please reserve your housing by calling 877.731.0505 or book online.
RESOLVE TO JOIN US AT AALL 2017
Make a New Year’s resolution to boost your own professional development and start thinking about next summer’s conference in Austin (a first-time destination for AALL). A slate of timely, relevant, can’t-miss programming is being developed with AALL must-have topics in mind—programming you won’t find anywhere else. Below is a sample of what’s waiting for you in Austin:
- Advance Toward Experiential: Create or Re-tool Your Advanced Legal Research Course to Meet the ABA Experiential Learning Standards
- Knowledge Management for 21st Century Information Professionals
- Making Sense of Intelligence: Analyzing and Writing a Report on a Prospective Business Target
- Teaching Due Diligence and Competitive Intelligence Skills
- The Axis of Access: How New Tools Pose a Challenge to Traditional Legal Research
- The Court’s Perspective: What the Judge Can Tell Librarians about Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs)
- The Linchpin Librarian: Becoming an Indispensable and Integrated Resource in Your Organization
- Watson in the Law Library: Using AI and Machine Learning to Build the 21st Century Library
- Whose Line (of Code) Is It Anyway? Holding Companies such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook Accountable for Their Algorithms
- You’ve Heard the Jargon, Now Play the Game: Linked Data On Your Laptop
A complete program lineup will be announced when registration opens in February, 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!
Mark your calendars and book your housing—you won’t want to miss the 110th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!
COMPLIMENTARY AALL 2016 SESSION RECORDINGS AVAILABLE
At this past summer’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Chicago, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Chicago or not. Take advantage of this complimentary member benefit—ways to “make it new” are just a few clicks away.
AALL 2016 session recordings are sponsored by Thomson Reuters.
WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND
Taming the Email Beast: Key Strategies for Managing Your Email Overload
Ask the Experts: Tough Questions and Essential Lessons on Personnel Management
Teaching Technology in Legal Practice: Insights and Evolution
PICK OF THE MONTH
Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee
LEAVE TREASURE HUNTS TO PIRATES: USING RESEARCH PLANS AND LOGS TO CREATE EXPERIENTIAL LEGAL RESEARCH COURSES
AALL members Cassie Rae DuBay, Robert Linz, Anne Lucke, and Donna Wolff discuss a teaching method that uses research plans and logs to help students develop “practice ready” skills in legal research courses. The benefits of using research plans and logs in the law firm setting are also explored. Consider the American Bar Association standards that set the requirements for experiential courses in law schools, and discover how you can implement the use of research plans and logs to make your courses more practical for students. The panelists also share their experiences using this strategy and describe the process for incorporating this method into the classroom. This program is ideal for any law librarian who wants to highlight the role of planning and analysis in legal research instruction.
AALL JANUARY WEBINAR / REGISTER TODAY
CATALOGING 411: TOOLS TO MANAGE MATERIALS IN TODAY’S LIBRARIES
- Thursday, January 26, 2017 / 11:00 a.m. (CST)
- Register by Monday, January 23
- AALL Members – Complimentary; Nonmembers – $60
Cataloging is still a vital component of modern collection management, no matter the format. Whether you’re loading vendor e-book records or adding URLs to formerly held print titles, this webinar will introduce attendees to the virtual toolbox today’s catalogers use at both academic and private law libraries. From MarcEdit to OCLC, RDA to the Cataloging Calculator, and from subject cataloging to vendor records, this session will lift the curtain and leave attendees with the information they need to ensure their institutions utilize every resource at their disposal.
Webinar programming is made possible through a partnership with Wolters Kluwer.
AALL/ BLOOMBERG BNA 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 BNA Continuing Education Grant. Grant requests are accepted at various times throughout the year. The next deadline for grant applications is March 15.
AALL would like to congratulate the following grant award recipients for the fall round of grants:
- Northern California Association of Law Libraries (NOCALL)
- Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, DC (LLSDC)
AALL @ LEGALTECH NY
CHAMPIONING OUR PROFESSION AND OUR MEMBERS
- January 31-February 2 ,2017
- New York Hilton Midtown
AALL will be exhibiting at Legaltech NY to champion our profession and our members; please come say hello if you are attending. AALL members Jean O’Grady and Greg Lambert will be advocating for the value of law librarians and other legal information professionals when they speak on the “New Ways for Law Librarians & Knowledge Managers to Become Indispensable” panel. AALL members receive 30 percent off Master Passes: use promo code 30DMP06.
AALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RECOMMENDATION
Thinking about continuing your education? AALL’s Education Department recommends the following:
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING FOR 2017
Professional development planning takes many forms and is related in many ways to overall career planning. Developing yourself as a professional means cultivating your personal brand according to a Harvard Business Review article titled, “Plan Your Professional Development for the Year.” The article explains that “professional development takes three main forms: learning, connecting, and creating.” As you prioritize your goals for 2017, consider creating a career management action plan and utilize a roadmap such as the tool developed by the University of California Berkeley.
FOR THE LEADER IN YOU
Simmering beneath the surface of the library work environment is passive-aggressive behavior. Change, reduced budgets, and increased uncertainty can bring forth anger, and poorly managed anger can take the form of passive-aggression. Left unchecked, this can lead to incomplete projects, poor morale, and bullying in the workplace. Managing your emotions and providing leadership to help others manage theirs is the best prevention.
Following are several articles to help you learn how to avoid passive-aggressive behavior:
- “10 Passive-Agrressive Things You Probably Do—& How To Stop” by Paige Brettingen
- “3 Ways to Stop Yourself from Being Passive-Aggressive” by Peter Bregman
- “Overcoming Passive Aggression: Meet Your Needs by Communicating Clearly” by Lori Deschene
For more in-depth reading on the topic:
- Blindsided—Recognizing and Dealing with Passive-Aggressive Leadership in the Workplace by Paula M. De Angelis
- Overcoming Passive-Aggression: How to Stop Hidden Anger from Spoiling Your Relationships, Career, and Happiness by Tim Murphy and Loriann Hoff Oberlin
To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in the monthly AALL eNewsletter and Education Update. Next month our focus will be on succession planning. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Becka Rich or Emily Janoski-Haehlen.