COMPLIMENTARY AALL 2017 SESSION RECORDINGS AVAILABLE
At this summer’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Austin, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Austin or not. Take advantage of this complimentary member benefit–ways to “forgo the status quo” are just a few clicks away.
TRANSFORMING OUR LIBRARIES FROM ANALOG TO DIGITAL: A VISION FOR 2020
- Thursday, January 25 / 11:00 a.m. (CST)
- Register by Monday, January 22
- Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60
Today, most people get their information online, often filtered through for-profit platforms. If a book isn’t online, some users may miss it entirely. Yet much knowledge only exists on the printed page, stored in libraries. Libraries still haven’t met this digital demand, often stymied by costs, ebook restrictions, policy risks, and missing infrastructure. However, we now have the technology and legal frameworks to transform our library system by 2020. Join Brewster Kahle, founder and digital librarian of the Internet Archive and Michelle Wu, associate dean for library services at Georgetown University Law Library as they discuss digital transformation.
AALL COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE STRATEGIES & ANALYSIS
- May 10-11, 2018
- Register by Friday, April 27
- Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, IL
- Fee: Members – $795 / Nonmembers – $1,200
- Space is limited to 40 attendees
This course is designed to build capabilities in performing critical competitive intelligence (CI) work, such as creating a collaborative intelligence model, analysis and report writing, and alignment to the organizational mission. Attendees will learn core skills for growing a CI function, including data visualization, framing, scenario planning, business acumen, and marketing. Attendees will also have an opportunity to examine, practice, and discuss techniques with other professionals and network with peers from various settings.
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 15.
AALL would like to congratulate the following grant award recipients for the fall round of grants:
- Arizona Association of Law Libraries (AzALL) & San Diego Area Law Libraries (SANDALL) [this is a co-sponsored program]
- Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL)
- Northern California Association of Law Libraries (NOCALL)
WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND
- Easily Distracted? Harness Tech To Be More Efficient
- Beyond Bitcoin: What is Blockchain and What Will It Mean for Law Librarians?
- Tips and Tricks for Efficient IR Management
PICK OF THE MONTH
Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee
ASK THE EXPERTS: TOUGH QUESTIONS AND ESSENTIAL LESSONS ON PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Whether you embrace your role as manager or have stumbled into it accidentally, this webinar is for you. This program from the 2016 AALL Annual Meeting features three librarians with significant management experience discussing important topics related to personnel management. Topics covered include giving appropriate feedback, facilitating difficult conversations, and managing though change. In particular, the speakers answer participant questions about managing conflicts between subordinates and team building. The webinar concludes with a discussion about how a manager should respond to an employee who states “that’s how it has always been done.” Practical and insightful, this webinar is helpful to managers at any level and institution. *This webinar was featured in LogMeIn’s GoToStage list of top 100 webinars in the human resources category.
FOR THE LEADER IN YOU
When enumerating traits of outstanding leaders, humility probably isn’t the first trait that comes to mind. But substantial research confirms humility is a highly important leadership characteristic that empowers employees and increases esteem for their leaders.
Here are some suggested articles about humility and its role in leading others:
- “The Importance of Humility in Leadership” by Cheryl Williamson
- “6 Ways Humility Can Make You a Better Leader” by Gwen Moran
- “Leaders Are More Powerful When They’re Humble, New Research Shows” by Ashley Merryman
- “The Best Leaders Are Humble Leaders” by Jeanine Prime & Elizabeth Salib
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 Valerie Aggerbeck.