AALL Education Update / July 2015

AALL Education Program Review Special Committee

Seeking Member Input

The AALL Education Program Review Special Committee, chaired by incoming AALL Vice President Ronald E. Wheeler, Jr., is developing a framework for AALL’s continuing education that will focus on advancing the educational and professional development needs of members throughout their careers.

The committee is seeking your input for this important initiative and invites you to attend the Education Program Review Focus Group or the Monday morning coffee talk, The Future of AALL Education: Are You Being Served? at the upcoming AALL Annual Meeting.

Not attending AALL 2015? There will be additional opportunities for you to contribute your feedback over the next few months.

For more information, contact Ronald E. Wheeler, Jr. or Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education.


Now Available On-Demand

Pick of the Month

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee.

Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials in the Courts: A Discussion and Analysis by Dr. Kenneth Crews | January 2014

Dr. Kenneth Crews is a respected copyright scholar, professor, and librarian and one of the most vibrant and thoughtful voices in copyright law today. His emphasis is in copyright law as it relates to the needs of universities, colleges, libraries, museums, publishers, and other cultural organizations. In this webinar, Crews provides a brief overview of copyright law and the concept of fair use followed by analysis and discussion of recent copyright cases impacting academic libraries. Watch this webinar to gain valuable insight into recent copyright litigation.

What else is available on-demand? View the 2014 2015 archives.


AALL Business Skills Clinic
October 16-17
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile | Chicago, Illinois
Register by Thursday, September 3
Open to AALL Members Only – $795

The AALL Business Skills Clinic is a two-day intensive learning experience designed to teach the fundamentals of six core business areas that support the achievement of individual, team, and organizational goals.

Participants will learn:

  • Basics of managerial finance to inform financial decision making
  • Best practices in personnel management
  • Methods to evaluate, effectively communicate, and market services
  • Performance measures
  • Key principles of strategic planning
  • Skills and strategies for negotiating

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For more information, contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education, at csmith@aall.org or 312.205.8032.

Program support provided by a grant from Bloomberg BNA.


2016 AALL Leadership Academy
April 1-2, 2016
Hyatt Lodge | Oak Brook, Illinois

Law librarians in the early stages of your career—achieve your leadership potential by attending the 2016 AALL Leadership Academy. More information about the academy and the application process will be available this fall on AALLNET.

This continuing professional education opportunity is underwritten by the American Association of Law Libraries. For more information, contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education, at csmith@aall.org or 312.205.8032.