AALL Education Update / July 2019

16 DAYS UNTIL AALL 2019

If you haven’t registered for the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting, what are you waiting for? Single-day registrations are available and student and retiree rates are deeply discounted. Join your colleagues in Washington, DC next month—with so many opportunities to connect and learn, you can’t afford to miss out.

INNOVATION TOURNAMENT FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

AALL members submitted some truly great ideas for this year’s Innovation Tournament, and three innovators have been selected to move on to the final round. The proposers will pitch their innovation plans to attendees and a special panel of judges in Washington, DC for the culmination of thee tournament. This year’s finalists are:

  • Erik Y. Adams, Research Analyst, Sidley Austin LLP and Martin J. Korn, Director of Research and Knowledge Services, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Andre Davison, Research Technology Manager, Blank Rome LLP
  • Allison C. Reeve, Library Manager, Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Two $2,500 prizes will be awarded to further support the development and implementation of compelling workplace innovations. Add this event to your conference schedule and be part of the action.

AALL thanks LexisNexis for its generous support of this event.

UPCOMING WEBINAR / REGISTER TODAY

PODCASTING ESSENTIALS: WHAT YOUR NEED TO KNOW

  • Wednesday, August 21 / 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
  • Register by Monday, August 19
  • Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60
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Have you ever wanted to know how to create your very own podcast? Join two legal information professionals—Greg Lambert and Marlene Gebauer—who produce a popular podcast program (The Geek in Review) as they discuss the nuts and bolts of podcasting, including preparing, producing, and publishing podcasts.

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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) domains. Submit a proposal today.

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PICK OF THE MONTH

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee

WORTH 1,000 WORDS: USING PICTURES AND FORMATTING TO CONNECT WITH DATA
We dug deep into the archives for a program that is as important and relevant today as it was in 2015. The program covers data visualizations: images and charts and how to use them to clearly express information. The program includes a discussion of what type of information display and organization will communicate well with the audience and will also display the data most clearly. Speakers cover the main types of data visualizations and explain when a particular organizational system is effective and when it is ineffective. Please note that, as this is a visual topic, the presentation contains audio and video.

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

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FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

Over the past decade, law librarians have increasingly taken on new roles within their organizations. In order to carry out these new responsibilities, successful leaders must be able to identify tasks and duties that they can delegate to other team members. While often seen as something that only happens at the top of the organization chart, leaders in all positions throughout the library can use delegation as a way to manage new responsibilities and develop team members for new opportunities.

For more guidance on how leaders can effectively delegate, here are a few recommended articles, books, and podcasts:

For those interested in discussing delegation and how to use it in your library, the Leadership Development Committee will host a “Discussion Den” on Strategies for Delegating Work Efficiently at the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting on Sunday, July 12 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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