AALL Education Update / June 2019

NEW AALL EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE / FOR DIRECTORS & INTERIM-DIRECTORS ONLY

WILL YOU BE THERE?

Don’t miss a chance to connect with your colleagues and engage in strategic conversations with directors from all over the country and beyond during AALL’s new Executive Leadership Institute July, 17-18, 2019 at Georgetown Law in Washington, DC. Colleagues from these organizations and more have already registered to attend. Now it’s your turn—register by June 14.

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Harvard Law School Library
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Universidad Interamericana De Puerto Rico Facultad De Derecho
  • Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC
  • Duke University School of Law
  • Orange County Public Law Library
  • Irell & Manella LLP
  • Georgia State University College of Law Library
  • And many more…

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

5 REASONS TO ATTEND

  • Increase your organizational effectiveness
  • Expand your leadership skills
  • Gain the knowledge and tools you need
  • Participate in strategic conversations
  • Contribute to and network with a community of director-level legal information experts

2019 AALL ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE

MAXIMIZE YOUR SUMMER

There’s still time to pack a summer’s worth of professional development into a just a few days. Will you be joining your colleagues in Washington, DC? Register for the Annual Meeting & Conference and get a leg up on solutions to the challenges you face every day. With so many opportunities to connect and learn, you can’t afford to stay home.

Several new sessions have been specially curated for you—view them all online or in print. You can also preview these special learning opportunities:

PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Boost your professional development before regular conference programming begins—add a Saturday preconference workshop to your conference registration. Attendance is limited and separate registration fees apply—register by June 14.

Interested in advocating for law libraries? AALL Day on the Hill: Advocacy Leadership Training & Lobby Day will take place on Friday, July 12—sign up by next Monday, June 3.

DISCUSSION DENS

Informal “Discussion Den” chats will be held throughout the conference, and we’re still looking for a few more discussion topics. Designed to be conversational rather than presentational, these dialogues are a great way to meet and connect with peers who share similar interests. Send your ideas to Heidi Letzmann.

UPCOMING WEBINAR / REGISTER TODAY

WORKING WITH NON-ENGLISH MATERIALS FOR THE ENGLISH SPEAKER

  • Thursday, June 6 / 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
  • Register by Monday, June 3
  • Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60
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As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, most of us will inevitably need to research laws from non-English-speaking countries, whether we are helping a firm close an international deal or a professor perform comparative research. During this webinar, a panel of experienced foreign, comparative, and international law librarians who have worked in Europe, Africa, Asia, Canada, and the Caribbean will provide practical guidance on finding English translations of non-English laws, tips to identify relevancy to your research, and ways to find help when you’re truly stuck.

CALL FOR WEBINAR PROPOSALS

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.

AALL eLEARNING SURVEY

AALL is exploring new ways to maximize, promote, and integrate the Body of Knowledge (BoK) into educational offerings to help you grow professionally. We ask that you participate in a brief survey to help us learn more about member preferences for online/eLearning and to gather information about which BoK areas you would like to strengthen.

Your feedback will help shape our efforts to continue expanding learning offerings to meet your needs. Please complete the survey by Wednesday, June 5. Those who complete the survey by June 5 will be entered into a drawing to win one of three $50 American Express gift cards. We thank you in advance for your participation.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Celeste Smith, AALL director of education for assistance.

COMPLIMENTARY AALL 2018 SESSION RECORDINGS

At last summer’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Baltimore or not. You can easily listen to sessions from your desktop or on the go—take advantage of this complimentary member benefit, just a few clicks away.

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AALL 2018 session recordings sponsored by LexisNexis.

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WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

PICK OF THE MONTH

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee

TEDAALL: LIBRARY LEADERS SHARE THEIR ETHICS STORIES AND CHALLENGES
This TED-style program from the 2018 AALL Annual Meeting features six AALL leaders (Carol Watson, Steve Anderson, Greg Lambert, Kris Niedringhaus, Michelle Cosby, and June Liebert), who discuss different topics related to ethics. Topics include: establishing an ethics tone from the top down; ethical questions that pop up in government libraries; the ethical duties we have as buyers of vendor products; dealing with personal vs. institutional ethics (and what to do when those two conflict); navigating the line between confidentiality and transparency, especially as a manager; and data ethics. The Q&A at the end delves into the ethics related to vendors and finding that careful balance between confidentiality and disclosure.

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

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FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

We all know that meetings are required to effectively manage a law library. However, we have all been part of a meeting where there is no defined purpose, the participants are unprepared, and there is no effort to keep the meeting on point. Having unproductive meetings squanders individuals’ valuable time. One of the best ways to make sure that a meeting is productive and meaningful is to create an agenda that sets expectations, keeps everyone on point, and helps participants prepare.

Below are some resources to assist you in creating meeting agendas:

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.