AALL Education Update / May 2019

NEW AALL EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

FOR DIRECTORS & INTERIM DIRECTORS ONLY

  • July 17-18, 2019
  • Georgetown Law / Washington, DC
  • Early-bird discounted prices (through May 17): $249 members / $349 nonmembers
  • Register now
  • Exclusive rates at the Marriott Marquis available through July 1

The AALL Executive Leadership Institute is a new offering designed to assist executives, directors, and interim director-level professionals to become more effective leaders. Learn next-level leadership skills and participate in candid, dynamic, and strategic conversations on topics affecting library services and legal information.

SPEAKERS

Risa Mish is professor of practice management at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. She designed and teaches the MBA Core course in Critical and Strategic Thinking, in addition to teaching courses in leadership and serving as faculty co-director of the Johnson Leadership Fellows program. Learn more about Risa.

Caitlin “Cat” Moon is director of innovation design for the program in law and innovation (PoLI) at Vanderbilt Law School. In this role, she works with PoLI colleagues to design the curriculum for both the JD program and the PoLI Institute, which provides interactive training in legal innovation to practiting lawyers and legal professionals. More to come about Cat.

AALL 2019 / ARE YOU TALKING TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE?

Some of the most valuable experiences can come from unexpected conversations. Here’s what recent Annual Meeting attendees had to say about their best moments from the conference:

  • “Realizing that another attendee (familiar but not otherwise known well) had encountered very similar challenges over the past year as I had.”
  • “Really, just getting out and meeting people in the job is my favorite part of AALL. I am a newer librarian, so my professional network is smaller than many of the more entrenched personalities. Going to the Meeting allows me to expand it [my network] in ways I could not do otherwise.”

Miss out on AALL 2019, and you might miss out on the conversation you didn’t even know you should be having. No other event brings legal information professionals together like this.

Wondering how to convince your employer? We’ve got you covered. Students and retirees—you get big discounts. (Looking for a printable listing of all the programs? We’ve got that, too.) New to the conference? Get ready to rock AALL 2019. Join your colleagues and register by May 17 to save $100!

SHARE YOUR GREAT IDEAS

AALL 2019 offers several opportunities to tackle current issues and share ideas and experiences—lend your voice to the conversation!

INNOVATION TOURNAMENT
If you’re in the process of developing a new, innovative, and implementable idea to improve your workplace, we want to hear from you. What’s the hook? Two $2,500 prizes will be awarded to further support the development and implementation of compelling workplace innovations. Leverage this opportunity to showcase your ideas and apply by May 6 .

AALL thanks LexisNexis for its generous support of this event.

UPCOMING WEBINAR / REGISTER TODAY

ANYONE CAN BE A LEADER, EVEN THOSE WITHOUT (ACTUAL) AUTHORITY

  • Thursday, May 23 / 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
  • Register by Monday, May 20
  • Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60
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Professionals are often tasked with taking on informal leadership roles both inside and outside their organization. Developing leadership skills can be a challenge, especially in an environment where your authority is unclear. Leadership is not defined by mere power or authority, but by tangible skills anyone can build. This session will empower attendees to grow and cultivate leadership skills irrespective of position, job role, or career stage.

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 BOK AMBASSADORS

Are you curious to learn more about how AALL’s Body of Knowledge (BoK) can help you pursue your career goals? BoK Ambassadors, who were instrumental in the development of this important resource, are available to answer questions about the BoK and assist you in determining ways you can implement the BoK in your career planning. Contact them (along with AALL education staff) for more information, and listen to the recent BoK webinar.

  • Susan David deMaine Assistant Director for Information Services; Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • James G. Durham Deputy Director; Maryland State Law Library
  • Elaine M. Egan Director of Global Libraries & Information Services; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Deborah Ginsberg Educational Technology Librarian; IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Carol Watson Director of the Law Library; University of Georgia

MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS

The AALL Management Institute was held on March 28-30 in Chicago. Check out photos from the Institute and the March/April 2019 issue of AALL Spectrum for a few highlights from the program.

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

THE LEAST DEPRESSING PLACE IN THE AGENCY: BRINGING FUN TO AN UN-FUN WORKPLACE
If you are looking for ways to inject fun into your workplace while still maintaining a professional environment, this session from the 2018 AALL Annual Meeting is for you. The presenters explain the benefits of bringing fun into the workplace, while providing ideas, tips, and sources to develop marketing campaigns. The final portion of the recording is a demonstration for using Canva to develop marketing materials.

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

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See what else is available on demand.

FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

The AALL Annual Meeting will be here before you know it, and it can serve as an excellent opportunity to begin or renew mentor relationships face-to-face. If you are unable to attend, you can build mentoring relationships through formal association programs or by making connections through colleagues. Generally, we tend to think of mentor relationships as those between a newer law librarian and a more experienced law librarian. However, it can be helpful to think of mentoring as a 360-degree experience, with your mentoring relationships happening from multiple directions.

You are never too experienced to benefit from mentoring in some aspect of your professional life, whether it be from someone with more experience; equal but different experience; or less experience with a creative approach, skill, or knowledge that you need. Pick an aspect of your professional life that you’d like to improve, consider who might make a good mentor in this area, and build a mentoring relationship. Mentees can also serve as a mentor to someone who might benefit from your unique knowledge and experience. Mentoring relationships can be as informal or formal as you’d like and may last for only a brief period, or for years. These relationships are an important way to help grow and improve our profession.

Readings on becoming a successful mentee:

Readings on becoming a successful mentor:

Readings for both:

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 T.J. Striepe.