AALL Education Update / November 2019

2020 AALL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY / DEADLINE IS NOV. 11

The 2020 AALL Leadership Academy is an intensive learning experience designed to equip you with core leadership skills, strategies to handle leadership challenges, and tools to build your career as an effective leader.

  • March 27-28, 2020
  • Hyatt Lodge / Oak Brook, Illinois
  • Open to current AALL members only
  • Application deadline: Monday, November 11

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  • Interactive discussions to explore core behaviors of exemplary leaders, and ways to practice those skills more frequently
  • Leadership assessments that target strengths and preferences
  • Small and large group collaboration
  • Focused development activities and opportunities to network with colleagues

ATTENDEE BENEFITS

Participants will be subscribed to a private online community, receive a mentor (an AALL member) for one year to support continued growth, and receive ongoing leadership development opportunities. The application process is now open—apply today!

AALL 2020 PROGRAMMING UPDATE

Thanks to all who proposed a program or workshop for AALL 2020—the Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) is currently reviewing all submissions using an evaluation rubric. Next month, the AMPC’s content area team leaders will meet in Chicago to select and schedule the sessions, including the must-have programs that AALL members requested. Proposers will be notified about the status of their program proposals in early December, and programming will be announced later this winter—stay tuned!

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BOOK YOUR HOUSING

Mark your calendars to join us next July 11-14 in New Orleans. Book your accommodations now and rest easy knowing that you can modify your reservation later, penalty-free.

UPCOMING WEBINAR / REGISTER TODAY

ADDRESSING DIVERSITY AND IMPLICIT BIAS IN YOUR CLASSROOM AND YOUR LAW SCHOOL

  • Thursday, November 14 / 11:00 a.m. (CST)
  • Register by Monday, November 11
  • Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60
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A growing body of research studies shows that implicit biases based on minority status are present and play a significant role in our law schools. In this context, it is important to train students to become culturally competent lawyers. This webinar includes a discussion of the importance of a legal research curriculum that addresses issues of diversity and implicit bias—despite possible unease when introducing sensitive topics in the classroom, and provides participants with tips and tools for incorporating these issues into both the legal research curriculum and into discussions occurring at their law schools.

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/BLOOMBERG LAW CONTINUING EDUCATION GRANT / APPLICATIONS DUE TODAY

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 deadline for grant applications is today, Thursday, October 31.

NOW AVAILABLE / COMPLIMENTARY AALL 2019 SESSION RECORDINGS

At this 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 Washington, DC or not. Easily listen to sessions from your desktop or on the go—take advantage of this complimentary member benefit, just a few clicks away.

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

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WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

PICK OF THE MONTH

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMPLICIT BIAS
You’ve heard that artificial intelligence (AI) is going to change legal practice, but can we trust the machine? The experts in this program—two vendors and one librarian—discuss how and why AI produces biased outcomes (hint: it’s the data). They examine how data sets become biased and what data aggregators are doing to create more trustworthy results. Learn what AI and data issues can be solved easily as well as which problems will require human intelligence (i.e., human lawyers and librarians) for many years to come.

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

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FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

Distributed leadership is a style of leadership that deemphasizes formal roles and focuses on shared, democratic, and collaborative leadership. Distributed leadership is not about delegating the work of supervisors to others. The philosophy focuses on increasing responsibility and authority for individuals and increasing the leadership capacity within an organization so it can improve and grow authentically.

To learn more about the concept of distributed leadership, here are some helpful articles:

For more comprehensive reading, here are some suggestions on the topic:

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 Michelle Dewey.