AALL Education Update / September 2015


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.


Distance Learning – The New Normal for Librarians
Thursday, September 24 | 11 a.m. CDT
Register by Monday, September 21
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60

Distance learning is the new normal, and librarians need to be prepared to foster, teach, and support distance learning for their organizations. This webinar will describe distance learning and how it works, outline predictions for the future, and provide information to support librarians and libraries in using this flexible delivery method for instruction.

This complimentary webinar is made possible through our partnership with Wolters Kluwer.


Complimentary AALL 2015 Session Recordings Now Available

Missed it? Want to relive it? Couldn’t attend? Watch the videos now!

At last month’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Philadelphia, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share. As an AALL member, you can now access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Philly or not. Take advantage of this complimentary member benefit–your “power of connection” is just a few clicks away.

AALL 2015 sessions recordings sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

Webinars Now Available On-Demand

Pick of the Month

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee.

Security Issues in Law Libraries
Michelle Rigual, director of the University of New Mexico Law Library, Richard Parris, chief security officer of the District of Columbia Courts, and James G. Durham, deputy director of the Maryland State Law Library, share insights and best practices about keeping patrons, employees, and items safe at law libraries. The active shooter training and response video recommended by Parris, Run. Hide. Fight. (approximately six minutes), will be of interest to library staff who want to be prepared for worst-case scenarios. The presenters advocate being proactive by providing training for staff and creating and practicing an emergency plan.

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


Stay Tuned for the Call for Proposals

AALL expresses thanks to all who contributed and voted on ideas for “must-have” programs at the 2016 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!

The Annual Meeting Program Committee is in the process of finalizing the slate, and the selected topic ideas will be featured in September’s call for proposals. In the meantime, visit our Proposer Resources page for more information—perhaps you’ve got a great program in mind for Chicago!

Mark your calendars and book your housing—you won’t want to miss the 109th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!


AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grants
Applications due Thursday, September 24

Planning educational events for the fall? AALL is committed to providing support for local and regional programming year-round. Chapters, special interest sections, caucuses, member institutions, and individual AALL members are encouraged to apply.


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.