AALL EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTION CANDIDATES FORUMS
The AALL Executive Board election is quickly approaching, and two candidates’ forums are scheduled in advance of the election. Learn more about the candidates before voting opens on Friday, September 29. Members are encouraged to participate in the moderated forums by submitting questions in advance. To submit a question in advance, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members will also have the opportunity to ask a question during the forums
via live chat. Holly Riccio, chair of the Nominations Committee,
will serve as moderator for the forums.
Candidates Forum for Board Members
September 18, 2017
12:00 p.m. (CDT)
Candidates for the Executive Board
- June Hsiao Liebert
- Liz Reppe
- Karen Selden
- Christine Sellers
Candidates Forum for President-Elect
September 25, 2017
12:00 p.m. (CDT)
Candidates for President-Elect
- Michelle Cosby
- Carol A. Watson
- Each candidate will make an opening statement
- Each question will be posed to each candidate
- Questions submitted in advance will be shared with the candidates
- Forums will be recorded and available on AALLNET
- Members are limited to one question each and will not be identified
- Questions should be related to AALL, law librarianship, and a candidate’s work experience
- Questions can be submitted via live chat during the forum
AALL 2018 PROGRAM IDEAS / LAST CALL
SUBMIT YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR “MUST-HAVE” PROGRAMS
Building upon the success of the “must-have” programs solicited for, and presented at, the 2017 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Austin, what “must-have” programs should AALL 2018 feature? AALL members have great ideas–share yours through tomorrow, August 18 and see what’s already buzzing among your colleagues. Your ideas will help the Annual Meeting Program Committee identify the must-have program topics for next summer’s conference, which will be included in the Call for Proposals next month.
Feeling inspired? Learn more about the proposal process and turn inspiration into reality at AALL 2018.
Mark your calendars and book your Baltimore accommodations–you won’t want to miss the 111th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!
NOW AVAILABLE / COMPLIMENTARY AALL 2017 SESSION RECORDINGS
At last month’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Austin, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Austin or not. Take advantage of this complimentary member benefit–ways to “forgo the status quo” are just a few clicks away.
AALL 2017 session recordings are sponsored by Thomson Reuters.
AALL Joins Re:CREATE
AALL has joined Re:Create, a diverse coalition of trade associations, not-for-profits, advocacy groups, and think tanks advocating for balanced copyright rules. Launched in 2015, Re:Create works to ensure copyright laws are simple and transparent, while also advocating for innovation, creativity, education, and economic growth. The organization focuses on engagement with legislators about the need to support exceptions and limitations, such as fair use, safe harbors, curbing statutory damages, and combating abusive copyright enforcement practices. “A fundamental principle of AALL’s mission is ensuring access to relevant legal information as a matter of justice,” noted AALL executive director Kate Hagan. “As a member of the Re:Create Coalition, we not only broaden our reach, but add to the important chorus of those advocating for modern and fair copyright laws. Our membership in Re:Create also demonstrates our support for the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of law libraries and others who benefit from such laws.” See our press release for more information.
AALL BIENNIAL SALARY SURVEY / RESPONSES DUE AUGUST 24
YOUR ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED
An invitation to participate in the 2017 AALL Salary Survey was sent out at the beginning of the month to all members. The Association asks everyone to pitch in and participate to ensure the survey is as complete and useful as possible.
If you are identified as being in a director-level role, you should have received an invitation to participate in the survey. The link in the email contains background information on the survey as well as instructions.
If you are not in a director-level role, but received the email, please share it with the person in charge of your compensation. This could be a director, a department head, or human resources representative.
Thank you for ensuring that you and your organization are represented. Contact Megan Mall AALL’s director of content strategy, with questions.
NEW LAW LIBRARY JOURNAL EDITOR SELECTED
TOM GAYLORD CHOSEN BY SEARCH COMMITTEE
Tom Gaylord, faculty services & scholarly communications librarian at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, has been selected to serve as the next editor of Law Library Journal (LLJ), beginning on July 1, 2018. Gaylord will be succeeding James Duggan, who will have served a five-year term as editor. In preparation for his new role, Gaylord will work with Duggan over the next several months to learn the overall operations for the editing and production of LLJ.
“I am incredibly humbled and genuinely excited to have been selected as the next editor of Law Library Journal,” said Gaylord. “I look forward to continuing the wonderful work that James Duggan has been doing over the past five years as editor and maintaining the excellence of AALL’s flagship journal as the leading voice of our profession.”
Gaylord has served in his current position since 2014. Prior to joining Northwestern, he worked at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law as the senior research & faculty services librarian and West Group as an attorney editor. Gaylord has extensive writing and editing experience; from 2007 until January of this year he wrote a bimonthly column, “Finding Illinois Law,” for the Illinois Bar Journal.
Gaylord has presented at the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference and the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law and the Dominican University Graduate School of Library & Information Science. His memberships include the Chicago Association of Law Libraries–where he currently serves as treasurer of the Executive Board–and the American Bar Association.
EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT SKILLS ONLINE COURSE / REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
- Tuesday, October 3-Friday, October 27, 2017 (Online)
- Register by Friday, September 29
- Members – $325 / Nonmembers – $488
As a legal information professional, it is important to position you and your organization for long term success. Designed to help you excel and grow as a strong asset to your organization, this four-week online course will help you improve your management effectiveness, help you manage change and resolve conflict, build relationships and cultivate brand value with your key stakeholders, and learn how to “know the business” of those you serve and what’s important to them. Attendees will also learn from experts in the field, engage with a small group of fellow peers, and learn practical skills that can be applied immediately.
AALL LAUNCHES COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM
- Friday, October 27 / 9:00 a.m. (CDT)
- Register by Tuesday, October 2
- Sidley Austin LLP / Chicago, IL
- Members – $450 / Nonmembers – $675
- Attendance is limited to 40 attendees
Want to be a strategic legal information professional who helps create a competitive edge for your organization? Attend AALL’s Competitive Intelligence Foundations program. This program is designed to prepare professionals on how to establish and maintain a competitive intelligence function for a law firm. Attendees will learn how to create processes and learn effective analysis frameworks to establish a competitive intelligence function within their organization.
AALL WEBINARS / REGISTER TODAY
LAW LIBRARIANS AS CHANGE AGENTS: IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABILITY
- Thursday, August 24 / 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
- Register by Monday, August 21
- AALL Members – Complimentary / Nonmembers – $60
Law librarians have an opportunity to become organizational leaders in sustainability and justice to catalyze action to improve communities. Using AALL’s recent sustainability resolution as a guide, learn how to be change agents by increasing organizational management’s commitment to sustainability, health, and wellness. Participants will learn effective strategies to integrate sustainability into an organization and how to leverage their research, communication, and project planning skills to facilitate an action plan. You’ll also hear from an expert about successful sustainability achievements within a law firm setting.
LIBRARIANS AS ESSENTIAL MEMBERS OF THE EDISCOVERY TEAM
- Thursday, September 28 / 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
- Register by Monday, September 25
- Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60
Librarians are well known for their problem-solving expertise and cost-saving research skills. Now, librarians are also effectively expanding their capabilities into the eDiscovery arena. A recent survey of 25 AmLaw 200 law firms highlights that eDiscovery is becoming even more vital as law firms assist with internal or regulatory investigations. This shift not only impacts firms, but also academia, courts, and nonprofits. Participants will learn how to communicate the value and unique skills librarians bring to the organization’s eDiscovery team, and what it takes to help your organization stay on top of rules and trends critical to eDiscovery work.
Webinar programming is made possible through a partnership with Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US.
SAVE THE DATE / 2018 AALL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
- Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, 2018
- Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook, IL
Attention all legal information professionals in the early stages of your career–maximize your leadership potential by attending the 2018 AALL Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy is designed to equip you with essential leadership skills, strategies to handle leadership challenges, and tools to build your career as an effective leader. The program will include interactive discussions to explore key leadership concepts and current trends, leadership assessments that target your strengths and preferences, small and large group collaboration, focused development activities, and opportunities to network with your colleagues. The application process will open in September. More information will be forthcoming.
AALL2GO PICK OF THE MONTH
Do you read news articles, blogs, or social media? Speakers Lauren B. Collister and Timothy S. Deliyannides say that it is important to “capture the life cycle of scholarship.” In just under an hour, you will discover how to keep track of online-only data.
Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.
FOR THE LEADER IN YOU
In today’s technology-driven world where knowledge abounds and communication never ceases, burnout has become one of the leading causes of workplace dissatisfaction, stress, unhappiness, and health problems. One survey even suggested that an employee in a leadership role typically feels the effect of burnout after a short six months. One way to combat burnout at work is to know your capacity as a leader in your workplace or organization, and try not to exceed it.
Below are some resources that provide ideas and insights into how to prevent leaders from burning out:
- “Prevent Burnout by Making Compassion a Habit” by Annie McKee and Kandi Wiens
- “11 Signs You’re Nearing Burnout at Work” by Forbes Coaches Council
- 5 Ways To Keep Leaders From Burnout by Chris Surratt
For more in-depth reading on the topic:
- Conquering Digital Overload: Leadership strategies that build engaging work cultures by J. Michael Devlin, Mike Johnson, Peter Thomson
- The Opposite of Burnout: 5 Career Strategies to Feel Valued, Be Heard, and Make a Difference by Liz Garrett
- Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion by Wayne Cordeiro
To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in each issue of E-News. Next month our focus will shift to servant leadership. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Valerie Aggerbeck.
- Emma Babler has taken the position of reference and technology librarian at the University of Wisconsin Law School Library. Babler previously served at the University of Las Vegas, Wiener-Rogers Law Library, where she worked closely with faculty and presented at several conferences.
- Brian C. Barnes, who previously served as interim director of the law library at Loyola University New Orleans since 2013, has assumed the post permanently. Barnes first joined Loyola in 2010 as the law library’s deputy director.
- Deanne Fix, manager of library and information services at Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri, and member of the Private Law Librarians & Information Professionals Special Interest Section was featured in the Missouri Lawyer Weekly (Bar Magazine) in the “Unsung Legal Heroes 2017” supplement.
- Deborah Schwarz was profiled in an article from the LA Times called, “How I Made It: This Reluctant Librarian Has a Taste for Disruption.”
AALL seeks more news about members’ achievements, job changes, and connections with the legal information community. Please send your news to Heather Haemker, AALL publications manager.
- Marian F. Parker enjoyed a distinguished thirty-five year career in higher education at some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the nation. She served as professor of law and director of the law library at New York University, associate law librarian at Harvard University, associate professor and director of the law library at University of Tulsa, associate director of the law library at SUNY Buffalo, research librarian and professor of law at Duke University, and retired from Wake Forest University as associate dean and law professor. Parker earner her JD from Wake Forest in 1978 and her MLIS from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1979. She passed away March 9, 2017, after an extended period of declining health.
The AALL eNewsletter carries brief announcements of members’ deaths. Traditional memorials should be submitted to James Duggan, Law Library Journal editor.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Jones Addo Law Librarian; New Jersey State Library; Trenton, NJ
Mohammed Alotaibi Santa Clara University; San Jose, CA
Bakr Alsulami Santa Clara University; San Jose, CA
Orin Armstrong Esq. St. Cloud, MN
Saad Asiri Student; Santa Clara University; San Jose, CA
Abdullah Baosman Santa Clara University; San Jose, CA
Seth Brostoff Reference Librarian; University of Florida, Levin College of Law Legal Information Center; Gainesville, FL
Ross Bulla President; The Treadstone Group, Inc.; Denver, NC
Susan Cunningham Director; U.S. & Global Market Strategy; Key Biscayne, FL
Lise Deary General Counsel; Covington & Burling LLP; Los Angeles, CA
Sarah Felsen Librarian; Colorado Supreme Court Library; Denver , CO
Martina Haines Slippery Rock, PA
Susan Hanley Librarian; Peaks Island, ME
John Harrington CEO; Propylon; New York, NY
Christopher Huber Student; Santa Clara University; Santa Clara, CA
Nicole Moss Assistant Librarian; Preti Flaherty; Portland, ME
Elizabeth Oyster Attorney; Lancaster, VA
Sabrina Pacifici Knowledge Manager, Senior Librarian; Office of Financial Research; Washington, DC
Ken Petre II Librarian; Sherwood, AR
Andrea Rasmussen Ropes & Gray; Boston, MA
Kyle Smith Director; S&P Global Market Intelligence; New York, NY
Tamie Tobe Reference Librarian ; Nixon Peabody LLP; Washington, DC
Alex Valdivia Tech Services Librarian; Riverside County Law Library; Riverside, CA