AALL EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTION CANDIDATES FORUM
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 Monday, October 1. 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. When submitting your question, please indicate at which candidate forum(s) you would like the question to be asked.
Members will also have the opportunity to ask a question during the forums via live chat. Keith Ann Stiverson, chair of the Nominations Committee, will serve as moderator for the forums.
Candidates Forum for Treasurer
September 12, 2018
12:00 p.m. (CDT)
CANDIDATES FOR TREASURER
- Joy Shoemaker
- Cornell H. Winston
Candidates Forum for Executive Board
September 18, 2018
12:00 p.m. (CDT)
CANDIDATES FOR EXECUTIVE BOARD
- Angela T. Baldree
- Emily M. Janoski-Haehlen
- Joseph D. Lawson
- Jason R. Sowards
Candidates Forum for President-Elect
September 25, 2018
12:00 p.m. (CDT)
CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT
- Emily R. Florio
- Marlene Gebauer
- 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 2019 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 2018 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Baltimore, what “must-have” programs should AALL 2019 feature? AALL members have great ideas—share yours through tomorrow, August 17 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 2019.
Mark your calendars and book your Washington, DC accommodations—you won’t want to miss the 112th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!
UPCOMING WEBINARS / REGISTER TODAY
GETTING DECLARATIONS ON PRIOR ART FOR PATENT LITIGATION
- Wednesday, August 22 / 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
- Register by Monday, August 20
- Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60
In Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings and in patent litigation, lawyers need to prove that prior art was available to the public before the application date of the patent in question. Legal information professionals supporting work in this area need to provide the proof. If you’ve ever been asked to get a date-stamped copy of an article or book or a declaration about the date on which an item was made available to the public, this session is for you. Learn why declarations are important and how lawyers use them. Explore why library date stamps are no longer sufficient on their own, as well as how to get a declaration and who can provide them. The discussion will also include how to overcome some of the barriers to proving the date of availability.
PRIVACY & USER DATA COLLECTION
- Thursday, September 27 / 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
- Register by Monday, September 24
- Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60
Libraries collect data on users—from who they are to what they do as they interact with the library and its services—and utilize that data for various purposes. Technology that allows tracking on an entirely new scale heightens concerns about user privacy. Are those concerns universal? Are all libraries affected in the same way? How can librarians think constructively and proactively about best practices regarding what data they collect, what they do with it, and how long they keep it? This webinar will open participants up to ideas of user privacy and organizational priorities to enable them to discover the privacy concerns relevant to their own institution.
SAVE THE DATE / 2019 AALL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
- March, 28-30, 2019
- Chicago, IL
Managers (including aspiring managers) will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from across the country, learn in a small group setting, and develop techniques that have long-term value and impact. Registration for the 2019 AALL Management Institute will open soon—stay tuned!
NOW AVAILABLE / COMPLIMENTARY AALL 2018 SESSION RECORDINGS
At last month’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.
AALL2GO PICK OF THE MONTH
SMARTPHONE SUCCESS & TERRIFIC TABLETS: GETTING MORE PRODUCTIVITY FROM YOUR SMARTPHONE/TABLET DEVICE
Randall Dean, “Email Sanity Expert” and author of Taming the E-mail Beast discusses how to use technology to most effectively promote productivity. This fun and informative 90-minute program features tips on managing your email, your time, managing passwords, Wi-Fi printing, and translation and law reference apps. There is also a discussion surrounding apps that Dean calls “Power Hogs” and ways to manage them.
Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.
FOR THE LEADER IN YOU
All law librarians know that our days rarely go as planned. Whether it’s a rush research request from a faculty member or an attorney, a database crashing, or an unplanned meeting; a law librarian’s day is constantly interrupted. However, many experts believe that this randomness improves our problem-solving and creative thinking. Instead of pushing against all of the chaos in our profession, we need to embrace it and realize that it can lead us to better results. Researchers also point to different ways to introduce disruption in our decision-making process to bring about improved outcomes.
Below are resources that introduce disruption and leadership:
- “Messy People are Tapping into a Kind of Genius the Tidy Don’t Understand” by Cassie Werber
- TED Talk: How Frustration Can Make Us More Creative by Tim Harford
This book provides a more in-depth discussion on the topic:
- Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford
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.
The AALL Executive Board has appointed staff member Paula Davidson, Director of Finance & Administration, to serve as AALL Interim Executive Director beginning October 1. Current Executive Director Kate Hagan’s last day is September 28, and Davidson’s appointment will provide for a smooth transition once a permanent Executive Director is named to lead AALL later this fall.
- AALL Past President Greg Lambert’s 3 Geeks and a Law Blog was ranked the number one resource blog for legal content by a recent Microsoft/ABA survey (see page 6!).
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.
AALLNET MONTHLY MEMBER PROFILE
In this month’s member profile, Amy Emerson, director of the law library & assistant professor of law at Villanova University School of Law Library in Pennsylvania, talks becoming a library advocate
through AALL’s Government Relations materials.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
- Daniela Majorie Akama dos Reis Librarian; Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Roland Cabiles Reference Librarian; Fresno County Law Library; Fresno, CA
- Laura Chuang Web Services Librarian; Goodmans LLP; Toronto, ON, Canada
- Hildy Dworkin Library Director; New York, NY
- Jake Gottfredson University of Arizona College of Law Library; Tucson, AZ
- Jake Heller CEO Casetext; San Francisco, CA
- Manu Kapoor New York, NY
- Patrice Kugler Account Director, Marino PR; Wolters Kluwer; New York, NY
- Christine Moua Librarian; Perkins Coie LLP; Washington, DC
- Thoma Murphy Unit Director – CIO; University of Michigan Law Library; Ann Arbor, MI
- Christian Nappo Cape Coral, FL
- Stella Naulo Law Librarian; Christian & Barton, LLP; Richmond, VA
- Jenny Pedersen Community Librarian; Deschutes Public Library; Bend, OR
- Margaret Rodriguez Library Resources Manager; LAC Group; Los Angeles, CA
- Christie Schauder Member Services Librarian
- Eytan Schiller Head of Research and Development; CourtAlert; New York, NY
- Sara Sprague Owner; Sprague & Hixson LLP; Roanoke, VA
- Clare Stanton Communications & Outreach; Harvard Law School Library; Cambridge, MA
- Leslie Strauss Law Librarian; DuPage County Law Library; Wheaton, IL
- James Wasicek Research Librarian; Covington & Burling LLP; Washington, DC
- Wendy Willis Librarian U.S. International Trade Commission-Law Library; Washington, DC