AALL eNewsletter / August 2019

AALL EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTION CANDIDATES FORUM

The AALL Executive Board election is quickly approaching, and three candidates’ forums are scheduled in advance of the election. Learn more about the candidates before voting opens on Tuesday, October 1. Members are encouraged to participate in the moderated forums by submitting questions in advance to candidatesforum@aall.org. Please indicate which candidate forum you would like your question directed.

Members will also have the opportunity to ask a question during the forums via live chat. Ronald E. Wheeler Jr., chair of the Nominations Committee, will serve as moderator for the forums.

Candidates Forum for Executive Board
September 12, 2019
12:00 p.m. (CDT)
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CANDIDATES FOR EXECUTIVE BOARD

  • Susan David deMaine
  • Stacy Etheredge
  • Sarah Morris
  • Jeff B. Woodmansee

Candidates Forum for Secretary
September 17, 2019
12:00 p.m. (CDT)
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CANDIDATES FOR SECRETARY

  • Mary Jenkins
  • Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran

Candidates Forum for President-Elect
September 24, 2019
12:00 p.m. (CDT)
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CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT

  • Elaine M. Egan
  • Diane M. Rodriguez

FORMAT

  • 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 prior to the forums
  • Forums will be recorded and available on AALLNET

QUESTIONS

  • 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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Read the Q&A with candidates from the July/August issue of AALL Spectrum and the candidate biographies and statements on AALLNET.

AALL 2020

CALL FOR PROGRAM IDEAS

Building upon the success of the “must-have” programs solicited for and presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting & Conference in Washington, DC, what programs would you like to see at AALL 2020? Share your program ideas through tomorrow, Friday, August 16 and see what’s already buzzing among your colleagues. Must-have program topics will be included in the Call for Proposals in September—stay tuned!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER / JIM KWIK

AALL members are problem solvers of the highest order, and you’ve probably saved the day more than a few times. But what if you could think faster and smarter, better retain what you learn, and make decisions more confidently?

Following a childhood brain injury that left him learning challenged, Jim Kwik created strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance. He has since dedicated his life to helping others unleash their true potential and brainpower to learn faster and to live life with a greater sense of power, productivity, and purpose. Now the founder of Kwik Learning, he is a widely recognized expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. His work has been featured in worldwide media, including The New York Times bestselling book, Use Your Brain to Change Your Age.

Kwik will be the AALL 2020 keynote at the Opening General Session on Sunday, July 12 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. (Read more: “Learning To Learn Faster: The One Superpower Everyone Needs” / Forbes)

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 make adjustments to your reservation later, penalty-free.

2019 AALL SALARY SURVEY / RESPONSES DUE TOMORROW

Invitations to respond to the 2019 Salary Survey have been sent to directors and others identified as being in leadership positions. Responses to the survey are due tomorrow, Friday, August 16. The next edition of the AALL Biennial Salary Survey & Organizational Characteristics will be published in November 2019. Please contact Megan Mall, AALL’s director of content strategy, with questions or invitation requests–including those for HR representatives.

VOTE ON THE PROPOSED REVISION TO AALL’S BYLAWS & ETHICAL PRINCIPLES

The AALL Executive Board approved several revisions to the AALL Bylaws and the AALL Ethical Principles at the April 2019 Executive Board Meeting. Notice of these revisions was shared with membership in an eBriefing that was sent on May 7. Online voting is open and runs through 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, August 29, 2019.

Before you vote, we encourage you to review the proposed revisions to the AALL Bylaws and the AALL Ethical Principles.

2019 COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE FOUNDATIONS / REGISTER NOW

Be the person who defines, gathers, analyzes, and distributes intelligence about products, customers, and competitors at your organization. During this program, learn how to establish and maintain a strategic competitive intelligence (CI) function–from development to implementation.

  • Friday, October 18 / 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (CDT)
  • Sidley Austin LLP / Chicago
  • Members $450 / Nonmembers $675 (Price increases $49 after September 20)
  • Registration Deadline: October 1

ACCESS AALL PUBLICATIONS ARCHIVES ON HEIN

AALL members have access to past issues of AALL Spectrum, Law Library Journal, newsletters, and SIS newsletters on HeinOnline—all of which are searchable. From the publications archives page on AALLNET, click the HeinOnline link to go directly to the site without having to log in separately on HeinOnline.

NORTH CAROLINA TO IMPLEMENT AALL’S UNIVERSAL CITATION FORMAT

The Supreme Court of North Carolina Technology Committee has called for the implementation of universal citation in the state, recommending the adoption of AALL’s universal citation format in their June 2019 report.

UPCOMING WEBINARS / REGISTER TODAY

PODCASTING ESSENTIALS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Wednesday, August 21 / 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
  • Register by Monday, August 19
  • Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60
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Have you ever wanted to know how to create your very own podcast? Join two legal information professionals—Greg Lambert and Marlene Gebauer—who produce a popular podcast program (The Geek in Review) as they discuss the nuts and bolts of podcasting, including preparing, producing, and publishing podcasts.

GOING BEYOND TRADITIONAL RESEARCH METHODS WITH ADVANCED AI (THOMSON REUTERS VENDOR SHOWCASE)

  • Tuesday, September 10 / 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
  • Register by Friday, September 6
  • Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60
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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have reached new heights in terms of buzzword popularity, but at their core, each has the potential for big market impact. Thomson Reuters has been leveraging the application of AI and machine learning for years to advance legal technology and improve how attorneys conduct legal research. This webinar will give you a first-hand look at the most advanced AI-based project Thomson Reuters has ever tackled: Westlaw Edge Quick Check. Quick Check, an intelligent legal document analysis tool, goes beyond traditional research methods to uncover relevant authority that may have been missed.

SHARE YOUR INPUT / TAKE THE 2019 AALL SPECTRUM READERSHIP SURVEY

The AALL Spectrum Editorial Board wants to learn about your experiences reading AALL Spectrum. We strive to continually improve member benefits and value your candid feedback and insights. Please complete the survey by Thursday, August 29. The survey takes about five minutes to complete, and responses will be kept confidential.

If you have questions, please reach out to Heather Haemker, AALL’s publications manager for assistance.

SAVE THE DATE / 2020 AALL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

  • March, 27-28, 2020
  • Hyatt Lodge / Oak Brook, Illinois

Illustration of arrowsLegal information professionals in the early stages of your career—maximize your leadership potential while networking with your peers. 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.

LEARN:

  • Leadership styles & approaches
  • Strategies for effective communication
  • Accountability & workplace ethics

The application process will open in September. Additional information will be forthcoming.

MEMBER NEWS

  • Caitlin Swift has been appointed Associate Director and Head of Research Services at Campbell University School of Law Library. Swift joined the Campbell library staff in 2010 and most recently served as Senior Reference Librarian.

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, Andre Davison, research technology manager at Blank Rome LLP in Houston, Texas, discusses discussed his continued professional growth, how his first AALL Annual Meeting inspired him to enter AALL’s Innovation Tournament, and the lifelong connections he has made through the Association.

See more AALLNET Monthly Member Profiles and view AALL Spectrum Member and Leader Profiles on AALLNET.