VOLUNTEER FOR AN AALL 2019-2020 COMMITTEE OR AWARD JURY TODAY!
AALL and its Executive Board need your leadership and expertise. This is your chance to help lead the Association dedicated to advancing the profession of law librarianship and legal information. AALL is seeking members to volunteer to serve on one of our 25 committees or award juries. Please consider lending your time and talent to AALL.
- AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee
- Awards Committee
- Bylaws and Resolutions Committee
- Committee on Relations with Information Vendors (CRIV)
- Conference of Newer Law Librarians (CONELL) Committee
- Continuing Professional Education Committee
- Copyright Committee
- Diversity & Inclusion Committee
- Economic Status of Law Librarians Committee
- George A. Strait Scholarship & Fellows Committee
- Government Relations Committee
- Indexing of Periodical Literature Committee
- Leadership Development Committee
- AALL Bloomberg Law Continuing Education Grant Program Jury
- AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award Jury
- Annual Meeting Grant Awards Jury
- Annual Meeting Poster Session Award Jury
- Emerging Leader Award Jury
- Excellence in Community Engagement Jury
- Innovations in Technology Award Jury
- Law Library Journal Article of the Year Award Jury
- LexisNexis Research Grant Jury
- New Product Award Jury
- Scholarship Awards Jury
- Volunteer Service Award Jury
THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING
- A significant role in advancing the profession
- An opportunity to enhance the value of AALL within the legal profession
- The chance to collaborate and work with your colleagues
Please use the links above to review the committee and award jury charges, as well as the time commitment for service. You can also access this information from the AALL Leadership Volunteer Form. The online application process is easy and only takes a few minutes. Volunteer today—deadline is January 28.
AALL AWARDS PROGRAM / CALL FOR NOMINATIONS & APPLICATIONS
Nominations are now open for the 2019 AALL Awards Program, and we are seeking nominations and applications for:
- Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award
- Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award
- Hall of Fame Award
- AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Award (please note different deadlines)
- Emerging Leader Award
- Excellence in Community Engagement Award
- Innovations in Technology Award
- Minority Leadership Development Award
- New Product Award
- Public Access to Government Information Award
- Robert L. Oakley Advocacy Award
- Volunteer Service Award
Apply or nominate a deserving colleague, library, or company (including your own) by February 1. Recipients will be recognized at the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Washington, DC.
AALL INNOVATION BOOTCAMP / REGISTER NOW
JOIN THE ADD+VENTURE INITIATIVE
- April 25-26
- Register by Tuesday, April 2
- Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, IL
- Fee: Members – $795 / Nonmembers – $1,200
- Space is limited to 50 attendees
In a world where legal information is fast-moving and constantly evolving, AALL members have unique roles as industry drivers, constantly finding new ways to deliver greater value to stakeholders and colleagues. How do you put your ideas into action? The AALL Innovation Bootcamp: Add+Venture Initiative is designed specifically for legal information professionals—cutting through the jargon and offering real-world examples of how you can amplify your skills and resources, create new value, build support for your ideas, and foster a culture of innovation. Whether you’re early in your career and ready to give your solutions wings or a decision maker committed to maximizing the talents of your team, you’ll want to join us for this 1.5-day event to learn how to:
- Identify improvement opportunities in your workplace
- Create or refine services using a service design methodology tailored to libraries
- Strategically pitch your solution to those whose support you need
- Navigate unforeseen challenges to implementation
- Practically test and measure the success of your project
- Connect to a network of proactive problem solvers
- Build internal and external partnerships to raise the profile of your services
- Invigorate your workplace’s culture to promote ingenuity and cooperation
Sponsored by AALL in partnership with Bloomberg Law.
RESOLVE TO JOIN US AT AALL 2019
This year, make a resolution to boost your own professional development and start thinking about this summer’s conference in Washington, DC. A slate of timely, relevant, can’t-miss programming is being developed with must-have topics in mind—programming you won’t find anywhere else. Below is just a sample of what’s in store:
- Finding a Needle in a Stack of Needles: Best Practices for Alerts
- Technology Contracts: Tips for Uncovering and Negotiating the “Devil in the Details”
- DIY API: From Inception to (Successful) Implementation
- The Federal and State Court Analytics Market—Should the Buyer Beware? What’s on the Horizon?
- Showing the ROI of Your Law Firm Library
- Things You Need to Know Before Moving to a New ILS
- Leading, Energizing, and Developing Staff Through Times of Change
- Social Media as Primary Sources for Government Information
- How Law Librarians Negotiate Salary
- Cards Against Case Law! and Other Ways to Enhance Student Learning and Engagement
A complete program lineup will be announced when registration opens later this winter, but you can book your housing now (and rest easy knowing that you can make changes later, penalty-free). We hope to see you there!
UPCOMING WEBINARS / REGISTER TODAY
EXPAND YOUR CAREER AND ENGAGE WITH YOUR PEERS
- Wednesday, January 23 / 11:00 a.m. (CST)
- Register by Monday, January 21
- Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60
Expand your network, think creatively, and enhance your skills. Opportunities to grow your career don’t just exist within the confines of your day-to-day position. Have you ever discovered a new way of solving a problem using something you’ve learned in another context? Join your peers and learn how to increase opportunities for professional growth, expand your network through involvement, and prepare for new career horizons.
- Thursday, February 28 / 11:00 a.m. (CST)
- Register by Monday, February 25
- Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60
Generational divides in the workplace are not new. The four generations most commonly represented in our workplaces are Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z. Unsurprisingly, communication styles, personal values, and expectations about work and life vary widely in the multi-generational workplace. This webinar explores how best to synergize these disparate groups whose generation is defined by everything from the assassination of JFK to the 2009 market meltdown. Participants will also explore how to maximize generational diversity for workplace success within organizations.
AALL SPECTRUM / EDITOR SEARCH
APPLY BY FEBRUARY 15
AALL Spectrum Editor Kristina L. Niedringhaus has notified AALL that she will end her term as editor in July 2019 with the completion of volume 23. In preparation for her departure, AALL is conducting a search for the next editor—a volunteer position. The appointment has a three-year term and is renewable.
The editor leads the AALL Spectrum Editorial Board members, who serve as a group of advisers, to help shape, solicit, review, and select content for each issue of the magazine. The editor will set up monthly meetings to discuss upcoming issues and along with the board, will come up with topics (related to the theme of each issue) on current and emerging trends that will be of interest to members (in all three areas of government, private, and academic law libraries). The editor will also identify possible authors, chapters, or special interest sections that could be reached out to. The goal is to publish content that will support AALL members in their work as legal information professionals.
Applications will be accepted until February 15 and interviews will be conducted via conference call at the end of February. To help with the transition, the candidate selected will sit on the remaining conference calls for volume 23, working with Niedringhaus and the editorial board until July 2019.
Send your cover letter and resume to AALL Publications Manager Heather Haemker via email. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Haemker at 312.205.8038.
AALL DAY ON THE HILL / REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Join AALL on Capitol Hill to influence information policy issues and harness our collective voice for the profession. You’ll learn about the information policy issues on AALL’s agenda and how to successfully advocate for law libraries and then take our message to Capitol Hill for meetings with your members of Congress and their staff. This year marks 30 years of professional advocacy for AALL; help us celebrate our anniversary by demonstrating the strength and expertise of the Association and our members.
- Friday, July 12 / 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT
- Marriott Marquis / Washington, DC
- Register by Friday, May 17
- Open to AALL members only – Free
- 80-person limit
- Access to justice
- Balance in copyright law
- Greater access to government information
- Openness in government
- Protection of privacy
AALL/BLOOMBERG LAW CONTINUING EDUCATION GRANT
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 next deadline for grant applications is March 19.
AALL2GO PICK OF THE MONTH
MANAGING CHALLENGING PATRON BEHAVIOR: STOP, COLLABORATE, AND LISTEN
The manifestations of challenging patron behavior may vary by library type, but all information professionals encounter some patron behavior that is challenging. This practical session discusses best practices for creating and implementing policies on difficult patron behavior and library security. This session also deals with personal strategies on how to effectively de-escalate a situation where a patron is exhibiting disruptive behavior.
Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.
FOR THE LEADER IN YOU
For many of us, the arrival of a new year signals a time to reconsider priorities and make commitments to the things we deem important. And, yes, a new year can be an appropriate time to formulate leadership resolutions.
Below are some articles that discuss leadership-related resolutions for 2019:
- “12 Resolutions to Raise Your Leadership Game in 2019” by Chris Pearse
- “A Novel New Year’s Resolution: Stop Chasing Novelty in Your Leadership Development” by Brook Manville
- “Leadership Resolutions for 2019” by ConantLeadership
- “10 Leadership Resolutions for a Successful 2019” by the Center for Creative Leadership
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.
AALL @ LEGALWEEK NY 2019
Join AALL at Legalweek NY 2019 for Knowledge Manager Day on Thursday, January 31. The day of learning and networking kicks off with a welcome reception and continues with several interactive educational sessions tailored specifically to knowledge managers including two sessions presented by AALL members:
- “From Conversation to Conversion: Getting Lawyers to Use New Tools” and
- “Joining Forces—Create Client-Centric Knowledge Management.”
AALL members receive:
- complimentary access to the exhibit show floor at Legalweek (use code EPP00000170)
- a 30% discount to attend all educational sessions (use code 3MP00000170)
Register today and join us as we celebrate the key players that help law firms win and keep the business of law moving forward.
- Cas Laskowski was selected as the AALL Diversity & Inclusion Committee’s January Librarian of the Month.
- David Whelan’s blog David Whelan Explorations with Information and Technology was honored by the 2018 Clawbies: Canadian Law Blog Awards for Best Law Blog and was considered for the Best Canadian Law Blog.
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.
- Eileen Searls served as professor of law emerita at St. Louis University School of Law from 2000-2019. She earned her JD from the University of Wisconsin in 1950 and her MSLS from the University of Wisconsin School of Library and Information Studies in 1951. She began her career at Yale Law Library as a cataloger from 1951-1952, before becoming director and professor of law at St. Louis University Omer Poos Law Library, a position she held from 1952-1999. While at St. Louis, she was the first female to be promoted to full professor in 1964 and the first to receive tenure. Searls became a member of AALL in 1952. She received the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award in 1999, and was inducted into the AALL Hall of Fame in 2010. Some of her major achievements include co-founding AALL’s Law Library Microform Consortium in 1976 and the Mid-American Law School Library Consortium in 1980, to name but a few. She passed away January 6, 2019.
The AALL eNewsletter carries brief announcements of members’ deaths. Traditional memorials should be submitted to Tom Gaylord, Law Library Journal editor.
AALLNET MONTHLY MEMBER PROFILE
In this month’s member profile, .
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
- Joel Auringer University of Tulsa College of Law; Tulsa, OK
- Elliot Campbell Research Assistant, Document Delivery; Fish & Richardson P.C.; Minneapolis, MN
- Daniel Warren Cardwell Law Student; Riverview, FL
- Teresa Cassella Law Librarian; Brevard County Law Library; Viera, FL
- Elyse H. Fox Law Librarian; Legal Information Services; Charlotte, NC
- Susanna French Metadata & E-Resources Librarian; University of Connecticut School of Law Library; Hartford, CT
- Laura Helmick Research Services Librarian; Reed Smith LLP; Houston, TX
- Joseph Henderson Long Beach, CA
- Shea Ann L. Herzog Law Library Administrator; Shea Ann Herzog; Springfield, OH
- Marjorie Jassin Vice President; Law Library Management Inc.; Riverhead, NY
- Kristin Kimura Librarian; Perkins Coie LLP; Seattle, WA
- Christine Lentz Research Analyst; Morrison & Foerster LLP; San Diego, CA
- Majid Majd Law Librarian of Congress; Library of Congress; Washington, DC
- Robert Marriott Mount Pleasant, SC
- Anahit Petrosyan Los Angeles Law Library; Los Angeles, CA
- Chad Reverman Research Analyst; Fish & Richardson P.C.; Minneapolis, MN
- Mary Shelly Student; Dearborn, MI
- Daniel Smallwood Ark Group; Peoria, IL
- Lida Hoskins Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP; Nashville, TN
- Jeremy D. Watson Library Systems Librarian; Reed Smith LLP; Pittsburgh, PA
- Qijie Zhang-Klein Librarian; Library of Congress; Washington, DC