Cultivating Leadership in the Next Generation of Law Librarians

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 (11am - 12pm US/Central)


What does leadership or management mean to you? Is it limited to a title in your organization’s hierarchy? Cultivating value in your organization can be challenging no matter the position you hold. If leadership is about influence and vision, it should not be limited by position. Our speakers will discuss what being a leader means to them within the context of both formal and informal opportunities to influence individuals and outcomes. They will share how attendees can identify meaningful opportunities for themselves and their staff irrespective of position, status, or career stage. The discussion will include strategies that have worked, and lessons learned. Attendees will be able to engage in a dynamic and productive dialogue.

Participants will:
• be able to identify professional development opportunities
• learn how to frame projects and opportunities for long-term goals
• receive feedback addressing their unique concerns/questions

Registration for this event closes on August 10.

AALL Body of Knowledge Domain:




Kristina J. Alayan
Law Library Director & Assistant Professor Law
Howard University

Kristina J. Alayan the Law Library Director & Assistant Professor of Law at Howard University. Before joining Howard, she was the Head of Reference and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown. During her tenure at Georgetown, she also served as the Head of Content Acquisitions and Management. In that capacity, she was responsible for managing all print and electronic materials for the library’s collection – including the materials budget, license negotiation, and revising the collection development policy.

She earned her MLIS with a certificate in Law Librarianship from the University of Washington. She graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law with certificates in the International Law and Pro Bono programs. She has served in various leadership positions in the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL), and the American Society of International Law (ASIL). She is also an active member of the Law Librarians Society of Washington, DC (LLSDC) and currently serves as LLSDC President. In 2019, she was recognized as an AALL Emerging Leader.

Emily Florio
Senior Research Services Manager
Hogan Lovells

Emily R. Florio is the Senior Research Services Manager at Hogan Lovells, a global top 10 law firm, where she leads the implementation of the global Research Services strategy within the US market. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, she was the Director of Research & Information Services at Finnegan, an intellectual property firm. Emily began with Finnegan as the Manager of Library Services, before expanding her role into directing all aspects of the research team, including budgeting, staffing, and training, along with leading the firm’s intranet redesign project. She began her career in Boston at Fish & Richardson, where she held various positions resulting in the Manager of Libraries & Library Information Systems role.

Emily has an MLS from Simmons College and her BA in English from the University of Vermont. Emily has held various professional leadership positions, including Treasurer of the Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and immediate past president of the Law Librarians Society of Washington, DC (LLSDC). In 2015, she was chosen as an AALL Emerging Leader and she is currently the vice president/president-elect of AALL.

Liz Graham
Head of Technical Services
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 08/10/2020
Name Price Available To
AALL Member $0.00   Individual
Site Registration $125.00   Individual
Non-Member $60.00   NonMember
Site Registration $150.00   NonMember

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to by the registration deadline. No refunds will be given after the registration deadline. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.