Professionalism & Leadership at Every Level

Think about:  Communication  Decision Making  Creative Thinking/Strategic Problem Solving  Collaboration  Ethics  Continuous Learning/Professional Development

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Librarians and Coding - real lifelong learning

We refer to librarians as life-long learners, yet we oft times build our resumes and careers along tracks "Technical Services," "Access Services," etc in academic libraries - but I think we need to advocate a more cross-departmental learning curve - especially now - wherein more librarians learn to code and can this contribute to locally produced library applications and tools of all sorts. This "new" skill set goes hand-in-hand ...more »

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Why our metadata is not obsolete

Presenting an argument by creators of systematic metadata (formerly "catalogers"), that our tools of metadata creations (RDA, LCC and LCSH), formerly called "cataloging standards" are still relevant, and often significant advantages to users in retrieving materials, compared to free-text (with no metadata) or uncontrolled non-systematic metadata. The program will demonstrate how our tools for description of resources, ...more »

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Don't just hire the best -- keep them

Many of us are fortunate enough to have outstanding colleagues, but keeping them engaged and feeling supported can be a challenge depending on resources, institutional and cultural barriers/norms. What can we (academic law librarians) learn from one another, as well as our law firm and government colleagues about alternative management models and support for professional development? For example, there are more opportunities ...more »

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Impostor Syndrome: The Plague of the Smart Professional

Talk to any smart and successful person and you'll hear the same story - impostor syndrome. First defined in the 1970's by psychologists Imes and Clance, impostor syndrome is that feeling of anxiety that you really don't know what you are doing, you only got where you are by luck, and everyone is soon to find out that you are a fraud. Sound familiar? These are feelings that live and thrive in the darkness; this program ...more »

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But I Don't Want to Be a Manager

There's an assumption that in order to ascend the ladder of success, one must take on the role of managing people, but what if it's not for you? Maybe you know that managing others is not a good fit for your lifestyle or personality or maybe you've tried it and felt like a failure. How do you move forward in your career, continue to learn and grow, take on new responsibilities, and stay engaged? Panelists will discuss ...more »

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Changing Career Paths

From the unique demands of academic, firm, and government work settings, to the difference between public and technical services, there are many different career paths in law librarianship. Transitioning across positions or work environments can seem daunting, but law librarians do it all the time. We propose a panel of librarians who have made significant career pivots to speak about these changes, the challenges they ...more »

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Succession Plannng: Getting it Right

Many Directors are in the senior years of their careers and since cloning is not an option, we need to plan for our replacement. This program will provide guidance about documentation your replacement will need in order to seamlessly transition and be successful in their new role. Panelists will include Directors who have recently retired who will discuss their method of succession planning. The panel will also include ...more »

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Public Speaking and Storytelling Basics

This hands on and interactive session will teach attendees the basics of voice and speech, fundamentals of breath work, and pace utilizing improve, acting exercises and instruction. Storytelling techniques will also be shared and instruction will be provided on how to use storytelling effectively as a leader.

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Why Librarians Can't Shut Up About Politics

There was a not very flattering article in the New York Post with a similar title (it added the stereotype of the "quiet-loving" librarian). The panel would talk about both why it is important to stay in the conversation, and ways to do it.

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Cool Jobs and how we got them

Find folks in positions in and on the cusp of legal, library, and information arena . In a "town hall" style conversation panelists share and take questions about how they got to where they are today.

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Status and the Law Library

Are the majority of academic law library directors still faculty members with tenure in accordance with ABA Standard 603(d)? What about most reference librarians working in academic law libraries? To what extent are they integrated with the faculty and what kind of security do they possess? Do technological and structural changes mean a bleak future for the status of academic law librarians or do they necessitate further ...more »

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Transitions as Part of Professional Life

Transitions are a part of everyday life. Each day, we as professionals are in transition. We can no longer look at transition as the narrow time between jobs. We have to look as transitions more holistically and integrate them into our professional lives. A program of this sort would consist of a panel to talk about 1) transitions as part of every day life 2) the process by which a professional transitioned from one ...more »

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