Teaching & Training

Providing, evaluating, and measuring learning; defining competencies

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Training and Continuing Education with a Tight Budget

All libraries' budgets seem to be shrinking. How do we continue to support training and education for our staff with fewer dollars? How are libraries stretching their dollars?

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No Time For Learning

Creative solutions for convincing our patrons that learning the skills that we teach is worth their time.

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The “Practice Ready” Impact on the Academic Law Library

Recent changes in the ABA Standards and corresponding revisions in law school course offerings around the country have impacted more than just curricula and the students taking these courses. The emphasis on being “practice ready” has seen an explosion in all aspects of experiential learning, including clinical training, externships, and practice skills courses, but how have these changes affected the academic law library? ...more »

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Training ideas from Michelle Spencer

Michelle Spencer is a legal technology training expert who lives in Austin. It would be great if we could have her speak at the conference. LinkedIn for more info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/txmischief From her profile: Founder Legal Learning Development Network LLDevNet provides consulting + training + tips focused on tech use, improving processes, and life for lawyers and other legal professionals. My skills reside ...more »

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“Competitive Intelligence” as a Practice-Ready skill

“Competitive Intelligence”, long the provenance of corporate and law firm librarians, is gaining inroads in academia. Competitive Intelligence requires students to transfer the same research and analytical skills essential to legal research to other endeavors. In addition, as students are increasingly venturing into solo and small practices, they are finding it necessary to develop investigative and rainmaking competencies. ...more »

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Teaching Data in Your Legal Research

Definitions: data, statistics, secondary statistical analysis

Research Process: Ask the question, assess the geography (where/who), consider the time frame, define the variables internal to the question.

Sources: Criminal Justice, census, polling, financial/business

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Measuring Training Success (Law Firm Context)

What are some ways to measure success (or lack of success) of teaching/training efforts in law firms, courts or other situations in which the attendees are not being graded?

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Administrative Law for Beginners

I'd love to see a session on Federal administrative law, with a discussion of the CFR and Federal Register and how they fit into the larger scheme of U.S. law. I'd like to see included comparisons of free resources with whatever Wexis offers, along with a discussion of how to research legislative history in an administrative law context. This is something they don't teach in law school but librarians have to handle regularly. ...more »

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When is an LMS not an LMS?

Learning Management Systems have arrived at law firms -but these tools serve a vastly different function than the LMSs law school librarians are familiar with. How do law firms track skill building and technology training? This session will explore the techniques and tools used by firms and how they might be used in different kinds of libraries.

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Teaching without a net: Alternatives to Textbooks

Academic Law LIbrarians who teach Legal Research are replacing traditional textbooks with a variety of alternatives. LibGuides, electronic course packs, videos, etc. Panel discussion among users of these alternatives about what the advantages and disadvantages each format offers.

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Legal Research Pedagogy--Sorting Through the Theories

Schemata, Metacognition, Critical Legal Research, the Boulder Method, AALL's Statement, the McCrate Report, etc. Explore and make sense of the various theories generated in the last decade of law librarianship scholarship, and find out which one works for you.

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