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Speed Databasing: Encourage database matchmaking!

Want to update your one shot session? Tired of the click and show demonstration when introducing another database? Try Speed Databasing, based on the principles of speed dating, this instruction session is designed encourages database matchmaking in a formal setting. In this training session you will learn how to build a profile of the database, give your audience the opportunity to introduce themselves to several ...more »

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Researching a Public International Law Issue

Researching a public international law issue can seem daunting, but Article 38 of the ICJ Statute sets out a good roadmap as to the relevant sources to consult - international conventions (treaties), international custom, general principles, and judicial decisions. Using the IALL Public International Law Research Instruction Guidelines (which are based off of Article 38) as an outline, participants will explore the best ...more »

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Sometimes, Everything is all Online: Teaching an Online Course

Are you interested in teaching a legal research course online? What benefits do online courses have for your institution and your students? Learn and discuss best practices for teaching a legal research course online, how to keep the course engaging and hands-on for students, and discover technology that will excite and inspire your students to learn legal research skills.

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Teaching Regulatory Research

discussion about methods, materials, and challenges for teaching a course on regulatory research.

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You Can Use Fair Use!

At first glance, the fair use exception in copyright can seem too vague to rely upon, and detailed guidelines have been articulated through caselaw. However, there are many common and valuable uses that have consistently been found to fall under fair use, and organizations have developed suggested practices for making strong cases for fair use. This session will demystify fair use and give you concrete guidance for tailoring ...more »

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Library Services for Communities Living in Fear

In 2015, Baltimore experienced massive protests against police brutality and in reaction to the death of 25-years old Freddie Gray. Some of these protests turned violent and the despair and frustration of our communities were evident all across the city. Despite the unrest and riots, Enoch Pratt Free Library and its then-CEO, Carla Hayden (our current Librarian of Congress) decided to keep the library open. Similar to ...more »

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Assessment Grab Bag: Venturing Beyond the Traditional

Treasure hunts and research memos are the norm for assessing students in legal research courses, and each have their merits: treasure hunt questions allow the instructor to test students on specific research techniques and resources, and research memos give students practice engaging in the entire legal research process, while also testing their writing skills, another shortcoming often cited in practitioner surveys. ...more »

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Teaching law practice technology/management classes

More and more librarians are being called upon to teach law practice management and/or law practice technology courses. It is so rampant that a caucus has been created on this topic. It would be great for a session or sessions to focus on: curriculum design, helpful vendors, what has worked/not worked at other schools, and what the firms want new associates to know with regards to technology.

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CLE Administration

Has CLE become a responsibility of the firm library? I'm not quite sure the form this would take yet but I would love to see how other firms manage CLE and how we can add value to this beast.

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Reaching Adult Learners

Most of the individuals we provide education and training to are adults and have a different attitude and approach to learning. It would be nice to learn some of the techniques that are effective in keeping adult learners interested and focused.

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Overview of various Knowledge Management or Time-Keeping Systems

Instructional librarians are increasing being called upon to produce practice-ready students, and similarly, to tailor their ALR classes to meet ABA simulation course standards. One method of achieving these goals is to incorporate knowledge management systems and/or time-keeping systems into the classroom. As academic librarians, we do not have access to these various systems (vendors have been reluctant to give demo ...more »

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Video Editing for Law Librarians

Basics of video editing to be used for patron instruction, outreach, in-house and association training. Program would include overview of commonly-completed tasks, tips on video capture, and intro to common free, low-cost, and high-cost/professional software/hardware options. The program could be expanded to a workshop or deep dive depending on interest.

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