Professionalism & Leadership at Every Level

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The Mind: Stigma, Stereotypes, and Civil Rights

Content Area Stigma and stereotyping often prevent those who live with mental health issues from seeking help, and everyone else from understanding them. Those in the legal field who reveal their depression, anxiety or other brain disorder struggle with pervasive scrutiny regarding competence, ethical considerations or inequities of power. This presentation identifies best practices for creating safe spaces in the legal ...more »

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Still learning: Coaching & mentoring experienced librarians

Experienced librarians have great skill sets and vast knowledge, but with the profession in constant flux, they also need coaching and mentorship. This program will explore ways to work with experienced librarians of all kinds (3-10 years, 10-20 years, and 20+ years) to help them navigate the next stages of their working lives.

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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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In the year two-thousand, uh, I mean, in the year 2040!

What will libraries look like in the year 2040? What are your predictions? How will we get there? This will be an opportunity for everyone to make their predictions on what this profession will look like in 23 years. Will libraries exist? Will books exist? Will humans exist? A fun thought experiment on the potential futures of our profession. A time capsule (virtual?) will be created and in the year 2040 we'll ...more »

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Implicit Bias and Librarianship

Implicit bias (defined below) is a topic that has been discussed extensively in both scholarship and in the media in recent years, especially in the context of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. But the notion of implicit bias has implications that are applicable to all professions and in all aspects of our lives, and is quite relevant to law libraries (of all types) given that we are a service-oriented ...more »

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The Dark Side of FOIA

In the currently polarized political climate, activists have been using FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) and similar tools as a means of both achieving policy goals and intimidating speech. FOIA has been regularly used by social and environmental justice activists to expose or uncover unseemly governmental action. Now FOIA and similar tools are being used by alt-right activists to "dox" or otherwise expose individuals ...more »

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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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Fellowships for Experienced Librarians

Faculty get to visit other schools for a term or an academic year. Why not librarians? Bring in an experienced librarian to work on a special project or help transition to a new organizational structure. How about covering for the librarian on maternity or FMLA. The host library benefits from an experienced librarian with new ideas but no long term commitments. The librarian gets a recharge and new ideas to take home. ...more »

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