Leadership, Administration & Career Development

Leading and managing staff, services, and resources as part of the organization's business; defining and achieving career goals

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Learn how to pitch

This program will be designed to teach attendees how to deliver different length pitches to stakeholders.

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Your Firm Has Merged - Now What?

Law firm mergers continue at a rapid pace but no one talks about the issues raised for law firm libraries. How do you handle inherited staff? What about your contracts? How do you handle completely different cost recovery practices?

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Old dogs & new tricks: current issues in vendor contracts

It's a wild west in vendor contracts land. This session will discuss new issues being found in vendor contracts and strategies to address them.

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Facing Our Fears: Real Challenges, Real Opportunities

Don't believe the naysayers! The future of law librarianship is as bright and dynamic as ever. Change may be constant, but so is the ability of information professionals to rise to the occasion and turn challenges into opportunities. Join our panel of visionaries and survivors as we have a frank and optimistic look at some of the issues that worry librarians most - outsourcing, artificial intelligence, and the end of ...more »

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Outsourcing Law Libraries

Vendors such as LAC group have been providing contract library support for a number of years now to law firms. How can law librarians cope in such a disrupted environment. What are the implications for law librarianship as a career in such an environment? Panel discussion, pros/cons of being a contractor, short-term assignments, etc.

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Avant Garde Librarians Leading the Way

Forget about merely thinking outside the box. The trick to creating a future that is viable and vital is to cast that box aside and reinvent what it means to be an information professionals. Here is your chance to hear directly from the folks who are blazing the trails into new professional frontiers. Our panel of speakers features virtual researchers, embedded librarians, and titles that sound almost too good to be true. ...more »

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Style and the Law Librarian: the Perfection of a Point of View

Style is how we present ourselves to others. The poet Richard Eberhart famously described style as "the perfection of a point of view." How we present ourselves to others in the profession demonstrates what we think of ourselves, our abilities, and our value. This program features prominent law librarians, known for their sense of style, discussing and displaying how adopting certain wardrobe elements, in conjunction ...more »

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Social justice in law libraries: #lawlibrariesrespond hashtag

A roundtable discussion about law library responses to social justice, to the real life crises law librarians have increasingly been faced with lately.

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Innovation and Evaluation

We all recognize the need for change and innovation in the present legal information landscape, but how do we know if these innovations are actually achieving the goals we desire? This program would give examples of change and innovation (in libraries, SISes, Chapters, AALL, etc) and will also explain the evaluation process undertaken to analyze the results. Ideally, both examples of successful and unsuccessful ideas ...more »

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What is Unauthorized Practice of Law and what is ethical?

Small panel of librarians from different library types discussing what they feel they can and cannot do in terms of self-represented litigant reference assistance.

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Professional Development - Who Pays for What?

While great attention has been paid to the shrinking acquisitions budget, not much has been said about the budget for professional development. How are various library directors funding the training and developmental activities of their staff? And do you provide funding for training only for the job that person has or the job they want?

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Managing from a distance

If you're managing employees around the state, the country (or the globe!) with a huge AmLaw firm or as a solo with a small regional firm or as it's not always easy to make sure everyone you work with feels like part of the group. This progam will provide tips on best communications practices

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