Professionalism & Leadership at Every Level

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

Professionalism & Leadership at Every Level

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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Lawyer Assistance Programs and Mental Health in Law

Lawyers are statistically more likely to be problem drinkers than other professionals. They also face job stresses and firm culture that can normalize addiction and make it difficult to admit problems or perceived weaknesses. Librarians can help ourselves and our co-workers by learning more about the programs available from bar associations to help lawyers and legal staff to get help and support.

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You Hold Copyrights, What Do you Do With Them?

Librarians constantly use copyrighted works, but they also produce and own them, either individually or as institutions. This session would discuss how to be a responsible copyright owner and help participants think about why they made a given work, what they want to do with it, and how copyright can help or hinder meeting those goals.

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Going beyond strategic planning: writing a business case

Your plan is in place - but now you need to make your ideas happen. This session will go through the process of planning for, developing, and implementing business cases.

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So you think you are a leader, but are you a Thought Leader?

This session will focus on a "thought leader" in the profession. What is it? Why should I become one? How is a thought leader different than a leader? What core values can you bring to the table to make you a thought leader?

 

I am thinking a panel of leaders to discuss "thought leadership" with examples and interactive exercises.

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Finding the right balance. Is there one?

This program would focus on the continuing debate between Open Access to Information and Privacy. Should all information be accessible? Are we talking government information? Criminal Records? Social Media? Death Records? Should all public data remain public? Is there a delicate balance access and privacy? Do we need to be better educated on how we complete profiles and what we make publicly available? Is it user education? ...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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Leadership Book Club

4 books on leadership are selected and shared with the membership.At the conference a room is set up with rounds. Each table will be assigned a book and someone to lead the discussion.

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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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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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Keeping it current: Relating to & leading new(er) librarians

Librarians with many years of experience managing libraries often express a desire to stay connected to new librarians and learn how to cultivate their new and innovative ideas. At annual meetings, it is overheard that library managers and experienced librarians feel very disconnected from new(er) librarians. In fact, library directors and managers often do not know what new(er) librarians expect from them especially ...more »

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