Marketing & Outreach

...And Justice for All: 3 States, 3 Approaches to A2J Outreach

Panel discussion of the Access to Justice public outreach initiatives in Louisiana (represented by the Law Library of Louisiana), Maryland (Represented by the Maryland State Law Library), and South Carolina (represented by University of South Carolina School of Law). Panelists will discuss the details of what's happening in their state, and attendees will learn about different ways to reach self-represented litigants, ...more »

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Summer and First Year Associate Skills Assessment

Following up on the program from 2017, "Attorney Research Skills: Continuing the Conversation Between Law Firm and Academic Law Librarians", we will examine the methods by which academics, in consultation with their firm counterparts, can assess their students' readiness for the practice environment. Discussion will include research skills, the Legal Tech Assessment, and knowledge of Knowledge Management practices

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The Robot Lawyer

Technology-fueled disruption has made its way into industries like healthcare, transportation, journalism and many more. At the center of this disruption is artificial intelligence ("AI"), which refers to a computer's ability to mimic "cognitive" functions such as "learning" and "problem solving" that are commonly associated with the human mind. Those familiar with the practice of law expect that AI will disrupt the ...more »

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Professionalism & Leadership at Every Level

Leadership Among the Challenges

It is logical to suppose that leaders in law librarianship and the larger legal information profession always had the internal ambition and support from key figures in order to become leaders. What if one has potential, but isn’t innately comfortable with leading? What if one wants to be a leader, but doesn’t have the backing from his or her supervisor and/or institution? This program will explore how to address and ...more »

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Don't Reinvent Your Research! KM Tips to Reuse Org. Work Product

Cut research time and demonstrate your library's value by using Knowledge Management (KM) and Records and Information (RIM) techniques to reuse, recycle, and re-purpose your organization's work product. Takeaways include: 1) How to identify work product that may have additional uses; 2) Meta data tips to make retrieval easy and accurate; 3) Ways to show that you can apply #s 1 & 2 to the larger organization, and not just ...more »

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Creating an institutional repository on the cheap

This proposed session will cover how to create your own institutional repository when your library either lacks funding or IT infrastructure. The session will go over how you can install Dspace onto Amazon's Web Services. This allows libraries to create a full-fledged institutional repository while not requiring their own hardware, support from their IT department, or sophisticated technology skills. A Dspace installation ...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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Points: an alternative to fines

Most ILS's have a demerits or points function instead of fines. Yet this feature is rarely implemented in US libraries and is most often used in Australia and New Zealand. Speakers from three different U.S. schools (that have implemented points) and an ILS vendor with this functionality will discussed this unique and patron friendly feature. Points/Demerits programs emphasize professionalism over punishment. Historically, ...more »

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Tools for Metadata Enhancement: MarcEdit and More

Deep Dive (preferred) or regular session to provide an in-depth introduction of metadata enhancement and customization tools such as MarcEdit, OpenRefine, and Python. Program would illustrate more advanced features of common tools (MarcEdit) while illustrating the capabilities and benefits of tools metadata librarians may not be as familiar with (Python). If done as a Deep Dive, at least 30-45 minutes would be devoted ...more »

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Regulatory research in foreign countries

Regulation has rapidly become a significant source of law in civil law countries as well as common law countries. When tasked to locate, research, or teach about foreign regulations, what are the most important factors to keep in mind? What are the steps you should take to figure out the big picture first? Are there any assumptions or traps that you should deliberately avoid as a US educated legal researcher? Are there ...more »

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Transitions as Part of Professional Life

Transitions are a part of everyday life. Each day, we as professionals are in transition. We can no longer look at transition as the narrow time between jobs. We have to look as transitions more holistically and integrate them into our professional lives. A program of this sort would consist of a panel to talk about 1) transitions as part of every day life 2) the process by which a professional transitioned from one ...more »

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