Teaching & Training

Revisiting Copyright and Fair Use in a Technological Era

Much as authors and publishers have taken advantage of technology to decrease costs, reach new audiences, and develop new delivery mechanisms, libraries and users should keep abreast of technology and explore how it might be deployed to expand or enhance fair uses. This program would discuss possible new paths for libraries (e.g., digitize and lend) to meet the needs of their users while maintaining the balance of interests ...more »

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Driving Usage of Software Tools at Law Firms

When law firms buy technology or create resources people don't use, everyone loses. Getting attorneys and their teams to actually use the best new resource at the right time is challenging. Technology is part of the problem, but it can also be part of the solution. This program will include attorneys from several law firms who are using different software products to enhance their workflow and improve efficiencies. Librarians ...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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APIs (Accessible Powerful Information?)

A well-known library technologist has said that it is critical for librarians to know how to deploy APIs in conjunction with library systems. This program will focus on the basics of APIs, what are they, how are they are used, and how we can learn to use them. Examples will feature how APIs have been successfully used to improve discoverability and access to resources.

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Research & Analysis

The Maryland "Jew Bill" of 1826

After prolonged debate Maryland became one of the last states in which Jews had civil rights. The debate in many ways can be seen as a prequel to future debates over civil rights which are still taking place. This program could serve as the "local history" program for the Legal History and Rare Book SIS, and might also be of interest to the Jewish Librarians Caucus and the Social Responsibities SIS.

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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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Using MarcEdit: Beyond the Basics

Hands on preconference workshop or deep dive (like this year's Linked Data on Your Laptop) to expose attendees to advanced, specialized, and sophisticated uses of MarcEdit software (http://marcedit.reeset.net/). Program should include practical example uses and a significant hands on component.

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Marketing & Outreach

Creating a Legal Reference Skills for Non-Law Librarians Program

Local non-law librarians can benefit from knowing basic legal reference tips, tricks and skills as they serve their patrons. Learn how to set up and present a free or low-cost half-day workshop on legal research basics. Receive ideas about successful schedules, topics, exercises, and follow up activities. Such workshops create stronger bonds within local library communities and are good outreach and charitable activities ...more »

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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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