Information Management

Information gateways--bots portals and more

We used to have pathfinders. How are information professionals and others using new gateways like bots, chatbots, portals, chat and other tools to guide searchers to their destination? Discussion on how these work and what they do, then panel discussion with demos

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How to find almost anyone almost anywhere

A session on different tips and techniques for researching people. The session could cover everything from free online sources, to reports from sources like Accurint, to how to use social media platforms and geo tagging.

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Library Services for Communities Living in Fear

In 2015, Baltimore experienced massive protests against police brutality and in reaction to the death of 25-years old Freddie Gray. Some of these protests turned violent and the despair and frustration of our communities were evident all across the city. Despite the unrest and riots, Enoch Pratt Free Library and its then-CEO, Carla Hayden (our current Librarian of Congress) decided to keep the library open. Similar to ...more »

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Assessment Grab Bag: Venturing Beyond the Traditional

Treasure hunts and research memos are the norm for assessing students in legal research courses, and each have their merits: treasure hunt questions allow the instructor to test students on specific research techniques and resources, and research memos give students practice engaging in the entire legal research process, while also testing their writing skills, another shortcoming often cited in practitioner surveys. ...more »

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Finding Empirical Teaching Methods in FCIL

This session will introduce how to find the most effective teaching methods and skills based on empirical evidence from international law and foreign law research classes in a different time and place . It will introduce which research methods (between qualitative and quantitative research methods) are more appropriate in order to find out effective teaching methods and skills in the context of international and foreign ...more »

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When Systems Change

In addition to death and taxes, one more thing is certain; a system change. With the rapid pace of technology development, the majority of libraries are either in the middle of a system migration, considering one, or recovering from one. With the guidance of those who have gone before us, these changes don’t have to be as scary as death or taxes. This program will feature a panel discussion on what members have learned ...more »

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Essential Skills for Business Intelligence Professionals

If you are transitioning to a new BI/CI role this program will help you identify essential skills, tools and techniques to become a successful business intelligence professional. You will learn about corporate research databases, business financials and terminology, data visualization products, statistics and more. Don't worry: if you have intellectual curiosity your skill development will come naturally.

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CLE Administration

Has CLE become a responsibility of the firm library? I'm not quite sure the form this would take yet but I would love to see how other firms manage CLE and how we can add value to this beast.

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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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Teaching law practice technology/management classes

More and more librarians are being called upon to teach law practice management and/or law practice technology courses. It is so rampant that a caucus has been created on this topic. It would be great for a session or sessions to focus on: curriculum design, helpful vendors, what has worked/not worked at other schools, and what the firms want new associates to know with regards to technology.

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