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Legal Research Pedagogy--Sorting Through the Theories

Schemata, Metacognition, Critical Legal Research, the Boulder Method, AALL's Statement, the McCrate Report, etc. Explore and make sense of the various theories generated in the last decade of law librarianship scholarship, and find out which one works for you.

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Law Firm Workflow Tools for Academic Law Librarians

Learn how law firm librarians use the new "workflow" tools to assist lawyers with legal research, particularly transactional research. Take a deep dive into tools like Practical Law, Lexis Practice Advisor, and BloombergLaw to enrich your business law research instruction.

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Partnering with Consultants - Part II

Answering the Burning Questions Following up on the AALL 2016 session on Partnering with Consultants – New Ways to Accomplish More where the panel shared their perspective on when and how to successfully use consultants. The comments and questions from the audience sparked dialogue around real life experiences and uncovered some deeper questions around how to build trust, how to expand influence when you aren’t the decision ...more »

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Patent data & machine learning-the targeted marketing initiative

We will share a complex patent analytics project designed to identify high-value marketing targets for patent prosecution services. We began with an attorney's idea involving the Deloitte Fast 500 List and turned the idea into a hypothesis that we tested by building a database, observing patterns and utilizing machine learning to make predictions. Our goal was to make observations about the patenting patterns of members ...more »

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Campaign: The Business of Law

Understanding the Law Firm Economic Ecosystem

In order to be most useful to your law firm, you need to understand how it makes money, what it costs to support its attorneys and what role you play in its economic success. We will discuss the following topics:Nomenclature of law firm finance The basic inputs of law firm economics What drives a law firm’s profitability How law firm resources are allocated Where information services fits in the law firm economic ecosystem ...more »

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Helping Attorneys Compete: Counter-acting Commoditization

This program would explore the effects of commoditization on law firms--which types of law have become commoditized? Do new legal research tools worsen the situation? Should your attorneys contribute content to legal research tools that take work from them? Is this even a contest?

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Campaign: Data & Content Management

New OMB Circular A-130 - framework for federal information poli

The Office of Management and Budget has just released the long-awaited update to Circular A-130, the overarching framework for federal information policy. The circular, which covers a wide variety of topics, has not been updated since 2000.

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Teaching without a net: Alternatives to Textbooks

Academic Law LIbrarians who teach Legal Research are replacing traditional textbooks with a variety of alternatives. LibGuides, electronic course packs, videos, etc. Panel discussion among users of these alternatives about what the advantages and disadvantages each format offers.

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Advancing Effective Discovery of Library Resources and Services

What are some of the pain points in current discovery of library resources and services? What are some of the insights emerging regarding how subject domain experts approach their research tasks? What are some of the short term solutions a library can explore in advancing effective discovery?

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Show Me the Money

The Paradox of Improving Services in the Face of Budget Concerns In a recent survey of AmLaw 200 firms, library directors revealed that their top challenge is related to budgets. These same directors also noted that their number one strategic initiative was to improve services. The challenge of funding improvements can be daunting. Delivering high value services requires a reevaluation of budgets, services provided ...more »

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Redesign Law - Gensler's Legal Office of the Future Legal Innov

Why is Gensler's legal office design group so influential and what it it means for the law library as a place and as a service . Gensler's legal office of the future showcases the design and technological elements that will ... to the future of the workplace through design, this initiative would not have been possible

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Coding for Librarians

I would love a couple of sessions on basic coding for a couple of different languages.

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