Teaching & Training

You Can Use Fair Use!

At first glance, the fair use exception in copyright can seem too vague to rely upon, and detailed guidelines have been articulated through caselaw. However, there are many common and valuable uses that have consistently been found to fall under fair use, and organizations have developed suggested practices for making strong cases for fair use. This session will demystify fair use and give you concrete guidance for tailoring ...more »

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Defining Your Library: It’s Tough to Market What You Don’t Descr

Defining Your Library: It’s Tough to Market What You Don’t Describe “Everyone knows” what a library is and what a library does. But, really, most non-librarians haven’t a clue. So, the first step in effectively marketing your library – the first step toward selling people on the idea that your library is worth significant money, space and time – is defining it. Defining it looks at mission statements and objectives, ...more »

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My [firm, school, SIS, etc] wants strategic planning. Now what?

Strategic planning is used by a variety of entities. Librarians and other information professionals are often asked to participate in strategic planning by their employers, AALL Chapters and SIS's, local groups, and others. Unfortunately, teaching the process of strategic planning is not as common as the requests for participation, leaving individuals to try to figure out what they need to do. It is time to embrace strategic ...more »

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Management & Business Acumen

Time is Money, Leverage It Wisely

Contract Negotiation Basics

Planning and Evaluating Legal Information Resources and their Value

Benchmarking and Metrics

Leverage Points and Tactics to Achieve Optimization

Going it Alone or Bringing in a Consultant

Best Practices

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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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LexBlog for Law Libraries

Kevin O'Keefe will teach law librarians how to set up blogs on the LexBlog platform and bring in panelists from law libraries who are already using the LexBlog platform.

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Information Management

Experience with Experience Databases

A panel discussion about challenges and successes implementing and/or using experience management databases, primarily in a law firm setting. This would include speakers who have had experience using outside vendors as well as internal homegrown systems -- or using a combination of tools to capture experience management information.

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Demystifying Text Analysis: A Tutorial in Method and Practice

Commercial databases, search engines, and legal product vendors rely upon a sophisticated set of data algorithms to systematically organize, sort, summarize, and describe large amounts of textual information. Despite the centrality of these systems--and the algorithms upon which they depend--to our working (and personal) lives, the inner-workings of "text analysis" are little understood. This session provides an accessible ...more »

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Professionalism & Leadership at Every Level

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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The New Metrics of Value

Panel discussion of how use of specific analytics, such as adoption rates of new tools, response times (establishing service level agreements), new delivery of service based on metrics, and others, which can be used to highlight value to the C Suite. Audience participation envisioned.

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You've Been Borged: What To Do When Your Law Firm Merges

You've been borged. Resistance is futile! What do you do when your law firm merges? The program will discuss steps toward a smooth transition - contract changes, budget review, resource and staff realignment - as well as the emotional issues that arise. Will you keep your job? Do you want to keep you job? How do you handle inherited staff? How do you handle a new boss? How to keep your sanity with the new and changing ...more »

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Status and the Law Library

Are the majority of academic law library directors still faculty members with tenure in accordance with ABA Standard 603(d)? What about most reference librarians working in academic law libraries? To what extent are they integrated with the faculty and what kind of security do they possess? Do technological and structural changes mean a bleak future for the status of academic law librarians or do they necessitate further ...more »

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