Professionalism & Leadership at Every Level

Pros and Cons of serving on a Board of Directors

Many organizations, including law libraries have a Board of Directors that set the tone and direction of the library's mission and core functions. But what if you, the librarian, are asked to serve on someone else's Board of Directors? It could be anything - a non-profit organization, your homeowner's association, your local public library - ​whatever. Should you do it? What will you get out of serving? How could ...more »

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Management & Business Acumen

Management 101 Workshop

An opportunity to explore several management topics in a pre-conference workshop, including:

* General leadership principles

* Best practices in staffing & personnel management

* Intro to budgeting & financial reporting

* Negotiation (for contracts and other needs!)

* Strategic planning & developing future vision

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Do You Know a Person with Autism? There’s Another Library User!

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) estimates that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects 1 in 68 US children. It affects males 5 times more than females; 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls. The overall rate in Maryland is 1 in 55 children, 1 in 34 boys, and 1 in 161 girls. A person with autism already might be your co-worker, your library patron and could even be you! Learn and explore what it might ...more »

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Getting to Yes - how to negotiate anything

This interactive program will explore scenarios in contract negotiation and inter-personal conflict resolution, applying negotiation principles developed by the Harvard Negotiation Project to real-life situations.

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Succession Plannng: Getting it Right

Many Directors are in the senior years of their careers and since cloning is not an option, we need to plan for our replacement. This program will provide guidance about documentation your replacement will need in order to seamlessly transition and be successful in their new role. Panelists will include Directors who have recently retired who will discuss their method of succession planning. The panel will also include ...more »

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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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Surveying Attorneys: Asking the Right Questions

This program will provide attendees with examples of survey questions that resulted in responses that were able to be used to support actions such as keeping or changing a database provider.

The program will also include tips on creating succinct surveys so that attorney time investment is minimal.

Panelists will include librarians or consultants who have experience with surveys in the legal environment.

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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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Keeping it current: Relating to & leading new(er) librarians

Librarians with many years of experience managing libraries often express a desire to stay connected to new librarians and learn how to cultivate their new and innovative ideas. At annual meetings, it is overheard that library managers and experienced librarians feel very disconnected from new(er) librarians. In fact, library directors and managers often do not know what new(er) librarians expect from them especially ...more »

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The B&O Railroad, the C&O Canal and the Rise of Railroad Law.

On July 4, 1828, work began on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the first common carrier railroad in the United States. That same day in nearby Washington, D.C. ground was broken for the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. These two companies and their counterparts in other states would become the first major American corporations. Steam locomotives would ultimately triumph over mule-drawn canal boats; by the mid-1800s railroads ...more »

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KM across the profession

Are you curious about how law firms are managing their information and knowledge internally if you are an academic law librarian like me? What portals/databases/platforms do they use? What factors do they consider as essential, security, confidentiality, or usability? What challenges do they experience? What opportunities do they see? Vice Versa. Have you ever wondered how (other) law school libraries manage their information ...more »

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Financial Reporting & Accounting Principles for Librarians

An overview of key terms & common practices in financial reporting, to help library leaders better understand their organizations' financial reports and also to help researchers better understand issues in corporate finance.

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