Professionalism & Leadership at Every Level

Think about:  Communication  Decision Making  Creative Thinking/Strategic Problem Solving  Collaboration  Ethics  Continuous Learning/Professional Development

Professionalism & Leadership at Every Level

So you think you are a leader, but are you a Thought Leader?

This session will focus on a "thought leader" in the profession. What is it? Why should I become one? How is a thought leader different than a leader? What core values can you bring to the table to make you a thought leader?

 

I am thinking a panel of leaders to discuss "thought leadership" with examples and interactive exercises.

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Safe Spaces and Third Places

The concept of safe spaces in law libraries is often addressed from the context of LGBT. This program will start with the traditional safe spaces concept and explore how it can expand into "Third Places" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_place). In addition to providing a place for LGBT patrons and other community groups, law libraries have provided places to pray, places to play, places for pets, and even places ...more »

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You Hold Copyrights, What Do you Do With Them?

Librarians constantly use copyrighted works, but they also produce and own them, either individually or as institutions. This session would discuss how to be a responsible copyright owner and help participants think about why they made a given work, what they want to do with it, and how copyright can help or hinder meeting those goals.

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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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Lawyer Assistance Programs and Mental Health in Law

Lawyers are statistically more likely to be problem drinkers than other professionals. They also face job stresses and firm culture that can normalize addiction and make it difficult to admit problems or perceived weaknesses. Librarians can help ourselves and our co-workers by learning more about the programs available from bar associations to help lawyers and legal staff to get help and support.

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But I Don't Want to Be a Manager

There's an assumption that in order to ascend the ladder of success, one must take on the role of managing people, but what if it's not for you? Maybe you know that managing others is not a good fit for your lifestyle or personality or maybe you've tried it and felt like a failure. How do you move forward in your career, continue to learn and grow, take on new responsibilities, and stay engaged? Panelists will discuss ...more »

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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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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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Building relarionships through liistenting - Using Improv

Building on Alan Alda's new well received new book If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating , this session will use techniques from improve theater instruct members on better methods for communicating complex information with clarity. Alda would be great if we could afford him, but I am sure we can get a drama coach or public speaking ...more »

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Don't just hire the best -- keep them

Many of us are fortunate enough to have outstanding colleagues, but keeping them engaged and feeling supported can be a challenge depending on resources, institutional and cultural barriers/norms. What can we (academic law librarians) learn from one another, as well as our law firm and government colleagues about alternative management models and support for professional development? For example, there are more opportunities ...more »

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