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

Why our metadata is not obsolete

Presenting an argument by creators of systematic metadata (formerly "catalogers"), that our tools of metadata creations (RDA, LCC and LCSH), formerly called "cataloging standards" are still relevant, and often significant advantages to users in retrieving materials, compared to free-text (with no metadata) or uncontrolled non-systematic metadata. The program will demonstrate how our tools for description of resources, ...more »

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Impostor Syndrome: The Plague of the Smart Professional

Talk to any smart and successful person and you'll hear the same story - impostor syndrome. First defined in the 1970's by psychologists Imes and Clance, impostor syndrome is that feeling of anxiety that you really don't know what you are doing, you only got where you are by luck, and everyone is soon to find out that you are a fraud. Sound familiar? These are feelings that live and thrive in the darkness; this program ...more »

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The Generational Divide: Building a Bridge and Getting Over it

People are living longer and prolonging retirement due to a multitude of reasons. What results is a very age diverse library! The mix of different viewpoints and knowledge can be used as a significant positive for tackling challenges in the library but with varied generations represented in most workplaces today, the possibilities for clashes are boundless. This is not necessarily an issue of age but one of differing ...more »

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Librarians and Coding - real lifelong learning

We refer to librarians as life-long learners, yet we oft times build our resumes and careers along tracks "Technical Services," "Access Services," etc in academic libraries - but I think we need to advocate a more cross-departmental learning curve - especially now - wherein more librarians learn to code and can this contribute to locally produced library applications and tools of all sorts. This "new" skill set goes hand-in-hand ...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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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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Fellowships for Experienced Librarians

Faculty get to visit other schools for a term or an academic year. Why not librarians? Bring in an experienced librarian to work on a special project or help transition to a new organizational structure. How about covering for the librarian on maternity or FMLA. The host library benefits from an experienced librarian with new ideas but no long term commitments. The librarian gets a recharge and new ideas to take home. ...more »

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Transitions as Part of Professional Life

Transitions are a part of everyday life. Each day, we as professionals are in transition. We can no longer look at transition as the narrow time between jobs. We have to look as transitions more holistically and integrate them into our professional lives. A program of this sort would consist of a panel to talk about 1) transitions as part of every day life 2) the process by which a professional transitioned from one ...more »

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What are you passionate about? Librarians share research & ideas

In this session, several librarians will speak for 5-10 minutes about their current interests/ideas. It would be great to have a mix of experienced and newer presenters talking about their current interests in law librarianship

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Simon Sinek

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Leadership Book Club

4 books on leadership are selected and shared with the membership.At the conference a room is set up with rounds. Each table will be assigned a book and someone to lead the discussion.

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Cool Jobs and how we got them

Find folks in positions in and on the cusp of legal, library, and information arena . In a "town hall" style conversation panelists share and take questions about how they got to where they are today.

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