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Prepare to Practice: Judiciary Style

Working for a federal or state court can be one of the most prestigious jobs that a recent law school graduate can obtain. However, in our obsession with preparing students for practice the one area that is often overlooked is the type of research skills that new law clerks and judicial interns need in order to succeed. Please join us in a panel discussion featuring federal and state judicial librarians to get the inside ...more »

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Tattoos, Workplace bias and #MeToo

Ethics in employment. Is one able to climb the professional ladder of success if they adorn their bodies with tattoos, piercings or tubes? Does employment discrimination / non-hiring for body adornment rise to the level of workplace bias? Would search committee members, in the law library environment, find it unethical to review the body art of the prospective candidate over the content of their CV or character? Is the ...more »

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Teaching Technology and Information Ethics

Questions about what constitutes ethical technology and information use are among the most pressing challenges facing the legal profession, yet existing standards for professional conduct often fail to adequately address lawyers’ need for guidance in the contemporary information landscape. This program will address how librarians' expertise in information seeking behavior, research tools and methods, and applied technology ...more »

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Database Summit: Deep Dive into the Black Box

Building on Baltimore's program "What's in the Black Box?," take a deep dive with multiple vendors discussing explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) , algorithmic accountability, transparency, how the GDPR might change the game, user interfaces, and privacy. Because 2019 is in Washington, D.C., I would hope to bring someone in from DARPA, the lead agency on XAI, to participate, along with legal database providers both ...more »

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Legal Technology Competence Certifications

More than 30 jurisdictions have adopted the ABA's infamous Comment 8 to Rule 1.1 regarding technology knowledge and skill in regards to competence. How can law schools and law firms be sure that their legal professionals are competent in this area? Is certification worth it? This program would explore legal technology competence certification, including solutions available, implementation, costs, and the potential ...more »

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Building Strategic Partnerships: Gov., Law Firm, and Academic LL

Building Strategic Partnerships Between Government, Law Firm, and Academic Law Librarians This program would explore how to promote collaboration and partnerships between different types of law librarians (academic, government agency, and law firm librarians). Emphasis would be placed on sharing best practices and techniques for building relationships between different types of librarians and how doing so will benefit ...more »

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Information Management

Court Libraries As Case Pubishers?

Subtitle: Lessons Learned from Publishing the Decisions of the U.S. Court of International Trade In 2010, the administrative agency responsible for the official reports of the U.S. Court of International Trade decided to stop publishing. However, because publication of the court's decisions is required by statute, the task fell upon the court to take up the challenge. After several failed attempts, the library recently ...more »

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Cognitive Theory 101

With librarians in all settings teaching more and more often, it's important that we have at least a baseline understanding of some of the basic concepts of cognitive theory and educational psychology. This program would introduce attendees to a handful of concepts related to these fields and give examples of how to design their instructional programming with these theories in mind.

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Security- don't just talk, act!

We've heard a lot about data breaches and how organizations have suffered, prevented, responded, and reacted to online security threats. In this session, let's focus on the practical: What we as librarians should be doing, and what we need to teach our users. We'll cover VPNs, security beyond the password, metadata, phishing, and other on-the-ground issues.

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OCLC Collection Manager for Law Collections

Collection Manager (https://www.oclc.org/en/worldshare-collection-manager.html) is OCLC's knowledge base and helps to streamline resource management and MARC record delivery for both electronic and print collections. It is available for free to all OCLC member libraries. This program would show what it is and how to use it, review existing law collections, explore best practices, and discuss ways to encourage law libraries ...more »

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Cultural Competency Training in FCIL Research Courses & Beyond

FCIL research courses/trainings are a great way to help teach cultural competency to students. Students learn about other legal systems and values and engage in exercises that make them consider their own biases; program could give examples of exercises/assignments that students can engage in to grapple with these issues. A program on cultural competency could also expand to working with patrons/clients/attorneys from ...more »

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