Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

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Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

Submitted by (@esantoslaw.howard.edu)

Storytelling for Empowerment and Change

o Embrace the nuances of your personal story and its power as a tool for creating positive social change. o Learn how to build safe work environments where personal stories are honored, diversity is celebrated/welcomed, and inclusivity is practiced. o Practice using narrative for empowerment and to inspire real social change. Speakers: 1) Judith PĂ©rez-Caro, Director of Equity and Inclusion at the Georgetown University ...more »

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Submitted by (@lturner)

Retirement & Succession Planning: Best Practices

This program targets law librarians in the twilight of their careers as they begin to plan their retirement AND law librarians in management positions that need to create succession plans for staff retirements. How can law librarians best prepare their institutions for their departure? How can they influence the future direction of the positions they leave behind? Ideally, the program would include 3-4 panelists: ...more »

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Submitted by (@fordon)

Interrogating the Data Ethics of Legal Research Platforms

In the wake of 2018's multiple data privacy scandals and the rollout of new data governance regulations in Europe, anyone with a user database faces increased scrutiny into how they store, use, and share user data. And legal research platforms increasingly rely on data such as search and browsing history to improve results and fuel artificial intelligence. This session will explore the ethical obligations of librarians ...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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Submitted by (@darinfox)

Rethinking the Ivory Tower

Academic law library directors will share their thoughts on the major issues and key opportunities for law school libraries today. Topics will include evolving ABA standards, the rapidly changing legal research landscape, getting involved in technology training, new library services and skill sets, and managing the library budget to move the organization forward.

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Submitted by (@maricheney18)

Chronic Illness & Your Career, Your Co-Workers, Your Boss & HR

Not all disabilities are visible, and even if they are, they don't have to be discussed at work. Learn from your law librarian colleagues on how to work with HR and upper management, as well as how to talk (or not) to co-workers, faculty, and students. Learn how to manage work, supervisory tasks, and teaching, and coping mechanisms for managing pain on the job. Additionally, we'll discuss how the metrics of success via ...more »

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Practicing Servant Leadership

Servant leadership is a philosophy by which the leader shares power, puts the needs of others first, and helps people develop and perform to their highest potential. As one article puts it, "Servant leadership turns the power pyramid upside down; instead of the people working to serve the leader, the leader exists to serve the people." With fewer and fewer staff in law libraries, this panel would discuss ways to practice ...more »

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Getting Grounded: What is Mindfulness and Wellness anyhow?

Most sessions on mindfulness jump straight to its practices, but just what is it and what does it have to do with us anyway? This session would offer a basic (but thorough) grounding on mindfulness and the need for it, including offering resources and information about wellness concerns in law schools and legal practices, and ways it can be addressed. It will also include a brief wellness activity, time permitting. Note: ...more »

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Submitted by (@sln647)

Professional Development, One Bite at a Time

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. This program would highlight low key, manageable tasks for professional development. For example, you don't have to jump into writing a Law Library Journal article. Why not start with some book reviews or submissions to a chapter newsletter? We would discuss specific low key start points in management, writing, and conference presenting, and how you can snowball these smaller ...more »

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Submitted by (@dawn.smith1)

Ignorance Is Not Allowed - Cultural Competence Begins with You!

I would like to propose a session that may turn into a deep-dive session or Pre-conference option that would help individuals at all levels develop cultural awareness about themselves as well as those that they perceive as the "other" In an effort to understand how culture influences everything you do and everyone you meet. Learning Objectives: Participants in this session will: 1. Develop intercultural knowledge. ...more »

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Submitted by (@alyson.drake)

Fostering Growth Mindset in the Workplace

Growth mindset is the belief that skills and abilities can be improved (the opposite of fixed mindset, in which people think they have innate set of skills that are fixed and unable to improved upon). Cultivating growth mindset can help improve the workplace, being introduced in the employee experience in everything from acquiring talent to developing leaders to succession planning. This program would discuss how to ...more »

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Submitted by (@lawlessa)

Managing your workload and your goals

So you have a strategic plan, but how do you go about accomplishing those goals while managing your normal workload? This session will look at creating an action plan to tackle your lofty goals while also getting through the day to day, and hopefully tying those two things together. We'll look at tools to keep track of your workload without losing sight of your goals so when you reach evaluation time, you never have to ...more »

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