Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

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Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

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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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 (@aas425)

How Law Librarians Negotiate Salary

This interactive session will present results from a study of librarians' experience with and perspective on compensation and benefits negotiation in libraries. We will focus on responses from law librarians working in law libraries and compare them to a pool of national results across all library types. There is a significant body of research on negotiation, but little specific to the library workplace. We hope this ...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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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 (@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 (@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 (@fmeh2002)

Law librarians get together to help building a new law library

We all have a year to develop a new law library from cero to end. AALL is giving us the opportunity to develop a new program: "Adopt a Law Library- Puerto Rico after Maria". Cooperation have just started in 2018 convention. Will be nice to be able to show you all in the 2019 convention that it can be done. It will probably be the first law library in which AALL have been involved from its inception and in which its ...more »

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Sticky workplace situations: routes to resolving workplace bias

Sticky workplace situations: finding the least painful route to resolving workplace issues of bias with intervention techniques Description As librarians we may have encountered situations with patrons, colleagues, and/or supervisors whose behaviors run the gamut from inflexible to inappropriate. Sometimes we are guilty of behaving in a manner that leaves someone feeling wounded because we witnessed an inappropriate ...more »

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Submitted by (@sfrey1)

Law Librarianship During the Trump Presidency

What is different and what remains the same about the legal information profession during the Trump presidency? Certainly some circumstances have changed for federal government librarians. More generally, new federal laws, regulations, and other pronouncements (including tweets) have given rise to new research issues for law librarians and their patrons. Societal issues such as "fake news" and information literacy ...more »

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