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Submitted by (@kbrice)

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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Submitted by (@alyson.drake)

Strategic Partnerships to Create Experiential Research Classes

Developing specialized experiential research courses are a great way to help your law school meet its experiential credits requirements. To create a successful simulation course in a topical area (IP law, international law, etc.), you must know the types of research most likely to be performed by your graduates. Academic librarians should have an ongoing conversation with firm and government libraries to know what kinds ...more »

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Submitted by (@stacia)

Instruction Zone: Active Learning Ideas Showcase

Legal research instructors are invited to relax, have fun, and be a student again! In this lively session, librarians, from across library types, will demonstrate their favorite instructional technique. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops as they travel from station to station picking up active learning ideas along the way. Each instructor-presenter will be at a station and where they will provide a 10 ...more »

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Law Librarianship Behind the Wall

Access to the courts is a constitutional right retained by inmates. What are state's best practices in providing legal information to their incarcerated populations? The Minnesota State Law Library has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Corrections for over 30 years to provide legal research to their prisoners not paid for by tax payer funds.

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Submitted by (@lucycg)

ABA proposed overhaul law school Accreditation

What does the ABA the o Overhaul Law School Accreditation Process With Major Reorganization proposed at the July 2018 meeting mean for law librarians and law schools and the law firm and other librarians who have to deal with the new graduates of a different type of law school HOW CAN AALL BE AT THE TABLE FOR THE NEW ACCREDITATION PROCESS.- THIIS CAN BE EITHE A PROGRAM OR A HOT TOPIC BUT MUST BE ADDRESSED https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2018/07/31/aba-to-overhaul-law-school-accreditation-process-with-major-reorganization/?kw=ABA%20to%20Overhaul%20Law%20School%20Accreditation%20Process%20With%20Major%20Reorganization&et=editorial&bu=National%20Law%20Journal&cn=20180731&src=EMC-Email&pt=Breaking%20News ...more »

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Success and Failures in the Classroom -

We've all been there, that idea that you thought would work well in class and simply didn't. A panel discussion by experienced teachers as to what the've learned by teaching. The focus is on how to save yourself when things go sideways.

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Submitted by (@eaugustiniak)

Teaching Office Basics: Tech-savvy tips for Word, Excel, & more

Tips for pitching the basics of Word, bibliographic management systems, Excel, and other software that law students see in practice and at school. The myth of the digital native allows us to overlook how much law students struggle with technology, and how much they appreciate learning how to be more efficient and fluent with the tools they use daily. From citation-management to document design to pivot tables, I'm looking ...more »

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Submitted by (@lucycg)

Support our students

OH the SUMMERS, every year we get students who are unfamiliar and nervous about everything from firm culture, research and the dreaded 50 state survey. I spend all summer trying to get them up and running. I make my office the safe space. I am even honored to be called Ma by most of them. I suspect my experience is very much the same as all of yours. I'd like to start a partnership with matching private law librarians ...more »

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Submitted by (@lturner)

FCIL Reference Toolkit

Many of the standard reference tools used for FCIL reference questions have become outdated. What is the FCIL reference toolkit for the modern reference librarian? This program would gather FCIL specialists who would discuss and demonstrate the best FCIL reference sources. The audience for this program would be reference librarians of all types.

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Submitted by (@dbholt)

Are you really using your LMS effectively?

This could potentially be a panel discussion among ALR instructors. It will go over how to increase interaction, and achieve pedagogical goals, in a modern learning management system (LMS) such as Canvas and/or Blackboard. It will include a discussion about external tools that can increase engagement, participation, and retention (such as integrating content from Libguides or using class participation tools such as ...more »

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Submitted by (@eschille)

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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