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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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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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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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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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Change Your Syllabus, Change Your Life

Professor Elizabeth Sherowski will discuss making the move from a rule-focused syllabus to a learner-focused syllabus, providing examples from the evolution of her own syllabi, and giving attendees the opportunity to workshop their own. By the end of the session, attendees will understand how and why the learner-focused syllabus is better for both students and their professors.

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Legal Research Competency: Bridging the Gap.

What do law firm, court and government law librarians want our students to come prepared to do? What are academic librarians teaching and how can we better prepare our students for practice? Dive into the Principles & Standards for Legal Research Competency to assess our own teaching and assessment of student research competency to help bridge the gap between law school and practice.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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