Marketing + Outreach

Submitted by (@mabelshaw)

Aligning the Library with Your Law School's LLM Program

LLM programs have seen tremendous growth with some schools hosting several hundred LLM students each year. This can present challenges and opportunities for academic law libraries. This program will explore how to make lemonade by discussing strategies for connecting with your LLM program, supporting these students, overcoming language & cultural challenges, and offering real world examples of successful and less successful ...more »

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Information Management

Submitted by (@jackiemagagnosc)

Hands on with OpenRefine

OpenRefine is a powerful tool useful in data cleaning and other remediation projects. 2018's session provided an introduction, but to best understand OpenRefine's powerful functionality, hands on work is needed. Provide a space and guided exercises to explore this tool.

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Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

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Emerging from the "Pink Ghetto": Our Place in the Legal Academy

The "pink ghetto" has been used to describe those positions in legal education that are lower status and lower paid (and that are traditionally occupied by women). Though law librarians almost certainly fall into this category, they have long been left out of this discussion. This program will talk about some of the challenges of this status, including being the inability to engage meaningfully about issues related ...more »

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Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

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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Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

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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Management + Business Acumen

Submitted by (@dbholt)

Modernizing your regional chapter

This session will discuss how NOCALL (Northern California Association of Law Libraries) was able to significantly reduce their administrative costs by modernizing their website, membership management system, and listserv. NOCALL moved away from a traditional website host provider to AWS (Amazon Web Services); moved from AALL's listserv to Google Groups; transitioned from MemberClicks to Wild Apricot; and adopted Google's ...more »

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Research + Analysis

Submitted by (@abbywalters)

How to conduct ethical Social Media research

Social media has become a part of our everyday lives. Learn how librarians can ethically identify, collect, and use information from social media platforms for investigations or litigation. How can we identify individuals or companies who have an online presence but are trying to remain anonymous?

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Research + Analysis

Submitted by (@kwahl0)

Where Our Laws Come From

A program covering both legislative and legal history, meant to expose librarians who receive questions about "What The Founders Meant," to sources helpful in parsing the language used, and to take a look at the works from which our founding era documents were drawn. Support your faculty who are writing about founding era law. Help your lawyers arguing in front of an originialist judge.

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Teaching + Training

Submitted by (@johnpmayer)

Law Librarians as Access to Justice Heroes

The "Access to Justice Gap" is massive. 50% of people eligible for legal aid cannot get it because there are not enough legal aid lawyers. In some courts, 90% of the plaintiffs are self-represented. One of the most common places that people find legal information is at their local public, court or county library. Librarians have traditionally provided guidance, forms, packets and other assistance. There are brand ...more »

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