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recommend Julie Savarino as speaker

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Overcoming Distractions in Legal Research Instruction

Patrons in legal research classes and law firm and court trainings are often distracted, due to limited abilities to focus and the many distractions of modern life. This has never been more true than in pandemic education, when remote instruction is the norm and chaos looms in our everyday. This program would provide an overview of the science of distraction and present practical tips on how to overcome a lack of focus... more »

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DIY Analytics

A deep dive into the processes and tools used to create custom analytics. Discussion of Tableau, Microsoft BI, and other commercial products; coverage of open source and free tools like Pyramid Notebooks. Sources of data, how data should be formatted and prepared, how to present results, and resources for learning more for those who want an even deeper dive.

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Back to basics from natural language searching

Seasoned attorneys bemoan that new fresh faced law school graduates don't know how to do decent legal research as they are accustomed to Googling for everything. Do fresh faced librarians straight out of MLS programs have the same challenges? Is proper search syntax no longer taught in the MLS programs? A program on best practices for search syntax and search strategies geared toward newer librarians interested in developing... more »

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A library without librarians? trending idea

As more library functions become automated and library budgets continue to remain flat or get cut there is ongoing demand from library directors, boards and politicians to reduce the number of staff. Many traditional library metrics showing our usage and popularity among users demonstrate the value of the library's resources but do not address the fact that staff are needed to provide those services. "Self-serve" libraries... more »

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Build LIS Grad. Internships to Supplement Your Library Workforce

Are you short staffed? Have a hiring freeze? If you want to give back to the LIS profession, while at the same time increasing your professional staff without hiring additional professionals, this program is for you. Onboarding interns can seem overwhelming when you are short on time and resources. Hear from one library that has substantially, and successfully, expanded its library intern program. The revamped internship... more »

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Geofence Warrants: The Next Frontier in the Privacy Wars

Unlike a traditional search order that identifies a particular suspect, geofence warrants require Google to trawl its massive library of location data, commonly known as the "Sensorvault," to identify people who were in the area when a crime was committed. They are relatively new, and increasingly widespread: Between 2017 and 2018, Google saw a 1,500% surge in the number of requests it received, and from 2018 to 2019,... more »

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Information Management

Beyond Scholarship: Innovative Uses for Repositories

We all use our institutional repositories for faculty scholarship, but there are many other uses out there. We'll have a panel discussion that asks the following questions: What else are you using your repository for? How are you using these tools to further your library's mission and the goals of your institutions? How are you marketing the unique collections you have in the repository?

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Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

Implicit Bias in Legal Research

Many thanks to the panelists who presented "Fear and Loathing in Teaching Legal Research: Addressing Cultural Competence and Managing Implicit Bias" at AALL20. I would like to learn more about how implicit bias manifests in various aspects of legal research and law librarianship, both from a technical perspective (e.g. search term equivalencies, subject headings) and from a patron-service perspective (e.g. reference,... more »

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