Management + Business Acumen

Labor & Employment Laws for Supervisors & Managers

We often begin our supervisory and management roles with little more than a quick overview from HR about our duties and responsibilities especially in regard to what we need to report to management. At the AALL Business Skills Clinic a couple years back, a labor & employment law attorney gave an overview of the employment laws, regs and best practices that are applicable across jurisdictions. It was frighteningly enlightening! ...more »

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Re-imagining the Library Catalog for Today's Law Firms Libraries

With the transition of law firm libraries to primarily electronic resources, it's time (actually past time) to take a good hard look at the traditional library catalog. If your catalog is only used by the librarians, this program is for you. Among the discussion points: Are tools designed primarily for the handling print resources still relevant? When the need for serials control and circulation are no longer required, ...more »

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Legal Scholarship Repositories, Present and Future

SSRN (Social Science Research Network) and bepress (Digital Commons Network, Legal Repository, Law Review Commons) have well-established pre- and post-print scholarship repositories. They are both owned by Elsevier, a large for-profit information provider. SSRN and bepress recently conducted an "integration pilot." By the 2019 Meeting, will these two companies have additional integrations? What will be the benefits ...more »

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How to Move Your Library as Painlessly as Possible

What do you do when your law firm decides to relocate the library, internally or to a new site? What do you do when your law school library is required to move to higher ground permanently due to flood concerns? This session would cover the purging of outdated materials, digitizing as much of the collection as possible, updating your catalog system as needed, working with your facilities team, working with your IT helpdesk ...more »

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Marketing + Outreach

Vendors and Social Justice

Should you care about the corporate responsibility track of the vendors you are dealing with or potentially will? We could invite a vendor or two from our law library community which has been very active in social justice initiatives, and also a law librarian interested in explaining her/his experience on how much the idea of "good corporate citizen" plays in vendor negotiations.

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Team Dynamics of Multinational Teams

There is a lot of literature that speaks to the lack of cohesion of multicultural teams. As globally distributed teams of information professionals who work in distributed online environments becomes more prevalent, understanding cultural competence will help team members and leaders be more successful with the dynamics that are encountered. Based on my research, I am interested in presenting research on the management ...more »

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Collection and acquisitions decisions for branch libraries

This program will deal with the issues relating to the libraries which has more than one branche or campuse, including: (1) What are factors to consider when making collection and acquisition decisions for different branches; (2) how will manage information including patrons interests among these branches; (3) what are the best solutions to connect these branches including ILS, share folders, communication methods; and ...more »

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Measuring Scholarly Impact

What is scholarly impact, how can it be measured, and why is that important to our own scholarship as well as that of our patrons. This program would discuss all this and give the basics of PlumX and other tools to help measure scholarly impact.

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Online Vendor Contracts - Key Clauses and Concepts

What are the must-haves and must-not-haves in a vendor contract (especially when you are negotiating with the biggest vendors)? What should you look out for when you're reviewing vendor contracts? What are some resources that may be helpful for us as librarians and information professionals to get better at understanding and managing contracts (books, articles etc.)

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Aligning Technical Services Within the Law School Mission

Savvy Technical Services managers look over the landscape of their institutions, both law school and university-wide, and work to fill needs that align with the larger goals of the institution. This program will explore some innovative ways tech services departments have worked to capitalize on their strengths to stay relevant.

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Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

Climbing the leadership ladder

A panel presentation where librarians in leadership positions discuss (candidly) how they moved up the leadership latter. Perhaps in years gone by the notion was that librarians who waited patiently would eventually get their "turn" but, the realities of the modern workplace require professionals to be more aggressive in their pursuit of leadership (and better paying positions). The session would address the professional ...more »

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