Marketing + Outreach

Submitted by (@alyson.drake)

Educating the Public About the Value of Public Law Libraries

Libraries have been prominent in the news lately. There have been stories suggesting libraries could be replaced by Amazon and stories about public law libraries closing. This program would discuss strategies that law librarians in public law libraries and beyond can use to collectively highlight the value of public law libraries to their communities. .

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Teaching + Training

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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Teaching + Training

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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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Research + Analysis

Submitted by (@mabelshaw)

Litigating Human Rights Abuses in U.S. and Foreign Legal Systems

Slavery in U.S. commercial fishing, child marriage, widows not allowed to inherit property, human trafficking, etc. How do lawyers pursue litigation in the fight for human rights in the United States and abroad? What statutes and international law apply? What research skills and tools do librarians need to support these efforts and market our services to them? I'm hoping to have one law firm attorney and one clinic ...more »

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Management + Business Acumen

Submitted by (@dawn.smith1)

Search Committee Assembled - Now What?

A panel presentation where librarian administrators discuss the methods and strategies used to select a search committee for hiring purposes and the methods utilized by the search committee to ensure the best pool of job candidates are selected and vetted for their organizations. This session would address the development of an equity mindset to infuse a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion across the hiring process, ...more »

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Research + Analysis

Submitted by (@marcelorodriguez)

Are Tweets Government Documents?

There is a sharp increase of official communications from our elected officials which happens first and primarily (solely?) in social media platforms. Should these sources be considered primary sources of government documents? For a panel, we could invite a government librarian or archivist (perhaps from the National Archives or GPO?) to tell us about the government's official policy on social media collection and also ...more »

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Teaching + Training

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The Caribbean Court of Justice: Its Struggle for Full Acceptance

The Caribbean Court of Justice was established in 2001, with two jurisdictions: an original jurisdiction, and an appellate jurisdiction. However, not all Caribbean States have accepted this institution as their court of last resort, and have instead, continued to look to the United Kingdom's Privy Council. This program would look at the history of the court and explore the reasons for the limited acceptance of the court, ...more »

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Research + Analysis

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The Laws on Lobbying

Since we are going to be DC, it would be interesting to learn about lobbying - what are the rules, and what can and can't be done. Who finances them? Are they accountable to any federal or state agency? Do lobbying firms have librarians? If so, what do they do? Are they law librarians, or do they specialize in other kinds of research? What information do they use, and what resources do they use to find it?

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Management + Business Acumen

Submitted by (@saskia)

Humans and AI

AI is no longer a notion of science fiction but has made its way into the workplace. What does that mean? How do we build the workplace of tomorrow that incorporates new technologies without leaving human interaction behind? How will the fourth industrial revolution play out?

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Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

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Ethical hiring and social media

You're on a hiring committee and a member of the committee comments on an applicant's dress, taste in music, political affiliations, or Cancun vacation photos. None of the information appeared anyplace on the application materials. You learn that your coworkers have been scrutinizing the candidate's social media accounts for this information (and worse pirating friends of friends' accounts). This session would be informative ...more »

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Marketing + Outreach

Submitted by (@clanitra)

Building Strategic Partnerships: Gov., Law Firm, and Academic LL

Building Strategic Partnerships Between Government, Law Firm, and Academic Law Librarians This program would explore how to promote collaboration and partnerships between different types of law librarians (academic, government agency, and law firm librarians). Emphasis would be placed on sharing best practices and techniques for building relationships between different types of librarians and how doing so will benefit ...more »

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