Marketing + Outreach

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Finding Sponsors for Law Librarians (and Law Libraries)

A sponsor is someone who will use his or her influence to help you move forward in your career--something he or she is able to do because they have political or social capital. This program would discuss what sponsors do (as compared to mentors), how and why they can be a valuable resource, and how to cultivate the types of relationship that may lead to sponsorship. In addition to talk about individual sponsorship within ...more »

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Research + Analysis

Submitted by (@kurt.m)

Unearthing the Early State Records Collection

In 1941 the Library of Congress and the University of North Carolina launched a compilation project named the State Records Project (also known as 'Early State Records'). Originally meant to include legislative records of U.S. colonies, states, and territories the project grew to include various types of records including executive materials, constitutional documents, court records, broadsides, and even news. The complete ...more »

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Management + Business Acumen

Submitted by (@yasmin.morais)

Re-Writing the Job Title to Motivate Staff

Does your job title accurately reflect what you do? Does it sound too twentieth century or quaint? Are you straddling two library service areas, yet your job title only captures one of those? It's been said that sometimes a job title change can motivate staff as much as a promotion could. In this session, we could explore how title changes motivated or empowered staff; what are some of the barriers or challenges to effecting ...more »

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Information Management

Submitted by (@dbholt)

Creating an institutional repository when you're broke

This proposal will look at how a law school can create a viable, and effective, institutional repository when their budget is close to zero. It will delve into open-source options, such as Hyku and Invenio, and how these can be hosted cheaply either in-house or via cloud computing services. It will also look at vendors offering these services for prices far lower than the traditional commercial offerings (such as Digital ...more »

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Management + Business Acumen

Submitted by (@maricheney18)

Do More With Less: Workplace Efficiency Tools

Tasked with Doing More with Less Time? Save Time With Our Favorite Workplace Efficiency Tools

Replace email with Slack, the internal communication tool you didn't know you need. Get rid of your to-do lists with online Kanban software, and manage projects more efficiently with Asana.

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Teaching + Training

Submitted by (@lucycg)

Support our students

OH the SUMMERS, every year we get students who are unfamiliar and nervous about everything from firm culture, research and the dreaded 50 state survey. I spend all summer trying to get them up and running. I make my office the safe space. I am even honored to be called Ma by most of them. I suspect my experience is very much the same as all of yours. I'd like to start a partnership with matching private law librarians ...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 (@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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Teaching + Training

Submitted by (@ram6023)

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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Information Management

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A Roundup of Emerging Technologies

Have you ever wondered how these emerging technologies work, and how we can deploy them in the legal setting? Learn how some of the specific emerging technologies work, and how some are being used in law firms and other spaces. Participants will learn about the following: Virtual or Augmented Reality, Mobile Collaboration or e-Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Chatbots / Smart Speakers, Knowledge Management, Blockchain ...more »

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Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

Submitted by (@fmeh2002)

Law librarians get together to help building a new law library

We all have a year to develop a new law library from cero to end. AALL is giving us the opportunity to develop a new program: "Adopt a Law Library- Puerto Rico after Maria". Cooperation have just started in 2018 convention. Will be nice to be able to show you all in the 2019 convention that it can be done. It will probably be the first law library in which AALL have been involved from its inception and in which its ...more »

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Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

Submitted by (@llajaye)

Building A Bridge Between Generations & Getting Over The Divide

Today's workplace represents various generations, and the possibilities for clashes know no bounds -- generational gaps can spring up on anything from work ethics to rewards to technology to time off, and how we bridge these gaps creates a lasting impact on how smoothly the workplace functions, serves our communities, and recruits/retrains professionals. This program will allow us to see what makes each generation tick ...more »

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