(@gtaoultsides1)

Teaching + Training

Explainer Videos for the classroom and for the public

It's time for law libraries to start utilizing the amazing benefits of video for both classroom and public edification. Explainer videos are short, 1-5 minute videos about any topic using text, images, and motion graphics. A session to show examples of explainer videos but also the tools and the skills necessary to create them. Can you create explainer videos for your library? Yes, and we'll show you how. It could ...more »

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Creating a Law Archives with Limited Resources

Edward Benoit III, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Library & Information Science at Louisiana State University, will present a workshop/information session on developing a professional archives with few resources. This session will be geared toward law related materials, but flexible enough to be applied to law school libraries, and libraries in law firms or government institutions. Professor Benoit III, is the ...more »

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Teaching + Training

Teaching the Law to the Next Generation of Law Librarians

Recruiting legal librarians is becoming increasingly challenging, particularly for law firms. Many libraries are willing to hire without a JD, but the librarian still needs to understand the law. Fewer and fewer library schools are providing legal librarianship as an option. This session would have a dual focus of both teaching legal basics, and providing a framework to conduct this type of training in your own library. ...more »

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Information Management

Wikidata and Library

So far wikidata may be the best approach for a person without linked data background to understand linked data.

 

Programs or a workshop can be set up for the topic to let legal community get in touch with the tool and get some inspirational idea about possible usage for the library projects.

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Research + Analysis

How Geography Shaped the Law in New Orleans

Geographer Richard Campanella, Senior Professor of Practice with the Tulane School of Architecture, is the author of ten books and over 200 other publications on New Orleans and Louisiana geography, history, architecture, urbanism, culture and related topics. He will talk about the unusual growth, both physical and political, of New Orleans, and how that shaped the location and development of its courts, police districts, ...more »

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Information Management

Problematic Collections

As more and more institutional history is being digitized, skeletons are jumping out of the closets. More often than not, yearbooks--those holders of memories that many didn't think would ever be available for public consumption--are leading to resignations. Attempts to withhold or proactively take down the yearbook collections leads to backlash, but leaving them as is leads to scandal. What's a library to do? This session ...more »

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(@abaldree)

Management + Business Acumen

How to Say No

Other responsibilities as needed is written into everyone's job description. As staff number get smaller and smaller we all take on responsibilities and find we don't have enough time to do our original jobs. We also want to please bosses and others who oversee our positions. When is it too much? How can you decline additional responsibilities without jeopardizing your position?

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(@mslyhoff)

Information Management

Birds "Not" of a Feather : We're Not All Reference Librarians

Law libraries are more than reference and research - librarians work in tech services, knowledge management, circulation, ILL, systems, special collections and more. While we perform essential roles we may not get our issues addressed in AALL programs because there isn't enough interest or content in any one topic to warrant a full session. But we still need to find out how someone else is doing something, get an answer ...more »

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(@sarah)

Research + Analysis

Obtaining & Using Copyrighted Materials from Foreign Countries

What does a U.S. law librarian do when a book or report that a patron needs to consult is only available at a library in England or India? How about when a thesis or document that another patron needs for research purposes is only available at a library in Namibia or New Zealand? Many libraries do not want to lend items internationally through OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, so ILL requests sent to non-U.S. countries ...more »

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Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

Please make your titles more inclusive

This isn't a suggestion of a program, but rather one for putting together the program. Please spell out acronyms in the description of events and programs. The Special Interest Sections are indecipherable without a roster, so unless I am a member & know what they are, I feel I can't just go and meet people and learn what the section does. Could you add a line that says what they are? (ALL? LISP? PLLIP?) The presentations ...more »

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(@dkoppang)

Research + Analysis

Analyzing Patent Analytics - Prosecution and Litigation

Patent Analytics have long been at the forefront of the development of analytics platforms in the legal market. From heat maps to litigation to prosecution, there is a wealth of data to be found. Similar to the 2019 Litigation Analytics program, testers would analyze and compare the different prosecution analytics platforms to check for data accuracy and platform usability. Panelists would also review the different ...more »

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Management + Business Acumen

The ADA at 30: Are we realizing our potential?

The program will briefly discuss the ADA and how it affects us as employers and employees. We'll also talk about hidden disabilities and accommodations that might be outside the parameters of the ADA and how those might be handled. Can/should you affirmatively ask about needed accommodations during the interview process or as an employee begins training? The speakers would include an attorney or professor to talk about ...more »

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(@heather.holmes)

Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

Criminal Justice in the Age of Climate Change

The Harris County Criminal Justice Center was not prepared for a storm like Hurricane Harvey. After four feet of rainwater flooded the criminal court house, the system ground to a halt, but those awaiting justice still deserved their day in court. The County got creative and found alternate ways to select juries, conduct trials, and house inmates. Despite the County's best efforts, justice was delayed. Suspending operations ...more »

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