Management + Business Acumen

Submitted by (@bassettcw)

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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58 votes
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Research + Analysis

Submitted by (@erin.gow)

What is Europe?

As national membership in the European Union changes, how does this affect our understanding of Europe from a legal perspective? Find out more about the history of European laws, the current legal systems governing Europe, and potential future legal developments that may arise as a changing concept of Europe means ties different nations closer together.

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32 votes
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Information Management

Submitted by (@jackiemagagnosc)

Best practices for the RFP process

The Request for Proposals process is frequently a requirement in making large purchasing decisions, e.g. when a library chooses a new Knowledge Management system. How can we most effectively use this process to meet institutional needs/goals and make good product choices.

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34 votes
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Research + Analysis

Submitted by (@abbywalters)

Comparing Analytics Tools

Big data is everywhere and there are new offerings from the big vendors. Legal information professionals need to understand what data is being mined for the analytics tools that we and our patrons are using. How do the tools compare in terms of coverage and how results are presented? Focus on how we can teach our users to think critically about how to analyze and use this data.

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58 votes
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Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

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Practicing Servant Leadership

Servant leadership is a philosophy by which the leader shares power, puts the needs of others first, and helps people develop and perform to their highest potential. As one article puts it, "Servant leadership turns the power pyramid upside down; instead of the people working to serve the leader, the leader exists to serve the people." With fewer and fewer staff in law libraries, this panel would discuss ways to practice ...more »

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26 votes
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Research + Analysis

Submitted by (@leejootaek)

Land, Water and Education

The program will review current international human rights principles which can be applied the contemporary land and water issues in the developing world. Also dealt with are human right to education as a solution to the third world land, water and development issues. Ultimately suggested are the research strategies and recommendations for researching human rights to water, land and education.

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23 votes
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Teaching + Training

Submitted by (@leejootaek)

Educational Technology 101

The session will delineate concepts, definitions, and modern trends of educational technology and learning theories. The program will also introduce a wide variety of educational technology useful to law school classrooms either physical or virtual.

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19 votes
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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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65 votes
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Research + Analysis

Submitted by (@christineciambella)

Taxation Without Representation

The District of Columbia is a city like no other. It's home to the U.S. government yet the nearly 660,000 residents living here have no formal representation in that government. DC residents pay local and federal taxes, yet must get Congressional approval for their laws and budget. This program will briefly describe the evolution of the D.C. government system and its current structure, and will feature a discussion ...more »

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17 votes
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Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

Submitted by (@sfrey1)

Law Librarianship During the Trump Presidency

What is different and what remains the same about the legal information profession during the Trump presidency? Certainly some circumstances have changed for federal government librarians. More generally, new federal laws, regulations, and other pronouncements (including tweets) have given rise to new research issues for law librarians and their patrons. Societal issues such as "fake news" and information literacy ...more »

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