Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

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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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Interrogating the Data Ethics of Legal Research Platforms

In the wake of 2018's multiple data privacy scandals and the rollout of new data governance regulations in Europe, anyone with a user database faces increased scrutiny into how they store, use, and share user data. And legal research platforms increasingly rely on data such as search and browsing history to improve results and fuel artificial intelligence. This session will explore the ethical obligations of librarians ...more »

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Getting to No: Setting Boundaries and Managing Expectations

There are a seeming endless supply of programs highlighting how to do more (or as much) with less. At best, reduced budgets are opportunities to streamline workflows and trim unnecessary materials from the collection. However, after years of trimming, most (if not all) libraries are left with only difficult decisions: which resources to cut and which services to adjust. While creativity, a good hustle, and streamlining ...more »

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Storytelling for Empowerment and Change

o Embrace the nuances of your personal story and its power as a tool for creating positive social change. o Learn how to build safe work environments where personal stories are honored, diversity is celebrated/welcomed, and inclusivity is practiced. o Practice using narrative for empowerment and to inspire real social change. Speakers: 1) Judith PĂ©rez-Caro, Director of Equity and Inclusion at the Georgetown University ...more »

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Working Together - Bar Associations & Info. Professionals

Through legal practice programs many bar associations, including the American Bar Association, provide technology and other assistance for their members. As legal information professionals continue to take on teaching and other roles regarding technology, they could benefit from a shared understanding of how technology products and services are being used in the legal profession. Similarly, many bar associations could ...more »

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Rethinking the Ivory Tower

Academic law library directors will share their thoughts on the major issues and key opportunities for law school libraries today. Topics will include evolving ABA standards, the rapidly changing legal research landscape, getting involved in technology training, new library services and skill sets, and managing the library budget to move the organization forward.

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You're a Committee Chair (or Vice-Chair) -- Now What?

At some point in time, you will probably be asked to chair or vice-chair a committee, whether through AALL, an SIS, a regional chapter, your employer, your religious group, your volunteer group . . . So, what do you do, especially if you've become a vice-chair or chair of a group that doesn't have training for the position? How do you lead effectively? This program will walk through best practices for running a committee, ...more »

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Sticky workplace situations: routes to resolving workplace bias

Sticky workplace situations: finding the least painful route to resolving workplace issues of bias with intervention techniques Description As librarians we may have encountered situations with patrons, colleagues, and/or supervisors whose behaviors run the gamut from inflexible to inappropriate. Sometimes we are guilty of behaving in a manner that leaves someone feeling wounded because we witnessed an inappropriate ...more »

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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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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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Retirement & Succession Planning: Best Practices

This program targets law librarians in the twilight of their careers as they begin to plan their retirement AND law librarians in management positions that need to create succession plans for staff retirements. How can law librarians best prepare their institutions for their departure? How can they influence the future direction of the positions they leave behind? Ideally, the program would include 3-4 panelists: ...more »

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How Law Librarians Negotiate Salary

This interactive session will present results from a study of librarians' experience with and perspective on compensation and benefits negotiation in libraries. We will focus on responses from law librarians working in law libraries and compare them to a pool of national results across all library types. There is a significant body of research on negotiation, but little specific to the library workplace. We hope this ...more »

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