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Program on International Decade for People of African Descent

The United Nations General Assembly on December 23, 2013 proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent commencing on 1¬†January 2015 and ending on 31¬†December 2024. Several activities have been held and planned by member states around the theme - "People of African descent: recognition, justice and development". This program will offer an international perspective of human rights and the role of the ...more »

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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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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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Creating Subject Specific Advanced Legal Research Classes

Many academic law librarians are interested in teaching legal research, but first-year courses and advanced legal research may already be provided at their school. When our law school floated the idea of offering a one-week "mini-semester" our librarians saw this as an opportunity to create some targeted, research specific courses. Four of our public services librarians took on a subject area of interest to them (Legal ...more »

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Change Your Syllabus, Change Your Life

Professor Elizabeth Sherowski will discuss making the move from a rule-focused syllabus to a learner-focused syllabus, providing examples from the evolution of her own syllabi, and giving attendees the opportunity to workshop their own. By the end of the session, attendees will understand how and why the learner-focused syllabus is better for both students and their professors.

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Instruction Zone: Active Learning Ideas Showcase

Legal research instructors are invited to relax, have fun, and be a student again! In this lively session, librarians, from across library types, will demonstrate their favorite instructional technique. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops as they travel from station to station picking up active learning ideas along the way. Each instructor-presenter will be at a station and where they will provide a 10 ...more »

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Are you really using your LMS effectively?

This could potentially be a panel discussion among ALR instructors. It will go over how to increase interaction, and achieve pedagogical goals, in a modern learning management system (LMS) such as Canvas and/or Blackboard. It will include a discussion about external tools that can increase engagement, participation, and retention (such as integrating content from Libguides or using class participation tools such as ...more »

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FCIL Reference Toolkit

Many of the standard reference tools used for FCIL reference questions have become outdated. What is the FCIL reference toolkit for the modern reference librarian? This program would gather FCIL specialists who would discuss and demonstrate the best FCIL reference sources. The audience for this program would be reference librarians of all types.

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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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Law Librarians & the Pro Bono Gap

Legal aid agencies might only call on law firms when they need to engage an attorney for a particular matter. But what if they only need research assistance? Perhaps they only need to track down an individual or find out what properties a company owns? Maybe they need assistance with running a better case law search or understand how to create a news alert. Perhaps they need to understand what research tool is better ...more »

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ABA proposed overhaul law school Accreditation

What does the ABA the o Overhaul Law School Accreditation Process With Major Reorganization proposed at the July 2018 meeting mean for law librarians and law schools and the law firm and other librarians who have to deal with the new graduates of a different type of law school HOW CAN AALL BE AT THE TABLE FOR THE NEW ACCREDITATION PROCESS.- THIIS CAN BE EITHE A PROGRAM OR A HOT TOPIC BUT MUST BE ADDRESSED https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2018/07/31/aba-to-overhaul-law-school-accreditation-process-with-major-reorganization/?kw=ABA%20to%20Overhaul%20Law%20School%20Accreditation%20Process%20With%20Major%20Reorganization&et=editorial&bu=National%20Law%20Journal&cn=20180731&src=EMC-Email&pt=Breaking%20News ...more »

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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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