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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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News Delivery in the Era of "Fake News"

Everyone thinks they know fake news when they see it. But how do you really define and identify quality content v. unverified information or downright propaganda? At one time we had trusted sources for our content, and we assumed we were receiving a high level of quality for our money. But now, fake news is seeping into some of our standard tools, and overwhelming others. But depending upon the topic being monitored, ...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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Team Dynamics of Multinational Teams

There is a lot of literature that speaks to the lack of cohesion of multicultural teams. As globally distributed teams of information professionals who work in distributed online environments becomes more prevalent, understanding cultural competence will help team members and leaders be more successful with the dynamics that are encountered. Based on my research, I am interested in presenting research on the management ...more »

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Re-imagining the Library Catalog for Today's Law Firms Libraries

With the transition of law firm libraries to primarily electronic resources, it's time (actually past time) to take a good hard look at the traditional library catalog. If your catalog is only used by the librarians, this program is for you. Among the discussion points: Are tools designed primarily for the handling print resources still relevant? When the need for serials control and circulation are no longer required, ...more »

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Legal Scholarship Repositories, Present and Future

SSRN (Social Science Research Network) and bepress (Digital Commons Network, Legal Repository, Law Review Commons) have well-established pre- and post-print scholarship repositories. They are both owned by Elsevier, a large for-profit information provider. SSRN and bepress recently conducted an "integration pilot." By the 2019 Meeting, will these two companies have additional integrations? What will be the benefits ...more »

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To Bill or Not to Bill…

The eternal question seems to lead to only more questions…should we bill back research costs, particularly for resources such as Westlaw and Lexis, etc., to clients. Has the path you've chosen had any effect on your contracts? And more importantly…has it had an effect on searching skills and methods by not only the attorneys but also by Librarians? Are we Librarians able to hold on to our masterful searching skills ...more »

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ALL-SIS Research & Scholarship Editors Panel

This program would provide an introduction to the publishing process. Editors of major law librarianship publications (Law Library Journal, Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Legal Information Management) would share ideas on where and how to publish, hot topics, receiving feedback and related topics. The program will be geared toward anyone interested in publishing but unsure of how to get started and what to expect ...more »

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Thinking outside the box: Non-Traditional Library Job Creation

Having worked outside of a law library for several years as a Director of Prospect Managment in an academic advancement office (fundraising) opened my eyes to new ways to leverage my librarian research and information management skills as well as my knowledge of publically accessible government documents and legal research data resources. I would like to present a paneled program with former "traditional 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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Taking it to the Tweets! #timesup, #metoo & the law

It has moved far beyond Hollywood. Sexual harassment & assault claims have brought down leaders in professions, industry & government, even our religious institutions are not immune when it comes to claims of assault. Learn about the history of the #Metoo movement and how private, government and academic library personnel can prepare themselves to address and prevent claims in the workplace.

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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 Pérez-Caro, Director of Equity and Inclusion at the Georgetown University ...more »

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