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Management + Business Acumen

Measuring Achievements of Strategic Planning

You've finished your strategic plan and assigned everyone a role to play. How do you track success? What do you do with new employees who join the team? The last step of the process usually gets forgotten. This program will focus on determine whether your plan worked and what still need to be done in the future.

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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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Management + Business Acumen

Records Management

Law firm libraries and information centers are increasingly put in charge of managing the firm's records. How do you begin or improve a firm records management program? What staff, technology, and other resources are needed? How do you fit this new initiative in with other responsibilities? This program will feature success stories of implementing or supporting a law firm records management program.

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Marketing + Outreach

Let's Podcast!

Has your library considered podcasts as a way to reach out to your constituencies? Are you on top of the latest legal podcasts our there? Let's have a panel to discuss both how to best utilize podcasts platforms and techniques to provide information and services to law students, clerks, attorneys and other users; and to get acquainted with the landscape of the most famous podcasts from legal information platforms and ...more »

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Research + Analysis

News desert: what should law librarians do?

Most local newspapers are rapidly disappearing throughout the country. As law librarians, what do we do when these valuable and unique sources of local/community information are gone? When confronted with the issue of news deserts what should law librarians do: to archive them ourselves, rely on other public/private depositories? Potential speakers could include: a local news librarian, an academic librarian from a ...more »

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Management + Business Acumen

Katrina, Maria, Harvey: Lessons for Natural Disaster Preparednes

Have our law libraries learned anything when it comes to natural disasters preparedness after these major natural emergencies? Any best practices and lessons learned to share with other law libraries? Anything that they think it can be done at a larger scale as a professional organization either to develop a support network or even at the AALL level? Or on the other hand are these preparedness plans better left completely ...more »

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Teaching + Training

Law Librarians Teaching Civics

Law libraries are increasingly asked to create and/or participate in civics education initiatives and programs targeting students and the public. How do you create a civics education program? Should you even be involved? Is it better to outsource this to an external partner? What does a civics education program entail? Potential speakers include: someone from the learning center and access to justice program of the Court ...more »

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Teaching + Training

Thinking outside the legal box: Other librarians helping us

How to create bridges from other librarians which can help us with our law librarianship responsibilities particularly research? How do we become more aware of what the other collections have and make the connections with our own legal collections? Is there a way we can explore the connections with their research and library induction programs so we can create researchers and users curious and aware of non-legal information? ...more »

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36 votes
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Information Management

Is Google Translate the only option?

The legal document or any material you are working on has a few sentences on Spanish, Estonian, Swahili or Vietnamese. What do you do? If you're under some pressing time constraints locating and hiring a translator might not be an option. Is Google Translate the only and best option we have? Are there any other options out there either free or not? Potential speakers include: a FCIL librarian with experience using materials ...more »

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Research + Analysis

Legal information from U.S. Territories: What a conundrum!

Legal information from and on the current U.S. territories is a nightmare to find. Most major commercial vendors do not include this information and local institutions do not have the resources to digitize and make this information more accessible. What should we do? Potential speakers include law librarians from different U.S. territories, law librarian specializing in this area, perhaps a government/court librarian ...more »

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