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Prepare to Practice: Judiciary Style

Working for a federal or state court can be one of the most prestigious jobs that a recent law school graduate can obtain. However, in our obsession with preparing students for practice the one area that is often overlooked is the type of research skills that new law clerks and judicial interns need in order to succeed. Please join us in a panel discussion featuring federal and state judicial librarians to get the inside ...more »

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Court Libraries As Case Pubishers?

Subtitle: Lessons Learned from Publishing the Decisions of the U.S. Court of International Trade In 2010, the administrative agency responsible for the official reports of the U.S. Court of International Trade decided to stop publishing. However, because publication of the court's decisions is required by statute, the task fell upon the court to take up the challenge. After several failed attempts, the library recently ...more »

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Alternate Paths to a Happy Career in Law Librarianship

In law librarianship, there's immense pressure to follow a set path--from a beginning librarian up through becoming a director or manager. People are often questioned if they stray from this path. But this isn't for everyone (and can't be because there are only so many director jobs). It's much more important to select your passions and pursue those. If it's administration, great; if it's not, that's great, too.

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Cognitive Theory 101

With librarians in all settings teaching more and more often, it's important that we have at least a baseline understanding of some of the basic concepts of cognitive theory and educational psychology. This program would introduce attendees to a handful of concepts related to these fields and give examples of how to design their instructional programming with these theories in mind.

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Teaching Technology and Information Ethics

Questions about what constitutes ethical technology and information use are among the most pressing challenges facing the legal profession, yet existing standards for professional conduct often fail to adequately address lawyers’ need for guidance in the contemporary information landscape. This program will address how librarians' expertise in information seeking behavior, research tools and methods, and applied technology ...more »

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Security- don't just talk, act!

We've heard a lot about data breaches and how organizations have suffered, prevented, responded, and reacted to online security threats. In this session, let's focus on the practical: What we as librarians should be doing, and what we need to teach our users. We'll cover VPNs, security beyond the password, metadata, phishing, and other on-the-ground issues.

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Job Descriptions for the Knowledge Analyst

With analytics, AI and the need to report our metrics, recruiting staff with skills we may not have much experience with is a challenge. What skills are needed and where do we recruit staff to fill roles such as Statistical Data Analysts? This program will explore titles and skills that are required in the research and library services workplace.

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Where Our Laws Come From

A program covering both legislative and legal history, meant to expose librarians who receive questions about "What The Founders Meant," to sources helpful in parsing the language used, and to take a look at the works from which our founding era documents were drawn. Support your faculty who are writing about founding era law. Help your lawyers arguing in front of an originialist judge.

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Legal Technology Competence Certifications

More than 30 jurisdictions have adopted the ABA's infamous Comment 8 to Rule 1.1 regarding technology knowledge and skill in regards to competence. How can law schools and law firms be sure that their legal professionals are competent in this area? Is certification worth it? This program would explore legal technology competence certification, including solutions available, implementation, costs, and the potential ...more »

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