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Many of the standard reference tools used for FCIL reference questions have become outdated.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.
This program would provide an opportunity for rare book experts to explain their approach to collecting rare books and marketing their collections. This program could be a joint collaboration between several SISs (e.g., LHRB-SIS, ALL-SIS, and FCIL-SIS).
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 »
Washington, D.C. is home to the International Spy Museum and the Spies of Washington Walking Tour. It is also a city that is hosting an investigation of President Trump's family members's "back door" communications with Russian intelligence diplomats. This program would capitalize on the location of the AALL 2019 annual meeting by exploring the laws in the U.S., other nations, and at the international level related to ...more »
One of the best ways to market yourself and "show your value" to your law school is to integrate yourself into the clinics, journals, and moot court teams. This program would provide case study examples from law librarians who have successfully developed relationships with clinic professors, journal editors, and faculty liaisons to moot court teams. These law librarians will explain how they embedded themselves into ...more »
We have seen plenty of news coverage of various cities across the US moving/destroying controversial historical (esp. Confederate) monuments. We have also seen the backlash and heard the arguments from those who say that these monuments should be embraced as part of our history. What is the law governing these issues in the U.S.? What should the law be? What can we do to influence future actions? Also, other countries ...more »
What should you do to create a niche for yourself in your law library? What if you develop that niche and ultimately land a niche-title to prove it (FCIL, electronic resources, cataloging, etc)? Are you forever pigeon-holed in that niche? Is there a ripe time in your career when you must choose between staying in that niche or moving out of it (and/or up the ranks to administration)? The program would include 3-4 speakers. ...more »