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  • Virtual Coffee Chat: Meet the Candidates

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/26/2021 at 11:30 AM (CDT)

    Come "Meet the Candidates" during an informal virtual coffee chat. Members can chat with candidates running for the AALL Executive Board.

    Come "Meet the Candidates" during an informal virtual coffee chat on Monday, July 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT. Members can chat with candidates running for the AALL Executive Board. The chat will be moderated by Mary Jenkins, AALL Executive Board Secretary. 

    Please note: AALL virtual coffee chats are not recorded and registration is open to AALL members only.

    CANDIDATES:

    VICE PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT¬ELECT

    • Meg Kribble, Research & Knowledge Services Coordinator
      Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Boston, Massachusetts
    • June Hsiao Liebert, Director of Information Services
      O'Melveny & Myers LLP | Los Angeles, California

    TREASURER

    • Miriam D. Childs, Director
      Law Library of Louisiana, Louisiana Supreme Court | New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Andrew Winston, Chief, Public Services Division Global Legal Research Directorate
      Law Library of Congress, Library of Congress | Washington, DC

    BOARD MEMBERS

    • Kristina J. Alayan, Law Library Director
      Vernon E. Jordan Jr. Law Library, Howard University School of Law | Washington, DC
    • Andre L. Davison, Research & Information Services Operations Implementation Manager
      Orrick LLP | Houston, Texas
    • Jane Larrington, Associate Director & Head of Public Services
      University of San Diego School of Law/Legal Research Center | San Diego, California
    • Avery Le, Director of the Law Library
      Homer M. Stark Law Library, Gwinnett County | Lawrenceville, Georgia

    MODERATOR:

    • Mary Jenkins, AALL Executive Board Secretary

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level

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  • 2021 AALL Virtual Business Meeting & Members Open Forum

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/23/2021 at 2:00 PM (CDT)

    The AALL Business Meeting & Members Open Forum will be held virtually Friday, July 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT. This is open to all AALL members, whether or not you register for the Virtual Conference.

    The AALL Business Meeting & Members Open Forum will be held virtually Friday, July 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT. This is open to all AALL members, whether or not you register for the Virtual Conference.

    During this year's Members Open Forum, AALL Executive Board officers will be available to respond to member questions regarding AALL, as well as its programs and activities. In addition to asking questions during the live event, members can also submit questions in advance of the meeting to ambusmtg@aall.org.

    The AALL Virtual Business Meeting & Members Open Forum is free to all AALL members. If you have questions, please contact AALL's Headquarters Office at 312.939.4764.

    SPEAKERS:

    • Emily Florio, AALL President
    • Diane Rodriguez, AALL Vice President / President-Elect
    • Cornell H. Winston, AALL Treasurer
    • Mary Jenkins, AALL Secretary

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level

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    CANCELLATION AND OTHER POLICIES

    Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by July 9, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

  • 2021 AALL Awards Virtual Presentation

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/14/2021 at 11:30 AM (CDT)

    The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Awards Program recognizes the achievements of legal information professionals for service to the profession and for contributions to legal literature and materials. Award winners have played an essential role in championing the Association and the legal information profession during the past year.

    The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Awards Program recognizes the achievements of legal information professionals for service to the profession and for contributions to legal literature and materials. Award winners have played an essential role in championing the Association and the legal information profession during the past year.

    This is your opportunity to celebrate your colleagues for their outstanding contributions by attending the AALL Awards presentation, moderated by Emily Florio, AALL President (2020-2021).

    This is open to all AALL members. The presentation is from 11:30am – 1:00pm CDT.

    SPEAKERS:

    • Emily Florio, AALL President

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level

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    CANCELLATION AND OTHER POLICIES

    Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by July 1, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

  • Litigation Analytics: Helping Litigators Win (Thomson Reuters Partner Webinar)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/24/2021 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

    We’ve all heard about analytics recently, but why are analytics essential to a legal practice? Analytics provide quantifiable data to support and supplement your experience in strategizing case decisions, managing client expectations, accelerating client service, and optimizing legal research.

    We’ve all heard about analytics recently, but why are analytics essential to a legal practice? Analytics provide quantifiable data to support and supplement your experience in strategizing case decisions, managing client expectations, accelerating client service, and optimizing legal research. We will share why Litigation Analytics on Westlaw Edge delivers the highest quality, comprehensive source material and the experienced editorial oversight you have come to rely on from Westlaw. The most recent enhancements will be highlighted. We welcome your questions!


    SPEAKERS:

    • Rachel Beithon, Thomson Reuters 
    • Jane LippmannThomson Reuters 

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level, Research + Analysis, Information Management,

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    CANCELLATION AND OTHER POLICIES

    No refunds will be given for any purchased live AALL webinar. This applies to non-AALL members only; live AALL webinars are free for AALL members.

    Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by June10, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

    Rachel Beithon, Thomson Reuters

    Rachel Beithon is a Minnesota licensed attorney, starting with Thomson Reuters in 2011 as a Reference Attorney. In that role she trained extensively in AI, big data, and analytics capabilities in legal technology while supporting the legal research needs of Westlaw users. As part of the product management team for Litigation Analytics on Westlaw Edge, she brings in-depth knowledge, a unique perspective, and insight into the needs and expectations of legal professionals. She has led a number of successful projects as a product developer and regularly partners on AI and machine learning enhancements to support users’ legal research and litigation planning needs.


    Jane Lippmann, Thomson Reuters

    Jane Lippmann is an Information Management Advisor with Thomson Reuters, working with librarians in several states, including those in the Upper Midwest, West, and West Coast. Prior to joining this team in early 2020, Jane held a variety of roles at Thomson Reuters over a 29-year career. These roles included training, product development, sales and client management. She holds a BS degree from Marquette University and a JD from the University of Michigan. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Library Science at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee.

  • Breaking Through Public Speaking Fears (Even After Failure!)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/16/2021 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

    Through stories about their backgrounds in public speaking and performance, our panelists will reveal how their training has helped them confidently speak up at faculty meetings, emcee large staff events, and casually pitch ideas to law school deans. Build your public speaking confidence, learn from critique without internalizing it, and speak up without fear of failure. We’ll even practice together in a safe and low-stakes environment to help you get your feet wet.

    How do training to hang from a trapeze or belt out an aria prepare you for the challenges of librarianship? Through stories about their backgrounds in public speaking and performance, our panelists will reveal how their training has helped them confidently speak up at faculty meetings, emcee large staff events, and casually pitch ideas to law school deans. We know you prepare and work hard—now let’s build your public speaking confidence, learn from critique without internalizing it, and speak up without fear of failure. We’ll even practice together in a safe and low-stakes environment, to help you get your feet wet. 


    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. Leave with an action plan to gradually get more confident with public speaking 
    2.  Deliver prepared and unprepared pitches in Zoom breakout rooms and receive constructive feedback in a small group setting

    SPEAKERS:

    • Wendy Moore, University of Georgia
    • Andrea Muto,U.S. Department of Justice 
    • Savanna Nolan, University of Georgia

    COORDINATOR/MODERATOR:

    • Savanna Nolan, University of Georgia 

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level, Management + Business Acumen

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    CANCELLATION AND OTHER POLICIES

    No refunds will be given for any purchased live AALL webinar. This applies to non-AALL members only; live AALL webinars are free for AALL members.

    Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by June 1, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

    Wendy E. Moore is the Associate Director for Collection Services at the University of Georgia School of Law.  A member of AALL since 1999, she is currently serving on the 2021 Annual Meeting Program Committee Information Management Subteam and recently served as Chair of the Technical Services Special Interest Section from 2018-19.  Her professional interests include helping people to develop their communication and management skills.  You may remember Wendy from such presentations as ‘Is It My Job Or Am I Burnt Out?’ and ‘Structured Procrastination.’  Voted “Most Talented” of her high school class, she has failed to live up to those lofty expectations.  Nonetheless, she is happy to perform a pratfall when needed.

    Andrea M. Muto is a law librarian with the US Department of Justice. Prior to joining DOJ, she was a law librarian for Georgetown University Law Center where she researched long-term faculty scholarship projects for Faculty Research Services. Andrea has worked in international development for a federal government contractor implementing rule of law projects for USAID. Her first position was in Afghanistan where she developed and staffed a new law library located on the campus of Kabul University in 2008.  Andrea is a member of Toastmasters and is getting her feet wet has taken classes on how to MC improv comedy club shows. Andrea’s experience in Afghanistan is the subject of her TEDx Talk hosted by Cleveland State University in 2016.

    Savanna Lynn Nolan is currently the Instruction and Faculty Services Librarian at the University of Georgia School of Law.  Prior to that she was a Reference Librarian and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and she has also worked at the University of Baltimore, Catholic University, and the Law Library of Congress.  Savanna grew up at a boarding school with a robust theater, dance, and circus arts program.  Now she channels her inner fearless acrobat to speak up at faculty meetings and professional gatherings. 

  • Virtual Coffee Chat: Making Meetings Better

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/15/2021 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

    Despite all the changes of the last year, meetings remain an essential—​though often dreaded—​component of our professional lives. Are you looking for ways to make meetings more productive and a better use of everyone’s time? Or perhaps you’ve discovered some tricks of your own that have made a difference where you work.

    Despite all the changes of the last year, meetings remain an essential—though often dreaded—component of our professional lives. Are you looking for ways to make meetings more productive and a better use of everyone’s time? Or perhaps you’ve discovered some tricks of your own that have made a difference where you work. Join us for an informal discussion, co-moderated by Joyce Manna Janto (University of Richmond School of Law Library) and Carol Bredemeyer (Northern Kentucky University).

    Please note: AALL virtual coffee chats are not recorded and registration is open to AALL members only.

    MODERATORS:

    • Joyce Manna Janto, University of Richmond School of Law Library
    • Carol Bredemeyer, Northern Kentucky University

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level, Management + Business Acumen

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  • Virtual Coffee Chat: Maximizing Internships

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/01/2021 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

    Internship opportunities can mean extra support for library staff, new help to tackle special projects, fresh perspectives, and a potential pipeline to law librarianship—especially when resources are limited or a hiring freeze is in place. Are you curious about implementing an internship program, or expanding or revamping an existing program? Or could you share insights from your own experience—as an intern or as someone who works with them?

    Internship opportunities can mean extra support for library staff, new help to tackle special projects, fresh perspectives, and a potential pipeline to law librarianship—especially when resources are limited or a hiring freeze is in place. Are you curious about implementing an internship program, or expanding or revamping an existing program? Or could you share insights from your own experience—as an intern or as someone who works with them? Join us for an informal discussion on ideas for internships in different kinds of libraries, co-moderated by Kristina J. Alayan and Victoria Capatosto (Howard University School of Law) and Malinda Muller (LA Law Library). 

    Please note: AALL virtual coffee chats are not recorded and registration is open to AALL members only.

    MODERATORS:

    • Kristina J. Alayan, Howard University School of Law
    • Victoria Capatosto, Howard University School of Law
    • Malinda Muller, LA Law Library

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every LevelTeaching + TrainingManagement + Business Acumen

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  • Learning from the Librarian Leadership Landscape

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/20/2021 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

    This program will feature a moderated panel of library leaders—from the legal landscape and beyond—who will share their perspective and experience on leadership over the course of their careers. Their “leadership stories” will give AALL members insight into what skills are essential to manage complex organizations with varying departmental needs, how they’ve implemented innovative services and programs to achieve organizational success, and how the pandemic has affected them as leaders.

    This program will feature a moderated panel of library leaders—from the legal landscape and beyond—who will share their perspective and experience on leadership over the course of their careers.  Their “leadership stories” will give AALL members insight into what skills are essential to manage complex organizations with varying departmental needs, how they’ve implemented innovative services and programs to achieve organizational success, and how the pandemic has affected them as leaders.  

    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. Participants will learn to identify key leadership skills
    2. Participants will hear how other librarians have led their institutions
    3. Participants will be learn to assess their own leadership skills and identify new ways to put those skills to use 

    SPEAKERS:

    • H. Austin Booth, New York University
    • David Mao,  Georgetown University Law Center 
    • John Szabo, City Library of the Los Angeles Public Library

    MODERATORS:

    • Holly Riccio, California Judicial Center Library
    • Shira Megerman, Boston University School of Law

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level

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    CANCELLATION AND OTHER POLICIES

    No refunds will be given for any purchased live AALL webinar. This applies to non-AALL members only; live AALL webinars are free for AALL members.

    Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by May 5, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

    H. Austin Booth
    New York University 

    Austin has served as the Dean of the Division of Libraries since July 2018.  She received her BAs in English and Economics from Cornell University and her MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley. She has an MA in English Language and Literature and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, both from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Austin is active in the Association of Research Libraries, currently serving on its Scholars and Scholarship Committee and Digital Scholarship Institute Advisory Group. In addition, she is currently a member of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Steering Committee and the Governance Board of ArchivesSpace. Her most recent scholarship has focused on evidence-based research in healthcare.

     

    David Mao
    Georgetown University Law Center 

    David is the Georgetown University Law Center’s chief operating officer. An alumnus of Georgetown, he joined the Law Center administration in 2017 after more than a decade at the Library of Congress.  While at the Library he served in various roles including from 2012-2015 as the 23rd Law Librarian of Congress, and from 2015-2017 as the Deputy Librarian of Congress.

     

    John Szabo
    City Library of the Los Angeles Public Library

    John is the City Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library, which serves over four million people. He oversees the Central Library and 72 branches. In 2015, the Library received the nation’s highest honor for library service, the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, for its success in meeting the needs of Angelenos and providing a level of social, educational and cultural services unmatched by any other public institution in the city.  He has more than 25 years of leadership experience in public libraries, previously serving as the director of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, Clearwater (FL) Public Library System, Palm Harbor (FL) Public Library and Robinson (IL) Public Library District.  Szabo received his master’s degree in information and library studies at the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from the University of Alabama. He completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also participated in a Group Study Exchange with Rotary International Foundation, visiting libraries and archives in Sicily and the Aeolian Islands.  He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of OCLC and on the Board of Directors for the University of Southern California’s Center for Library Leadership and Management. He has previously served on the Executive Boards of the Urban Libraries Council and California Humanities and as president of the Florida Library Association.

  • Successful Tactics to Demonstrate Value to Your Organization Amidst COVID (Thomson Partner Webinar)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/18/2021 at 2:00 PM (CDT)

    Continuing the conversation from December's session, we will dive deeper into the tactics your forward-thinking peers are using to drive additional value for their organizations.

    Continuing the conversation from December's session, we will dive deeper into the tactics your forward-thinking peers are using to drive additional value for their organizations.  You will walk away from this session with tips on how to get a seat at the decision-making table and how to proactively create a strategy to earn the seat.  Learn the mechanics of how these leaders proactively communicate the continuous value they create. 


    SPEAKERS:

    • Camille Broussard, The Mendik Library at New York Law School
    • Molly Hagen, Robins Kaplan LLP
    • Saskia Mehlhorn, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
    • Kristina Niedringhaus, George State University College of Law

     Information Management

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    CANCELLATION AND OTHER POLICIES

    No refunds will be given for any purchased live AALL webinar. This applies to non-AALL members only; live AALL webinars are free for AALL members.

    Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by May 3, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

    Camille Broussard, The Mendik Library at New York Law School

    Broussard joined the New York Law School Library staff as head of reference services in 1991 and has been the director of the Library since 2008. Before coming to NYLS, she was the collection services and reference librarian at New York University Law Library, and attorney services librarian at the Boley Law Library at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She teaches an Advanced Legal Research seminar, research workshops, and database searching classes. As part of her teaching duties, Broussard works with faculty members to integrate legal research skills and training into their course work. It is her firm belief that law students who see the contextual connection between the theory and the practice of law will be more prepared to engage completely in the practice of law. 


    Molly Hagen, Robins Kaplan LLP

    Hagen leads the Research Services team at Robins Kaplan, LLP, which provides legal and business development intelligence and analysis to firm members, along with providing more traditional library research services. Hagen's career experience includes time in Talent & Development at Thomson Reuters, as well as in a number of academic and corporate research centers. She holds a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

    Saskia Mehlhorn, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

    Mehlhorn is the US director of Knowledge Services at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP.  Prior to joining Norton Rose Fulbright, Mehlhorn worked for the University of Houston O'Quinn Law Library as the foreign and international law librarian supporting the international research areas, specifically NAFTA and international arbitration. She has presented at the international, national, and local level on topics such as artificial intelligence, knowledge management, and international arbitration. Mehlhorn received her law degree from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and practiced law in Hannover, Germany, before accepting a position in the Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment department of a major oilfield service company. Mehlhorn also holds an LLM from the University of Houston and an MLIS from the University of North Texas. 

    Kristina Niedringhaus, George State University College of Law

    Niedringhaus is the associate dean for library and information services and clinical professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law. She has written and presented on topics including legal research, legal technology, ethics, teaching methods, and law library management.


  • Virtual Coffee Chat: Staying Connected in Retirement

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/17/2021 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

    While retirement is defined as “withdrawal from one's position or occupation or from active working life,” many AALL members are keen to stay active in the professional communities they’ve belonged to for so much of their careers. Others may finally have the time to get more involved and put their experience to new use.

    While retirement is defined as “withdrawal from one's position or occupation or from active working life,” many AALL members are keen to stay active in the professional communities they’ve belonged to for so much of their careers. Others may finally have the time to get more involved and put their experience to new use. Are you approaching retirement and wondering what opportunities are available? Or perhaps you’ve already retired and have discovered new ways to stay connected? Join us for an informal conversation, co-moderated by AALL members, Michele Finerty and Sarah G. Holterhoff.

    Please note: AALL virtual coffee chats are not recorded and registration is open to AALL members only.

    MODERATORS:

    • Michele Finerty
    • Sarah G. Holterhoff

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level

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