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  • When ILLiad Becomes an Odyssey: Obtaining and Using Copyrighted Materials from Foreign Countries

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/30/2021 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

    This program empowers librarians to obtain materials from around the world while ensuring that the sharing of content abides by U.S. and foreign copyright laws.

    This program empowers librarians to obtain materials from around the world while ensuring that the sharing of content abides by U.S. and foreign copyright laws. This session will address challenges faced by librarians in obtaining materials from other countries, including perspectives and advice from librarians based in the U.S., Europe, and Africa. 

    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. Participants will be able to list the best strategies for legally obtaining materials only available in foreign countries.
    2. Participants will be able to describe the copyright laws impacting interlibrary loan in the U.S. and in selected countries in Europe and Africa.

    SPEAKERS:

    • Hilary Thompson, University of Maryland Libraries
    • Adam Woellhaf, Library of the Middle Temple in the City of London
    • Oludayo John Bamgbose, Ajayi Crowther University, Nigeria
    • Loren Turner, University of Minnesota Law School

    MODERATOR/SPEAKER:

    • Loren Turner, University of Minnesota Law School

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS:  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 September 16, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

    Hilary Thompson
    University of Maryland Libraries

    Hilary Thompson is the Director of User Services & Resource Sharing at the University of Maryland Libraries. Before assuming this role, she supervised interlibrary loan between 2012 and 2019 and course reserves from 2015 to 2019. Her interests include cross-departmental collaboration, employee development, and improving access to global information resources. From 2018 to 2020, she served as chair of the American Library Association’s RUSA STARS International Interlibrary Loan Committee, coordinating the translation, distribution, and analysis of the committee's 2019 international ILL survey. 


    Adam Woellhaf
    Middle Temple in the City of London

    Adam Woellhaf works as an assistant librarian at the library of the Middle Temple in the City of London – one of the four Inns of Court with exclusive right to call members to the Bar. He is responsible for coordinating the design and delivery of legal research training sessions and managing the library’s specialist collection of US legal materials. He also contributes to the document supply service and provides copyright guidance. Previously he worked at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library, the UK’s national law library, where he managed the document supply services there.

    Oludayo John Bamgbose
    Ajayi Crowther University, Nigeria

    Oludayo John Bamgbose is a Senior Law Librarian and an adjunct Law Lecturer with Ajayi Crowther University, Nigeria. He holds academic qualifications in librarianship and law from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and the Nigerian Law School and is admitted to the Nigerian bar. He was a 2017 Bitner Research Fellow at Cornell University, Ithaca and is well published in the field of law librarianship and copyright.

    Loren Turner 
    University of Minnesota Law School

    Loren Turner is the foreign, comparative, and international law librarian at the University of Minnesota Law School. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, Loren was a reference librarian and adjunct professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law; a reference associate and library assistant at Northwestern University's Pritzker Legal Research Center; and an associate attorney (litigation) at a boutique family law firm in Chicago. She is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries, most recently serving as the Past Chair of the FCIL-SIS and as a member of the research and analysis group of the Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC).

  • 2021 AALL Virtual Legislative Advocacy Training

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/21/2021 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

    Legislative advocacy is essential to making a difference for the legal information profession. This training will teach you skills to advocate for public policy issues, including broadband access and digital equity, balanced copyright laws, and greater access to official legal information.

    Legislative advocacy is essential to making a difference for the legal information profession. This training will teach you skills to advocate for public policy issues, including broadband access and digital equity, balanced copyright laws, and greater access to official legal information. You will also learn how to build effective partnerships and influence lawmakers while contributing to solutions for current information policy issues.

    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. Participants will gain skills to effectively advocate for public policy issues affecting law libraries and the legal information profession.
    2. Participants will be able to identify advocacy resources to help them promote the AALL legislative priorities.
    3. Participants will gain skills to build effective partnerships with allies and influence lawmakers.

    OPENING REMARKS:

    • Diane M. Rodriguez, AALL President

    SPEAKERS:

    • Mariann Sears, 2021 AALL Robert L. Oakley Advocacy Award Recipient
    • Michael Lissner, 2021 AALL Public Access to Government Information Award Recipient

    MODERATOR:

    • Amy Emerson, AALL Government Relations Committee Chair 


    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level,  Teaching + Training, Marketing + Outreach

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    CANCELLATION AND OTHER POLICIES

    Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by September 7, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

  • How Well Do You Know Your Expert Witnesses (or Opposing Counsel’s)? Lexis Partner Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/15/2021 at 2:00 PM (CDT)

    During this session, you will learn how to complete common expert witnesses research tasks more efficiently such as, finding deep background on a potential expert witness, including challenges to past testimony, and how to assess an expert’s knowledge, experience, and competence.

    During this session, you will learn how to complete common expert witnesses research tasks more efficiently such as, finding deep background on a potential expert witness, including challenges to past testimony, and how to assess an expert’s knowledge, experience, and competence. You will also learn how to find potential experts for a new matter. In addition to exploring applicable LexisNexis products that support expert witness research, we’ll share valuable information and sources that are often overlooked as well as information about the LexisNexis Expert Witness Toolkit, providing task-based checklists which will simplify your research process. 

    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. Understand which products and tools are most effective for specific expert witness research needs
    2. Learn how to find weaknesses in opposing counsel’s experts
    3. Get a copy of the Expert Witness Toolkit to help you save time when doing expert witness research in the future  

    SPEAKERS:

    • Loyd Auerbach, Knowledge & Research Consultant
    • Bridget MacMillan, Knowledge & Research Consultant


    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Research + Analysis, Information Management,  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 September 1, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

    Loyd Auerbach, Knowledge & Research Consultant

     Loyd has worked in the legal industry for over 35 years, most of that in various roles for LexisNexis working extensively with information professionals. During a decade away from the company, he worked in the library at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and as a librarian for various law firms. A member in several local chapters of AALL, Loyd is especially well-known to the members of NOCALL and SCALL. He is a published author and professional speaker, an adjunct professor at Atlantic University and National University, and was himself an expert witness in a San Francisco homicide case in the 1980s.

     

    Bridget MacMillan, Knowledge & Research Consultant

    Bridget has been a Knowledge & Research Consultant for LexisNexis for over 20 years. Before Lexis, she was the Librarian for Marshall O'Toole Gerstein Murray & Borun, an intellectual property law firm in Chicago, IL; and prior to that she was a Business Researcher at Ernst & Young, Center for Business Knowledge in Chicago, IL. She has presented at local, regional, and national conferences on topics like “Librarians without Space,” “Getting Things Done,” “Speed Networking,” “Patent Research,” and “Inspiration, Perspiration, Celebration!” She has also authored many articles including “In Praise of Librarianship,” “The Art of Self-Promotion,” “Every Day Relevancy,” as well as articles for AALL Spectrum, including “Finding Inspiration in the Oddest Places,” AALL Spectrum (Vol. 9, No. 8, June 2005), “A Little Imitation Can Go a Long Way,” AALL Spectrum, (Vol. 10, No. 2, November 2005), and “Ask the Experts,” AALL Spectrum, (Vol. 10, No. 5, March 2006). She aspires to one day be an expert witness at a trial!

     

  • Leveraging Legal Analytics in State Trial Courts (Trellis Partner Webinar)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/14/2021 at 2:00 PM (CDT)

    Join us for an engaging webinar as we cover how litigation analytics enables you to analyze the behavior and history of your judge, competitive counsel, prospects, clients to gain crucial insights into litigation history and ruling tendencies.

    Join us for an engaging webinar as we cover how litigation analytics enables you to analyze the behavior and history of your judge, competitive counsel, prospects, clients to gain crucial insights into litigation history and ruling tendencies. We’ll show you how to leverage state trial court data to be more efficient, more pro-active, and achieve better results for your clients. You’ll learn why you need litigation analytics to get ahead.    

    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. You will learn about judicial analytics and ruling history 
    2. You will learn how to help attorneys draft stronger motions, faster 
    3. You will learn how to uncover intel on opposing counsel   
    4.  You will learn how to perform docket and ruling searches, and alerts     

    SPEAKERS:

    • Nicole Clark, CEO and Founder of Trellis Research


    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS:  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 August 31, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

    Nicole Clark, CEO and co-founder Trellis Research
    Nicole Clark is a business litigation and labor and employment attorney who has handled litigation in both state and federal courts. She’s worked at a variety of law firms ranging from mid-size litigation boutiques to large firms, and is licensed to practice law in three states. She has defended corporations and employers in complex class action and wage and hour disputes, as well as individual employment matters ranging from sexual harassment to wrongful termination. Additionally, Nicole is the CEO and co-founder of Trellis Research, a legal analytics platform that uses AI and machine learning to provide litigators with strategic legal intelligence and judicial analytics. Nicole has an intuitive understanding of technology and is deeply committed to helping lawyers.

  • Virtual Coffee Chat: Gender Pronouns—It’s Not Only Grammar

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/24/2021 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

    How important is your name to you? Probably just as important is the pronoun you identify with. Do you have questions about the best way to communicate in different settings how you should be addressed? Or how to welcome others to share their own pronouns?

    How important is your name to you? Probably just as important is the pronoun you identify with. Do you have questions about the best way to communicate in different settings how you should be addressed? Or how to welcome others to share their own pronouns? Have you unintentionally made a misstep but are unsure about how to make it right? Do you struggle to keep up with the terminology and etiquette? Join us for an information discussion, co-hosted by Margaret (Meg) Butler (Georgia State University College of Law Library), Jane Larrington (University of San Diego), and Sara V. Pic (Law Library of Louisiana).

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

    MODERATORS:

    • Margaret (Meg) Butler, Georgia State University College of Law Library
      Jane Larrington, University of San Diego
      Sara V. Pic, Law Library of Louisiana

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

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  • Virtual Coffee Chat: AALL Salary Survey—What’s New and What’s What

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/16/2021 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

    The AALL Salary Survey has been a member benefit since 1993—but it changes with every edition! Find out what the Economic Status of Law Librarians Committee has been doing to update and improve the publication—and make it easier for respondents to submit their data.

    The AALL Salary Survey has been a member benefit since 1993—but it changes with every edition! Find out what the Economic Status of Law Librarians Committee has been doing to update and improve the publication—and make it easier for respondents to submit their data. For example, the 2021 Survey (released July 27 and due August 20) allows respondents to submit data for all of the locations they manage at once. In addition, the Committee will walk you through the information that’s available in the AALL Salary Survey and answer your questions.

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

    MODERATORS:

    • Heather Joy, Stanford University

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

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  • Virtual Coffee Chat: Copyright Policies for Law Libraries

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/10/2021 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

    In this coffee chat, we will discuss our libraries’ experiences with developing and revising internal copyright policies, from policy conception and drafting to working with stakeholders including the General Counsel’s office, university and law school administration, and copyright experts.

    Library staff are continually called upon to make difficult decisions about acceptable copying, document delivery, and e-reserves for faculty, students, and the public, especially in light of the abrupt transition to a virtual model required by the COVID pandemic. In this coffee chat, we will discuss our libraries’ experiences with developing and revising internal copyright policies, from policy conception and drafting to working with stakeholders including the General Counsel’s office, university and law school administration, and copyright experts. This conversation will be relevant beyond copyright policy and will benefit anyone who is considering policy change in their libraries and universities. Join us for this informal conversation, proposed by the AALL Copyright Committee and co-moderated by Ingrid Mattson (Cardozo School of Law) and Stephen M. Wolfson (University of Georgia School of Law).

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

    MODERATORS:

    • Ingrid Mattson, Cardozo School of Law 
    • Stephen M. Wolfson, University of Georgia School of Law

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Information ManagementManagement + Business Acumen

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  • Onboarding When You Can’t Shake Hands

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/05/2021 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

    Onboarding is a vital component of hiring and retention, and onboarding remotely presents an additional layer of complexity to the process.

    Onboarding is a vital component of hiring and retention, and onboarding remotely presents an additional layer of complexity to the process. Join Janeen Williams and Alison Reeve Davis as they share best practices and tips for onboarding new hires in a remote environment. The presenters come from different law library environments and will discuss ideas for successful remote onboarding.

    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. Participants will learn about converting traditionally in-person onboarding elements to a remote environment.
    2. Participants will recognize the issues that arise from remote onboarding
    3. Participants will identify different strategies to effectively onboard new hires remotely.

    SPEAKERS:

    • Allison Reeve Davis, Littler Mendelson
    • Janeen Williams, Texas Tech University

    MODERATOR:

    • Elizabeth Osborne, Library of Congress

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every LevelManagement + 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 July 22, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

  • 2021 AALL Virtual Business Meeting & Members Open Forum

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/23/2021

    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
    • Diana Koppang, Members' Open Forum Moderator

    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) Recorded On: 07/14/2021

    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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