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Virtual Coffee Chat: Unpacking the U.S. News & World Report Survey Questions for Law LibrariesContains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/30/2021 at 3:00 PM (CST)
In November, U.S. News & World Report will roll out the survey questions for its 2023 Best Law School rankings. A task force (including liaisons from SALLD, NELLCO, AALS, and AALL) worked with U.S. News & World Report representatives to provide guidance and recommendations for the questions relating to law school libraries. How will the 2023 questions impact your library?
Law Librarians Are Tech Experts—Whether We Know It or NotContains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/18/2021 at 11:00 AM (CST)
Law librarians are constantly adopting new technology skills and enhancing existing ones—but how often do they take stock of these skills? This program will focus on recognizing the knowledge of technology that law librarians already have, and how to use that skill set to boost teaching and reference services.
Virtual Coffee Chat: Universal Design Principles in Your WorkplaceContains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/17/2021 at 3:00 PM (CST)
The Principles of Universal Design are defined as "The design of products and environments to be useable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design." How are those principles applied in your library? Or perhaps you’d welcome ideas from other AALL colleagues about ways to remove (or at least lessen) a barrier.
2021 AALL Virtual Legislative Advocacy TrainingContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/21/2021
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.
The Ferengi Mindset: Library Leadership Under the Rules of AcquisitionContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/16/2021
Many law librarians do not feel that they have the power, savvy, or information needed to act as strong advocates for their libraries and push back against administrators and other stakeholders when being asked to make changes to their budget or services.
Law Librarians & Legal Information Professionals as Partners in the Access to Justice MovementContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/03/2021
Law librarians and legal information professionals are in an excellent position to help close the growing access to justice gap. In particular, academic and government law libraries that are open to the public may be interested in partnering with public libraries to provide greater access to legal information and support for navigating legal services. Law librarians can also assist public librarians with expanding their knowledge and improving their skills to respond to legal questions. This webinar will highlight different partnership models and introduce current opportunities and resources.
Government Law Library Funding: Advocacy Training for Law LibrariesContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/11/2021
Government law libraries are funded in a variety of ways: through local, state, or federal budgets, court fees and fines, subscriptions, or a combination of all of those. Many court systems are currently re-evaluating the impacts of court fees and fines on members of the public, and government budgets are facing significant cuts due to the pandemic. Now more than ever, government law librarians and their allies must effectively advocate for full funding of their libraries. This webinar will empower participants with successful advocacy strategies they can implement at their institutions.
#Fail: Outreach and Engagement Lessons Learned the Hard WayContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/24/2020
Many law librarians have trouble speaking openly and frankly about some of their failures and mishaps and miscommunications with law library outreach attempts. This session, presented as true-life stories told as cautionary tales, is about outreach and engagement fails.
Loaves and Fishes: Providing Legal Assistance to SRLs When Resources Are LimitedContains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/24/2020
Louisiana is unfortunately a state with a high percentage of its residents who don't have access to the justice system, yet earn too much to qualify for legal aid. The state also lacks a parish law library system. The four law school libraries and one Supreme Court law library are concentrated in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, with the rest of the state lacking law libraries. Civil legal aid funding from the Legislature doesn't meet the state's needs. How do law librarians assist this population with so few resources? This session will cover how Louisiana law librarians ensure access to justice in a state with far fewer resources than most.
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