Leading Remote Teams

Recorded On: 07/18/2022

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In the spring of 2020, many law libraries were forced to implement new workflows, technology, resources, and services in a matter of days and weeks versus months and years. While some law firm and court librarians had prior experience leading remote teams, many local and academic law libraries experienced for the first time what it was like to operate when much of its staff were not coming together in a single location to meet, connect, and deliver services. A change in workplace dynamics affected every sector of our society and prompted a lasting transformation of the traditional workplace. Agility to adapt to this new hybrid environment became an immediate priority for management and staff alike with demands for flexibility not just in workspaces, but other traditional norms such as work hours. In this program, panelists from a variety of settings and participants will talk about the challenges with leading remote teams and what leaders should do going forward to succeed in a remote and hybrid environment.

Recorded at the 2022 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference. Please note the opinions shared during the programs represent the views of the speakers and not of AALL.


While managers and directors will see the most benefits from this session, this program will be beneficial for all library employees across all library types and sizes.


  1. Participants will be able to explain the similarities and differences between remote, hybrid, and dispersed teams.
  2. Participants will be able to identify at least three challenges with leading remote workers.
  3. Participants will be able to summarize four tips that they can use to ensure the success of remote teams.


  • Aslihan Bulut, Library of Congress
  • June Hsiao Liebert, O'Melveny & Myers LLP


  • Austin Williams, Georgetown University Law Center

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Leading Remote Teams
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