Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level

  • AALL Connection / April 2021

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/15/2021 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

    To keep members informed of the Association's activities, AALL will be holding its virtual update on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 11:00 am Central. This session will be recorded. Registration is open to AALL members only.

  • AALL Management Institute

    Contains 0 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/23/2021 at 5:45 PM (CDT)

    Managing competing priorities in unprecedented times calls for new skills. The AALL Management Institute will be held this year as a virtual event. The institute prepares managers to thrive in uncertainty, confidently navigate conflict, and build commitment to strategic goals, and equips them with managerial leadership practices to impact culture and inspire change.

  • The Ferengi Mindset: Library Leadership Under the Rules of Acquisition

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/16/2021 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

    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.

  • Virtual Coffee Chat: Learn More About CPE Program Grants

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/09/2021 at 3:00 PM (CST)

    Do you have an idea for an educational program but are not sure how to fund it? Whether you are planning a program as an individual AALL member or part of a chapter, SIS, caucus, or member institution, you could qualify for an AALL/Bloomberg Law Continuing Education Grant​.

  • Law Librarians & Legal Information Professionals as Partners in the Access to Justice Movement

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/03/2021 at 2:00 PM (CST)

    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.

  • The Law, Librarians, and Brown v. Board of Education

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/24/2021

    In this era of the Black Lives Matter movement, the recent mob assault on the U.S. Capitol and the major ongoing incidents of police brutality illustrate the need to revisit the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in the landmark civil rights case, Brown v. Board of Education. Researchers, librarians, lawyers, law students, and faculty continue to be at the forefront of the struggle for equality.

  • Government Law Library Funding: Advocacy Training for Law Libraries

    Contains 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.

  • Live Interview Series: So You Wanna Practice Cultural Competence

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/10/2021

    This month, in our “So You Wanna…?” interview, we will follow up on our popular interview from last May, where we began to discuss cultural competence. In light of events like the Black Lives Matter protests and the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, cultural competence is now more important than ever. Now that we’re aware of the concepts, what should we actively be doing to manage communication in our classrooms and workspaces about such an emotional topic?

  • Interviewing When You Can’t Shake Hands (Part II): The Employer’s Perspective

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/28/2021

    Remote interviews may be the only way you will get someone hired. As follow-up to December’s program, Interviewing When You Can’t Shake Hands, the presenters will discuss the topic from an employer’s perspective.

  • Live Interview Series: So You Wanna Write an Effective Recommendation

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/21/2021

    Recommendation letters and personal statements are unavoidable. Whether you’re looking for a new job, applying for leadership positions, scholarships, awards, or grants, or supporting others in those efforts, writing persuasive letters is unavoidable for law librarians.