To keep the conversation flowing in Philadelphia, informal “Coffee Talk” discussions will be held on Tuesday morning. Attendees can brainstorm, sound off, and share their challenges, experiences, and ideas—and strengthen ties to their professional community. The following topics have been proposed by AALL members:
Creating Value in Law Firm Libraries – What I Learned at the Association of Legal Administrators Conference
Monice M. Kaczorowski, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Tips and Tricks for Career Advancement
Ronald E. Wheeler, Jr. University of San Francisco School of Law, Dorraine Zief Law Library
Social Media Monitoring – What Tools are You Using?
Caren Biberman, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
The Ins and Outs of Teaching Online
Shaun G. Jamison, Concord Law School
Best Practices for Indicating the Update Status of Loose-Leaf Titles in Online Catalogs
John Pickett, Johnson County Law Library
Government Relations Office/Advocacy Meet and Greet
Julie Strandlie and Emily Feldman, AALL Government Relations Office
Join AALL’s Government Relations Office staff for an informal gathering to discuss AALL/Chapter advocacy efforts and how we can work together to make a difference.
Developing Research Competencies
Carol Bredemeyer, Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law Library; chair, Law Student Research Competencies Task Force
An AALL task force has been appointed to develop law student research competency standards. Members will discuss what should be included in those standards.
The Future of AALL and Law Librarianship
David S. Mao, Law Library of Congress; chair, Futures Summit Planning Committee
A Futures Summit will be held this fall in Chicago to enlist the membership in planning for the future of both the profession and the association. AALL members will discuss issues related to member engagement, communication (including social media), leadership development, mentoring, generational differences and ongoing changes in the profession of law librarianship. We invite you to share your thoughts, ideas, and comments about what should be included as discussion topics on the Summit agenda, and to hear from members regarding their thoughts about our collective professional futures.
Come with your coffee, pull up a chair, and chat with your colleagues!