AALL Annual Meeting and Conference View Full Schedule: aall11.sched.org

July 21 • Thursday


  9:00AM – 12:00PM A Executive Board/New Board Members Orientation Marriott-Room 307

Executive Board/New Board Members Orientation

 12:00PM –  1:00PM A Executive Board/New Board Members Orientation Lunch Marriott-Restaurant 13

Executive Board/New Board Members Orientation Lunch

  1:00PM –  5:00PM A Executive Board Meeting Marriott-Grand Ballroom Salon (B)

Executive Board Briefing Session

July 22 • Friday

  9:00AM –  1:00PM M Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) Conference PCC-Room 204(B)
Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) Conference
 10:30AM –  5:00PM A Executive Board Meeting Marriott-Grand Ballroom Salon (B)

Executive Board Meeting

 12:00PM –  1:15PM A Executive Board Luncheon Marriott-Grand Ballroom Salon (A)

Executive Board Luncheon

 12:30PM –  5:00PM P W1F: Producing Library Videos: A Hands-On Experience OFFSITE-Temple University

Target Audience: Librarians interested in producing instructional and marketing videos

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will learn how to produce short, quality videos, by writing, shooting, and editing a simple story.
2. Participants will be able to identify appropriate video production equipment options for various budgets and skill levels.

Communicating through video is an increasingly popular medium for education and training. Instructional videos provide patrons the flexibility to learn about library resources at their convenience. Producing videos can save library staff time by documenting research tasks and library tours in a medium that can be repeated over and over again for individuals. A trend among law librarians is increased discussion of adopting do-it-yourself approaches to creating videos for their institutions. This is because the cost of hiring professional filmmakers to create dynamic videos is usually prohibitively expensive given typical library budgets. The goal of this workshop is to provide practical, hands-on experience to enable law librarians to write, shoot, and edit informative videos for the benefit of their patrons and clients. A professional filmmaker will provide instruction and guidance as participants test their new skills throughout the workshop. The librarian speakers will share their experiences as novice filmmakers with no production budget. While some familiarity and comfort with digital cameras and creative software programs will be helpful prior to the workshop, participants will receive an introduction to all video production tools along the way.

Separate registration fees

AALL Members: $295.00
Nonmembers: $445.00

Registration includes: program, equipment for use during program, and a boxed lunch on Saturday.

Attendance is limited for all workshops - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!

  4:00PM –  7:00PM G Registration - Friday PCC-Bridge

Registration - Friday

  6:30PM –  8:30PM P CONELL: Dutch Treat Dinners OFFSITE-Meet at AALL Registration Area

The Conference of Newer Law Librarians (CONELL) is held every year at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference. The purpose is to welcome newer AALL members, introduce them to the Association and its leaders, and provide a setting for newer members to become acquainted with each other. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk with representatives from AALL's Committees and Special Interest Sections to find out firsthand how to get involved and enjoy the benefits of Association membership, to meet new people, and have some fun. CONELL attendees arriving on Friday, July 22, are invited to attend "Dutch Treat Dinners" at 6:30 p.m. that day. The dinners are a great way for attendees to meet each other and members of the CONELL Committee. Saturday's events start with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the conference begins promptly at 8:00 a.m., where attendees will meet the AALL Executive Board and participate in Speed Networking and Market Place. Later that day, a fabulous lunch will be followed by a guided tour of a Philadelphia landmark - perfect opportunities to network with new colleagues.

Separate registration fee: $100.00

Attendance is limited for all workshops - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!

  6:30PM –  9:00PM M Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) Conference Dinner (CAFLL Conference registrants only) Marriott-Room 302-304

July 23 • Saturday

  7:00AM –  6:30PM G Registration - Saturday PCC-Bridge

Registration - Saturday

  7:30AM –  8:00AM P CONELL: Check-in and Continental Breakfast (sponsored by LexisNexis) Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon A
The Conference of Newer Law Librarians (CONELL) is held every year at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference. The purpose is to welcome newer AALL members, introduce them to the Association and its leaders, and provide a setting for newer members to become acquainted with each other. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk with representatives from AALL's Committees and Special Interest Sections to find out firsthand how to get involved and enjoy the benefits of Association membership, to meet new people, and have some fun. CONELL attendees arriving on Friday, July 22, are invited to attend "Dutch Treat Dinners" at 6:30 p.m. that day. The dinners are a great way for attendees to meet each other and members of the CONELL Committee. Saturday's events start with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the conference begins promptly at 8:00 a.m., where attendees will meet the AALL Executive Board and participate in Speed Networking and Market Place. Later that day, a fabulous lunch will be followed by a guided tour of a Philadelphia landmark - perfect opportunities to network with new colleagues.

Separate registration fee: $100.00

Attendance is limited for all workshops - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!
  8:00AM –  8:45AM P CONELL: Welcome Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon A

The Conference of Newer Law Librarians (CONELL) is held every year at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference. The purpose is to welcome newer AALL members, introduce them to the Association and its leaders, and provide a setting for newer members to become acquainted with each other. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk with representatives from AALL's Committees and Special Interest Sections to find out firsthand how to get involved and enjoy the benefits of Association membership, to meet new people, and have some fun. CONELL attendees arriving on Friday, July 22, are invited to attend "Dutch Treat Dinners" at 6:30 p.m. that day. The dinners are a great way for attendees to meet each other and members of the CONELL Committee. Saturday's events start with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the conference begins promptly at 8:00 a.m., where attendees will meet the AALL Executive Board and participate in Speed Networking and Market Place. Later that day, a fabulous lunch will be followed by a guided tour of a Philadelphia landmark - perfect opportunities to network with new colleagues.

Separate registration fee: $100.00

Attendance is limited for all workshops - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!

  8:00AM – 11:30AM M Chapter Leadership Training (by invitation) PCC-Room 108(A)
Chapter leaders are invited to this half-day workshop. Chapter President and Vice-President Leadership Training will review what chapter leaders need to know about chapter management and AALL operations. This will be followed by Chapter Professional Development Training, which will discuss basic principles of professional development, including leadership, marketing and strategic planning. Participants can then reconvene after lunch for the Council of Chapter Presidents Business Meeting. Enjoy an opportunity to share experiences with your peers, learn from experienced association and chapter leaders, and leave with new ideas to enhance your chapter.
  8:00AM –  1:00PM M Innovative Law Users Group Annual Meeting Marriott-Room 302-306

Innovative Law Users Group Annual Meeting

  8:00AM –  5:00PM M Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) Conference PCC-Room 204(A)
Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) Conference
  8:00AM –  5:00PM P W2: Putting the 'M' in ERM: Best Practices in Electronic Resources Management PCC-Room 204(B)

This workshop has reached capacity.

Target Audience: Library directors, electronic resources librarians and others seeking to streamline and improve the overall management of electronic resources

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be prepared to list five best practices for the management of electronic resources.
2. Participants will be able to identify key positions needed to manage electronic resources.

Electronic resources present managers with distinct challenges, including personnel, workflow, licensing, and marketing issues. A central tool for handling these challenges is an effective management program that supports and maintains both expanding electronic collections and diminishing print collections. Does your library use a complex variety of staff roles and interactions to manage electronic resources? This workshop will explore best practices for managing electronic resources. Panelists will address administrative and technical issues including: selection, access, workflow analysis, licensing options, ERM vendors, training, marketing, and staffing. Attendees will participate in the review of ERM tasks and design job descriptions for ERM staff. Learn to manage electronic resources and not allow them to manage you! A pre-workshop list of selected readings will be available to attendees.

Separate registration fees

AALL Members: $165.00
Nonmembers: $250.00

Registration fee includes: program, handouts, continental breakfast and boxed lunch.

Attendance is limited for all workshops - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!

  8:30AM – 11:30AM M SIS Leadership Training PCC-Room 110(A)
  8:30AM – 12:30PM P Legislative Advocacy Training 2011: Turning Challenges into Opportunities PCC-Room 201(C)

In these difficult economic times, it’s more important than ever before to develop skills to effectively prove your value to stakeholders and advocate for law libraries and the issues that impact our profession.

As you can see from our agenda, this year’s Advocacy Training will give you a unique opportunity to hear from an official at the Administrative Office of the United States Courts on new PACER functionalities that will help you find court information more efficiently. Leslie Street and Government Relations Committee member Julie Kimbrough will then share tips on creating useful PACER research guides and developing popular PACER training programs.

After this practical presentation, 2010-2011 Electronic Legal Information Access & Citation Committee Chair Timothy Coggins and AALL Advocacy Communications Assistant Emily Feldman will lead an exciting discussion of AALL’s involvement in the National Inventory of Legal Materials, celebrating the significant contributions of AALL’s Federal and State Working Groups during the past year. We’ll present findings from the preliminary data from the inventory and draw initial conclusions.  We’ll also summarize the most recent developments regarding NCCUSL’s uniform act, Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Act, in preparation for one of the breakout sessions.

Participants will then choose between two important breakout sessions: the first on creative ways to promote digital authentication to state policymakers when NCCUSL’s uniform act is rolled out in your state; and the second to brainstorm ideas on how to sustain the role of law libraries in the Federal Depository Library Program.

To register for the Advocacy Training, which is sponsored by the Government Relations Office and Government Relations Committee and available at no cost to our members, please contact Advocacy Communications Assistant Emily Feldman by June 17.

  8:30AM –  3:30PM P W3: Digitizing Government Information: How to Plan and Conduct a Digitization Project in Your Library PCC-Room 201(A)

Target Audience: Any library that wants to digitize government information in their collections, but doesn't know how to do it

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be equipped to plan and manage a digitization project in their library.
2. Participants will understand digitization methods and techniques.

This program is also co-sponsored by Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA). Government information is a significant element of law library collections. An increasing amount of it is 'born digital'. Many libraries have tangible collections they would like to digitize in order to market, and extend the use of those collections. Other libraries may wish to capture born digital government information that may not be preserved by government agencies. Many law libraries are beginning to think about planning digitization projects, but don't know exactly how to go about it. This workshop will give participants the knowledge that they need to plan and execute a digitization project. This workshop will NOT address intellectual property rights. It will be assumed that the digitizing institution has permission to digitize the collections.

Separate registration fees

AALL Members: $165.00
Nonmembers: $250.00

Registration fee includes: program, handouts continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments.

Attendance is limited for all workshops - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!

  8:30AM –  5:00PM P PLL-SIS Summit: Change as Action (registration required) PCC-Room 103(A)

The culmination of a two-year effort by the private law library community to explore ways to embrace change, demonstrate value, and learn about leading-edge trends, this one-day program has speakers and thinkers on a variety of engaging topics.  Esther Dyson will deliver the keynote address; Jim Jones of Hildebrandt and David Curle of Outsell, Inc. are among other speakers. There will be break-out programs that dissect law firm management and presentations by high-level consultants, ground-breaking practicing librarians, and law firm C-level administrators.

Participants will take away the practical skills and essential information to be a change agent in their law firms.

Separate registration fee: $145.00 - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!

  8:50AM –  9:10AM P CONELL: Meet Members of the Executive Board Marriott-Independence Ballroom
The Conference of Newer Law Librarians (CONELL) is held every year at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference. The purpose is to welcome newer AALL members, introduce them to the Association and its leaders, and provide a setting for newer members to become acquainted with each other. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk with representatives from AALL's Committees and Special Interest Sections to find out firsthand how to get involved and enjoy the benefits of Association membership, to meet new people, and have some fun. CONELL attendees arriving on Friday, July 22, are invited to attend "Dutch Treat Dinners" at 6:30 p.m. that day. The dinners are a great way for attendees to meet each other and members of the CONELL Committee. Saturday's events start with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the conference begins promptly at 8:00 a.m., where attendees will meet the AALL Executive Board and participate in Speed Networking and Market Place. Later that day, a fabulous lunch will be followed by a guided tour of a Philadelphia landmark - perfect opportunities to network with new colleagues.

Separate registration fee: $100.00

Attendance is limited for all workshops - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!
  9:00AM – 11:00AM M AALLNET Committee Webmaster's Workshop (by invitation) PCC-Room 105(A)
AALLNET Committee Webmaster's Workshop (by invitation)
  9:00AM –  5:00PM G Daily Paper-The Philadelphia Story PCC-Room 305
The Philadelphia Story, AALL's daily conference paper, will help keep you informed during the 2011 Annual Meeting. Published for the four days of the conference (Saturday
  9:00AM –  5:00PM P W1S: Producing Library Videos: A Hands-On Experience OFFSITE-Temple University

Target Audience: Librarians interested in producing instructional and marketing videos

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will learn how to produce short, quality videos, by writing, shooting, and editing a simple story.
2. Participants will be able to identify appropriate video production equipment options for various budgets and skill levels.

Communicating through video is an increasingly popular medium for education and training. Instructional videos provide patrons the flexibility to learn about library resources at their convenience. Producing videos can save library staff time by documenting research tasks and library tours in a medium that can be repeated over and over again for individuals. A trend among law librarians is increased discussion of adopting do-it-yourself approaches to creating videos for their institutions. This is because the cost of hiring professional filmmakers to create dynamic videos is usually prohibitively expensive given typical library budgets. The goal of this workshop is to provide practical, hands-on experience to enable law librarians to write, shoot, and edit informative videos for the benefit of their patrons and clients. A professional filmmaker will provide instruction and guidance as participants test their new skills throughout the workshop. The librarian speakers will share their experiences as novice filmmakers with no production budget. While some familiarity and comfort with digital cameras and creative software programs will be helpful prior to the workshop, participants will receive an introduction to all video production tools along the way.

Separate registration fees

AALL Members: $295.00
Nonmembers: $445.00

Registration includes: program, equipment for use during program, and a boxed lunch on Saturday.

Attendance is limited for all workshops - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!

  9:15AM – 10:00AM P CONELL: Rookie to Veteran Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon A
The Conference of Newer Law Librarians (CONELL) is held every year at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference. The purpose is to welcome newer AALL members, introduce them to the Association and its leaders, and provide a setting for newer members to become acquainted with each other. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk with representatives from AALL's Committees and Special Interest Sections to find out firsthand how to get involved and enjoy the benefits of Association membership, to meet new people, and have some fun. CONELL attendees arriving on Friday, July 22, are invited to attend "Dutch Treat Dinners" at 6:30 p.m. that day. The dinners are a great way for attendees to meet each other and members of the CONELL Committee. Saturday's events start with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the conference begins promptly at 8:00 a.m., where attendees will meet the AALL Executive Board and participate in Speed Networking and Market Place. Later that day, a fabulous lunch will be followed by a guided tour of a Philadelphia landmark - perfect opportunities to network with new colleagues.

Separate registration fee: $100.00

Attendance is limited for all workshops - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!
 10:00AM – 12:00PM G Placement Committee Meeting 2011 (office set-up) Marriott-Room 411/412
 10:00AM –  4:30PM T Shopaholic's Dream Marriott-TBD

Better known as "shop-til-you-drop," this tour needs no further explanation for the true shopaholic.  Tour includes QVC Studios Tour and King of Prussia Mall with more than 3 million square feet of shopping and nearly 400 fabulous stores and restaurants.

 

Details:

We begin with the exciting QVC Studio Tour, a one-of-a-kind guided tour through the fantastic world of electronic retailing. At this state-of-the-art broadcasting facility, we will see and experience how QVC products are sourced, tested, brought to life on air, and delivered to millions of QVC customers. There are views into the studio through the tour where we can watch QVC programs in progress and maybe even catch a glimpse of a favorite host or guest!

 

 Next we're off to the King of Prussia mall for a half-day of sensational shopping. With no sales tax on clothing or shoes - and more than 400 stores, restaurants and boutiques - The Court and The Plaza at King of Prussia is the premier destination for fashion, dining, and shopping. With the best of New York, Milan, and Paris in one destination, King of Prussia is the nation's largest retail shopping mall with more than 3 million square feet of retail space!

 

A Travel Rewards Guide containing exclusive merchant offers to more than 75 stores and restaurants is included along with a private shopping concierge to point you in the right direction for that perfect something.

 

 $59.00 

 

 10:15AM – 11:30AM P CONELL: Market Place Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon C
The Conference of Newer Law Librarians (CONELL) is held every year at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference. The purpose is to welcome newer AALL members, introduce them to the Association and its leaders, and provide a setting for newer members to become acquainted with each other. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk with representatives from AALL's Committees and Special Interest Sections to find out firsthand how to get involved and enjoy the benefits of Association membership, to meet new people, and have some fun. CONELL attendees arriving on Friday, July 22, are invited to attend "Dutch Treat Dinners" at 6:30 p.m. that day. The dinners are a great way for attendees to meet each other and members of the CONELL Committee. Saturday's events start with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the conference begins promptly at 8:00 a.m., where attendees will meet the AALL Executive Board and participate in Speed Networking and Market Place. Later that day, a fabulous lunch will be followed by a guided tour of a Philadelphia landmark - perfect opportunities to network with new colleagues.

Separate registration fee: $100.00

Attendance is limited for all workshops - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!
 10:15AM – 11:30AM P CONELL: Speed Networking Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon B
The Conference of Newer Law Librarians (CONELL) is held every year at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference. The purpose is to welcome newer AALL members, introduce them to the Association and its leaders, and provide a setting for newer members to become acquainted with each other. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk with representatives from AALL's Committees and Special Interest Sections to find out firsthand how to get involved and enjoy the benefits of Association membership, to meet new people, and have some fun. CONELL attendees arriving on Friday, July 22, are invited to attend "Dutch Treat Dinners" at 6:30 p.m. that day. The dinners are a great way for attendees to meet each other and members of the CONELL Committee. Saturday's events start with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the conference begins promptly at 8:00 a.m., where attendees will meet the AALL Executive Board and participate in Speed Networking and Market Place. Later that day, a fabulous lunch will be followed by a guided tour of a Philadelphia landmark - perfect opportunities to network with new colleagues.

Separate registration fee: $100.00

Attendance is limited for all workshops - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!
 11:45AM –  1:15PM M Leadership Luncheon for Committees, SISs and Chapters (by invitation) (sponsored by LexisNexis) PCC-Room 113(A)
Leadership Luncheon for Committees, SISs and Chapters (by invitation) (sponsored by LexisNexis)
 11:45AM –  3:30PM P CONELL: Luncheon and Tour Marriott-Independence Ballroom

The Conference of Newer Law Librarians (CONELL) is held every year at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference. The purpose is to welcome newer AALL members, introduce them to the Association and its leaders, and provide a setting for newer members to become acquainted with each other. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk with representatives from AALL's Committees and Special Interest Sections to find out firsthand how to get involved and enjoy the benefits of Association membership, to meet new people, and have some fun. CONELL attendees arriving on Friday, July 22, are invited to attend "Dutch Treat Dinners" at 6:30 p.m. that day. The dinners are a great way for attendees to meet each other and members of the CONELL Committee. Saturday's events start with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the conference begins promptly at 8:00 a.m., where attendees will meet the AALL Executive Board and participate in Speed Networking and Market Place. Later that day, a fabulous lunch will be followed by a guided tour of a Philadelphia landmark - perfect opportunities to network with new colleagues.

Separate registration fee: $100.00

Attendance is limited for all workshops - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!

 12:00PM –  1:30PM M Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) Conference Luncheon PCC-Room 204(C)
Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) Conference Luncheon
 12:00PM –  5:00PM G Placement Office Marriott-Room 411/412
The AALL Placement Committee is proud to offer online job and candidate searching as part of the Placement Office at the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference in Philadelphia. Posting through the AALL Career Center offers many benefits to employers and job seekers. Best of all, you don't have to be in Philadelphia for the AALL Conference, and you don't even have to be in the Placement Office to take part in the action!
 12:30PM –  5:00PM P W4: Researching and Understanding European Union Law PCC-Room 112(AB)

Target Audience: Law librarians in all settings looking for EU research guidance.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will identify the current law-related functions and documentation of the institutions and organizations of the European Union.
2. Participants will identify and execute the best strategies for researching legal issues involving the European Union.

The European Union, established in 1951, has expanded its scope and responsibilities greatly over the years. The policies, laws and actions of the EU affect not just its 27 member countries, but due to its economic power, the entire globe. Following the passage of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009, the EU's powers and competencies will expand even further in the coming years. To provide law librarians the necessary information and tools to keep up with these changes, this workshop will offer a brief overview of the legal history of the European Union and show the research tools that are provided by the EU, namely EurLex, the online law portal of the EU, N-lex and other tools for locating the national law of Member States, and PreLex, for tracking legislative proposals. Further presentation will give an overview on trade relations/corporate law, religious freedom and energy and environment in the European Union. Engaging speakers will enable law librarians to approach EU research tasks systematically and successfully.

Separate registration fees

AALL Members: $90.00
Nonmembers: $135.00

Attendance is limited for all workshops - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!

  1:00PM –  4:00PM T HistoriCOOL Philly Marriott-TBD

For those who have been to Philadelphia before now is your chance to see the hip, cool, fun side of Philly (and, yes, the Liberty Bell too).

 

This 3-hour adventure includes:

  • Your own Rocky Run at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • The trendy shops and restaurants of Midtown Village
  • Made-in-Philadelphia movie sites such as Transformers 2, The Sixth Sense, Rocky, Philadelphia, and more than 30 others!
  • Spectacular murals
  • A special behind-the-scenes peek at Eastern State Penitentiary - America's Most Historic Prison (known as the Alcatraz of the East)
  • And, the obligatory visit to that famous "broken bell" (in its new home!)

 

See how today's Philadelphians have made this once colonial city a true cosmopolitan gem, complete with insiders tips on local hangouts, dive bars, and the best shopping values. 

 

It's a rolling good time aboard our "time-travel trolley" from 1776 to present time!

$59.00

 

  1:30PM –  2:30PM M Council of Chapter Presidents Business Meeting PCC-Room 108(A)
Council of Chapter Presidents Business Meeting
  1:30PM –  3:00PM M Committee Leadership Training PCC-Room 108(B)
  1:30PM –  3:00PM M SIS Council Meeting PCC-Room 110(A)
  1:30PM –  4:30PM T Philadelphia Story Marriott-TBD

This most comprehensive full-city tour is takes guests through four centuries of art, architecture and Philadelphia's growth to the 2nd largest city on the east coast.

 

Details:

Beginning before 1776, we will hear stories of the people, places and things that made Colonial Philadelphia the seat of government for the young nation and one of the largest English speaking cities in the world.

 

See such sites as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, First and Second Bank of the US, Betsy Ross House, Franklin's grave, Christ Church, Elfreth's Alley and the neighborhood of Society Hill.  Embracing the modern day, we will visit neighborhoods where the Founding Fathers lived and see how contemporary Philadelphians have made them their own.

 

Going beyond the colonial period, we will visit the bustling business district, Museum Mile of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the famous Rocky steps, Philadelphia's vibrant theater district, Antique Row, the captivating French-inspired Rittenhouse Square and much more. Off-coach photo opportunities will occur throughout the tour.


$39.00

 

  3:00PM –  4:00PM M Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum Committee Marriott-Room 303
Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum Committee
  3:00PM –  4:00PM M AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee Meeting Marriott-Conference Suite 3
AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee Meeting
  3:00PM –  4:00PM M AALLNET Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 410
AALLNET Committee Meeting
  3:00PM –  4:00PM M ALL-SIS ALL-NEW Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 403

ALL-SIS ALL-NEW Committee Meeting

  3:00PM –  4:00PM M Annual Meeting Program Committee 2012 Marriott-Room 409
Annual Meeting Program Committee 2012
  3:00PM –  4:00PM M Bylaws and Resolutions Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 310
Bylaws and Resolutions Committee Meeting
  3:00PM –  4:00PM M Continuing Professional Education Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 302
Continuing Professional Education Committee Meeting
  3:00PM –  4:00PM M Copyright Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 414
  3:00PM –  4:00PM M Council of Newsletter Editors Meeting and Roundtable Marriott-Room 402
  3:00PM –  4:00PM M Diversity Committee Business Meeting Marriott-Room 413
Diversity Committee Business Meeting
  3:00PM –  4:00PM M Government Relations Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 407/408
  3:00PM –  4:00PM M Grants Committee Meeting (outgoing and incoming) Marriott-Room 307

Grants Committee (outgoing and incoming)

  3:00PM –  4:00PM M Membership Development Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 404
  3:00PM –  4:00PM M Nominations Committee Orientation/Meeting (by invitation) Marriott-Conference Room 415

Nominations Committee Orientation/Meeting (by invitation)

  3:00PM –  4:00PM M Recruitment to Law Librarianship Committee (outgoing and incoming) Marriott-Room 301
Recruitment to Law Librarianship Committee (outgoing and incoming)
  3:00PM –  4:00PM M Research and Publications Committee Meeting (outgoing and incoming) Marriott-Room 305/306

Research and Publications Committee Meeting (outgoing and incoming)

  3:00PM –  4:00PM M Scholarship Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 304

Scholarship Committee

  3:00PM –  4:30PM M Awards Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 309
Awards Committee Meeting
  3:00PM –  4:30PM M Committee on Relations with Information Vendors (CRIV) (outgoing and incoming) Marriott-Room 405
Committee on Relations with Information Vendors (CRIV) (outgoing and incoming)
  3:00PM –  5:00PM M Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Committee Meeting (by invitation) Marriott-Room 308
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Committee Meeting (by invitation)
  3:00PM –  5:00PM M Indexing of Periodical Literature Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 401
  3:30PM –  5:00PM M Price Index for Legal Publications Committee Marriott-Room 406
Price Index for Legal Publications Committee
  4:00PM –  5:00PM M ALL-SIS Archives and Web Committee Meeting PCC-Room 110(B)

ALL-SIS Archives and Web Committee Meeting

  4:00PM –  5:00PM M ALL-SIS Outgoing Board Meeting PCC-Room 102(B)
ALL-SIS Outgoing Board Meeting
  4:00PM –  5:00PM M ALL-SIS Public Relations Committee Business Meeting Marriott-Conference Suite 3
  4:00PM –  5:00PM M Economic Status of Law Librarians Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 310

Economic Status of Law Librarians Committee Meeting

  4:00PM –  5:00PM M Electronic Legal Information Access and Citation Committee (ELIACC) (outgoing and incoming) Marriott-Room 304

Electronic Legal Information Access and Citation Committee (ELIACC) (outgoing and incoming)

  4:00PM –  5:00PM M Leadership Development Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 307

Leadership Development Committee Meeting

  4:00PM –  5:00PM M Public Relations Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 302
Public Relations Committee Meeting
  4:00PM –  5:00PM M Recruitment to Law Librarianship Committee (Recruitment Ambassadors) Marriott-Room 301
Recruitment to Law Librarianship Committee (Recruitment Ambassadors)
  4:00PM –  12:00AM M PLL-Fastcase Hospitality Suite Marriott-Suite 650
  5:00PM –  6:30PM A Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting/Opening Reception PCC-Exhibit Hall B
This year's Meeting in Philadelphia will kick off with the opening of the Exhibit Hall at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, followed by an Opening Reception on the exhibit hall floor. This light hors d'oeuvres and cocktail reception, featuring local favorites, will allow attendees to gather to network and visit exhibitors without scheduling conflicts and will allow plenty of time for dine-arounds and receptions to follow.

Registered attendees will receive a ticket to this event; additional guest tickets are available for purchase.

AALL would like to acknowledge and thank LexisNexis for their past ten years of partnership in sponsoring the Opening Event!
  6:30PM –  8:00PM M Tarlton Law Library Alumni and Friends Reception OFFSITE-Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
  6:30PM –  8:15PM M Simmons College GSLIS Alumni Reception Marriott-Room 404
  6:45PM –  7:45PM M FCIL-SIS Publicity and Membership Committee Meeting PCC-Room 102(B)
FCIL-SIS Publicity and Membership Committee Meeting
  7:00PM –  8:00PM M Joint Reception of the TS/OBS/RIPS/CS SISs (sponsored by Innovative Interfaces) OFFSITE-Maggiano's Little Italy
Joint Reception of the TS/OBS/RIPS/CS SISs (sponsored by Innovative Interfaces)
  7:00PM –  8:00PM M Mentoring Reception (sponsored by ITS: ONELOG) Marriott-Room 401/402
  7:00PM –  8:30PM M Georgetown University Law Library Reunion (by invitation) Marriott-Room 302/303

Georgetown University Law Library Reunion (by invitation)

  7:00PM –  8:30PM M Pacific Chapters Joint Reception Marriott-Room 407/408

Pacific Chapters Joint Reception

  7:00PM –  9:00PM M Black Law Librarians Caucus Annual Scholarship Dinner OFFSITE-Ms. Tootsie's

Black Caucus Annual Scholarship Dinner at Ms. Tootsie's

  7:00PM –  9:00PM M SCCLL-SIS Executive Board Meeting OFFSITE
SCCLL-SIS Executive Board Meeting
  9:00PM – 10:00PM M University of Southern California Alumni and Friends Reception Marriott-Room 305/306

University of Southern California Alumni and Friends Reception

July 24 • Sunday

  7:00AM –  8:45AM M ALL-SIS Breakfast and Business Meeting (sponsored by LexisNexis) Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon C
ALL-SIS Breakfast and Business Meeting (sponsored by LexisNexis)
  7:00AM –  8:00AM M FCIL-SIS Electronic Issues Interest Group Meeting PCC-Room 106(A)
FCIL-SIS Electronic Issues Interest Group Meeting
  7:00AM –  8:45AM M TS-SIS Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee PCC-Room 102(A)
TS-SIS Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee
  7:00AM –  9:00AM M SCCLL-SIS Breakfast, Business Meeting and Silent Auction (sponsored by LexisNexis) Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon AB

Separate registration fee: $20.00 - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!

  7:00AM –  6:30PM G Registration - Sunday PCC-Bridge

Registration - Sunday

  7:00AM –  12:00AM M PLL-Fastcase Hospitality Suite Marriott-Suite 650
  7:45AM –  8:45AM M FCIL-SIS Internships and International Exchanges Committee Meeting PCC-Room 106(B)
FCIL-SIS Internships and International Exchanges Committee Meeting
  7:45AM –  8:45AM M FCIL-SIS Strategic Plan 2012-2014 Committee Meeting PCC-Room 104(B)

FCIL-SIS Strategic Plan 2012-2014 Committee Meeting

  9:00AM – 10:00AM A Exhibit Hall Breakfast Break PCC-Exhibit Hall B
Exhibit Hall Breakfast Break
  9:00AM –  5:00PM G Daily Paper-The Philadelphia Story PCC-Room 305
The Philadelphia Story, AALL's daily conference paper, will help keep you informed during the 2011 Annual Meeting. Published for the four days of the conference (Saturday
  9:00AM –  5:00PM G Exhibit Hall PCC-Exhibit Hall B
Exhibit Hall
  9:00AM –  5:00PM G Placement Office Marriott-Room 411/412
The AALL Placement Committee is proud to offer online job and candidate searching as part of the Placement Office at the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference in Philadelphia. Posting through the AALL Career Center offers many benefits to employers and job seekers. Best of all, you don't have to be in Philadelphia for the AALL Conference, and you don't even have to be in the Placement Office to take part in the action!
 10:15AM – 11:45AM A Opening General Session/Keynote Speaker PCC-Ballroom (AB)

The Supreme Court and Free Speech 

How the Supreme Court is fracturing over speech issues, and how the press and the public are both causing it, and suffering for it

Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, and in that capacity, writes the "Supreme Court Dispatches" and "Jurisprudence" columns. She is a biweekly columnist for Newsweek. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper's, The Washington Post, and Commentary, among other places. She received the Online News Association's award for online commentary in 2001 and again in 2005, for a series she coauthored on torture, and was the first online journalist invited to serve on the Steering Committee for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. She is the co-author of "Me v. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World," a legal humor book, and "I Will Sing Life: Voices from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp", a book about seven children from Paul Newman's camp with life-threatening illnesses. She lives in Charlottesville, VA with her husband and two sons.

This session will be webcast live here.

 12:00PM –  1:00PM M FCIL-SIS CIS and Eastern European Law Interest Group Meeting PCC-Room 102(B)
FCIL-SIS CIS and Eastern European Law Interest Group Meeting
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers: Writing Workshop Marriott-Room 401/402
AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers: Writing Workshop
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M AJCU Directors Luncheon Marriott-Room 303
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M AJCU Middle Managers Luncheon Marriott-Room 305/306
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M ALL-SIS Collection Development Committee Meeting PCC-Room 104(B)

ALL-SIS Collection Development Committee Meeting

 12:00PM –  1:15PM M ALL-SIS Faculty Services Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 302
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M Animal Law Caucus Presents: The Development of Human Attitudes Toward Animals and Animal Assisted Therapeutic Interventions - Dr. James A. Serpell, Speaker (Open to All) Marriott-Room 407/408

Professor James A. Serpell will discuss the development of human attitudes to animals and animal - assisted therapeutic interventions.

 12:00PM –  1:15PM M CONELL Committee Business Meeting Marriott-Room 308
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M Document Delivery Caucus Meeting PCC-Room 105(B)
Document Delivery Caucus Meeting
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M Empirical Research Caucus Organizational Meeting PCC-Room 304
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M Latino Caucus Luncheon and Business Meeting PCC-Room 109(B)
Latino Caucus Luncheon and Business Meeting
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M Legal Information Preservation Alliance Business Meeting PCC-Room 203(B)

Legal Information Preservation Alliance Business Meeting

 12:00PM –  1:15PM M LHRB-SIS Roundtable and Luncheon: Morris Cohen Student Essay Contest Paper Presentation Marriott-Room 310
LHRB-SIS Roundtable and Luncheon: Morris Cohen Student Essay Contest Paper Presentation
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M LISP-SIS Business Meeting and Luncheon (members only) (sponsored by BNA, LexisNexis, William S. Hein & Co., Inc. and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business) PCC-Room 106(A)

LISP-SIS Business Meeting and Luncheon (members only) (sponsored by BNA, LexisNexis, William S. Hein & Co., Inc. and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business)

 12:00PM –  1:15PM M OBS-SIS Aleph Users Group Meeting Marriott-Independence Ballroom
OBS-SIS Aleph Users Group Meeting
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M OBS-SIS Inmagic Users Group Meeting Marriott-Independence Ballroom
OBS-SIS Inmagic Users Group Meeting
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M OBS-SIS Softlink Users Group Meeting Marriott-Independence Ballroom
OBS-SIS Softlink Users Group Meeting
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M OBS-SIS Syrsi/Dynix Users Group Meeting Marriott-Independence Ballroom
OBS-SIS Syrsi/Dynix Users Group Meeting
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M OBS-SIS Voyager Users Group Meeting Marriott-Independence Ballroom
OBS-SIS Voyager Users Group Meeting
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M PLL-SIS Business Meeting and Luncheon (sponsored by BNA) Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon ABC

Separate registration fee: $10.00 - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!

 12:00PM –  1:15PM M SCCLL-SIS Education Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 404

SCCLL-SIS Education Committee Meeting

 12:00PM –  1:15PM M SEAALL Executive Board Meeting Marriott-Room 301
SEAALL Executive Board Meeting
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M TS-SIS Outgoing Executive Board Meeting PCC-Room 106(B)
TS-SIS Outgoing Executive Board Meeting
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M TS-SIS Rare Book Roundtable Marriott-Conference Suite 3
TS-SIS Rare Book Roundtable
 12:00PM –  1:45PM M ALL-SIS Newsletter Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 304

ALL-SIS Newsletter Committee Meeting

  1:15PM –  2:15PM M FCIL-SIS African Law Interest Group Meeting PCC-Room 106(B)

FCIL-SIS African Law Interest Group Meeting

  1:30PM –  2:45PM M TS-SIS Descriptive Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group Meeting PCC-Room 106(A)
TS-SIS Descriptive Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group Meeting
  1:30PM –  2:45PM M TS-SIS Education Committee PCC-Room 104(B)
TS-SIS Education Committee
  1:30PM –  2:45PM P A1: Delaware: The First State for Corporation Law PCC-Room 204(C)

Target Audience: All law librarians

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify the factors that have made Delaware preeminent in the area of corporation law.
2. Participants will better understand whether changes in federal law will affect corporations choosing Delaware in the future.

Why do corporations choose Delaware, and will they continue to do so? Participants will learn why a majority of Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in Delaware. Participants will be introduced to Delaware General Corporation Law and discover how the law, the courts, and the legislature work in tandem to make Delaware the preferred state in which to incorporate. They will learn why its Court of Chancery is the choice of forum for corporate disputes. Panelists will discuss how the law has developed and seminal cases that have shaped Delaware corporate and entity laws. Is Delaware's dominance being challenged by the federal government's increased interest in regulating corporate governance? Speakers will discuss the effect of these measures on Delaware's traditional role as the leader in corporation law and corporate litigation.

  1:30PM –  2:45PM P A2: Sailing the High Seas: Maritime Research, Practice, and Thoughts PCC-Room 201(A)

Target Audience: Librarians exposed to maritime issues but not working in specialty firms

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will gain an understanding of key issues in the practice of modern-day maritime law.
2. Participants will learn where to find answers to key maritime issues.

Pirates, rovers, and assailing thieves. Drunken sailors and leaking rigs. With modern-day piracy and increased ship-based disasters, more and more maritime issues are creeping into our daily lives and legal practices. This program will cover key issues in current maritime practice, what is on the horizon in the field, and where you can find answers once the issues are sorted out. Our speakers represent both academia and the private sector for a well-rounded presentation of the topic. Prepare to set sail for the high seas!

  1:30PM –  2:45PM P A3: Library in the Clouds: Cloud Computing and Its Impact on Library Services PCC-Room 201(C)

Target Audience: Information technology librarians, technical services librarians, administrators interested in the next generation library management system

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will identify at least three advantages and disadvantages of cloud-based solutions and three types of cloud computing- Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)-to lower the total cost of ownership.
2. Participants will be able to evaluate the library management functionality in OCLC's Web-Scale Management Services (WMS), a cloud computing interface, and the efficiency of OCLC's WorldCat Grid Services.

Libraries are on the forefront of migrating their data and services to the "cloud." Cloud computing is emerging as a key way for libraries to implement new services. Presenters will discuss how cloud computing can be implemented to leverage library end-user satisfaction and build the necessary interoperability. OCLC member institutions have been contributing to the idea of cloud computing through the centralized MAchine Readable Cataloging (MARC) records services. Now, OCLC's WMS promises less complexity in its library management system to create a more independent discovery and delivery platform. Panelists will also give a critical analysis on the trend of proliferated cloud computing services to demystify questions about privacy, security, and reliability that cloud computing often raises.

  1:30PM –  2:45PM P A4: Finding and Getting Your Next Lateral or Promotional Position PCC-Room 204(A)
Target Audience: Librarians who envisage changing positions over the course of their careers

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify issues that arise as they begin to pursue a new position in the future.
2. Participants will be equipped to update their own documents, techniques, and tools when pursuing new employment.

Many graduates fresh out of library school know how to prepare for the process of getting their first job. Yet, many are not as prepared when they are ready to apply for a lateral or promotional position. Similar to last year's round-robin poster session, "What Is It You Do Again?", each poster station will discuss a key issue that needs to be addressed before pursuing your next career move. Issues to be addressed include: updating and rewriting your resume, interviewing do's and don'ts, jumping to a new kind of library, networking, and tools AALL offers such as the Career Center and Members Only section. Participants will listen to a short presentation by the poster creator, and then have the opportunity to ask questions. Participants will be notified when it's time to move to the next station, where the process begins again.
  1:30PM –  2:45PM P A5: Old into New: Collaborative Law Library Digital Collections PCC-Room 204(B)

Target Audience: Law librarians interested in collaborating on the creation of institutional repositories and open access digital collections, as well as those interested in the research and teaching opportunities afforded by such collections

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to describe collaborative methods for developing digital collections.
2. Participants will be able to discuss how digital collections facilitate research access to rare resources, as well as how such collections can enhance teaching.

Building digital collections and repositories to facilitate research and enhance teaching has been a focus of much recent activity by state and university libraries. However, few law libraries have participated in this trend, largely due to the costs associated with content management systems and the need for specialist metadata librarians. By joining together in consortia, or by participating as junior partners in university digitization projects, law libraries are beginning to engage in the opportunities offered by digital collections. A panel of law librarians and professors will discuss the collaborative development of law library digital collections, as well as examine how these collections have greatly simplified research access to rare materials and enhanced teaching.

  1:30PM –  2:45PM P A6: Best Practices for Evaluating a New Electronic Resource PCC-Room 108(AB)

Target Audience: Electronic services librarians, acquisitions librarians, solo librarians, library directors

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify and list the best practices to employ when considering the acquisition of a new electronic resource.
2. Participants will be able to design and conduct an electronic resource trial using a focus group comprised of stakeholders within their institution.

This program will highlight the best practices to use when evaluating a new electronic resource for acquisition. These best practices are gleaned from the library literature, published surveys, and the experiences of the presenters. Best practices include: "try before you buy," obtaining stakeholder involvement, benchmarking, and using an electronic resource evaluation checklist, among others. The program will focus on four areas: 1) the electronic resource evaluation checklist, 2) selection and coordination of a trial focus group, 3) the cost-benefit analysis, and 4) subscription versus ownership and other licensing options. Other considerations to be examined include: authentication, user interface, content appropriateness, search capability, browsing capability, currency and archives, vendor support, training, user statistics, bill back mechanisms, online documentation, and formatting. In addition, the program will present questions to be asked of other stakeholders in the acquisitions process (e.g., the IT department, catalogers, public services). Program materials will include a sample electronic resource evaluation checklist and bibliography.

  1:30PM –  2:45PM P ALL-SIS Program: Supporting Librarian Scholarship PCC-Room 203(A)

This program examines three successful programs for supporting the scholarship of librarians. Creators and administrators of these programs will discuss how the programs were implemented and advise on how they could be replicated by other libraries or groups. Successful participants in each program will discuss how the programs helped them produce publishable scholarship.

The three programs represented are (1) the Boulder Conference, (2) Georgetown Law Library's Scholarly Writing program, and (3) AALL research grants. The Boulder Summer Conference on Legal Information: Teaching and Scholarship allowed librarians to workshop their papers related to legal research pedagogy. Georgetown’s new program of a mini-sabbatical and library support group was established in response to an increasing interest in scholarly writing. AALL research grants provide support to librarians doing a wide range of research.

  1:30PM –  2:45PM P CS-SIS Program: Cool Tools Cafe PCC-Room 113(AB)

Emerging technologies are touching all aspects of the law library. Join us for a smorgasbord of tools and gadgets that will help you create, organize and deliver information, increase productivity, and connect with users. Move from table to table as tech-savvy law librarians demonstrate a variety of hot new technologies.

  2:30PM –  3:30PM P FCIL-SIS Program: Asian Law Interest Group Presents "Free Speech in China: Past and Present [and Future?]" PCC-Room 102(A)

Roy Sturgeon will discuss at the Asian Law Interest Group meeting his almost-completed article on historical free-speech episodes from China’s long and rich history. Additionally, he will discuss contemporary free-speech developments, including writer Liu Xiaobo’s 2010 Nobel peace prize and the April 2011 “disappearance” of artist Ai Weiwei.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM M TS-SIS Professional Development Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 301
TS-SIS Professional Development Committee Meeting
  3:00PM –  4:00PM P ALL-SIS Program: Questioning the Paper Chase: Why Should Law Librarians Obtain a Law Degree? PCC-Room 203(A)

For many years, the requirement that a law librarian possess a law degree was almost exclusively seen in job postings for academic positions, usually at a supervisory level. However, this requirement is now often associated with even entry-level jobs in all types of law libraries. This program posits two fundamental questions: Do we need law degrees to do our job, and is a law degree a sound financial and professional investment for a law librarian today? A panel of librarians will provide differing viewpoints in answering these and other questions regarding the place of the JD in the profession.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM P B1: Electronic Resources Management (ERM) Systems Showcase PCC-Room 108(AB)

Target Audience: Technical services librarians, electronic resources librarians, library directors

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of various ERM systems in order to select a system that best meets their institution's needs.
2. Participants will be able to list workflow and implementation tips from different ERM systems users and to plan a smooth and positive installation of a new ERM system.

As libraries add more electronic resources to their collections, there will be a greater need to manage and maintain these resources effectively and efficiently. By viewing what ERM systems are available in the market place and identifying special features of each system, librarians responsible for electronic resources will be better equipped to select an ERM system that best fits their institution's needs. Librarians with limited resources will benefit from the demonstration of a locally developed, or an open source, ERM system. Insights into the pros and cons of using different ERM systems will also be shared.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM P B2: Copyright Conversation with Marybeth and Lolly PCC-Room 201(A)

Target Audience: Librarians interested in U.S. copyright law and the complex issues resulting from the technological changes of the past three decades

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will assess changes to copyright law over the past 35 years.
2. Participants will evaluate the need for additional changes to U.S. copyright laws related to digital technologies.

Join a substantive discussion about U.S. copyright law with two preeminent experts. Marybeth Peters, current Register of Copyrights with the U.S. Copyright Office, has announced plans to step down from this post at the end of 2010-a position she has held since 1994. AALL’s own copyright expert, Laura (Lolly) Gasaway, has written and spoken extensively about copyright issues impacting libraries. Gasaway co-chaired the Section 108 Study Group, which examined the exceptions and limitations applicable to libraries and archives under the Copyright Act and made recommendations. Copyright Committee Chair Roger Skalbeck will moderate a discussion of copyright reform in the United States with a particular focus on library issues. Drawing on decades of experience, Gasaway and Peters will provide insights into major developments in copyright, including the 1976 Copyright Act, Fair Use, the TEACH Act, the DMCA, Section 108, distance education, and database protection. In examining touch points for copyright events relevant to libraries, these experts will talk about pending or possible copyright reform, including relevant legislative activities and court developments.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM P B3: Authentication: The Evolution Continues PCC-Room 201(C)

Target Audience: Librarians interested and involved in affecting legal information policy, especially policies relating to the authentication and preservation of digital legal resources

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify and discuss the various sections of the Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Uniform Act.
2. Participants will generate ideas to assist with the adoption of the Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Uniform Act in their respective states.

The City of Philadelphia, a centerpiece of early American history, was the host to many ideas and actions that gave birth to the American Revolution and independence. Fittingly, AALL and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) join together in Philadelphia today to discuss actions that could signal the birth of a revolution in digital government legal information - trustworthy authentication and preservation of online digital legal information by the states. The NCCUSL Drafting Committee on the Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Act presented its first reading of the uniform act in July 2010 and the second reading earlier this month. The Drafting Committee Chair and Reporter will analyze the uniform law, discuss NCCUSL actions at and after the second reading, and offer their assessments of the next steps in the process - the American Bar Association House of Delegates reactions to the uniform law and expected actions in various states to enact the uniform act.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM P B4: The Supersized Firm: Transatlantic Law Firms PCC-Room 204(A)

Target Audience: Library directors, managers, and supervisors

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to discuss integration issues such as collection, contracts, staffing, and ILS with an emphasis on the international component.
2. Participants will be able to explain how other firms have managed expansion through opening international offices and their firms' mergers.

Law firms are merging with each other without any slowdown, while others are expanding by opening international offices. Globalization and consolidation are closely tied to a firm's survival, growth, and strategic plan. When large firms merge, the combined firm can boast 3,000+ lawyers with a multitude of time zones, currencies, languages, and cultures. Law firm international expansion can also be a way for smaller firms to establish a regional presence. Regardless, whether the growth involves law firms in the United States and/or those with an international footprint, there are challenges to face since firms have traditionally relied on different fiscal years, accounting systems, management structures, and compensation practices. These are obstacles to overcome before two can be melded into one entity. The program panelists are from firms that have merged or expanded regionally, nationally, and globally. In a panel presentation, they will discuss the challenges they faced when their firms announced the expansion. Participants will learn what worked, what didn't, and what to do differently the next time the "M-word" comes up.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM P B5: Peeping THOMAS: A Little Look at a Big System PCC-Room 204(B)

Target Audience: Law librarians interested in gaining a further understanding of THOMAS

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to articulate a user-centered design business model.
2. Participants will be able to name several ways that THOMAS can be improved in the near future.

THOMAS.gov, the legislative information database from the Law Library of Congress, was created in 1995. It is regarded as the "go to" place for bills, laws, Congressional Record, etc. This program will focus on the recent changes to THOMAS, many of which stem from user-generated feedback such as permanent links and integrated social media. The program will also cover how these changes better the user experience and make reference transactions using THOMAS easier. A member of the Library of Congress Information Technology Services Division will explain the challenges and requirements of revamping THOMAS around a user-centered design. The Law Library of Congress would like feedback and input from the participants on the next generation of THOMAS.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM P B6: The Real ''Philadelphia'' Story: From Cain v. Hyatt to 21st Century HIV/AIDS Discrimination Case Law PCC-Room 204(C)

Target Audience: Researchers interested in the underlying legal issues in the movie, Philadelphia, and current HIV/AIDS discrimination litigation

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to track the progress of the case law relating to discrimination based on HIV/AIDS status.
2. Participants will be able to list and discuss the issues raised in cases of employer discrimination against employees based on HIV/AIDS status.

Clarence B. Cain was a standout student at the University of Virginia Law School in the 1970s. He is credited with touching the lives of hundreds of students by serving as a mentor before mentorship was popular. After graduation, Cain rose in the ranks at Hyatt Legal Services to a regional directorship until he was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and fired. Though successful in a law suit against his employer, Cain did not live to see the verdict or the movie, Philadelphia, largely based on his life. Professor Burris, noted scholar on HIV/AIDS issues and a consultant on the movie, will talk about the Cain case and bring the issues still faced based on HIV/AIDS status to the present with Ronda B. Goldfein, Executive Director of the AIDS Law Project of Philadelphia.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM P CS-SIS Program: The Challenges and Opportunities of Establishing an Open Source Institutional Repository PCC-Room 203(B)

It is said that using open source software is like getting a free puppy—both have no upfront costs, but require a lot of effort on the backend. In this program, Fang Wang, a digital information management librarian at Texas Tech University's School of Law Library, will share her experiences with establishing open source institutional repositories and discuss why her library adopted a “free” puppy. She also will discuss the challenges her library faced, including keeping the software current, facing development issues, and implementing staff training.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM P M/AV-SIS Program: Can the National Broadband Plan Create a Better and Faster Internet? PCC-Room 105(A)

The first half of this program will be devoted to examining some of the political, regulatory, and technological challenges involved in implementing the FCC's National Broadband Plan. The second half will be devoted to a real-time, hands-on broadband demonstration examining FCC tools to measure and/or educate users regarding broadband access. Attendees are encouraged to participate using their laptops, cell phones, and any other devices capable of browsing the web.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM P OBS-SIS Program: Emerging Technologies and the Library Manager PCC-Room 103(B)

Emerging technologies have become an important tool for enhancing staff productivity and patron services in law libraries. Because they often represent a substantial investment of staff and resources, making an informed decision on what technologies are appropriate for your library is critical. This program will provide some practical guidelines for participants to use to make the most knowledgeable decisions, such as who to involve in evaluating new tools; how to balance project costs, staff time, and user benefits; and when/how much/with whom to communicate throughout the process.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM P PLL-SIS Program: No More Shushing: Make Some Strategic Noise About Your Library PCC-Room 111(B)

As Benjamin Franklin said, “Drive thy business, or it will drive thee.” Make sure that your firm’s management committee knows how well you are managing the library. Have a formal program of library promotions, from the 30-second elevator pitch to the detailed footnotes in a departmental annual report. Libraries that publish news about their services and brand themselves as the “go to” department for research, current awareness and knowledge management enjoy a higher profile. Among the ideas to be examined: hosting a research fair, reporting statistics that affect the bottom line, publishing a departmental newsletter, and branding the library.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM P SCCLL-SIS Program: The Value of a Public Law Library: How County Law Libraries in Pennsylvania Collaborate with Courts to Provide Service to the Self-Represented Litigant PCC-Room 112(A)

County law libraries can enhance their visibility and demonstrate the value of a public law library by taking the lead in the development of services to meet the needs of self-represented litigants. This program will demonstrate how Pennsylvania court libraries with a small staff and limited resources have collaborated with the court to provide improved service to the self-represented litigant with the creation of self-help centers and forms development.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM P TS-SIS Program: Isness vs. Aboutness: Development and Implementation of LC Law Genre/Form Terms PCC-Room 112(B)

While subject headings describe what an item is ABOUT, genre/form terms describe what an item IS. Genre/form terms in the OPAC help users target or limit their searches to specific types of materials like law reviews or court decisions and opinions. The program will describe how the LC law genre/form terms were developed and how to implement and utilize these terms in your library.

  3:45PM –  4:45PM M FCIL-SIS Latin American Law Interest Group Meeting PCC-Room 106(A)
FCIL-SIS Latin American Law Interest Group Meeting
  4:15PM –  5:15PM M ALL-SIS Continuing Status Committee Meeting PCC-Room 102(B)
  4:15PM –  5:15PM M OBS-SIS Outgoing Board Meeting Marriott-Room 404

OBS-SIS Outgoing Board Meeting

  4:15PM –  5:15PM M TS-SIS Cataloging and Classification Roundtable Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon C
TS-SIS Cataloging and Classification Roundtable
  4:15PM –  5:15PM P C1: Describing and Preserving Special Collections PCC-Room 204(C)

Target Audience: Novice catalogers and staff at libraries with uncataloged special collections

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify and properly format the distinct and required MARC fields for manuscript and photograph collections.
2. Participants will be able to assess preservation and migration options for aging print and obsolete media that meet Society of American Archivist and ISO formatting standards.

Our collections' unique holdings can make the greatest impact to scholarship, and yet our special collections often suffer from a lack of staff expertise to preserve and describe these unusual formats and collections. An experienced special collections cataloger and a special collections librarian will share the basics of describing these formats in our catalogs and preserving them. Participants will develop sample MARC records for manuscript and photograph collections as part of the program.

  4:15PM –  5:15PM P C2: Hot Topic: WikiLeaks, Intelligence, and the Law of Secrecy PCC-Room 201(A)

Target audience: Librarians who seek access to information held by the federal government

Learning Outcomes:

1) Participants will identify federal statutes, executive orders, and Department of Defense regulations and directives that apply to the classification of information and the disclosure of classified information, as well as the various levels of security clearances possessed by federal employees.

2) Participants will identify historical situations where the unauthorized disclosure of classified information has jeopardized intelligence operations and describe scenarios in which secrecy is an essential factor in protecting national security.

Secrecy often poses difficulties in democracies where transparency of government operations is the norm. Claims to secrecy are viewed with suspicion, and questions arise as to whether the cloak of secrecy hides not secrets essential for national security, but evidence of malfeasance and incompetence.  With the detention of Army Private Bradley Manning for the suspected release of classified information to WikiLeaks, many have viewed his role as one of whistleblower, rather than lawbreaker or spy. 

Learn how information is classified, who has the authority to classify and declassify it, and who has access to it. Focusing on intelligence operations, also learn the importance of secrecy in protecting the national security of the United States, and the damage resulting from breaches of secrecy.

The views and opinions expressed during this program are those of the speakers and do not represent the views or policies of the United States Government.

  4:15PM –  5:15PM P C3: Battledecks AALL PCC-Room 201(C)

Target Audience: All law librarians

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will evaluate the challenges and opportunities involved in creating visually engaging presentations by using visual content produced under the open licensing system called Creative Commons.
2. Speakers will gain important presentation skills through improvisation, while audience members will benefit from hearing about current topics of interest to law librarians, often delivered in a humorous manner.

At Battledecks, aka PowerPoint karaoke, intrepid volunteers are challenged to give coherent four-minute presentations without any preparation-because they will see their 12 slides for the first time as they present. Battledecks is a great workout for librarians who speak and teach, because it requires fast thinking, strong speaking, and improvisation. The slides for Battledecks have all been created by AALL members using Creative Commons images with proper attribution. The theme of the inaugural Battledecks AALL will be "The Law Library Goes to 11." Battledecks presentations at Lawberry Camp have been thoughtful, passionate, surprisingly insightful, and laugh-out-loud funny. Battledecks is often a cut-throat competition, but everyone will win this time. Do you have what it takes?

  4:15PM –  5:15PM P C4: Cutting Beyond the Bone: Managing in an Age of Austerity PCC-Room 204(A)

Target Audience: Library managers from all types of libraries involved with the budget or the budgeting process

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to educate decision makers on the effects budget reductions will have on library services.
2. Participants will be able to formulate a plan to minimize the impact of reductions and lobby successfully for it.

Library budgets are stagnant or being reduced, and administrators are faced with making hard choices of “what” and/or “whom” to cut. In the current economic climate, libraries are often targeted for reductions because everything is perceived as being “online.” An informative dialogue role-play will be presented by a director and a technical services head in a law library that suffered two recent 10 percent budget cuts, with another one in the offing. How do you deal with these budget reductions? Do you eliminate or decrease the quality of services, stop binding, buy fewer materials, or reduce staff? This program will offer a range of ideas to cope with stagnant or reduced budgets, when you already feel like you’re “down to the bone.”

  4:15PM –  5:15PM P C5: Searching for and Locating Scientific Literature: Finding a Needle in a Haystack PCC-Room 204(B)

Target Audience: Mid-level law librarians/information professionals responsible for supporting scientific research needs of a user community

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to develop and execute scientific search strategies necessary to support their IP practice.
2. Participants will implement methods to identify and evaluate their organizations' scientific research needs and provide valuable input regarding information resources to aid end users in choosing the appropriate research product.

In the patent filing system, certain literature is important to disclose when a company files for a patent. The patentee needs to include non-patent literature related to their invention. Non-patent literature includes scientific, medical, or technical journal articles; book chapters; conference proceedings; theses; industry standards and much more. Understanding the process of how to conduct scientific literature research is an essential skill for law librarians in a patent practice. This program will address the strategies involved and resources available for conducting a scientific or technical literature search. Both subscription and free resources will be discussed, as both are helpful to the intellectual property researcher. In addition, this program will address how to retrieve copies of these documents once a search has been performed.

  4:15PM –  5:15PM P C6: Legal Education for Law Practice: Teaching Legal Research in a Practice Environment PCC-Room 108(AB)

Target Audience: All librarians

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will learn the rationale and learning theory for embedding librarians in support of clinical teaching in law schools.
2. Participants will be able to analyze the tools and techniques needed for starting an embedded librarian project at their law schools.

This program describes the Mason Law Library's experience of embedding librarians in clinics at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, rated second highest in the nation for clinical teaching. The project's rationale is based on adult learning theory, teaching at the point of need, and recommendations from Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law (2008) for teaching legal research as a part of lawyers' "expert performance." Embedding librarians in a practice environment enables users to learn and integrate advanced legal research skills, professional judgment, and ethics through modeling, practice, coaching, and feedback. The panelists include the embedded librarians and clinic directors, who will discuss the effectiveness of this experiment.

  4:15PM –  5:30PM P Diversity Symposium (sponsored by LexisNexis) Marriott-Room 302-304

This year's Diversity Symposium will celebrate the first 10 years of the Minority Leadership Development Award, and what this award has meant to AALL members and to the profession.  The panel will feature previous winners, Lauren Collins, Joy Shoemaker, and Ron Wheeler, among others.

  5:00PM –  6:00PM M FCIL-SIS Foreign Law Selectors Interest Group Meeting PCC-Room 109(B)
FCIL-SIS Foreign Law Selectors Interest Group Meeting
  5:30PM –  6:15PM M PLL-SIS IP/PIUG Meeting PCC-Room 203(A)
PLL-SIS IP/PIUG Meeting
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M ALL-SIS ALL-NEW Roundtable PCC-Room 304

ALL-SIS ALL-NEW Roundtable

  5:30PM –  6:30PM M ALL-SIS Bluebook Task Force Meeting Marriott-Room 309
ALL-SIS Bluebook Task Force Meeting
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M ALL-SIS Legal Research Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 405
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M CS-SIS Program Planning Meeting PCC-Room 106(B)
CS-SIS Program Planning Meeting
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M LHRB-SIS Business Meeting PCC-Room 106(A)

LHRB-SIS Business Meeting

  5:30PM –  6:30PM M PLL-SIS Executive Board Meeting Marriott-Room 307

PLL-SIS Executive Board Meeting

  5:30PM –  6:30PM M PLL-SIS Independent Libraries Group Meeting PCC-Room 111(A)
PLL-SIS Independent Libraries Group Meeting
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M SR-SIS Standing Committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues Business Meeting PCC-Room 105(B)
SR-SIS Standing Committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues Business Meeting
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M SWALL Business Meeting Marriott-Room 407/408

SWALL Business Meeting

  5:30PM –  6:30PM M TS-SIS Business and Awards Meeting PCC-Room 203(B)
TS-SIS Business and Awards Meeting
  6:00PM –  7:30PM M EOS Client Reception Marriott-Room 414/415
  6:30PM –  7:15PM M PLL-SIS Group Patent Panel PCC-Room 203(A)
PLL-SIS Group Patent Panel
  6:30PM –  8:00PM M SWALL Reception Marriott-Room 302-304

SWALL Reception

  6:30PM –  8:30PM M ALL-SIS Reception and Awards (sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business) Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon AB

ALL-SIS Reception and Awards (sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business)

  6:30PM –  8:30PM M SCCLL-SIS Reception (sponsored by LexisNexis) OFFSITE-Jenkins Law Library
SCCLL-SIS Reception (sponsored by LexisNexis)
  7:15PM –  8:30PM M PLL-SIS IP Group Reception (sponsored by Thomson Reuters IP Solutions and William S. Hein & Co., Inc.) Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon C

PLL-SIS IP Group Reception

  7:30PM –  8:30PM M Gen X/Gen Y Caucus Meeting Marriott-Room 407-409

GenX/Gen Y Caucus Meeting

  8:00PM – 10:00PM T Illuminations Marriott-TBD

After dinner, experience Philadelphia's attractions, architecture and outdoor sculptures and fountains transform from day into night.

 

Details:

By dusk the city magically transforms into a glistening jewel that contrasts the illuminate historic elegance with the glittering modern sleekness.

 

Learn about Philadelphia's scene today - from exciting restaurant and café districts to chic boutiques and galleries - from bowling lounges to martini lounges. 

 

See the real Philadelphia that today's Philadelphians have created alongside Ben Franklin's Philadelphia!

For your convenience, all evening programs include return bus drop-off at all official conference hotels.

$39.00

 

  8:30PM – 10:30PM M Gen X/Gen Y Social OFFSITE-Loews Philadelphia Hotel 33rd Floor Terrace
  8:30PM – 10:30PM M SR-SIS Standing Committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues Reception (sponsored by BNA, LexisNexis, William S. Hein & Co., Inc. and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business) OFFSITE-Valanni Restaurant and Lounge

SR-SIS Standing Committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues Reception (sponsored by BNA, LexisNexis, William S. Hein & Co., and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business) at Valanni Restaurant and Lounge

  9:00PM –  12:00AM M CS-SIS: Karaoke with Ken OFFSITE-McGillin's Olde Ale House

July 25 • Monday

  7:00AM –  8:30AM M ALL-SIS Directors Breakfast (directors only) Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon A

Separate registration fee: $50.00 - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!

  7:00AM –  8:30AM M ALL-SIS Middle Managers Breakfast (sponsored by BNA) Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon C

Separate registration fee: $20.00 - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!

  7:00AM –  8:30AM M LLNE Executive Board Meeting PCC-Room 110(A)
LLNE Executive Board Meeting
  7:00AM –  8:30AM M OBS-SIS/TS-SIS Joint Research Grant Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 307

OBS-SIS/TS-SIS Joint Research Grant Committee Meeting

  7:00AM –  8:30AM M Thomson Reuters Meeting for SCCLL Leaders Marriott-Independence Ballroom Salon 2
  7:00AM –  8:30AM M TS-SIS Classification and Subject Policy Advisory Working Group PCC-Room 104(A)
TS-SIS Classification and Subject Policy Advisory Working Group
  7:00AM –  8:30PM M TS-SIS Acquisitions Standing Committee Meeting PCC-Room 105(B)
TS-SIS Acquisitions Standing Committee Meeting
  7:00AM –  12:00AM M PLL-Fastcase Hospitality Suite Marriott-Suite 650
  7:30AM –  8:30AM M ALL-SIS Statistics Committee Business Meeting PCC-Room 109(A)

ALL-SIS Statistics Committee Business Meeting

  7:30AM –  8:30AM M FCIL-SIS Teaching Foreign and International Law Interest Group Meeting PCC-Room 109(B)
FCIL-SIS Teaching Foreign and International Law Interest Group Meeting
  7:30AM –  8:30AM M PLL-SIS Education Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 407-409
  7:30AM –  8:30AM M RIPS-SIS Breakfast Business Meeting PCC-Room 103(C)

There is no charge for this event, but separate registration is required by June 17.

  7:30AM –  5:00PM G Registration - Monday PCC-Bridge

Registration - Monday

  7:45AM –  8:45AM M Publishing Initiatives Caucus Meeting Marriott-Room 301
Publishing Initiatives Caucus Meeting
  8:00AM –  9:00AM M ProQuest Legislative Insight Demo Marriott-Room 303/304
  8:45AM –  9:15AM M RIPS-SIS Executive Board Meeting Marriott-Room 305

RIPS-SIS Executive Board Meeting

  8:45AM –  9:45AM P ALL-SIS Program: We're All in This Together: Achieving Success Through Collaboration with Non-Library Staff PCC-Room 102(A)

In 2003 at Chicago-Kent, part of the law school’s faculty support staff began reporting to the library director, which created an unusually rich opportunity for collaboration.  Now the librarians and faculty support work together to expand library and educational technology services.  This program will discuss how the librarians trained and collaborated with the faculty administrative assistants and how both groups have worked together on everything from course websites, to posting articles to SSRN and ExpressO, to creating a Library Virtual Tour (seen here: http://bit.ly/dtclibrarytour), a production that would not have been possible without extensive expertise of both librarians and faculty administrative assistants, and a collaborative attitude from all involved.

  8:45AM –  9:45AM P D1: RDA for Everyone: Resource Description and Access Explained to Non-Catalogers PCC-Room 201(C)

Target Audience: Directors, public services librarians, IT professionals, and non-catalogers in technical services in all types of libraries

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to understand RDA's new approach to relationships between authors and works, how this new approach needs to be accommodated, and how it can be utilized by public services librarians.
2. Participants will be able to assess RDA's new approach to dealing with publishing patterns and resolving challenges posed by diversification of electronic and online media, and how this approach can be utilized by acquisitions and serial librarians.

Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new cataloging code published in June 2010, is based on a recently formalized philosophy for providing access to materials. It is written with the international world of computers and online access strongly in mind along with the relationships of information elements. Librarians, other than catalogers, may not know much about this new code, nor may they know how these new standards for metadata creation will affect public services and technical services areas other than cataloging. Most may also not be aware of its possible applications outside of integrated library systems. "RDA for Everyone" will bring together a respected law cataloger/RDA tester, a well-known associate director/professor of legal research, and a reference and technology librarian (who is also the Chair of the Education Committee of the CS-SIS), to relate a brief history and description of RDA, explaining how it affects discovery and use of information, and how it has potential use outside the traditional library catalog.

  8:45AM –  9:45AM P D2: AALL Public Policy Update: Shining the Spotlight on Advocacy PCC-Room 201(A)

Target Audience: All law librarians who are interested in information policy and legislative advocacy

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will identify AALL policies on a variety of information and legislative issues that impact the Association and our members.
2. Participants will list the top priorities and activities of the Copyright Committee, Electronic Legal Information Access and Citation Committee, Government Relations Committee, and Government Relations Office.

This year's Public Policy Update will shine a light-in a new, more informal setting-on the important work that AALL does for our members through our public policy program, and why we need your help to strengthen our Advocacy Team. AALL Government Relations Director Julie M. Strandlie will moderate an interactive conversation with audience participation on AALL's top policy priorities and the past year's accomplishments. Panelists, including Copyright Committee Chair Roger Skalbeck, Electronic Legal Information Access and Citation Committee Chair Timothy Coggins, and Government Relations Committee Chair Stephanie Hess, will also look into the "crystal ball" and offer their perspectives on what issues will emerge in the coming year. Please join us for this collaborative discussion that will conclude with the presentation of the prestigious AALL Public Access to Government Information Award and Robert L. Oakley Advocacy Award.

  8:45AM –  9:45AM P D3: The New Collaboration Tools: Let's Work Together! PCC-Room 108(AB)

Target Audience: Library staff who work on group projects, especially those who lead projects and those who support collaborative organizations

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will evaluate the range of new technologies available to enhance collaborative work.
2. Participants will be able to identify and use skills needed to manage teams in collaborative work.

How do you collaborate with others? What if they work in other cities, countries, and time zones? New project management platforms such as Basecamp, collaborative mindmapping, and wireframe/mockup tools like Mockingbird and Balsamiq join familiar tools like wikis and Google Docs to make teamwork easier, regardless of where everyone is located. Join legal information consultants Connie Crosby and Kathie Sullivan for a tour of the latest collaborative tools being used in a number of industries and explore how law libraries can use them. Before the conference, Crosby and Sullivan will create a wiki for collecting resources and discussions about these tools; watch the CS-SIS blog for an invitation to participate. Lessons from this collaboration will be incorporated into the presentation.

  8:45AM –  9:45AM P D4: Partnering with Membership Libraries for Cost-Sharing and Just-in-Time Access to Information Resources PCC-Room 204(A)

Target Audience: Law firm librarians, as well as corporate legal departments and government agencies that are tasked with effectively implementing just-in-time information ownership policies by extending the firm's print and electronic resources

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will identify and analyze the types of services that membership libraries can provide, such as increasing access to resources and expanding research/reference assistance while ensuring a significant ROI.
2. Participants will be able to explain the membership library concept to the C-level, using metrics to justify the costs of membership, and be able to instruct attorneys on accessing information and materials existing "outside the walls" of the individual firm.

Membership libraries serve a critical role in the legal information community, but many librarians are simply unaware of the services they offer. Law firms are moving away from a model that emphasizes ownership of information resources to one that emphasizes just-in-time access. In response, membership libraries are embracing innovative ways of offering responsive, collaborative services, such as API (Application Programming Interface) technologies, to fulfill the information needs of attorneys and other legal professionals. This session brings together representatives from two prominent membership libraries along with a user of their services to talk about how looking outside the walls of one's own library and firm can be key to ensuring firm-wide access, especially for minimally staffed branch offices, to legal information while keeping costs in check.

  8:45AM –  9:45AM P D5: The Role of the Law Library in Serving the Illiterate in Their Quest for Access to Justice PCC-Room 204(B)

Target Audience: Reference librarians and others interested in access to justice issues

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to explain the issues affecting the functionally illiterate in their access to justice.
2. Participants will be able to design a reference plan to be able to assist functionally illiterate law library customers.

Many litigants who can neither afford an attorney nor qualify for any assistance programs find their way to the local law library to see if they can proceed on their own. A significant number of these individuals would be classified as illiterate. The National Institute of Literacy estimates that more than 20 percent of adults read at or below a fifth-grade level. Librarians typically supply these customers with written materials because they are the only (or easiest) resources available. Nevertheless, such texts may be too difficult for these litigants, so what other assistance can librarians provide? This program will examine some of the hurdles that face the illiterate as they try to navigate the legal system. It will also offer some ideas on how to help such individuals who come to the law library seeking assistance.

  8:45AM –  9:45AM P D6: We The People: Constitutional National Treasures in Philadelphia Archives PCC-Room 204(C)

Target Audience: Law librarians interested in legal history, constitutional studies, archives, preservation, and local history

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify the major contributions of James Wilson to the U.S. Constitution.
2. Participants will be able to examine and compare various projects providing preservation of, and access to, James Wilson's documents.

James Wilson is the author of the phrase "We The People" in the U.S. Constitution. He also signed the Declaration of Independence, served as an original member of the U.S. Supreme Court, and helped found the University of Pennsylvania Law School. His early notes and drafts, archived in Philadelphia, are being preserved and made accessible to researchers and scholars. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has several versions of the U.S. Constitution, including the earliest surviving draft handwritten by Constitutional Convention delegate James Wilson and the first newspaper printing by The Pennsylvania Packet. This program will feature an archivist and law professor who will discuss the importance of Wilson's writings, his crucial role in creating our constitution, and the archive's current work of preservation and access.

  8:45AM –  9:45AM P FCIL-SIS Program: Roman Law Interest Group Presents "Visual Imagery Mnemonics--Of Roman Law, Trees, Charts, and Fish" PCC-Room 203(A)

Mnemonics, techniques to improve the memory, have been a subject of continuing fascination, especially just before exams. The Romans systematized the memory technique of storing places in one's mind and then associating striking images with those places. We will explore techniques, especially visual, meant to help one learn and remember the rules of Roman law. Jolande Goldberg, 2011 Distinguished Lectureship Award Winner, will join us in this discussion of visual presentations of the law.

  8:45AM –  9:45AM P GD-SIS Program: Contemporary State Constitutional Conventions: Proposals for Pennsylvania and Beyond PCC-Room 103(B)

Recently, there have been calls in several states for constitutional conventions.  A proposal in California was ultimately dropped because of funding, but proposals elsewhere -- including Pennsylvania -- remain under consideration.  A state constitutional convention creates many issues, including delegate selection, funding, and possible limitations on the power of the convention. This program will examine the proposed constitutional convention in Pennsylvania, and compare it with proposals in other states.

  8:45AM –  9:45AM P PLL-SIS Program: Through the Looking Glass: Harnessing Technology in Today's Law Firm Library PCC-Room 103(A)

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, but things change so fast that it's difficult to keep up. Join us for a fast-paced survey of technology currently being used in law firm libraries.

  9:00AM – 10:00AM M What's New in HeinOnline PCC-Room 203(B)
  9:00AM –  5:00PM G Daily Paper-The Philadelphia Story PCC-Room 305
The Philadelphia Story, AALL's daily conference paper, will help keep you informed during the 2011 Annual Meeting. Published for the four days of the conference (Saturday
  9:00AM –  5:00PM G Exhibit Hall PCC-Exhibit Hall B
Exhibit Hall
  9:00AM –  5:00PM G Placement Office Marriott-Room 411/412
The AALL Placement Committee is proud to offer online job and candidate searching as part of the Placement Office at the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference in Philadelphia. Posting through the AALL Career Center offers many benefits to employers and job seekers. Best of all, you don't have to be in Philadelphia for the AALL Conference, and you don't even have to be in the Placement Office to take part in the action!
 10:00AM – 10:30AM M TS-SIS TSLL Executive Board Meeting PCC-Room 110(A)

TS-SIS TSLL Executive Board Meeting

 10:00AM – 10:30AM P CS-SIS Program: Hot Topic: Libraries Developing Openly PCC-Room 102(A)

Libraries and open source communities share a lot of similarities, making it a logical decision for libraries to both use and participate in open source development.  Nicole C. Engard, Director of Open Source Education at ByWater Solutions and author of Practical Open Source Software for Libraries, will explain how libraries can get involved in open source development and take advantage of the power of applications that have been developed by active communities.

 10:00AM – 10:30AM P E1: Copyright Hell: Sites to Get You Out of the Inferno PCC-Room 108(AB)
Target Audience: Law librarians

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify websites useful for answering recurring copyright questions.
2. Participants will be able to utilize web-based resources to find copyright status information and assess questions of fair use.

Librarians are frequently called on to answer difficult copyright questions. At work, questions arise about copyright ownership, fair use analysis, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and all kinds of reproduction activities. It is essential that librarians know where to turn to answer these types of questions. On the Internet, there are numerous websites purporting to answer copyright questions. Unfortunately, not all of them are good. This program will demonstrate the best-of-breed online resources needed to answer specific copyright questions. These include sites for determining fair use, researching copyright, licensing, and registration details.
 10:00AM – 10:30AM P E2: Don't Just Blog It, Publish It! PCC-Room 201(A)
Target Audience: Librarians interested in blogging and publishing

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will gain skills to craft postings that could be used to present the librarian community in a professional manner through other publishing mediums.
2. Participants will learn how to use law library/blogger community views and input to better hone their writing style and tone.

Greg Lambert, a prolific blogger and tweeter in the library community, routinely imparts his views and knowledge on a variety of cutting-edge topics that help keep the busy librarian informed. A frequent contributor to 3 Geeks and a Law blog, Mark Gediman is known for his thoughtful commentary sure to provoke discussion on posted topics. Their presentation will use the example of an August 2009 cost recovery blog post being turned into a March 2010 AALL Spectrum article by Gediman. The presenters will explain their experiences of turning what started as a simple posting into an article for publication and beyond.
 10:00AM – 10:30AM P E3: The Newest Codes in the Library: The Smartphone Tag Project PCC-Room 201(C)

Target Audience: Law library managers and public services librarians interested in disseminating information about the library and library services to technology-savvy patrons

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to describe what smartphone tags are, what types of information they encode, and how they can be used to extend library services.
2. Participants will be able to analyze the pros and cons of implementing a smartphone tag reader project in their own libraries.

In the fall of 2010, the University of Colorado's William A. Wise Law Library implemented a project to post smartphone readable tags in strategic places throughout the library using Microsoft Tag Reader software. These tags lead users to web pages, pdf files, PowerPoint presentations, text messages, and contact information relevant to the tag's location. The law library used these tags to extend library services by providing instruction on how to use collections and equipment; awareness of electronic resources and current acquisitions in specific subject collections; and marketing of library services. During this practical program, project manager Robert Linz will explain all aspects of this inexpensive patron outreach project, including planning; implementation; advertising; and analyzing the successes, surprises, and lessons learned.

 10:00AM – 10:30AM P E4: Advanced Meeting Facilitation Techniques PCC-Room 113(AB)

Target Audience: Librarians who understand the basics of leading or actively participating in meetings can benefit from advanced facilitation techniques

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will analyze techniques for maximizing involvement from all meeting participants.
2. Participants will compare methods for managing unproductive meeting behaviors, such as negativity, indecisiveness, and unresponsiveness.

As many librarians learned in last year's AALL presentation on facilitation, a well-facilitated meeting can transform a regular work session into an extraordinarily productive event. Participants learned that a well-crafted agenda, thoughtful ground rules, optimal meeting space, and detailed minutes can all set the stage for a successful meeting. However, meetings can still go awry. A poorly facilitated meeting can make everyone dread meetings even if the meeting has been well-planned. Managing or facilitating behaviors is the final essential ingredient for success. Have you ever been in a meeting that is monopolized by one individual? Or someone offers a suggestion that is way off in left field? Perhaps you have been in a meeting where hostilities have erupted? Using video clips of actual meeting scenarios, the speakers will present advanced techniques for facilitating meeting behaviors.

 10:00AM – 10:30AM P E5: 30 Minutes to a More Efficient ILL PCC-Room 204(B)

Target Audience: Librarians who have OCLC ILL responsibilities

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will identify OCLC ILL techniques and tips to create more effective ILL requests.
2. Participants will be able to implement more effective OCLC ILL procedures.

Interlibrary loan (ILL) plays an important role in meeting the needs of patrons, whether they're judges, lawyers, students, or faculty. Unless you have an unlimited budget and can purchase every item requested by your patrons, you, at some time, will need to rely on another library—sometimes not even a law library—to help meet your patrons' needs. You probably turn to ILL and OCLC to identify what libraries own the item, place your request through the ILL system, and then you wait and hope… Did you know that by using OCLC more effectively you can help raise the odds of placing a successful ILL request with less "unfilled" replies? As an ILL lender, are you frustrated that you receive requests for materials that you don't lend? Do you know how to analyze the policy directory listings? Does your library have an informative policy profile? Would you like to be considered a "good ILL-er" by your colleagues? This 30-minute, quick-fire session will showcase techniques and tips that will give you the background to place more effective ILL requests, and create and analyze library profiles. This program is intended for those familiar with OCLC's ILL system. While you won't learn the basics of ILL, you will come away with the skills to become a better "ILL-er"—both borrower and lender—resulting in a more efficient ILL operation.

 10:00AM – 10:30AM P E6: Teaching Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration Research Is Essential PCC-Room 204(C)

Target Audience: Academic law librarians and law firm librarians who support international commercial arbitration practice groups

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will identify the characteristics of international commercial arbitration that create challenges to effective research and advocacy, and will master strategies and identify resources necessary to overcome these challenges.
2. Participants will learn how to effectively demonstrate the essential print and multimedia resources necessary for international commercial arbitration research and advocacy.

In the past, most international commercial arbitrators and practitioners came from a few international law firms. With the explosion of international commerce, international commercial arbitration (ICA) has become much more prevalent, and more generalists have become involved. In a field that is qualitatively different than other areas of law, more research and practice instruction is necessary. Law librarians have unique qualifications to assist in this instruction. The program will explore the reasons favoring and disfavoring ICA as a dispute resolution tool. The program will also discuss how the characteristics of ICA create challenges to effective research and advocacy. The program will discuss eight sources of law in international commercial arbitration, how to locate these sources, and the use of these sources in ICA advocacy.

 10:00AM – 10:30AM P PLL-SIS Program: Mining the Depths of SEC Comment Letters and Company Responses PCC-Room 103(A)

In August, 2004, the SEC decided to release all comment letters free of charge, to expand the transparence of the comment process, and to have the information available to a broader audience. This program is an introduction to the SEC comment letter process, which will define the various types of comment letters and responses. The questions of “Why are comment letters important?” and “What are the various time constraints relating to the deals they involve?” will be addressed. Search techniques for searching for precedent in SEC comment letters will be explored.

 10:30AM – 12:00PM T Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Library Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Library

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Modeled after Versailles, this beautiful building on the famous Philadelphia Benjamin Franklin Parkway houses an incredible variety of historic, scholarly, and modern materials. "First imagined in the mid-1890s, begun in earnest in 1910, and not completed for 17 years, the Central Library building is a triumph of civic architecture and library science as well as a monument to the fortitude, commitment, and aspirations of the librarians, trustees, local politicians, architects, and general public, who persevered during decades of tribulation including legal and political battles and a world war." Specialized collections range from Pennsylvania German Fraktur and imprints; the history of the automobile; a treasure trove of maps, prints, and drawings; a fine library of choral and chamber music; and a collection of vintage theatre materials. The digital collections include: historical materials on Philadelphia, vintage postcards, and medieval manuscripts.

Walking tour: 15 minute walk

 10:45AM – 11:45AM M OBS-SIS Local Systems Roundtable PCC-Room 109(A)
OBS-SIS Local Systems Roundtable
 10:45AM – 11:45AM M TS-SIS Membership Committee PCC-Room 110(A)
 10:45AM – 11:45AM P F1: Authority Control Vocabularies and the Semantic Web PCC-Room 201(C)

Target Audience: Librarians who work with metadata, metadata frameworks, and controlled vocabularies

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to assess various sources for authority control of elements and vocabularies in the world beyond the MARC format and OCLC authority files.
2. Participants will be able to judge which vocabularies fit their library's needs for metadata organization.

Barbara Tillett and John Mark Ockerbloom will explore the real potential behind linked library data by providing an informative overview of acronyms like RDF, LCSH/SKOS , VIAF and the RDA Registry and by highlighting how the linked data from id.loc.gov is being used to power searches in the Online Books Page and the main library catalog, Franklin, at the University of Pennsylvania.

 10:45AM – 11:45AM P F2: Can the FCC Regulate the Internet? PCC-Room 201(A)

Target Audience: All librarians concerned with network neutrality and internet pricing

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to describe the FCC's ability to create regulations for the Internet, and explain why the FCC's rule on network neutrality was overturned.
2. Participants will be able to assess tiers of Internet service and pricing.

In 2009, AALL sponsored a well-attended panel on network neutrality. In the interim, three significant events have occurred: the FCC released an order dealing with network neutrality, and that rule was overturned by an appeals court, based on the reasoning that the FCC does not have the congressional authority to create such a rule.  Finally, in December 2010, the FCC released a set of rules on network neutrality . 

The speakers will explain the new rules and how the rules will affect our profession.  Particular attention will be paid to the impact the court decision should have on the rules that were released in December. 

 10:45AM – 11:45AM P F3: "Friending" the Courts: Grappling with Social Networking in Litigation and the Justice System PCC-Room 108(AB)

Target Audience: All librarians interested in social networking

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify what legal issues might arise around social networking sites and usage.

2. Participants will be able to explain the pressures on and risks to courts, judges, and judicial staff – including court libraries – when engaging in social networking at the institutional level.

Social networking sites spread information effortlessly. For litigants and courts, this can be both risky and beneficial. Could your spouse gain access to your emails and IMs in Facebook during a divorce? How can courts engage in social networking in such a way that maintains impartiality and ethical standards while promoting public trust and accountability? This panel will discuss social networking issues that arise during litigation, provide an overview of a recent groundbreaking study by the Conference of Court Public Information Officers (CCPIO New Media Report), and survey the federal courts’ reaction to and use of social networking sites. This session will answer substantive legal and policy questions surrounding social networking and the justice system.

Karen Salaz recommends attendees view this YouTube video (EPIC 2015) prior to the session.

 10:45AM – 11:45AM P F4: The Librarian as Author: AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers PCC-Room 204(A)

Come meet the award-winning authors of the 2011 AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers competition. Hear the authors discuss how they chose their topics, researched and wrote their articles, got past writer's block, juggled the challenges of writing while working 8-5, and other topics. If you want to hear the words of successful writers, you won't want to miss it.

 10:45AM – 11:45AM P F5: "Digging" Legal History in Philadelphia: The Meriwether Lewis Project PCC-Room 204(B)

Target Audience: Librarians and researchers interested in learning the uses of modern forensic science techniques and exhumation to prove historical legal facts; librarians and researchers who wish to learn about new developments in the Meriwether Lewis case; librarians and researchers interested in how Philadelphia played a key role in the genesis of the Lewis and Clark expedition

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to assess the role of modern forensic science techniques and exhumation in re-examinations of historical legal events.
2. Participants will be able to explain why the accepted version of Meriwether Lewis's death could be controverted by forensic examination of his remains, and will be able to discuss recent developments in the Meriwether Lewis case.

James E. Starrs, Professor Emeritus of Law and Forensic Sciences at The George Washington University Law School, will discuss his Meriwether Lewis Project, now in progress at the request of the Lewis family, to secure the approval of the U.S. Park Service under the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) for the exhumation of the remains of explorer Meriwether Lewis. The primary goal of the project is to determine whether Lewis's controversial 1809 death at a frontier inn along Tennessee's Natchez Trace was a suicide or a murder. The contemporary evidence was inconclusive, there being no eyewitnesses. Via forensic analytical techniques nonexistent in the early 1800s, scientists now may be able to provide answers to key questions, such as whether the body exhumed is in fact that of Lewis, and if so, whether gunpowder residue reveals a close-range shot, as well as the location of the bullet wounds, if any. Other facts about Lewis that could bear upon the issue of murder or suicide perhaps could be determined, such as whether he suffered from disease and whether his remains show evidence of the therapeutic use of mercury or other toxic substances. Professor Starrs will explore these issues as well as new developments in the Meriwether Lewis affair. In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the Corps of Discovery to explore the American West with the hope of discovering a transcontinental water route. Though the Lewis and Clark undertaking was aimed at gathering information about the Louisiana Purchase and uncharted western territories, it was not strictly a western venture. It is fitting for this program to be offered in Philadelphia, which later twentieth century research has shown to have furnished not only the venue, but the expertise, to assist and guide Meriwether Lewis in the year of preparation necessary for the launch of the expedition. Today, Philadelphia is home to the archive of the journals of Lewis and Clark (American Philosophical Society), as well as to the Charles Willson Peale portraits of both Lewis and Clark (Second Bank of the United States), both part of Independence National Historical Park in Center City, Philadelphia.

 10:45AM – 11:45AM P F6: Meeting Employers' Expectations: Are Library Schools Doing Everything They Can? PCC-Room 204(C)

Target Audience: Law library educators, students, and directors interested in how to best meet the needs of today's library employers, while preparing LIS students to be leaders in the law library profession

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will successfully identify the reasons to reform Library Information Science (LIS) curricula.
2. Participants will be able to identify the needs of library employers.

What are the skills and knowledge at the core of law librarianship in our digital global market? The panelists will be asked their views on library school curricula and on best strategies to give voice to faculty, students, and employers' in designing the LIS curricula. The panelists will share their opinions about how to improve law library curricula, while balancing new market demands and digital directions with the profession's core competencies.

 10:45AM – 11:45AM P FCIL-SIS Program: Indigenous Peoples Law Interest Group Presents "Locating the Law of Indigenous Peoples" PCC-Room 203(A)

Jolande Goldberg, of the Library of Congress, Policy & Standards Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, will introduce the latest Law Classification schedule, KIA-KIK, covering indigenous peoples of the western hemisphere. Dr. Goldberg will also present the new LOC portal, which is a remarkable development, both technically and in its ability to make indigenous peoples visible within the law classification. Additionally, the LOC portal can provide easier, direct access to the documents of indigenous peoples’ history and current conditions.

 10:45AM – 11:45AM P GD-SIS Program: Mashup the Government's Copyright PCC-Room 103(B)

New technologies and the recent availability of bulk downloads of federal government information allow for the creation of new ways to visualize and understand the underlying information.  This program looks at technology-based tools used to create new products or "mashups" from government data. Once participants gain an understanding of current and developing mashups, our speakers will explore the copyright questions involved with these products and tools.

 10:45AM – 11:45AM P PLL-SIS Program: Teaching Advanced Google PCC-Room 103(A)

Sharpen your Google search skills, and learn how to teach these same skills to lawyers and staff. This session will cover what librarians need to know about Google Scholar and Google Books, and will demonstrate the best techniques for getting fewer, but better, results from Google searches. It will also show some of the latest Google tricks from the lib, including WonderWheel, Google Instant, and Google Trends.

 12:00PM –  1:00PM M ALL-SIS Faculty Services Roundtable PCC-Room 304
ALL-SIS Faculty Services Roundtable
 12:00PM –  1:00PM P FCIL-SIS Program: The Executive Committee Presents "Never Again, Never Forget: The Role of Libraries and Archives in Reconstructing Memory of Argentina's Dirty War" PCC-Room 112(B)

During Argentina’s “Dirty War” (1976-1983), the military attempted to destroy all documents and physical evidence that thousands of people were arrested, tortured, murdered, and disappeared or forced into exile. Ms. Gloria Orrego Hoyos, the recipient of the 2011 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians, will discuss the contribution of librarians and archivists as sources of law and information, and as protectors of evidence in the construction of a new democratic society and the restoration of rights, justice, heritage, memory, and identity.

 12:00PM –  1:15PM M ALL-SIS Continuing Education Committee Marriott-Room 301

ALL-SIS Continuing Education Committee

 12:00PM –  1:15PM M ALL-SIS Incoming Board Meeting Marriott-Room 307

ALL-SIS Incoming Board Meeting

 12:00PM –  1:15PM M Annual Meeting Program Committee 2012 - Open Forum PCC-Room 104(A)
Thinking about proposing a program for the 2012 Annual Meeting? Join us to learn more about the proposal and selection processes, and ask questions.
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M Committee on Relations with Information Vendors (CRIV) Vendor Roundtable: Putting ACTION into the Vendor Colloquium Action Plan PCC-Room 111(B)

Join a CRIV roundtable discussion on the action plan and shared principles developed as a result of AALL’s Vendor Colloquium, "Creating, Disseminating, Using, and Preserving Legal Information in Challenging Times.”  Member input is critical to the success of the plan.  Come join in on what should be a lively discussion on AALL and vendor relations.

This roundtable will be webcast live here.

 12:00PM –  1:15PM M Gale What's New Luncheon Marriott-Room 303/304
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M Institutional Repositories for Law Schools: Showcasing Your Faculty, Law Reviews and Legal Scholarship (presented by bepress) Marriott-Room 305/306
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M LISP/SR/SCCLL-SIS Joint Roundtable on Library Services to Pro Se Patrons and Prisoners Marriott-Room 401-403
LISP/SR/SCCLL-SIS Joint Roundtable on Library Services to Pro Se Patrons and Prisoners
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M LLNE Luncheon and Business Meeting Marriott-Room 407/408
LLNE Luncheon and Business Meeting
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M Mid America Association of Law Libraries Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon A
Mid America Association of Law Libraries
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M Native Peoples Law Caucus Annual Meeting Marriott-Room 302
Native Peoples Law Caucus Annual Meeting
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M PLL-SIS IP Group Luncheon (by invitation) (sponsored by Questel) PCC-Room 105(B)

PLL-SIS IP Group Luncheon (by invitation)

 12:00PM –  1:15PM M TS-SIS Heads of Cataloging Roundtable PCC-Room 106(B)
TS-SIS Heads of Cataloging Roundtable
 12:00PM –  1:15PM M West Luncheon for Government and Academic Librarians Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon C

West Luncheon for Government and Academic Librarians

 12:00PM –  1:15PM P OBS-SIS Program: Hot Topic: The Public-Technical-Systems Connection: For a Great Library Experience It Really Matters PCC-Room 102(A)

Librarians are known to wax eloquently about the virtues of a strong relationship between the public and technical service operations within the library. On a day-to-day basis in our libraries, however, library staff may do little to build and foster these relationships. In worst case scenarios these units may actually work against each other much to the detriment of community members. For those librarians who want to create a great experience for their community members, they will need to do much more than just give lip service to a productive connection between the public, technical and system units in their organizations.

In this talk, Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research&  Instructional Services at Temple University, will explore what it means to design and implement a holistic user experience in a library setting. Doing so requires the delivery of a consistently great user experience at all library touchpoints, and that only happens when the entire organization works together to create an environment of totality. Steven will introduce the Experiential Brand Statement concept as a framework for bringing staff together to discuss and design the library user experience.

 12:00PM –  1:30PM M EOS Luncheon Seminar Marriott-Independence Ballroom Salon 2/3
 12:15PM –  2:00PM M Asian American Law Librarians Caucus Luncheon and Business Meeting OFFSITE-Singapore Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant
  1:15PM –  2:15PM A Exhibit Hall Refreshment Break (sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business) PCC-Exhibit Hall B
Exhibit Hall Refreshment Break (sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business)
  2:15PM –  3:30PM P ALL-SIS Program: Empiricist or Empirical Reference Librarian?: Structuring an Empirical Legal Research Program PCC-Room 102(A)

Fordham Law Library hired a reference librarian/empirical research specialist and other academic law libraries are including knowledge of empirical research methods into their reference librarian job descriptions. At the Harvard Law School Library, there are two empirical research positions: empirical research fellow and empirical research consultant. Duke University School of Law has an empirical research associate position, as well as a reference librarian who coordinates the library’s Empirical Legal Research Program. These are a few examples of how law libraries are responding to faculty’s increasing demand for empirical legal research support. While other sessions have focused on resources for doing empirical work, this program focuses on how academic law libraries are meeting the needs of faculty members by creating empirical positions within or in conjunction with the library. It will address the factors that led these institutions to create the empirical legal research programs and the structures of these programs. Panelists will discuss how the programs were implemented, and will evaluate the programs’ strengths and weaknesses.

  2:15PM –  3:30PM P Distinguished Lectureship Address by Award Winner Jolande Goldberg: De arte et de jurisprudentia: Some Aspects of Legal Iconography PCC-Room 201(B)

Diagrams, symbols, and figurative elements have been applied throughout the centuries to illustrate the development of thought, or to explain complex concepts visually. In early legal  manuscript and law books, visual presentations closely correlated to the written text, are often used to explain or teach the law pictorially. Used as memory aids or visual short cuts for verbal explanations, they fall in the rubric of the ars memorativa.

 

This lecture, illustrated with important examples, will explore art and artists in the service of teaching and application of the law.

  2:15PM –  3:30PM P G1: Library Operations and the Evolution of the ILS: Backfield in Motion? PCC-Room 201(A)

Target Audience: Administrators; technical, public, and access services staff

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to explain alternative options to traditional library management systems and factors to consider when planning a migration.
2. Participants will be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the systems described and how these alternatives interact with systems already in place.

The web-based OPAC, and the more recent "discovery layer" craze, has had a positive effect on how people find resources in libraries. But has there been a corresponding change updating library operations? What will future library management systems offer in terms of the "back-end" staff interface relied upon so heavily to manage and deliver collections? Pressure to improve workflows, increase efficiency, and cut costs continues, but staff can only do so much with the tools they have. Will the next generation of library management systems finally break away from the traditional card catalog and print-based workflows? This session will examine the Open Library Environment (OLE) project and Ex Libris' Unified Resource Management (URM) framework, as well as explore the future of the library system staff interface.

  2:15PM –  3:30PM P G2: To Recover or Not to Recover: Trends, Solutions, and Alternatives for Taming Online Research Costs PCC-Room 108(AB)

Target Audience: Law firm librarians on the front lines in dealing with online contract negotiations and the cost recovery issues and trends surrounding those contracts and negotiations

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify trends in cost recovery for electronic legal research in law firms.
2. Participants will be able to identify solutions for successful contract negotiations, as well as alternatives to the dominant online research vendors in the market.

To recover costs or not to recover costs-that is often the question asked when it comes to online research these days. While the costs for online research keep rising, there are clients who refuse to pay, lawyers who hesitate to charge them, and firms that are skittish about taking on costs that, for some, are in the millions. During this session, panelists will identify the major trends in cost recovery for electronic research, alternatives to the major vendors for online research, and discuss best practices for negotiating online research contracts. Adequate time for questions from the audience will be provided.

This program will be webcast live here.

  2:15PM –  3:30PM P G3: Assessing Assistive Technology Usability and Its Effect on the Digital Divide PCC-Room 201(C)

Target Audience: Law library directors/managers, IT librarians, other librarians concerned about accessibility, disability, and the digital divide

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to list three specific examples of assistive technology products, and discuss the basic benefits and limitations of each product.
2. Participants will be able to discuss four general issues impacting the ability of assistive technology to bridge the digital divide.

Assistive technology holds the promise of bridging the digital divide for disabled law library patrons, but it cannot do so unless it performs well. How usable are specialized assistive technology products such as text-to-speech software, speech-to-text software, and eye tracking hardware? What technological obstacles impede increased assistive technology usability? Is it expensive to make non-specialized consumer goods and services (e.g., e-book readers) more usable? Does lack of knowledge explain why so few websites voluntarily follow accessibility guidelines? What changes to the law might make assistive technology more usable? Presenters will combine human interest stories with technological expertise and technology demonstrations to identify challenges and discuss possible solutions to bridging the digital divide for disabled law library patrons in academia or law firms.

  2:15PM –  3:30PM P G4: Anatomy of a License Agreement PCC-Room 204(A)
Target Audience: All librarians engaged in the licensing of online materials

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify and list the key provisions in license agreements for online materials and apply the provisions to the library and patrons' use of the licensed material.
2. Participants will be able to analyze and demonstrate knowledge of the major terms and conditions of an electronic license and with industry standards to library directors, financial officers, and vendors.

Librarians are regularly faced with reviewing and approving license agreements for the acquisition of online information sources. Lack of uniformity among publisher agreements can confuse the most-seasoned librarian and put the library at risk should a completed contract not meet expectations. In this session, a panel of experts will conduct a detailed review of the elements of a license agreement, including language restrictions and their meaning, payment terms, authorized users and uses, performance obligations, indemnification provisions, and definition of key terms. Panelists will also summarize relevant provisions of the Principles for Licensing Electronic Resources and the AALL Guide to Fair Business Practices.
  2:15PM –  3:30PM P G5: The Responsibility to Protect: An Emerging Norm in International Humanitarian Law? PCC-Room 204(B)

Target Audience: Librarians who support students, faculty, and attorneys working in the areas of international law or humanitarian law specifically

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will list the key features of the doctrine of Responsibility to Protect.
2. Participants will create a research plan in International Humanitarian Law.

The purpose of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine is to prevent mass atrocities by placing a duty upon state actors to protect their citizens. When individual states fail in this duty, it is the collective responsibility of the international community to respond. This response may include, in an exceptional case, military intervention. Gareth Evans, a former Foreign Minister of Australia, and the former President of the International Crisis Group, has promoted this development in International Humanitarian Law. The Responsibility to Protect is an emerging norm with an uncertain future. Its status has been a subject of debate in the United Nations General Assembly. This program will discuss its development, its application or misapplication, and its future as a mechanism to prevent mass atrocities. The program will also provide a strategy for researching a cutting-edge topic in International Humanitarian Law.

  2:15PM –  3:30PM P G6: Judicial Diversity in Article III Courts: Is It Time for a New Deal? PCC-Room 204(C)

Target Audience: Researchers interested in learning more about the judicial nomination process and its impact on diversity in Article III Courts

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to explain the vetting process for Article III judicial nominees and analyze its impact on judicial diversity.
2. Participants will be able to analyze the impact on case law developed by diverse versus non-diverse Article III Courts from the perspective of a sitting judge.

2010 marked the anniversary of the appointment of Judge William H. Hastie, the first African American to serve as a federal judge, to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia. Sixty years later, judicial diversity still has not been achieved; minority groups and women remain underrepresented on Article III Courts. A noted scholar on judicial diversity will discuss the continued need for a diverse court, and an attorney who has served on several judicial nominating committees will explain the vetting process and discuss the effects the process has on the level of diversity in federal courts. Finally, the Hon. Theodore A. McKee, Chief Judge of the same court on which Judge Hastie served, will talk about living through the vetting process and the impact of the courts’ composition on his work on the bench.

  2:15PM –  3:30PM P TS-SIS Program: The Elusive Updating Loose-Leaf: Cataloging Standards and Practices for the 21st Century PCC-Room 111(B)

This program will present current practices for cataloging print integrating resources (updating loose-leafs). Discussion points include creating original records for new editions, as well as revising existing records to link to new formats, particularly electronic versions. Additionally, the program will cover previous cataloging practices in light of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) guidelines, why a variety of treatments in shared bibliographic databases exist, and how to deal with the records encountered.

  2:15PM –  3:30PM T Jenkins Law Library Jenkins Law Library

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Founded in 1802, Jenkins is America’s First Law Library. It is a membership law library that also serves as the public law library for the City and County of Philadelphia. Jenkins houses a fine portrait gallery and its collection of more than 250,000 volumes includes extensive current materials, as well as centuries-old rare legal documents.

The library is a blend of old and new and underwent a major renovation 7 years ago.  It often refers to itself as “the library without walls” as many of its databases are available to members remotely whether at the office, at home or commuting on the train.  Its website was recently updated and contains original content such as Pennsylvania Legislative Histories as well as briefs and records.  Jenkins conducts a successful CLE program taught by staff librarians as well as its members.  It has a staff of 32 employees.

Walking tour: 10 minute walk

  2:15PM –  3:30PM T Law Firm Tours: Blank Rome, Drinker Biddle, and Pepper Hamilton Blank Rome, Drinker Biddle, and Pepper Hamilton

These three law firms are located in two adjacent office buildings located at the corner of 18th and Cherry Streets, behind the Four Seasons Hotel on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The proximity affords those touring an opportunity to see a variety of facilities and services, including the offices of Blank Rome and Drinker Biddle in One Logan Square. Both firms moved within six months of each other during 1999-2000—one into a space formerly occupied by another law firm library, and the other into a completely renovated space, using movable compact shelving. The library for Pepper Hamilton has been housed in the Two Logan Square Building since 1988, in an impressive space which is only slightly reduced in size from the initial 2-story facility with an internal staircase. The 8-person staff has been through various renovations incorporating electronic services and digital formats in response to lawyer and user needs.

Walking tour: 15 minute walk

  2:30PM –  3:30PM M What's New in HeinOnline PCC-Room 203(B)
  2:30PM –  3:30PM P RIPS-SIS Program: C8 I'm a New ___ Now What? PCC-Room 105(B)

Do you aspire to become an academic, firm, or court library director? Do you think you’re ready for middle management or to serve as a committee chair? Are you new to one of these roles and in need of advice? Join seasoned veterans and newbies to the job you have or desire in a town hall discussion about the challenges and rewards of these positions. Coffee will be provided.

  3:45PM –  5:30PM A AALL General Business Meeting and Members' Open Forum PCC-Ballroom (B)

Any member who wants to submit a resolution for consideration by the membership at the Business Meeting must do so no later than July 1. Resolutions can be submitted by any AALL entity or member concerning substantive matters for consideration by the membership.

 

During this year's Members' Open Forum, which immediately follows the Annual Business Meeting, the AALL president and other officers will be available to respond to member questions regarding AALL and its programs and activities. In addition to accepting questions from the floor, members can also submit questions in advance of the meeting.

 

To submit a question in advance for this year's Open Forum, email ambusmtg@aall.org.

  5:30PM –  6:30PM M ALL-SIS Legal Research Roundtable Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon A
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M Black Caucus Business Meeting Marriott-Room 305
Black Caucus Business Meeting
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M Chapter Leadership Roundtable: Government Relations PCC-Room 106(A)
Chapter Leadership Roundtable: Government Relations
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M Come See What's New with Liberty - Softlink User Group Meeting (by invitation) Marriott-Room 307
Come See What's New with Liberty - Softlink User Group Meeting (by invitation)
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M CS-SIS Meeting: Blogger's Get Together OFFSITE

Our bloggers meeting at AALL will be on Monday, July 25th, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at McGillin's Olde Ale House (1310 Drury Street, a few blocks from City Hall and a few blocks from the Convention Center).

We have a spot in the Bar and reservations are under: AALL Bloggers. Speaker TBA.

  5:30PM –  6:30PM M FCIL-SIS Business Meeting PCC-Room 112(A)
FCIL-SIS Business Meeting
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum Authors Reception (by invitation) (sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business) Marriott-Room 302/303
Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum Authors Reception (by invitation) (sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business)
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M Law Library Microform Consortium (LLMC) Members Meeting PCC-Room 203(A)
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M OBS-SIS Business Meeting PCC-Room 112(B)
OBS-SIS Business Meeting
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M PLL-SIS One-Person Law Libraries Group Meeting PCC-Room 109(A)
PLL-SIS One-Person Law Libraries Group Meeting
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M RIPS-SIS All Committee Meetings Marriott-Room 407-409
RIPS-SIS All Committee Meetings
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M SEAALL Business Meeting Marriott-Room 304
SEAALL Business Meeting
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M SR-SIS Business Meeting PCC-Room 105(B)
SR-SIS Business Meeting
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M TS-SIS Task Force on Vendor Supplied Bibliographic Records PCC-Room 104(A)

TS-SIS Task Force on Vendor Supplied Bibliographic Records

  5:30PM –  6:30PM M TS-SIS Technical Services Management Issues Roundtable PCC-Room 109(B)
  5:30PM –  6:30PM M TS-SIS Website Advisory Roundtable PCC-Room 110(A)
TS-SIS Website Advisory Roundtable
  5:30PM –  7:30PM M ALLUNY/NJLLA/LLAGNY Joint Reception Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon B
  6:00PM –  7:30PM M Indiana University Alumni Reception, SLIS and Maurer School of Law and Law Library Marriott-Room 405
  6:30PM –  7:30PM M International Attendees Joint Reception (AALL/FCIL/IALL) (sponsored by BNA, LexisNexis, William S. Hein & Co., Inc. and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business) Marriott-Independence Ballroom

International Attendees Joint Reception (AALL/FCIL/IALL) (sponsored by BNA, LexisNexis, William S. Hein & Co., and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business)

  6:30PM –  8:00PM M SEAALL Reception Marriott-Room 401-403
SEAALL Reception
  6:30PM –  8:00PM M The iSchool at Drexel Alumni Social for Law Librarians OFFSITE-Jenkins Law Library
  6:30PM –  8:00PM M University of Kentucky College of Law Reception Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon C
  8:00PM –  9:30PM T Haunted History Marriott-TBD

Haunting tales of plague & pestilence ... graveyards & potter's fields ... heroes & traitors!

 

Experience the chilling tales of America's most historic city on this moonlit tour and peer into the other side of Philadelphia history and folklore.  It's an unbeatable combination of history and entertainment where, at each stop, your guide weaves together colonial-era history, folklore, and haunting tales.

 

This unique, engaging, and, of course, ghostly experience is sure to provide a hauntingly good time for all!

For your convenience, all evening programs include return bus drop-off at all official conference hotels.

 

$39.00

 

July 26 • Tuesday

  7:00AM –  8:30AM M GD-SIS Breakfast and Business Meeting (sponsored by BNA, LexisNexis, William S. Hein & Co., Inc. and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business) Marriott-Independence Ballroom Salon 2/3

GD-SIS Breakfast and Business Meeting (sponsored by BNA, LexisNexis, William S. Hein & Co., and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business)

  7:00AM –  8:45AM M OBS-SIS Education Committee Meeting Marriott-Room 306

OBS-SIS Education Committee Meeting

  7:00AM –  8:45AM M PLL-SIS Library Records Management Group Meeting Marriott-Room 309

PLL-SIS Library Records Management Group Meeting

  7:00AM –  8:45AM M SCCLL-SIS State Law Librarians Roundtable (by invitation) OFFSITE-Midtown II Diner

SCCLL-SIS State Law Librarians Roundtable (by invitation)

  7:00AM –  8:45AM M TS-SIS Serials Standing Committee PCC-Room 109(B)
TS-SIS Serials Standing Committee
  7:00AM –  12:00AM M PLL-Fastcase Hospitality Suite Marriott-Suite 650
  7:15AM –  8:45AM M Conference of Law Library Educators Breakfast and Roundtable Marriott-Room 304
Conference of Law Library Educators Breakfast and Roundtable
  7:15AM –  8:45AM M CS-SIS Breakfast Business Meeting and Awards (sponsored by BNA, LexisNexis, William S. Hein & Co., Inc. and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business) PCC-Room 113(C)

Separate registration fee: $10.00 - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!

  7:30AM –  3:00PM G Registration - Tuesday PCC-Bridge

Registration - Tuesday

  7:45AM –  8:45AM M Chapter Leadership Roundtable: Meeting Management PCC-Room 106(A)
Chapter Leadership Roundtable: Meeting Management
  7:45AM –  8:45AM M FCIL-SIS Schaffer Grant Fundraising and Selection Committees Meeting Marriott-Conference Suite 3
FCIL-SIS Schaffer Grant Fundraising and Selection Committees Meeting
  7:45AM –  8:45AM M Local Arrangements Committee Wrap-Up Meeting PCC-Room 201(B)
Local Arrangements Committee Wrap-Up Meeting
  7:45AM –  8:45AM M SR-SIS Standing Committee on Law Library Services to Institution Residents Business Meeting PCC-Room 105(B)
SR-SIS Standing Committee on Law Library Services to Institution Residents Business Meeting
  8:00AM –  8:45AM P Coffee Talks PCC-Grand Hall

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!

  8:00AM –  9:00AM M Exhibitors Meeting PCC-Room 106(B)

Exhibitors Meeting

  8:00AM –  9:00AM M Law Librarian Survey 2011 (from the American Lawyer) Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon C
  8:00AM –  9:00AM M Past Presidents Breakfast Marriott-President's Suite

Past Presidents Breakfast

  9:00AM – 10:30AM M ALL-SIS Student Services Committee Marriott-Room 302

ALL-SIS Student Services Committee

  9:00AM – 10:30AM M OBS-SIS OCLC Update and Roundtable PCC-Room 112(A)
OBS-SIS OCLC Update and Roundtable
  9:00AM – 10:30AM M OBS-SIS/TS-SIS Researchers Roundtable PCC-Room 109(A)
OBS-SIS/TS-SIS Researchers Roundtable
  9:00AM – 10:30AM M TS-SIS New Catalogers Roundtable PCC-Room 106(A)
TS-SIS New Catalogers Roundtable
  9:00AM – 10:30AM P H1: Getting to Yes for Your Library: Negotiating Vendor Contracts in Your Favor PCC-Room 108(AB)

Target Audience: All librarians who have a role in vendor contract negotiations

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to analyze contract terms to better understand how those terms affect the end results of their negotiations.
2. Participants will acquire the tools to negotiate a favorable contract with a services vendor.

Vendor contracts are getting more complex, with finer print. Many librarians are involved in the contract negotiation process and need to be able to read and comprehend often complex contracts in order to get the most favorable terms for their libraries and institutions. Two attorneys who are involved in their large firms' vendor contract negotiations, along with their library directors, will discuss contract best practices, what elements to look for in a contract, and which clauses or provisions will render a contract unworkable. They will offer practical tips on negotiation skills, and on reaching a workable agreement with service vendors.

  9:00AM – 10:30AM P H2: Providing Excellent Customer Service in the Law Library: Hold the Pickles PCC-Room 201(A)

Target Audience: Law librarians in any setting who would like to take their already excellent customer service skills to the next level

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to describe the Zingermans' customer service principles and apply them to their own library setting.
2. Participants will be able to describe concrete examples of teaching, defining, living, measuring, and rewarding excellent customer service.

This program will challenge law librarians to create a vision of their own library’s ideal customer service experience using the principles of a unique organization: Zingerman’s Delicatessen of Ann Arbor. Named the “Coolest Small Business in America” by INC magazine, Zingerman’s is so renowned for its customer-centric culture that it created a separate training company just to meet the information requests of other organizations. The Zingerman’s customer service model, which includes the organizational credos of “fairness is on another planet” and “breaking the rules,” has been adopted by a small number of public libraries across the United States. This program, led by a library director and customer service trainer, will feature how a large public law library staff has adapted Zingerman’s principles to create a culture that makes it easy to provide excellent customer service to all of its patrons, including each other.

  9:00AM – 10:30AM P H3: Coding Potpourri: A Survey of Programming Languages and Tools Used in Library Applications Today PCC-Room 201(C)

Target Audience: Librarians who implement web technologies or wish to communicate effectively with their IT department about their implementation

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify the skills and tools needed to begin using various programming languages.
2. Participants will be able to select possible applications for their library, based on the programming languages presented.

Programming languages and the web tools they create permeate today’s library. Daily, librarians make decisions about the tools they offer patrons online. They consult with IT staff about implementing online tools, but they may not have a realistic idea of what they’re requesting. Most librarians know a little, want to know more, and are willing to self-educate—but may not know where to start. This program will provide an overview of several programming languages that are currently being used by libraries. Panelists will discuss how they use these languages to create online tools for patrons, design and display effective web pages, and manipulate cataloging records.

  9:00AM – 10:30AM P H4: The Role of Law Libraries in Advancing Law.gov: Open-sourcing America's Operating System PCC-Room 204(A)

Target Audience: Library professionals who manage collections of legal materials and legal research budgets

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the legal, technological, and policy implications of a national repository of public law and the specific steps law libraries can take to advance public law.
2. Participants will learn how Law.gov will foster innovation, competition, and choice in legal research-and how this impacts library collection costs.

American law is in the public domain, but it remains expensive or downright inaccessible to most of the people it governs. Law.Gov is a nationwide movement to make the primary legal materials of the United States readily available to all, and to assist governmental institutions in making these materials available in bulk as distributed, authenticated, well-formatted data. Panelists will discuss the 2010 Law.gov report and findings of the National Inventory of Primary Legal Research in connection with AALL's policy position on open access to legal materials, with a special emphasis on the role of law librarians to make Law.gov a reality. Panelists will also discuss what Law.gov means for law libraries and their budgets, law schools, and legal publishers.

  9:00AM – 10:30AM P H5: Libricide as a War Crime: From the Lieber Code to Personal Liability PCC-Room 204(B)

Target Audience: FCIL, academic, and socially responsible law librarians interested in libraries as cultural institutions that must be rebuilt after man-made catastrophes

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to explain U.S. accession to the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and the work of UNESCO as "lead agency for the protection of the world's documentary heritage in libraries and archives."
2. Participants will be able to participate in the rebuilding of national libraries and archives destroyed in the Balkan, Iraqi, and Afghan conflicts.

"Libricide" is a recently coined term for the destruction of a culture's memory by obliterating its historical documentary record. Beginning with the Lieber Code in the U.S. Civil War, libraries were recognized as institutions to be safeguarded during wartime; the hanging of Hitler's chief plunderer in the Nuremberg trials was crucial recognition of destruction of cultural property as a potential war crime. The 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its two additions completed the process and led to its inclusion in the Serbian war crimes trials. Destruction of the Iraqi national archives, the ongoing plunder of archeological sites and academic libraries, and sales of Sumerian tablets and other pre-Islamic cuneiforms make this a topic of current and urgent interest to librarians and legal researchers. This program will examine 20th century instances of state-sponsored libricide, the development of the Hague Convention with an assessment of its use to date, and the efforts of the international library community to rebuild destroyed libraries and archives.

  9:00AM – 10:30AM P H6: Making the Grade: Assessing Legal Research Skills in the Classroom and Firm PCC-Room 204(C)

Target Audience: Academic law librarians, firm librarians, and public law librarians

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will learn the theory, terminology, and importance of assessment.
2. Participants will become familiar with current examples of assessment in law schools and law firms.

The topic of assessment in legal education continues to gather steam and is now at the forefront with the implications of Proposed ABA Standards on Student Learning Outcomes and talk of a legal research component on the bar exam. Additionally, as law firms implement new associate training models, law librarians must be able to assess the learning that occurs, as well as evaluate the training program itself. This program will feature law librarians actively involved in assessment in law schools and in law firms. David Armond, Senior Law Librarian at the BYU Law Library, will address the use of pre-teaching feedback, such as using the results of TWEN quizzes before lectures to shape in-class instruction, and using practicums as effective assessment tools in a first-year legal research course. Molly Brownfield, until recently Head of Reference Services at Duke Law Library, will address assessment in the context of a specialized upper-level research course, including concrete examples of research assignments and corresponding grading sheets. Linda-Jean Schneider, Director of Libraries & Research at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, will discuss assessment activities she has undertaken in connection with her firm’s associate training program, including the assessment of associates’ legal research skills and the evaluation of the training program itself. Don MacLeod, Manager of Knowledge Management at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, heads his firm’s mandatory three-hour research orientation for first-year and summer associates, and will discuss assessing attorneys’ legal research skills in connection with that orientation. He will also discuss his use of Research Monitor to evaluate the use of electronic subscriptions within his firm.

  9:00AM – 10:30AM P TS-SIS Program: Hot Topic: The RDA Decision and What It Will Mean For Me and My Library! PCC-Room 111(B)

Regardless of how widely it is adopted, the newly-developed cataloging code, Resource Description and Access, will affect all of us in libraries profoundly - even if we’re not responsible for cataloging materials. Please join Jean Pajerek and Pat Sayre-McCoy as they lead a lively discussion on the recent information from the three U.S. national libraries, the decisions libraries need to make about RDA, and the impact of the new code on our institutions - especially in the area of library technical services.

  9:00AM – 12:00PM G Placement Office Marriott-Room 411/412
The AALL Placement Committee is proud to offer online job and candidate searching as part of the Placement Office at the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference in Philadelphia. Posting through the AALL Career Center offers many benefits to employers and job seekers. Best of all, you don't have to be in Philadelphia for the AALL Conference, and you don't even have to be in the Placement Office to take part in the action!
  9:00AM –  3:00PM G Exhibit Hall PCC-Exhibit Hall B
Exhibit Hall
  9:30AM – 10:30AM T Legal Research Center, Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University Legal Research Center, Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University

This tour has reached capacity.

The Earle Mack School of Law was launched in 2006, with an emphasis on cooperative education and pro bono programs, providing opportunities to engage with practicing lawyers. The programs offered include one of the few joint J.D.-Ph.D. programs in law and psychology in the United States. The Legal Research Center is a state-of-the-art library located on the 3rd floor in the Earle Mack School of Law. The collection reflects the curricular and research needs of the faculty and students with a particular emphasis on the areas of concentration: business and entrepreneurship, health law, and intellectual property.

Tour involving public transportation

 10:30AM – 11:30AM T William H. Hastie Library – U.S. Courts Library for the Third Circuit William H. Hastie Library – U.S. Courts Library for the Third Circuit

This tour has reached capacity.

The U.S. Courts Library for the Third Circuit serves the federal courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the Virgin Islands. The main location of the library is in Center City Philadelphia, at the corner of 6th and Market Streets, very close to the National Constitution Center and the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Among recent major projects is an extensive digitization of the materials in the collection.

Please note that tour registrants will need to pass through security and have a valid, government-issued photo ID.

Walking tour: 10 minute walk

 10:45AM – 11:30AM M M/AV-SIS Roundtable: Netflix (and Other Video Services) In Your Library PCC-Room 106(B)
M/AV-SIS Roundtable: Netflix (and Other Video Services) In Your Library
 10:45AM – 11:30AM P E4: Advanced Meeting Facilitation Techniques PCC-Room 113(AB)

Missed it the first time?

Target Audience: Librarians who understand the basics of leading or actively participating in meetings can benefit from advanced facilitation techniques

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will analyze techniques for maximizing involvement from all meeting participants.
2. Participants will compare methods for managing unproductive meeting behaviors, such as negativity, indecisiveness, and unresponsiveness.

As many librarians learned in last year's AALL presentation on facilitation, a well-facilitated meeting can transform a regular work session into an extraordinarily productive event. Participants learned that a well-crafted agenda, thoughtful ground rules, optimal meeting space, and detailed minutes can all set the stage for a successful meeting. However, meetings can still go awry. A poorly facilitated meeting can make everyone dread meetings even if the meeting has been well-planned. Managing or facilitating behaviors is the final essential ingredient for success. Have you ever been in a meeting that is monopolized by one individual? Or someone offers a suggestion that is way off in left field? Perhaps you have been in a meeting where hostilities have erupted? Using video clips of actual meeting scenarios, the speakers will present advanced techniques for facilitating meeting behaviors.

 10:45AM – 11:30AM P I1: RDA Test: Law Catalogers' Perspectives PCC-Room 201(C)

Target Audience: Technical services librarians, administrators

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to analyze the potential workflow impacts of implementing RDA, based upon the experiences of RDA testing.
2. Participants will be able to explain how the RDA Toolkit is structured and how to use it effectively.

Law catalogers who participated in the RDA testing process during the fall of 2010 will describe their experiences. Topics will include: the testing process, overall impressions of RDA, and use of the online RDA Toolkit. The presenters will specifically compare using the online RDA Toolkit with using printed AACR2 guidelines for cataloging library materials. Participants will learn how RDA affected library workflow and productivity in the test libraries. (Please note that this program is NOT a training session on RDA itself.)

 10:45AM – 11:30AM P I2: Collaborative Collection Development: What Should Academic and Law Firm Libraries Know About Each Other? PCC-Room 201(A)

Target Audience: Law library directors, academic librarians, private law librarians, collection development librarians

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will understand the different collection development strategies and needs of academic and law firm libraries, with respect to both print and electronic resources.  Knowledge of these differences and trends can promote better collection development decisions, improve coordination between academic and law firm libraries, and contribute to better legal skills training.

2. Participants will be able to identify specific collection development processes in order to develop law library collections that promote resource sharing between educational and private institutions, while meeting the collection needs of their primary patron population.

The findings of both the MacCrate Report and the Carnegie Report have emphasized the need to incorporate practical legal skills within the law school curriculum. These findings extend to both the teaching of legal research skills and law school collections, both print and electronic, that support these efforts. Law library collections need to reflect both the analytic process of legal analysis, as well as the application of practical skills. Academic and law firm librarians, as well as skilled practitioners, can effectively collaborate in efforts to provide legal collections and instruction that best support the findings of the MacCrate and Carnegie reports. In doing so, both private and academic law libraries can achieve effective resource sharing and optimal cost effectiveness in the utilization of resources.

 10:45AM – 11:30AM P I3: E-books and the Future of Legal Publishing PCC-Room 108(AB)

Target Audience: All law librarians

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will analyze e-book licensing models, focusing on implications for alternative pricing, digital rights management, license negotiation, and usability.
2. Participants will be able to discuss how e-books will impact the future of law libraries.

The future of e-books in law libraries is still unclear, despite the surging popularity of dedicated e-book readers such as the Kindle. Legal publishers have taken a cautious approach in developing e-books to date. In addition, e-book licensing, particularly in economically difficult times, will provide new challenges to law librarians. Representatives from leading legal publishers and e-book vendors will discuss what they see as the future of e-books and how it will change law libraries.

 10:45AM – 11:30AM P I4: Google Book Settlement and Orphan Works PCC-Room 204(A)
Target Audience: Librarians who are interested in content digitization, as well as those interested in the status of the Google Book Settlement

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to understand the background and current legal status of the Google Book Settlement.
2. Participants will explore strengths and weaknesses of Google's proposed private market solution to the problem of orphan works for books.

Through its book scanning project, Google has announced a lofty goal to someday "make the full text of all the world's books searchable by anyone." As if that weren't big enough, it wants to sell these books. In the process, Google has encountered legal problems and is involved in a protracted settlement that seeks to give it an affirmative grant of the copyrights necessary to start selling books. James Grimmelmann, a law professor from New York Law School, has tracked the Google project closely and regularly blogs about it. For this session, Grimmelmann will summarize the current legal status of the project, and will put the Google Book Settlement in context of the overall question of orphan works in the United States.
 10:45AM – 11:30AM P I5: Finding Business Resources When You Need Them PCC-Room 204(B)

Target Audience: Reference librarians, library directors and managers

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to list at least five business tools typically available at public and academic libraries open to the general public.
2. Participants will be able to identify the libraries in their communities that are likely to provide access to free or inexpensive business resources.

Even the best legal collection may not answer every question asked by attorneys, legal support staff, and public law library patrons. Business resources better answer questions about starting a new business, competitor intelligence, writing business plans, locating industry reports, SEC filings, working with contractors, and economic or demographic profiles. Especially in today's economy, it may be impossible to justify purchasing expensive business materials your patrons use periodically but infrequently. Join a panel of public and academic business librarians who will examine a variety of free or inexpensive business tools typically available in libraries open to the public in your community. Patrons may have to visit another library, or online resources may be accessible from a library website with a borrower's card. Learn to be savvy about business resources on a shoestring!

 10:45AM – 11:30AM P I6: Challenges Posed by Transnational Litigation: Latin America and the Civil Law Tradition PCC-Room 204(C)

Target Audience: Law librarians who support faculty, students, and government and private attorneys who work with civil law jurisdictions and U.S. litigation involving the doctrine of forum non conveniens

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to describe the essential principles of the civil law tradition necessary to understand the impact of U.S. transnational litigation in Latin America.
2. Participants will be able to explain forum shopping and the repercussions of the U.S. doctrine of forum non conveniens.

Globalization has brought different legal systems closer together. Legal practitioners, government lawyers, and judges increasingly need to deal with cases that require research and understanding of a foreign legal system or specific aspects of comparative law. People doing business in civil law countries need to understand the fundamentals of civil code-based jurisdictions. This presentation will introduce the main elements that distinguish common law and civil law traditions, especially with respect to Latin American jurisdictions. Additionally, the U.S. bar has been very active on issues of forum shopping involving civil law jurisdictions. For example, there are cases involving U.S. multinational corporations litigating in Latin American and U.S. courts for damages arising from activities related to petroleum exploration and banana plantations, or based on U.S.-manufactured defective products. The presentation will also discuss various responses (judicial decisions and legislation) from Latin American civil law countries to the U.S. forum non conveniens doctrine, and provide participants with a research guide for exploring these issues further.

 10:45AM – 11:30AM P PLL-SIS Program: Change as Action Summit Recap PCC-Room 102(A)

Missed the PLL Change as Action Summit? No problem – this recap will review the highlights of speakers’ presentations and breakout groups, and touch back on the related webinars and presentations held throughout the previous winter and spring.

 11:45AM – 12:45AM M PLL-SIS Competitive Intelligence Group PCC-Room 201(B)
PLL-SIS Competitive Intelligence Group
 11:45AM – 12:45PM M AALL Recognition Luncheon (by invitation) Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon A
AALL Recognition Luncheon (by invitation)
 11:45AM – 12:45PM M ALL-SIS Collection Development Roundtable PCC-Room 304

ALL-SIS Collection Development Roundtable

 11:45AM – 12:45PM M FCIL-SIS Education Committee Meeting PCC-Room 105(B)
FCIL-SIS Education Committee Meeting
 11:45AM – 12:45PM M Federal Law Librarians Caucus Meeting Marriott-Independence Ballroom Salon 3
Federal Law Librarians Caucus Meeting
 11:45AM – 12:45PM M OBS-SIS Heads of Systems Roundtable PCC-Room 109(B)
OBS-SIS Heads of Systems Roundtable
 11:45AM – 12:45PM M TS-SIS Preservation Standing Committee PCC-Room 106(A)
TS-SIS Preservation Standing Committee
 11:45AM – 12:45PM M WestPac Luncheon and Business Meeting OFFSITE-Maggiano's Little Italy

WestPac Luncheon and Business Meeting at Maggiano's Little Italy

 11:45AM – 12:45PM P TS-SIS Program: Analyzing, Managing and Communication About Library Budgets: How Are You Doing it? PCC-Room 203(A)

Librarians are often called upon to analyze, manage, and communicate about their budgets, despite perhaps having had no formal training in accounting or budgeting rules and procedures.  In this program, three librarians will introduce examples of tools they've developed to analyze and present budget data to library or institutional managers.  A discussion period will follow the presentations, during which attendees may discover helpful tips for both the new(er) and the more experienced librarian.

 12:00PM –  1:30PM G Placement Committee Meeting 2011 (office tear-down) Marriott-Room 411/412
  1:00PM –  1:30PM P J1: Developing and Using Patron Satisfaction Surveys PCC-Room 108(AB)

Target Audience: Librarians who want to focus their library services to best meet the needs of their patrons

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify and assess the issues to be addressed in a patron satisfaction survey.
2. Participants will be able to create and distribute a satisfaction survey and analyze the results to identify the best services and delivery methods for their patrons.

Librarians provide a multitude of services for patrons, but it’s not always easy to know how—or if—these services are being used, or whether they’re even of value to patrons. Do patrons consult the web pages you create? Do the handouts and pathfinders help patrons, or do they even know these are available? What resources—including those beyond your library’s—are patrons consulting? Is most of their current awareness via social media? What do you do with this information? These issues directly affect what to deliver and how to deliver it using methods most beneficial to patrons. But how do you determine the “what” and the “how”? To learn how to better survey library patrons, the Student Services Committee of ALL-SIS is undertaking a project to collect and compile student satisfaction surveys from member libraries. The result will be a compilation of the contributed surveys and a sample “best” survey culled from the responses, which can be used as a blueprint for your library surveys. This program will examine the benefits of a satisfaction survey, how to determine what information you want to ascertain, the best way to ask the questions to get those answers, the sample “best” survey, and what to do with the results. Although based on information from ALL-SIS members, the results will be of value to those in all library settings.

  1:00PM –  1:30PM P J2: Authors' Rights: Give Your Publication Nine Lives PCC-Room 201(A)

Target Audience: Anyone who publishes or plans to publish articles

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify their rights as authors under current copyright law and determine which rights they want to retain.
2. Participants will be able to implement techniques to retain certain rights.

Now that institutional repositories, digital libraries, and scholarly communities such as SSRN are commonplace, it's difficult to anticipate future uses of a published work. Before submitting an article for review or upon acceptance of an article, it is important to read and comprehend the fine print in the publisher's author agreement. Author agreements may strip authors of basic rights afforded under copyright law. This session will educate participants about basic author rights and engage authors in the process of identifying rights that are a personal priority. In addition, participants will learn how to revise author agreements, select an appropriate alternate model agreement, and negotiate with publishers to maintain priority rights.

  1:00PM –  1:30PM P J3: Capturing Your Local Area Legal History: A Snapshot in Time PCC-Room 201(C)

Target Audience: Law librarians interested in developing a digital collection with multimedia features; specifically librarians interested in developing procedures for collecting, preserving, and providing access to local area legal history in a digital format

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to plan, implement, and manage a digital archive collection with multimedia features.
2. Participants will be prepared to assess and use digital collection management software.

In 2010, The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library collaborated with the Cleveland Memory Project to create Legal Landmarks, a digital archival collection featuring a selection of Greater Cleveland's groundbreaking court cases. The speakers will discuss the procedures and practices established to create an institutional archive that collects, preserves, and provides access to local area legal history in a digital format with multimedia features, including financial considerations, staffing decisions, hardware purchases, and digital collection management software. The speakers will also address effective strategies for overcoming challenges that may arise, including creating a controlled vocabulary, assigning metadata, and overcoming copyright issues.

  1:00PM –  1:30PM P J4: Embracing Creative Conflict: A Formula for Better Decision Making PCC-Room 204(A)
Target Audience: Anyone who participates in workplace decision making

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will discover the positive role that conflict can play in decision making.
2. Participants will be able to outline and assess the elements of a successful process to harness conflict in group decision making, as well as the abilities that the leader and participants must bring to that process.

The most innovative organizations have moved beyond merely managing conflict. They have learned to actually encourage healthy conflict and harness the creative energy it sparks. Using this "creative contention," organizations hammer out superior solutions to the problems they confront. The decision-making participants forge closer bonds with one another. These groups also implement decisions or new programs more easily because most participants become committed change agents during the decision-making process. In the years since the University of Georgia Law Library transitioned to a team-based structure, its primary decision-making body, the Steering Group, has grown into this model of decision making. Listen and learn as two long-time participants share important milestones in that growth and explain the processes and skills that are necessary to make creative contention a viable tool.
  1:00PM –  1:30PM P J5: Feeling Good about Medical Legal Research PCC-Room 204(B)

Target Audience: Law librarians who want a step-by-step plan for conducting medical legal research in medical databases

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will learn the strategies and skills necessary to perform comprehensive medical searches in specialized medical databases, including MEDLINE.
2. Participants will become familiar with the different levels of medical proof found in the medical literature.

Most law librarians will have to locate and find appropriate medical or health-related research during the course of their careers. However, many are intimidated by medical or scientific information and do not know how to start. This program will provide an introduction for law librarians to locating and evaluating medical information. Topics include: defining evidence-based medicine, applying the methods of evidence-based medicine to the process of medical research, and evaluating retrieved information. Effective searching of MEDLINE, using the controlled vocabulary MeSH (the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings), will also be covered.

  1:00PM –  1:30PM P J6: The Struggle for Information Access and Instruction in Less Populous Areas PCC-Room 204(C)

Target Audience: Librarians serving rural areas

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify at least five specific instances wherein services to the legal community of a predominantly rural audience are significantly different from those provided to more populous regions.
2. Participants will be able to analyze data documenting these differences and use them to improve library services for their own communities.

Law schools and legal institutions in rural settings have a unique perspective on access to legal resources and instruction of legal professionals. Some vendors no longer support institution-specific representatives for smaller schools. Primary legal resources in low-population states are limited, and secondary sources may be nonexistent. New attorneys going into rural law offices will have neither the resources of large firms nor the benefits of additional training by firm librarians. Given these realities, three central questions need to be addressed: 1) What differences are legal institutions with significant rural populations noticing, and can these differences be documented? 2) What is being done to accommodate for them? 3) Where is it possible to affect change? Many law librarians in rural states are finding ways to benefit from this environment and making resources available to a grateful audience of legal professionals. This program will illuminate the weaknesses of supply and raise awareness among librarians and vendors who service rural areas with a goal toward improvement.

  1:00PM –  1:30PM P PLL-SIS Program: Damn Lies and Patent Law Statistics: Gathering Data to Identify Trends in Patent Legal Actions PCC-Room 203(B)

Comprehensive and reliable statistics on patent prosecution and litigation will form the basis for future patenting strategies, and IP attorneys will rely on librarians to give them a broad picture of worldwide patenting activity. This program will address the basic strategies in finding necessary data, and will educate librarians about both free and subscription sources for this data. Current limitations of the data will also be addressed.

  1:30PM –  2:30PM A Meet the Candidates PCC-Exhibit Hall B/Member Services Booth
Candidates for the 2011 AALL Executive Board election will be announced in late May - "Meet the Candidates" is your chance to get close and personal with them! Come meet and mingle with the candidates for vice-president/president-elect and the AALL Executive Board. Take advantage of this opportunity to become better informed about the candidates before the November election. Come with your questions and find out what each candidate plans for the future of your Association.
  1:30PM –  3:00PM A Exhibit Hall Reception – Connect to 2012 PCC-Exhibit Hall B

Join us as we look forward to the 2012 Annual Meeting in Boston with themed snacks and soft drinks. As attendees visit with exhibitors before the closing of the exhibit hall, there will be an opportunity to "meet the candidates” on the Executive Board ballot, view the Boston welcome video, win fabulous prizes and witness the passing of the gavel to our new president, Darcy Kirk.

Registered attendees with badges are welcome at this event.

  3:15PM –  4:15PM P K1: Update on the New ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools PCC-Room 201(A)

Target Audience: Academic law library directors and other administrators; all academic law librarians

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will learn about changes in the American Bar Association Standards for Approval of Law Schools that directly affect their jobs and their libraries.
2. Participants will be able to evaluate their libraries' policies and practices in light of the new standards.

During 2009-2011, the American Bar Association reviewed and is now revising its Standards for Approval of Law Schools and the accompanying Interpretations, the law school "accreditation standards." Significant changes have been proposed for law libraries and for educational outcomes, including legal research education.  The recommended changes are soon to be finalized and sent for approval.  Academic law librarians must understand the Standards and their implication for management of the law school library, especially as their law school approaches its sabbatical accreditation visit. In this program, two ABA committee members involved in the formulation of the recommended Standards revisions will describe the changes made to the law library standards and the proposals for outcomes measurement, and will then answer questions about the intended application of the new standards. Participants will be expected to have read the new Standards in advance of the program to allow maximum time for questions.

  3:15PM –  4:15PM P K2: What You Need to Know about Using DVD Clips in the Classroom: Now You Can PCC-Room 204(B)

Target Audience: Public and instructional services librarians; audiovisual and computer services librarians

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to explain current guidelines for using DVD clips for teaching purposes.
2. Participants will be able to evaluate options for the legal circumvention of copyright protection systems on DVDs.

Faculty and presenters routinely use film content in instructional sessions and academic meetings. Previous rules prohibiting the "ripping" of DVD content hampered the ability to create smooth showings of multiple clips from a variety of DVDs. On July 26, 2010, the Librarian of Congress announced six classes of works exempt for three years from the statutory prohibition (i.e., 17 USC 1201(a)(1)) regarding circumvention of copyright protection systems. One of these classes is "motion pictures on DVDs" when "short portions" are used for educational use by college professors and film/media studies students. This program will review how to apply the new guideline, including procedures for circumventing DVD copyright protection systems. It will also examine socio-political and technological contexts for the DVD guideline change and their relevance for future media formats.

  3:15PM –  4:15PM P K3: Mobile Applications: Filtering Through the Junk PCC-Room 201(C)

Target Audience: Librarians or information specialists interested in learning about mobile applications and how they work

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will identify specific tasks suitable to achieve on a mobile device and assess applications to achieve those tasks.
2. Participants will analyze sources available to identify and evaluate applications on multiple mobile platforms.

Between the Apple iPhone and various Android devices, more than 300,000 applications are available to society for use in the workplace and home environments. Finding good apps is hard. Understanding which activities can be accomplished using mobile devices can be equally difficult. This program will highlight best-of-breed mobile applications by focusing on tools that solve problems for law librarians. Presenters will demonstrate various features of mobile applications for the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry devices, including some tools for iPad and other tablets. In addition, available resources to discover and evaluate new applications will be shared.

  3:15PM –  4:15PM P K4: Enhancing Library Services with Technical Services Skills: From the Backroom to the Front Lines PCC-Room 204(A)

Target Audience: Technical services librarians, public services librarians, library managers

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will become acquainted with ways to utilize staff in more creative ways.
2. Participants will be introduced to new initiatives that can benefit their libraries and generate increased appreciation for technical services staff skills.

Shrinking library budgets often require reductions in materials and staffing, even as demands for library services continue to grow. Some libraries deal with this dilemma by bridging the previously well-defined distinctions between technical services and public services. Initiatives and projects on public services department "wish lists" can often be readily accomplished when goals are realigned to utilize the expertise and specialized skill sets of technical services staff. This program will explore techniques for building cooperative partnerships between the two departments. Managerial tips, best practices, ways of fostering innovation and creativity, and initiatives at various law libraries will be discussed.

  3:15PM –  4:15PM P K5: Innovations in Services to Self-Represented Litigants PCC-Room 204(C)

Target Audience: Directors, reference librarians, and IT librarians serving self-represented litigants and other members of the public

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to assess the development of new national objectives and proposals for serving self-represented litigants.
2. Participants will be able to explain new federal requirements regarding language access and interpreter services to their libraries and parent organizations.

In the last few years, there have been dynamic changes in how government institutions serve self-represented litigants. First, the effects of the 2008 change in federal administration are now reaching the courts and ancillary agencies, including libraries that serve self-represented litigants. For example, the Department of Justice is now mandating significant increases in interpreter services and the use of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plans. Second, the Legal Services Corporation has adopted innovative new technologies to reach under-served self-represented litigants. Third, state courts are focusing their attention on the financially driven re-engineering of court services by including streamlined and improved services for the public. Two nationally known innovators in these fields will review these significant changes and explain how participants can best prepare for them.

  3:15PM –  4:15PM P K6: The New Generation of Legal Research Databases: Eighteen Months Later PCC-Room 108(AB)

Target Audience: All librarians

Learning Outcomes:
1. Librarians will analyze and apply the information provided to evaluate which of these new legal research products will be appropriate for use within their organizations.
2. Librarians will use the information provided to assist them in determining how best to implement these new legal research tools in their organizations.

During January 2010 (Legal Tech-NY), with much fanfare, WestlawNext and Lexis for Microsoft Office were unveiled. Lexis Advance arrived in late 2010. WestlawNext for the iPad is now here. Eighteen months after the first debuts, it’s time to examine their impact. How did the rollout of WestlawNext go in law schools? Have law firms embraced WestlawNext? What are the reactions, the benefits, and the burdens? What synergies exist between the schools and firms and other law organizations with regard to the introduction of WestlawNext? Have those synergies been explored? What has happened to Lexis for Microsoft Office? Presenters will take an in-depth look at the experiences two law schools and two law firms had with these products.

This program will be webcast live here.

  3:15PM –  4:45PM M Onelog User Group Meeting PCC-Room 106(B)
  3:30PM –  4:30PM A Executive Board Members Meeting 2011-2012 Marriott-Room 306
Executive Board Members Meeting 2011-2012
  4:15PM –  5:15PM M OBS-SIS Incoming Board Meeting Marriott-Conference Suite 3
OBS-SIS Incoming Board Meeting
  4:15PM –  5:15PM M TS-SIS Incoming Executive Board PCC-Room 106(B)
TS-SIS Incoming Executive Board
  4:15PM –  5:30PM M M/AV-SIS Business Meeting Marriott-Room 302

M/AV-SIS Business Meeting

  4:15PM –  5:30PM M PLL-SIS Technical Services Group Marriott-Room 304

PLL-SIS Technical Services Group

  6:00PM – 10:30PM T Phillies Baseball Marriott-TBD

2008 World Serices Champion Philadelphia Phillies battle the 2010 World Series San Francisco Giants


LIMITED AVAILABILITY - reserve early!

 

Details:

We will board our deluxe transportation en route through the heart of South Philadelphia to the amazing Citizen's Bank Park, home of the Major League Baseball's 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies for an evening of the great American past time ... baseball, as the Philadelphia Phillies battle the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants.

For your convenience, all evening programs include return bus drop-off at all official conference hotels.

$79.00

 

  6:45PM – 10:45PM T Phila Belle Dinner Cruise Marriott-TBD

Experience Philadelphia from the scenic river while cruising on the Philadelphia Belle, a New Orleans-style Paddle Wheel Dinner Cruise.

 

Details:

This newly renovated four-deck, paddlewheel-style riverboat features a grand ambience complete with exciting entertainment, delicious cuisine and intriguing artwork as well as unique views of the city's landmarks. It's the best of Philadelphia brought together in one magnificent vessel and there's nothing else like it in all of Philadelphia.

 

Guests will choose a 4-course sit-down dinner from an exceptional array of menu selections freshly prepared onboard - offerings that include popular favorites as well as special regional dishes inspired by the best of Philadelphia cuisine.

For your convenience, all evening programs include return bus drop-off at all official conference hotels.

$129.00

 

July 27 • Wednesday

  8:00AM –  4:00PM T Amish Country Tour Marriott-TBD

The Simple Life: Pennsylvania's Amish

Enjoy a full-day tour to the beautiful countryside of nearby Lancaster County, home of one of the largest Amish communities in the United States.

 

Details:

Upon arrival, begin with a Country Tour, a three-hour guided tour featuring the unspoiled back road beauty of Amish farmlands, one-room schools and Amish cottage industries.  Included in this tour are stops at Amish businesses (such as a general store, bakery, working farm, quilt shop - stops vary based on shopkeepers operating schedule).

 

Lunch (included in price) will be a sumptuous Pennsylvania Dutch meal featuring "pass-the-platter" style dining.  Dig into delicious roast beef, golden fried chicken, real mashed potatoes, old fashioned chicken pot pie with handmade noodles, bakery-fresh shoofly pie, apple dumplings a la mode and more with time at the end to explore the Country Store.

 

Escape to a simpler way of life with this "turn back the hands of the clock" tour. It's a day of delights for your eyes, your taste buds and your mind!


$109.00