Category: Professional Development

LLOPS Professional Development Conference

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By , February 25, 2020 4:24 pm
Greetings LLOPSters,
Please save the afternoon of Thursday April 2nd for the LLOPS Professional Development Conference. The Conference will be held at K&L Gates from 1-5pm.
We are putting together a program with popular topics from our survey.  Stay tuned for the program and link to registration!
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Register now for 2017 Professional Development Conference: Unique Perspectives in Law & Librarianship

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By , February 2, 2017 9:27 am

On March 24, 2017, LLOPS is putting on our annual Professional Development Conference. This year’s conference will explore themes of effective communication from the unique perspectives of a new librarian who presents data to the masses, legal educators who collaborate with legal professionals in Afghanistan, and an expert on human-computer interaction and design.

The conference will be held from 12:30 to 5:00 at Foster Pepper, PLLC. There will be a refreshment hour from 5:00 to 6:00.

More information about the conference can be found in the LLOPS PDC 2017 Flyer.

To register, visit our Wild Apricot site and click on the “Upcoming Events.”

We have limited availability for this conference, and registration will close on March 17 so get your seat now!


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SAVE THE DATE: LLOPS Spring Professional Development Conference The Face of the Law: March 18, 2016

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By , February 1, 2016 11:36 am

The Face of the Law—the LLOPS Spring Professional Development Conference, will be held on March 18, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Perkins Coie, LLP. Speakers will include Washington Senator Cyrus Habib and University of Washington Professor Ryan Calo. Senator Habib will speak on race, inclusion, and bias. Professor Calo will speak about researching robotics as a law professor. More details to follow. Please save the date!

AALL — Looking for Emerging Leaders

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By , November 19, 2015 6:46 pm

Are you or do you know an AALL member who is already a leader while still in an early stage of a law library career?  If so, please consider nominating that leader for the AALL Emerging Leader Award. The award recognizes newer members who have already made significant contributions to the Association and/or to the profession and have demonstrated the potential for leadership and continuing service. The jury can choose to honor more than one emerging leader in a year. The selection criteria include:

  • The nominee must be a member in good standing of AALL
  • The nominee must be in his/her first 10 years of law library experience
  • The nominee must not have previously received an Emerging Leader Award
  • The nominee must have made a significant contribution to the Association and/or the profession.
  • The nominee must have shown outstanding promise for continuing service and leadership. Specific examples of his/her continuing activities must be provided.

Nominations are due by February 1, 2016.

For more information or to download the nomination form click here.  If you have additional questions please feel free to call or email Sarah Mauldin, Emerging Leader Award Jury Chair, at 404-815-3538 or

Do you like food, drinks, learning, and winning?

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By , March 4, 2015 6:45 am

Come for the programming and stay for the networking! In addition to our amazing line up of speakers, we will have time for you to meet with your colleagues and vendors over beverages and tasty snacks. We will close our networking activities with a drawing for… well, you’re just going to have to come see for yourselves!

Register by March 11 at:

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Professional Development Workshop – Save the Date!

By , December 4, 2014 10:37 am

Professional Development Workshop
Friday, March 13th 12-5pm
Downtown Seattle

The LLOPS Professional Development Committee has been hard at work and we’re planning a half-day program for March 13, 2015 titled Search and Connect: Librarian Essentials for Success. We have two great speakers lined up, Dan Russell of Google and public speaking coach Bryan Rutberg, so mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information.

Registration Costs:

Individual & Associate Members: $60
Student, Retired & Lifetime Members: $50
Non-Members: $75

Online registration will be available in mid-January via the Wild Apricot site! Click here

Join a LLOPS Committee!

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By , September 4, 2013 9:05 am

LLOPS needs your help with committees for 2013-2014! Click below to view the committees that have openings. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact LLOPS President, Kim Ositis. Thank you to all of our wonderful members who are currently serving on committees.  It is going to be a great year!

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AALL February Announcements

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By , January 23, 2013 2:08 pm

Registration is open for SharePoint: A Look Inside One Law Firm

SharePoint can improve work processes and streamline team-related tasks, adding value to your firm/organization. Please join Catherine Monte, chief knowledge officer at Fox Rothschild LLP, and Misti Conway, director of library services at Fox Rothschild, for a webinar on February 28 at 11 a.m. (CST). Learn how to harness this technology for creating custom pages without coding experience. Panelists will share examples of how they are directly involved with intranet development, not only in creating research pages, but also in creating team sites to increase efficiency for collection development, competitive intelligence, general project/task management, and reporting/ROI. Find out how you can do the same – register by February 21. Continue reading 'AALL February Announcements'»

Legal iPads

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By , April 4, 2012 9:53 am

by Karen Helde

At the February LLOPS meeting, Tina Ching, Sarah Griffith and I talked about our experiences with iPads in our organizations.  At that meeting,  I promised to post a list of the apps we discussed.  With apologies for the delay, here it is.

Fastcase – Access to state and federal cases and statutes via browsing, searching or citation.  Requires registering for an account, but it’s free.

Dragon Dictation – Easy-to-use voice recognition app that creates notes which can be edited, saved, emailed or copied into another application.

LawStack – Access to court rules, including the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, and Federal Rules of Evidence.

WestlawNext – Close to the full functionality of WestlawNext via the web, but with an iPad-friendly interface.  Requires a WestlawNext subscription.

HeinOnline – Uses Hein’s vast collection of law review articles, ABA journals, CFRs and more.  PDF content can be viewed within the app or opened in the iPad reader of your choice.   Requires HeinOnline subscription.

Evernote – A tool to save and organize websites, photos, lists, ideas, notes, etc.  Synchs across all devices, mobile or desktop.

iAnnotate – Read, annotate, organize and share PDF documents.  Syncs with ITunes or Dropbox.

Dropbox  – Store photos and documents in the cloud for access via mobile and desktop devices.

Lexis Advance – Run searches, Shepardize cases and add documents to synchronized folders.  Lexis Advance subscription required.

If you want to hear more about iPads and are attending AALL in Boston, I’ll be speaking at a Monday morning program called iCan! Empowering Librarians with iPads and Other Mobile Devices.

Professional Development Spring Workshop: Preliminary program

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By , February 1, 2012 11:43 am

The LLOPS Professional Development Spring Workshop Committee—Jill Allyn, Shireen Deboo, Catherine Horan, and Barbara Swatt Engstrom—have been hard at work putting together a 2012 program. The workshop will be held at the Seattle University School of Law Annex on March 14, 2012. Registration (both hard copy and online) is now open!  Read this important information before you register. The preliminary program is as follows: Continue reading 'Professional Development Spring Workshop: Preliminary program'»

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