Category: Professional Development

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

AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers

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By , December 2, 2014 2:30 pm

The “Call for Papers” has begun! Turn your great idea into an award winning paper for this prestigious competition. The AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee is soliciting unpublished papers in the following four divisions:

  1. Open: AALL members with 5 or more years of experience
  2. New Member: AALL members with less than 5 years of experience
  3. Short Form: All AALL members; Shorter-length articles
  4. Student: 2014-15 Law School or Library School students

Deadlines are:

  • March 2, 2015 for the Open, New Member, and Short Form Divisions
  • May 15, 2015 for the Student Division

Winners in the Open, New Member, and Student Divisions will each receive $650, and the Short Form Division winner will receive $300, all generously donated by LexisNexis.

Winners will also be invited to present their paper at the “Librarian as Author” program during the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. More details and requirements are on the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Awards website. Contact Shawn Nevers, Chair, (neverss@law.byu.edu) with questions.

SANDALL 2015 Winter Institute

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By , October 27, 2014 10:02 am

Authenticating Electronic Legal Materials: UELMA & Beyond
University of San Diego
Friday, January 9, 2015 8am-5pm

Join San Diego Area Law Libraries for a one-day conference on digital authentication. Several states, including California, have enacted the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act. Learn about best practices, authentication technologies, and advocacy efforts from state officials, government experts, and law librarians.

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Law Librarian Conversations with the Masters

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By , October 15, 2014 2:27 pm

This Friday, October 17, at 2PM, Central Time, the podcast “Law Librarian Conversations,” will host a conversation about law librarianship education and as a career. Brought to you by the Schmid Law Library at the University of Nebraska College of Law, you can listen in to the podcast live on BlogTalkRadio.

Our special guests this month will be Penny Hazelton, Library Director and Professor at the University of Washington School of Law and Mike Chiorazzi, Associate Dean for Information Resources and Professor at the University of Arizona College of Law.

The show will be co-hosted by Roger Skalbeck, Associate Librarian for Electronic Resources, Georgetown University Law Library, Marcia Dority Baker, Access Services Librarian at the Schmid Law Library, University of Nebraska College of Law and me. We’ll be joined on the panel by Elizabeth Farrell, Associate Director at Florida State University College of Law.

Please join the conversation by listening in live, or subscribing to the podcast from iTunes or your favorite podcast service. Don’t forget to join the chat room during the show, if you listen live. Follow this link to listen in, join the chat room or call in at (347) 945-7183.

Law Library Fellowship at the University of Arizona

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By , October 2, 2014 9:24 am

Are you a law school graduate interested in obtaining a library degree? The University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS) and the Cracchiolo Law Library of the James E. Rogers College of Law offer a two-year fellowship in law librarianship for lawyers seeking to become law librarians. The successful applicant will work 20 hours per week in the Law Library while pursuing an M.A. in Information Resources and Library Science. The salary is $12,000 per fiscal (twelve-month) year (based on an annual salary of $24,000 prorated at .50 FTE/20 hours per week). Benefits and tuition reduction are included. (In the current fiscal year the fellowship recipient would pay minimum tuition and surcharges up to about $200 per semester and have the remaining tuition and other fees waived).

For further information and application details see:
www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=213904

2014 WestPac Annual Conference in Seattle

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By , September 2, 2014 8:52 am

WestPac in Seattle is right around the corner (the opening reception is at the Burke Museum!):

WestPac is also looking for dine around hosts. This will give you the chance to show of our city/local cuisine and meet other librarians. Reach out to Tim Kelly, WestPac President or Alana H. Carson, Local Arrangements Chair if interested.

SANDALL Winter Institute

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By , August 22, 2014 12:37 pm

Authenticating Electronic Legal Materials: UELMA & Beyond

 Friday, January 9, 2015

8am-5pm

University of San Diego

Several states, including California, have enacted the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act. Learn about best practices, authentication technologies, and advocacy efforts from state officials, government relations experts, and law librarians.

Escape the winter blahs and spend a weekend in San Diego!

More information available at www.sandallnet.org/2015-institute.

Questions? Email institute@sandallnet.org.

Special Report: Competitive Intelligence Program at 2014 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference

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By , June 30, 2014 1:26 pm
by Robyn Hagle

At the beginning of June, I attended a special program on Competitive Intelligence at SLA in Vancouver.  The speaker was CI pro, Zena Applebaum.  Zena’s goal was to empower the librarians and information professionals in the audience to “draw your own conclusions.”  Librarians who don’t regularly do CI as part of their jobs typically stop at step 2 in the CI cycle (below).  It’s time we started closing the loop.  Our end goal when we do CI should be to mobilize the end user so that they are decision-ready.

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Legal Research Tune-up

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By , May 12, 2014 11:52 am

The Seattle University law library is pleased to offer a legal research workshop to help prepare students for summer employment or to brush up on their legal research skills. The workshop will cover state and federal legislative history, regulations, and practice materials using a problem-based approach. Students will have hands-on practice working through research scenarios. Please bring your laptop.

The workshop is free and will be held on Wednesday May 21st from 9:30 – 11:30 am in Sullivan Hall room 109. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP by May 19th.

If you have any questions please contact Barbara Swatt Engstrom.

Filters and Ambiguity

By , April 8, 2014 5:16 pm

by Philippe Cloutier

AALL offered their third Leadership Academy this month (prior academies were held in 2009 and 2011). Two days in Oak Brook, Illinois were filled with learning, hands-on exercises, and networking. Over those days Gail Johnson and Pam Parr, of Face to Face Communications and Training, conveyed the skills and assessment factors needed in quality leadership. Gail and Pam offered a healthy amount of laughter and their Laurel & Hardy routines kept the event lively. Their message relied on proven methods, contemporary studies and surveys, and experiential wisdom.

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