by Philippe Cloutier
A great many things are bubbling for AALL. The PLL Summit’s registration is open: SOS: Shaping our Success as is the Conference of Newer Law Librarians (CONELL). I highly recommend CONELL not only for the peer-to-peer networking, mentoring, and scheduled touring; but also for the sheer fun!
April Webinar: How to Work Through Difficult Transitions
Change in the legal profession means change for law libraries. Are you prepared to lead your library through this time of transition? Join us for a new webinar, How to Work Through Difficult Transitions, sponsored by the AALL Leadership Development Committee, on April 24 at 11 a.m. CDT. Three library directors will discuss the challenges change has brought to law libraries. The panelists will suggest strategies to lead libraries with modified missions and new resource constraints, offer tips and guidance, and describe methods to gain staff support for an altered vision.
If you are a library manager in any setting, this webinar is for you. More importantly, don’t think that this webinar is solely for directors and supervisors; consider the leader in you – no matter where you fall on the organizational chart! With so much change on the horizon, how will you help your library in transition? Registration closes April 19.
Registration is Now Open for 2013 Annual Meeting and Conference
The AALL Annual Meeting and Conference is the premier educational and networking event for legal information professionals. Dive into three days of member-requested programming, including the Monday Morning Recharge, designed to give you a mid-conference boost and ways to rethink your professional development. Stay tuned for more details about these expert-led sessions. Register today!
AALL2go Pick of the Month: Personal Effectiveness
AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee presents the AALL2go pick of the month: Personal Effectiveness.
Personal Effectiveness is an area in which we can all strive for improvement, both in our professional and personal lives. In this engaging presentation, Michael Saint-Onge discusses social and personal skills, or “soft skills,” which allow us to use our technical abilities and knowledge effectively. When used well, these skills—such as communication, time management, and initiative—can help us to excel in all aspects of our lives.
The presentation addresses myths related to soft skills and the effect of personal choices. In addition to discussing personal and interpersonal skills, the speaker also addresses what he calls extrapersonal skills, which deal with branding and promoting yourself or your department.
Find this and more than 80 other free continuing education programs and webinars for AALL members at AALL2go!