Moving Ahead When There’s No Money in the Budget:
delivering information, developing skills, and serving the community in tough times
2012 LLOPS Professional Development Workshop
March 14, 2012
Seattle University School of Law Annex
Registration (both hard copy and online) is now open!
Read this important information before you register.
8:30 – 9:00 Registration/Arrival/Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 Session I: Municipal Research Services Center (MRSC)
The MRSC promotes excellence in local government by providing professional consultation, research and information services to elected officials and staff of Washington city and county governments. Fortunately for us, many of their resources are also made available to other researchers via their website. In this session new Executive Director Tracy Burrows and Legal Consultant Joe Levan will discuss the work done by the MRSC, resources they make available to the public, and what trends they are seeing in the state’s public sector as budgets shrink.
10:45 – 12:15 Session II: Pathways to Professional Development
As budgets tighten, it can be harder and harder to find professional development opportunities .Yet employers still look for employees who have added new skills to their resumes. Electronic Services, Instruction and Administrative Librarian Eura Szuwalski (from the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library) will discuss how to find free or low cost continuing education opportunities, while Gary Davis, Associate Executive Director of Companis, will talk about finding and using volunteer opportunities to build your resume.
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 Session III: What’s Up in Olympia?
We could call it politics as usual, but budget pressures have forced the state legislature to make hard decisions about resource allocations. A panel of local reporters, including KUOW reporter Austin Jenkins and Tacoma News Tribune writer Peter Callaghan will review the most recent legislative session.
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:30 Session IV: Local Government at Work
Local government plays an important role in our day to day lives and can add unexpected layers to legal research problems, and yet not many of us understand how the process really works. Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell will talk about how local governments move from ideas to policies to legislation, and how budget pressures can affect the process.
Seattle University School of Law Annex
1215 E Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98122
Cost of Attendance:
Students (currently enrolled in a course of study): $25
LLOPS members: $75 for full day | $50 for half-day
Non-LLOPS members: $85 for full day | $60 for half-day
Lunch is included in the registration costs for both half and full-day participants.
Free wireless internet access will be available for all attendees.
Advance Registration, by mail or online, must be received by March 12. Registrations will be accepted at the door on the day of the workshop as space allows. Online registration is now open! Read this important information before you register. You may also fill out the paper registration form and send it in with a check.
The Seattle University Law School Annex is one block from the School of Law and is located at 1215 E Columbia Street (near the corner of 13th and Columbia). The SU Campus is a 20-30 minute walk from downtown, is on several bus lines, and has available parking.
After arriving on the SU Campus, make your way to the SE corner of 12th and E Columbia Street. The entrance to the Annex is mid-way along the block on the right (South) side, heading towards 13th.
Parking: On-campus visitor parking is available at the Visitor Lot at 12th and Marion, and at the first floor of the Murphy Garage at 11th and Cherry. Use the pay-to-park machines located in these lots. These lots are less than a 5 minute walk to the Annex. Rates are:
2-4 hours: $10
4-6 hours: $12
6-24 hours: $15
Past Workshops and program materials
March 15, 2011, The Ideas of March
Session I: Mining SEC Documents 9:00 – 10:15
Legal professionals use public company filings in a variety of different ways — competitive intelligence, info-gathering for litigation purposes, business development, etc.. Elizabeth Osborne of Morningstar Document Research will describe common company forms and their practical applications for the legal researcher.
Session II: Managing Electronic Resources 10:30 – 12:00
The rapid increase in the availability of resources in electronic format has created many new resource management challenges for libraries. This session will bring together librarians from specialized libraries to address practical management issues. (Speaker TBA)
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
A buffet lunch with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available.
Session III: Lawyering in Indian Country: the Struggle for Indian Sovereignty in the Northwest 1:15 – 2:30
Recent years have seen American Indian tribes fighting to restore both their culture and their traditional lands. U.S. laws, courts and agencies have played significant roles in this process, working both for and against the Indian people. As an observer and participant in this process of change, Attorney Alvin Ziontz has seen American public opinion change from hostility to the tribes’ insistence on remaining outside the mainstream to acceptance of their struggle to maintain a distinctive, historic identity. In this session, Mr. Ziontz will discuss some memorable legal cases, including the “Boldt Decision,” as well as the growth and maturation of tribal government and the underlying tensions between Indian society and the non-Indian world.
Session IV: Defining Food Safety Since the Jack in the Box Outbreak: A Look at Agency Rulemaking, Judicial Power, and Food Product Liability Litigation 2:45 – 4:00
Before 1993, few took seriously the idea that bacteria-contaminated raw meat could be deemed “adulterated” under existing food safety laws. That changed, however, after the six deaths and hundreds of serious illnesses that occurred as part of the Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak. In the wake of this outbreak, the USDA declared E. coli 0157:H7 an adulterant under the Federal Meat Inspection Act, setting off a battle that continues today over who should be responsible for ensuring that food is safe to eat. In this session, Attorney Denis Stearns will discuss the history of food safety law, the role of legislation, regulation and litigation in enforcing food safety standards, and the effect of agency actions on creating those standards.
Tour of the McGoldrick Learning Commons 4:00- 4:30
Seattle University was pleased to open the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons in September 2010. Built with both new construction and renovation, this new facility blends traditional library resources and services with student academic support services and collaborative learning spaces in a technology rich environment. Join us for an optional tour of this new facility.
2010 The Social Librarian: Changing the Landscape of Library Interactions
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Session I: Networking Virtually: The Evolution of Interaction in the Legal Industry
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Social media guru, Kevin O’Keefe, will discuss the history of social media, the evolution of social media applications and their current uses in the legal industry.
Kevin O’Keefe, CEO, LexBlog, Inc.
Session II: Twitter, Blogs, and the Gesture Economy: Finding the Right Tools to Connect with Your Community
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Drowning in a sea of social networking sites and tools? We’ll hear from Jason Preston, a self-described social media strategist, about how to integrate the appropriate applications into your organization.
Jason Preston, New Media Manager, Parnassus Group
Session III: Recognition at the Workplace
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Participants will gain insights into how recognition can be a useful tool at the workplace.
Elaine Jennerich, Director of Organization Development & Training, University of Washington Libraries
Session IV: What’s on Your Plate? Managing Change at Work
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Change is a constant in most every life and work environment, but people react differently to change. Participants will gain insights into their own attitudes and tendencies when it comes to change and into best practices for managing change in the work environment.
Renee Smith Nyberg, New Lens Consulting
2009 – SURVIVE AND THRIVE: EXPANDING SERVICES IN A SHRINKING ECONOMY
Session II: Playing Well with Others: Collaborative Virtual Reference Services (PowerPoint)
• Nancy Huling, Head, Reference & Research Services, University of Washington Libraries (Biography)
Session III: Network, Collaborate, Market: Work Smarter with Web 2.0 (website)
• Aaron Schmidt, Digital Initiatives Librarian, District of Columbia Public Library (Biography)
• Michele E. Storms, Executive Director, William H. Gates Public Service Law Program (Biography)
Storms Presentation (PowerPoint)
Hallmarks of an Effective Statewide Civil Legal Services System (website)
2008 Librarians Mean Business: Lessons from the Boardroom
–Nancy Gershenfeld: Eat Your Spinach: Why Crunching Numbers Can Be Good for You
–Rob Ashby: Market Fresh: How to Keep the Creative Juices Flowing
–Alan Kirtley: Let’s Make a Deal: The Theory and Practice of Negotiating, Part I
–Nanette Welton: Let’s Make a Deal: The Theory and Practice of Negotiating, Part II
–Marsha Iverson: Market Fresh: How to Keep the Creative Juices Flowing (Publisher of Marketing Library Services)
2007 Talking the Talk: Communicating Knowledge and Value
–Rita Kaiser and Kerry Fitz-Gerald: How to Train without Having to Show Up: Tools & Tips for Taking Your Training Virtual: List of Resources for Further Information
–Rita Kaiser and Kerry Fitz-Gerald: How to Train without Having to Show Up: Tools & Tips for Taking Your Training Virtual: PowerPoint Presentation
2007 Trials and Tribulations
– LaJean Humphries: Managing Electronic Services – Advocacy & Management
– Scott Schumacher: Beyond Google: Teaching law students electronic research
– Richard Jost: Dawn til Dusk: Managing Electronic Services
2006 Law Librarians at the Electronic Frontier
2005 What’s Law Got to Do With It II
2004 What’s Law Got to Do With It?: Legal Education for Librarians
2003 Communicating on the Fly: Make Your Point in Half the Time
2002 What do they know about you? The political and practical aspects of personal information
–SPL confidentiality policy
–Jane Appling’s suggested resources for further reading about privacy
2001 Conquering Knowledge Management
–Enterprise Information Portals, Powerpoint by Keith Lippman
–Knowledge Management Scenarios and Solutions – Interactive portion of workshop
2000 So Many Formats, So Little Time
1999 Quality Customer Service: Beyond ‘How May I Help You?’
1998 Change and history forum<
1995 Time Gain — ‘Net Profit