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The Conference before the Conference (AALL 2017 Austin)

The Conference before the Conference (AALL 2017 Austin)

Hi lawbrarians!  Rachel Purcell here, member of the Academic Law Libraries New Law Librarians (ALL-NEW) Committee. As our committee chair, Marty Witt explained in a previous post, each month a member of ALL-NEW will be blogging helpful info for those attending our AALL Annual Conference in Austin, TX.  Last post, Marty provided a list of grants gathered from numerous sources in the law librarian world that will help you get to the AALL conference this July.  Look below for more information on applications and deadlines.

Once you’ve made the decision to go, you’ve got to decide if you’re doing the conference before the conference.  Educational programs begin Sunday July 16, but preconference workshops offer the opportunity to take a deeper dive into a specific topic.  The complete conference schedule can be viewed at https://eventmobi.com/aall2017/.  All information regarding registration fees and dates can be viewed at AALL Annual Conference – Registration.  Attendees can sign up for preconference workshops when they register for the main conference, but be aware that advance registration by June 19 is required for all preconference workshops and CONELL (Conference of Newer Law Librarians). Space is limited so apply now!

Read on for a list of preconference workshops available for AALL 2017: Continue reading

Getting to AALL 2017 (Austin, TX)

Hi, everyone! Please allow me to introduce myself – my name is Marty Witt and I am the current chair of the Academic Law Libraries New Law Librarians (ALL-NEW) Committee. Over the next few months, the ALL-SIS “What’s New” blog will be hosting guest blog posts by different members of the ALL-NEW committee. I’m kicking it off this month with a post that I hope will be useful to a wide range of law librarians and professionals, including those newer to the field. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a reply below and I’ll be sure to get back to you.

It’s the end of February, so it’s the time of year when plans begin to form for the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meeting. This year, the meeting is going to be held in Austin, TX from July 15 – 18. Registration is already open and early registration discounts are available through June 2.

One of the most common challenges faced by AALL members of all types is how professional development and conference attendance be supported/funded. Some institutions will cover only a portion of the cost of attendance, while others may leave the funding completely up to the individual. The conference registration ($599 early bird), hotel ($208/night for the HQ hotel), flight (~$300 right now from NY, but varies greatly), plus other expenses all tend to add up quickly. Fortunately, there are a variety of grants available, from the parent AALL organization, from Special Interest Sections, from regional law library associations, and other organizations. A listing of grant opportunities appears below, and I strongly encourage you to apply for any that you could possibly qualify for. Continue reading

New Board Members Elected

I am pleased to announce our newly elected board members, whose terms will begin in July.

Vice Chair/Chair Elect: Caroline Osborne, Washington & Lee University

Secretary/Treasurer: Genevieve Tung, Rutgers University

Congratulations to you both and thank you for commitment to ALL-SIS! Thanks also to Chris Dykes and Matthew Braun for their willingness to serve.

Susan deMaine

ALL-SIS Secretary/Treasurer

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Susan deMaine
Research & Instructional Services Librarian
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Indianapolis IN
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AALL Leadership Academy Grant Recipients

As chair of the ALL-SIS Awards Committee, it is my pleasure to announce the recipients of the AALL Leadership Academy grants:

Susan Gaultier, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian, Louisiana State University

Benjamin Keele, Research & Instructional Services Librarian, Indiana University – Indianapolis

Austin Williams,  Assistant Law Library Director, North Carolina Central University

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CAROL BREDEMEYER
ASST. DIRECTOR FOR FACULTY SERVICES
CHASE COLLEGE OF LAW LIBRARY
NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
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New ALL-SIS Website Now Live

ALL-SIS has a new home on the web!

The newest version of the ALL-SIS website is now live at http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all. All of the content and features from the old site can be found at the new location, but with an updated organization scheme and a design that fits with AALL’s current branding.

On the backend, the ALL-SIS site is now part of AALLNET’s Symplicity content management system. This means that most of the resources previously accessible only with a special password can now be accessed with your basic AALL login credentials. (For now, the Sourcebook for Teaching Legal Research remains an exception; please contact me if you need the special password for accessing this resource.)

At least through the end of the 2013 annual meeting, both the new site and the previous ALL-SIS website(http://www.aallnet.org/sis/allsis/) will be accessible. ALL-SIS committees and members who wish to use pages from the old site during the conference should feel free to do so. However, AALL plans to eliminate access to the old site in the near future, so please transition to the new website at your earliest convenience.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or criticisms about the website.

–Creighton Miller, ALL-SIS Webmaster

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Creighton J. Miller, Jr.
Librarian for Research & Bibliographic Instruction
Washburn University of Topeka School of Law Library
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621
(785) 670-1041
creighton.miller@washburn.edu
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ALL-SIS Newsletter now on HeinOnline

As of June 30, 2013, all available issues of the ALL-SIS Newsletter are posted to HeinOnline.  You will find them in the “Spinelli’s Reference Shelf” library (look under “All Titles”, not “AALL Publications”).  The missing material consists of all of Volume 1 and Issue 1 of Volume 2.  If anyone has access to these, please contact holsupport@wshein.com or call Hein at 1-800-277-6995.

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Barbara G. Traub, J.D., M.L.S.
Head of Reference and Instructional Services
St. John’s University School of Law Library
Jamaica NY
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Marketing & Outreach White Paper & Toolkit

The ALL-SIS Task Force on Library Marketing & Outreach is pleased to announce the release of the White Paper on Library Marketing and Outreach, along with its online companion, the Academic Law Library Marketing & Outreach Toolkit. Both resources can be found on the Task Force website: http://www.aallnet.org/sis/allsis/committees/marketingtf/index.asp

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments, or to submit additional materials for the Toolkit. We hope that the Toolkit will become a dynamic resource that is added to over time.

ALL-SIS Task Force on Library Marketing & Outreach
Amanda Runyon, Chair, University of Michigan
Carol Watson, Vice-Chair, University of Georgia
L. Cindy Dabney, Indiana University – Bloomington
Liz McCurry Johnson, Wake Forest University
Emily Lawson, University of Houston
Shira Megerman, University of Florida
Jamie Sommer, John Marshall Law School
T.J. Striepe, University of Georgia
Michele Thomas, University of Arkansas – Little Rock