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A.I.: Oh, You!-- Jill L. Kilgore, Littler Mendelson

What commonalities do steam engines, power looms, and PCs share? For over two centuries, humans have argued that each of these technologies would displace human workers. As we enter the “second machine age,” artificial intelligence threatens to displace workers. New research argues both for and against this future, with some suggesting technological unemployment as a fallacy, while others argue that it is inevitable and presently influencing the job market. In this poster presentation, I will provide an overview of the rise of artificial intelligence, summarize historical arguments surrounding the technology, and explore how A.I. relates to information professionals in 2017.

Modular Teaching for Today's Law Students-- Clare Gaynor Willis, Research & Instructional Services Librarian at the Pritzker Legal Research Center Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; Debbie Ginsberg, Emily Barney, Chicago-Kent, Scott Vanderlin, University of Chicago.

Librarians at Chicago-Kent teach one-off classes in legal writing, seminar, and other courses.  To help the faculty better understand what instruction we can provide. the librarians created a series of specialized and adaptable legal research and technology instruction modules. Research modules cover topics such as statutory research and free/low-cost resources.  Technology modules feature topics such developing students' skills with Microsoft Word as well as presentation skills. Faculty can choose the modules that best fit their needs.  We will explain how we developed these modules, marketed them, and how any library can use this concept.

Preparing for a Renovation Without Moving the Collection -- Heather Buckwalter, Creighton University Law Library

In recent years, many libraries have undergone major renovations. In many of those cases, staff have struggled with relocating the collection during the renovation. In this presentation, learn how Creighton Law Library is undergoing a major renovation this summer without moving the collection. See how the staff prepared for the renovation while still providing as much access to information as possible.

Wisconsin State Law Library Services to Law Librarians -- Julie Tessmer, Wisconsin State Law Librarian

We offer a variety of services to law librarians, attorneys, and the general public. From interlibrary loan to reference services, and research databases to archived materials, learn how we can help you and your users.

Herding Cats: Using an Access Database to Track Copyright Permissions and Uploads of Faculty Scholarship to an Institutional Repository and SSRN -- Sharon L. Nelson, Northern Illinois University College of Law

Many academic libraries assist faculty in uploading their scholarship to institutional repositories and other online services. However, this can be a complex process: copyright permissions need to be verified; the source and format of documents to be posted must meet copyright, database vendor, and IR standards; appropriate metadata needs to be created; and each stage in the process must be tracked to ensure no “cats” get lost along the way. This poster describes the Access database I created to manage the uploads of our faculty’s scholarship.

Popping Up Together-- Karen Westwood, Director, Anne W. Grande Law Library (Hennepin County) & Lois Thompson, Director, Hennepin County Library

Hennepin County Law Library (HCLL) joined Hennepin County Library (HCL) in creating “pop up” libraries in Minneapolis’ Cedar Riverside neighborhood.  These grant-funded pop ups brought services into the neighborhood using mobile technology, Wi-Fi hotspots, books, and “branding” to give the pop ups the  feel of a local HCL branch.  Prior surveying of residents, many of whom are Somali immigrants, indicated a desire for language and computer literacy skills for signing legal documents, job training, and citizenship classes.  HCLL provided a law librarian at each pop up event to highlight information and services offered by HCLL.  The law librarian advised residents about free online legal resources, legal resources at public libraries, and legal questions best directed to law libraries.  The HCL and HCLL directors will discuss this program and its popularity.

Building Bonds: Personal Librarians -- Lynn K. Hartke, Saint Louis University School of Law

The Personal Librarian program at the Immel Law Library builds bonds between students and librarians. In the first semester of school, first-year students are assigned reference librarians, who then send their students personal emails introducing themselves and the program. The students gain a better understanding of the available library resources. The relationship often reaches beyond the first year, as students continue to utilize the library and its services during law school and after graduation, as their legal careers progress.

Legal Ease: A Collaborative Self-Care White Paper -- Heather Simmons University of Illinois College of Law

Wellness and self-care are words we hear, especially in the context of lawyers and law students, but what about law librarians? Our days are filled with deadlines, interruptions, and difficult patrons. Self-care and wellness combat the everyday stressors of our profession. Efforts to be mindful, setting limits, and knowing when to ask for help are steps we can take towards a less stressful life. Part of a collaborative effort between two AALL special interest sections (RIPS-SIS & LISP-SIS), this poster session is a sneak peek at a forthcoming AALL white paper on how law librarians can combat stress and burnout.

Curating Government Information to Facilitate Access to Justice (A2J) -- Michael Samson, Wayne State University Law Library

The vast amounts of law-related content uploaded daily to government web sites reflects the growing preference for electronic information among Federal Depository Libraries. Yet, discovering and accessing this information can be particularly challenging for individuals who are unfamiliar with our legislative, judicial, and administrative systems.  This interactive poster will illustrate how digital tools can be used to curate government/legal information to facilitate more meaningful access by a community of users. Examples highlight how blogs, alert services, and others can help identify, contextualize, and share the most relevant information from web-based government sources to facilitate Access to Justice.

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Emily Barney

Technology Training & Marketing Librarian, Chicago-Kent College of Law
I manage WordPress sites for our faculty, staff departments and student organizations. I offer training sessions on Google Apps, Microsoft Office, and whatever other tips people are interested in. I'm part of a team handling social media marketing for the law school. I try to find... Read More →
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Heather Buckwalter

Serials/Acquisition Librarian, Creighton Law Library
Heather Buckwalter is Serials/Acquisitions Librarian at Creighton University Law Library.
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Deborah Ginsberg

Educational Technology Librarian, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Library
Debbie Ginsberg joined Chicago-Kent in 2002 as the Electronic Resources Librarian. She has served as the law school’s Educational Technology Librarian since 2009, assisting faculty students, and staff with using technology for teaching, work, and scholarship. She served as chair... Read More →

Lynn K. Hartke

Lynn Hartke joined the Saint Louis University Law in 2000 as the Reference/Educational Services Librarian. She previously held positions at Marquette University Law Library and the Law Library of Cleary, Gottleib, Steen, and Hamilton in Washington, D.C. During her tenure at Marquette... Read More →

Sharon Nelson

Sharon L. Nelson, Emerging Technologies and Systems Administrator / Associate Professor, joined the NIU Law Library in 2006. She is responsible for the implementation and use of all modules of the Voyager integrated library system, with particular responsibility for serials and acquisitions... Read More →
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Heather Simmons

Law & Business Reference Librarian, University of Illinois
Heather Simmons earned her B.A. and M.L.S. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Wayne State University. She started her career at Wayne State University’s Arthur Neef Law Library in Detroit, Michigan, where she became assistant director in 1988. Heather has taught courses... Read More →

Julie Tessmer

Julie Tessmer is the Wisconsin State Law Librarian and she manages the Wisconsin State Law Library, Milwaukee County Law Library, and Dane County Law Library. Julie plans for facilities, personnel, and services as well as teaches and actively serves on several court system commit... Read More →
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Clare Willis

Research & Instructional Services Librarian, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Clare Gaynor Willis is the Research & Instructional Services Librarian at the Pritzker Legal Research Center, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Thursday October 19, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Marriott Governor's Room