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Wednesday, October 18
 

4:00pm

Registration
Wednesday October 18, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lobby Milwaukee Marriot Downtown

5:00pm

Opening Reception
Wednesday October 18, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Godfrey & Kahn 833 East Michigan Street Suite 1800, Milwaukee, WI
 
Thursday, October 19
 

8:00am

Registration
Thursday October 19, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Lobby Milwaukee Marriot Downtown

8:30am

Continental Breakfast
Thursday October 19, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Marriott Salon A

9:15am

MALLCO Roundtable: Acquisitions and Collection Development

The MALLCO Acquisitions and Collection Development Interest Group Roundtable will be an opportunity to examine some of the new challenges law libraries are facing like “shrinking budgets”, changing accreditation standards, “traditional scholarship” versus “experiential learning”, knowledge management and open access issues.  For an overview of these issues, see the article by Christine Bowersox and Sheri Lewis, “Collection Development in the 21st Century: Law Firm and Academic Perspective”, July-August AALL Spectrum 48-51.


Thursday October 19, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Marriott Governor's Room

9:15am

MALLCO Roundtable: Reference and Faculty Services Roundtable -- Sharing What Works
Join an open dialogue with others who stand in your shoes.   Topics include (but are not limited to!) training and instruction, reference interactions, research support and services and other student and faculty focused initiatives.  We will share what is working at our own locations and explore together viable strategies to move us forward.
Who should come?  This is a unique opportunity to connect with other academic reference and faculty services law librarians and learn from each other’s experience.

Thursday October 19, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Marriott Salon C

9:15am

Going Off Book -- Better Together with LibGuides
At the Illinois College of Law we teach legal research using a "hybrid" flipped classroom model. To have more control over our content, we created a LibGuide to replace our former textbook. We also use LibGuides to supplement seminar courses taught by doctrinal faculty. Our embedded librarians use them to help students select topics and research seminar papers and we produce libguides to address specific research needs of our constituencies.  We will guide you through the process of creating an alternative textbook and show additional examples where we use libguides to forge stronger bonds between the library, students, and faculty.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Simmons

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 →


Thursday October 19, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Marriott Salon B

10:30am

MALLCO Roundtable: Resource Sharing

The Resource Sharing Interest Group Roundtable will be an open discussion of trends and changes resource sharing librarians and staffs have seen over the last year. It will provide the opportunity to discuss and exchange new ideas about policies and procedures; ways to market what we do to our students, faculty, and staff; and ways to garner meaningful statistical data. Who should come: Resource Sharing Librarians and staff and anyone interesting in learning more about resource sharing.  


Thursday October 19, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Marriott Salon B

10:30am

Staying Current – Together
This program explores the uses of current awareness items (e.g., news articles, blogs, etc.) by librarians for the benefit of their constituencies. Potential uses in academic, government, and law firm libraries are emphasized. However, this information can be adapted by librarians of all types. The presenters will share their best practices for staying current, staying organized, utilizing professional networks to expand information possibilities, and not getting overwhelmed by information.

Speakers
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Lindsey Carpino

Digital Resource Analyst, Sidley Austin LLP
Lindsey Carpino is a Digital Resource Analyst at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, IL. She has law school library reference experience working at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. She currently works in Technical Services as a Digital... Read More →
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Clanitra Stewart Nejdl

Reference and Instructional Services Librarian, NIU College of Law Library
Clanitra Stewart Nejdl is Reference & Instructional Services Librarian at the Northern Illinois University College of Law. She teaches legal research and provides legal reference assistance to faculty, staff, students and other library users. Prior to joining the Law Library faculty... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Marriott Salon C

10:30am

MALLCO Paper Workshop
Jessie Burchfield Paper: Searching for Snowballs - Can a minor traffic offense really lead to crippling debt and even jail time? It might if the offender misses court dates or fails to pay fines, resulting in Failure to Appear and Failure to Pay warrants, each adding additional costs. Some district court judges refer to this phenomenon as “the district court snowball.” This paper analyzes data from three central Arkansas counties as a sample to determine the frequency of the phenomenon, look for patterns, and suggest potential solutions.

Barbara Fritschel: When unpopular opinions meet politics: Three Milwaukee federal judges who faced impeachment investigations looks at how the impeachment process may have multiple purposes using as case studies federal judges serving in Milwaukee. Learn about these colorful judges, their times, local legal Milwaukee history and how litigants tried to use Congress to influence the outcomes of cases.

Jennifer Prilliman: This paper in progress examines current literature about information behavior models and emerging legal technology and tools. This information is then applied to legal education and explores the challenges and opportunities law schools should be prepared to face.

Speakers
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Jessie Burchfield

Director, Bowen School of Law Library at University of Arkansas Little Rock
Jessie Burchfield is the Associate Dean for Information & Technology Services; Director of the Law Library; Associate Professor of Law at the UALR Bowen School of Law. In addition to her passion for providing excellent library service, she loves teaching both at the classroom level... Read More →
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Barbara Fritschel

Barbara Fritschel is the Librarian for the U.S. Courts Library in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Jennifer Prilliman

Interim Director, Oklahoma City University School of Law
Jennifer Prilliman is the Interim Director and Law Library Professor at the Oklahoma City University School of Law Library. She is an active member in the Oklahoma Bar Association, serving as the Co-Chair of the statewide Law Day committee. She is also a member of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Marriott Governor's Room

11:45am

MALLCO Roundtable: Institutional Repositories

The IR Roundtable is an open conversation about law library institutional repositories. Topics include (but aren’t limited to!) recent changes in ownership of Bepress, relationships between law school repositories and that of a parent institution, thoughts on implementing LawArXiv, and general repository management including how to improve our repositories, thoughts on usage statistics, and marketing.

Who should come? This discussion provides a unique opportunity for anyone who manages an online repository to connect with others and discuss issues of concern and trade tips and tricks. Do you work in a library that hosts a repository but don’t manage it yourself? Feel free to come join the conversation to learn more about this area of librarianship and let the repository managers know what works or does not from your perspective.


Moderators
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Cindy Bassett

Electronic Services Librarian, University of Missouri Law School Library
Cindy Bassett is the Electronic Services Librarian at the University of Missouri Law School Library where she manages access to databases, teaches first-year law students how to do legal research, and manages the Law Schools institutional repository. Cindy also has an interest in... Read More →

Thursday October 19, 2017 11:45am - 12:30pm
Marriott Salon B

11:45am

Effective Communication Among Law School Departments -- Better Together
Context is an important part of the student research and writing experience. Neither researching nor writing happen in a vacuum. The two are forever linked. In order to provide a well-balanced research and writing experience it is essential that the departments covering these areas have a good working relationship. This program will feature panelists from the Northern Illinois University Law Library and Legal Writing department who will share the successes and challenges faced when working across departments to achieve an enhanced student learning experience. Suggestions for getting the conversation started in your home institutions will also be presented.

Speakers
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Jeanna Hunter

Jeanna Hunter teaches legal writing and advocacy. She also helps to coordinate the first-year Academic Success Program. Before joining the faculty, she was a law clerk for the Honorable Charles W. Chapman, Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth District. She also clerked for the Illinois... Read More →
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Heidi Frostestad Kuehl

Director of the Law Library, NIU College of Law
Heidi Frostestad Kuehl joined the NIU College of Law in 2014 as an associate professor of Law and director of the David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library. Professor Kuehl’s primary research and teaching interests are in foreign, comparative, and international law, international business... Read More →
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Meredith Stange

Meredith Stange teaches legal writing and advocacy and is also a coordinator for the first-year Academic Success Program. A graduate of Boston College Law School, she visited Loyola University Chicago School of Law during her third year of law school, where she earned a Certificate... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 11:45am - 12:30pm
Marriott Salon C

12:30pm

Welcome Lunch
Thursday October 19, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Marriott Salon A

1:30pm

One Read Book Club

Conference members will come together to discuss the book: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.

Sociologist Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the 20 dollars a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. The fates of these families are in the hands of two landlords: Sherrena Tarver, a former schoolteacher turned inner-city entrepreneur, and Tobin Charney, who runs one of the worst trailer parks in Milwaukee. They loathe some of their tenants and are fond of others, but as Sherrena puts it, "Love don't pay the bills." She moves to evict Arleen and her boys a few days before Christmas. Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America's vast inequality -- and to people's determination and intelligence in the face of hardship.

 


Thursday October 19, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Marriott Salon C

1:30pm

Poster Session
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.
 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Barney

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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
avatar for Clare Willis

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
Marriott Governor's Room

2:30pm

2:30pm

Afternoon Break
Thursday October 19, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Marriott Hallway

3:00pm

3:00pm

Managing Up: How to Make Waves without Rocking the Boat
Speakers
avatar for Eric Brust

Eric Brust

Director, U.S. Courts Library, 8th Circuit
Eric Brust is the Circuit Librarian for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He oversees physical locations and staff in Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Eric earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas... Read More →
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Lacy Rakestraw

Director, St. Louis County Law Library
Lacy Rakestraw is the Director of the Saint Louis County Law Library, located in the County Courthouse in Clayton, MO. Lacy earned a B.A. in English-Creative Writing and History from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she also received her M.L.S. She attended Southern Illinois... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Marriott Salon C

4:00pm

Beyond Orientation: Building Research Programs for Continued Engagement
The most fortunate new students, attorneys and judges encounter law libraries via “orientation” events or “on-boarding” processes.  In other cases, “thrown to the wolves” is perhaps a more accurate description.  Organizations benefit when new legal researchers find their way to the library early and often.  Increasingly, however, librarians must proactively create opportunities to grab the attention of newcomers early in their academic or professional careers.  It sounds easy, but programs must be strategically developed, training sessions continuously evaluated, and relevant communication consistently maintained.  This session will cover orientation methods, library services that promote ongoing collaboration, and the best methods to keep patrons coming back for more.

Speakers
avatar for Lacy Rakestraw

Lacy Rakestraw

Director, St. Louis County Law Library
Lacy Rakestraw is the Director of the Saint Louis County Law Library, located in the County Courthouse in Clayton, MO. Lacy earned a B.A. in English-Creative Writing and History from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she also received her M.L.S. She attended Southern Illinois... Read More →
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Allison C. Reeve

Allison Reeve is a Research Librarian at Littler Mendelson, PC in Kansas City, MO where she provides reference and research assistance for employment and labor related matters. Previously, she served as Assistant Librarian at University of Kansas School of Law where she developed... Read More →
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Christopher L. Steadham

Christopher Steadham is a 2004 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law and a 2007 graduate of the Emporia State University School of Library & Information Management. He has extensive legal research experience and was named director of the Wheat Law Library in 2015. Steadham... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Marriott Salon C

4:00pm

It's Hard to Collaborate with your Foot on my Throat
Librarians can be valuable partners, working with others in the institution to further its mission. However, some institutional cultures and hierarchies can make true collaboration difficult. Through discussion and research results, this session will consider the extent of the problem, barriers to full participation in the institution, success stories, and strategies to find fulfillment in your work.


Thursday October 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Marriott Salon B

5:00pm

MAALL Executive Board Meeting
Thursday October 19, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Marriott Governor's Room

6:00pm

Dinner
Thursday October 19, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Marriott Salon A
 
Friday, October 20
 

7:00am

Registration
Friday October 20, 2017 7:00am - 3:00pm
Lobby Milwaukee Marriot Downtown

7:30am

Breakfast, AALL Speaker, MAALL Meeting
Moderators
avatar for Susan Boland

Susan Boland

Associate Director of Public & Research Services, University of Cincinnati
Susan Boland is the Associate Director of Public & Research Services for the University of Cincinnati Robert. S. Marx Law Library. She is also the current president of MAALL. She teaches legal research and offers reference and research support services to all law library users... Read More →

Speakers
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Femi Cadmus

Edward Cornell Law Librarian and Professor of Practice at Cornell Law School, Cornell Law School
Femi Cadmus is the Edward Cornell Law Librarian, Associate Dean for Library Services, and Professor of Practice at Cornell Law School. She has over twenty five years of professional experience in law libraries and before coming to Cornell was Associate Law Librarian for Administration... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 7:30am - 8:45am
Marriott Salons A & B

9:15am

Brewing Up Something New: Adding Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Tools into Your Legal Research Curriculum
This session will focus on strategies for incorporating data analytics and artificial intelligence tools into legal research instruction, with the goal of producing forward-thinking, practice-ready graduates. Tools such as Ravel’s Judge and Motion Analytics, Casetext’s CARA, Lex Machina, and Bloomberg Law’s Litigation Analytics will be discussed. Attendees will leave with several strategies for crafting exercises that expose students to these new tools.

Speakers
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Jesse Bowman

Associate Law Librarian for Technology Initiatives and Instruction, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Jesse Bowman is the Electronic Research, Technology, and Instructional Services Librarian at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. He teaches courses in legal research and legal technology and is always interested in incorporating new tools and technologies into his instructi... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Marriott Salon C

9:15am

Motivating Library Staff and Why It Matters
Library staff who feel valued and recognized for the work that they do are more motivated and productive than those who don’t.  This program will help supervisors and managers understand what motivates employees and how to meaningfully recognize and reward staff achievement.

Speakers
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Victoria Coulter

Victoria Coulter began working at the UW Law Library in 1990 and has been here ever since. The faculty, staff and students in the law school have always been great to work with and she's enjoyed meeting so many of them over the years. In 2011 she became the Associate Director for... Read More →
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Bonnie Shucha

Deputy Director, University of Wisconsin Law Library
Bonnie Shucha is the Deputy Director of the UW Law Library where she helps coordinate library operations, personnel, and technology and supervises public services including reference, instruction, circulation, and document delivery services for the UW Law School and campus communities... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Marriott Salon B

10:15am

Morning Break
Friday October 20, 2017 10:15am - 10:45am
Marriott Hallway

10:15am

Lexis Advance: Enhancements That Matter to Law Librarians
Speakers
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Jaime Withers

Jaime Withers is a LexisNexis Law School Research Consultant.


Friday October 20, 2017 10:15am - 10:45am
Marriott Salon B

10:45am

Calm, Cool, and Communicative: Training Tips on Engaging Your Audience
In this session, participants will learn tips and tricks for presenting and communicating their message all while staying calm and cool in the chaos of public speaking. Short listening and communication exercises will be used and we will learn how to apply skills to engage our audiences. We will also focus on preparation and post presentation evaluation. Participants will take away skill building tools to apply in their everyday. Every presenter has a style. What’s yours?

Speakers
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Kristina Martinez

In this session, participants will learn tips and tricks for presenting and communicating their message all while staying calm and cool in the chaos of public speaking. Short listening and communication exercises will be used and we will learn how to apply skills to engage our audiences... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Marriott Salon C

10:45am

Legal Clinics, Libraries, and Law Schools - Collaborations that Work
Legal assistance clinics provide crucial services on a wide range of issues, from small business advice to bankruptcy filings to enabling access to the the courts and justice. Clinics rely on volunteer attorneys, paralegals, librarians, and students to be viable. With the American Bar Association’s requirements for experiential education and employers demanding graduates with practical knowledge, clinical training is now an integral and valuable part of the law school experience. Join us as we explore several different models of how law libraries play a pivotal role in clinical operations and education.

Speakers
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Diana Koppang

Diana has specialized in intellectual property research throughout her 12 year career as a law firm librarian. She recently served as the Chair of the Intellectual Property Caucus of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and is currently Chair of the Economic Status of... Read More →
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Lisa Winkler

Clinical Services Librarian, Northwestern Pritzker Legal Research Center, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law


Friday October 20, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Marriott Salon B

12:00pm

Luncheon & Keynote Speaker: Hon. Diane S. Sykes
The Honorable Diane S. Sykes will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 MAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL Joint Annual Meeting.

Speakers
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Hon. Diane S. Sykes

The Honorable Diane S. Sykes will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 MAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL Joint Annual Meeting. Judge Sykes is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.


Friday October 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Marriott Salons A & B

1:30pm

Better Together-Reference Services for All of our Patrons “Beyond the Students and Faculty”

Many academic [law] libraries serve a variety of patrons beyond the law school community. How does your library support alumni, self-represented litigants and the legal community?

  • Any innovative programming?
  • Specialized instruction?
  • Outreach?
  • Reference and research consultation availability?
  • Remote access to databases?
    • Which ones?
    • Legal research training/instruction?
  • Access to Justice considerations:
    • What services are we providing to Self-Represented Litigants (SRL)?
  • Legal community:
    • What services are you providing? Lawyers? Judges?
Michigan law librarians have an exceptionally cooperative working relationship – we are ‘better together.’

Speakers
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Beth E. Applebaum

Beth Applebaum, MLIS,JD, is a Law Librarian at the Arthur Neef Law Library, Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan. She is the library liaison to the faculty and students in the rapidly growing experiential learning programs at Wayne State. She provides research instruction... Read More →
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Jan Bissett

Jan Bissett, MSLS, JD, is the Reference and Faculty Liaison Services Librarian with Wayne State University’s Arthur Neef Law Library in Detroit, Michigan. She is one of four full-time librarians providing legal information reference and research services to the law school and University... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Marriott Salon B

1:30pm

Legal Information or Legal Advice?: Getting Together to Address a Perennial Question

Public and academic law libraries are seeing an increasing number of patrons who are asking for legal advice instead of legal information.  What is the best way to respond that will give a satisfactory reference experience for both patron and law librarian?  Paul Healey will explain uncertainty management theory and how using methods to increase or decrease a patron’s uncertainty can steer them to materials and legal information without stepping over the line into giving legal advice.   The panel will then present several scenarios and demonstrate how librarians can appraise the patron’s uncertainty and use management techniques to steer the patron toward better options and deflect emotional manipulation by the patron.


Speakers
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Pauline Afuso

Pauline Afuso received her MLS from UCLA in 1993, and has experience in working with patrons and legal information in a variety of settings. Her first job as a reference librarian was at the USC Law Library, where she worked for three years before attending law school. After law school... Read More →
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Paul Healey

Paul Healey serves as Senior Instructional Services Librarian at the Jenner Law library of the University of Illinois College of Law, and teaches Legal Research and Advanced Legal Research courses in the law school. He holds a JD in law and MA in library and information science from... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Marriott Salon C

2:30pm

LexisNexis Digital Library- The Next Chapter in Law Libraries
Speakers
JD

Jason Divine

Jason Divine is a LexisNexis Digital Media Specialist.


Friday October 20, 2017 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Marriott Salon B

2:30pm

Afternoon Break
Friday October 20, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Marriott Hallway

3:00pm

60 Tips in 60 Minutes - Better Together Edition
We’ll showcase 60 of our favorite technology tips, apps, programs, and websites that you can use for teaching research, explaining tech concepts, using technology, improving efficiency, and having fun!  Some of these are ours - and some from all of you (share your tip here).

Moderators
avatar for Emily Barney

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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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 →

Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marriott Salon C

3:00pm

LawArXiv: An Open Access Community for Legal Scholarship
LawArXiv is an emerging collaborative initiative of the LIPA, MALLCO, NELLCO, and Cornell Law Library. Its mission is to empower the scholarly legal community and champion open access principles by ensuring community ownership of legal scholarship. This session will provide more information about the goals, objectives, and governance of the open-access repository. Presenters will walk through the status of the project, submitting papers, and searching.  Attendees who are participating in the repository will be encouraged to impart insights. Presenters and attendees will share suggestions for library involvement and brainstorm next steps.

Speakers
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Corie Dugas

Executive Director, NELLCO Law Library Consortium, Inc.
Corie Dugas is the Executive Director of NELLCO Law Library Consortium. She previously served as the Executive Director of the Mid-America Law Library Consortium and was also the Head of Outreach and Access Services and Assistant Professor of Legal Research at Saint Louis University’s... Read More →
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Margaret Maes

Executive Director, LIPA
Margaret Maes is the executive director of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 1973 and an M.A. from the University of Denver Graduate School of Librarianship in 1975. She has worked as a librarian at... Read More →
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Susan Urban

Susan Urban is the current MALLCO Executive Director and Head of Access Services at the Oklahoma City University School of Law Library. She began her library career at the Oklahoma City University Law Library, working part-time while obtaining her MLIS at the University of Oklahoma... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marriott Salon B

4:30pm

MALLCO Board Meeting
Friday October 20, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Marriott Governor's Room

6:30pm

Dine Arounds
Friday October 20, 2017 6:30pm - 9:30pm
TBA
 
Saturday, October 21
 

8:15am

Continental Breakfast
Saturday October 21, 2017 8:15am - 8:45am
Marquette

9:00am

Creating 21st Century Lawyers: Teaching Law Practice Technology
New technologies have changed society in monumental ways, and the practice of law is no exception. These changes are creating new job opportunities for inventive law school graduates. To meet these changing needs students need hands-on, practical experience with a variety of tools while also acquiring a deeper understanding of the legal and ethical ramifications that surround the use of these technologies. In this panel the speakers will address methods for teaching such topics as cloud computing; artificial intelligence systems; technology-assisted review and eDiscovery; mobile lawyering; courtroom and presentation technologies; information security and maintaining client confidentiality.

Speakers
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Randy Diamond

Randy Diamond is Director of Library and Technology Resources and Legal Research Professor of Law. Prior to becoming a law librarian, Professor Diamond was a litigation associate at Thompson Hine and Flory in Cleveland, Ohio. In law school, he was a staff member of the Fordham Urban... Read More →
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Darin Fox

Associate Dean, University of Oklahoma Law Library
Darin Fox is Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library at the University of Oklahoma College since 2005. He previously served as Associate Dean, Director of Information Technology, and Computer Services Librarian at the University of Southern California Law School from 1994-2004... Read More →
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Kenneth Hirsh

Director of the Law Library and I.T., University of Cincinnati College of Law
Ken Hirsh Director of the University of Cincinnati Law Library and Professor of Practice. He is a graduate of the University of Miami and received his JD from the University of Florida. After practicing law in Florida for nearly ten years, he returned to school to obtain his MS in... Read More →
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Heidi Frostestad Kuehl

Director of the Law Library, NIU College of Law
Heidi Frostestad Kuehl joined the NIU College of Law in 2014 as an associate professor of Law and director of the David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library. Professor Kuehl’s primary research and teaching interests are in foreign, comparative, and international law, international business... Read More →
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Michael Robak

Michael Robak is Director of the Schoenecker Law Library and Associate Dean and Clinical Professor of Law at St. Thomas Law. He came to St. Thomas from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Law School, where he served as associate director of the library and director of information... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Marquette 246

10:15am

Flip It & Mix It Up: Integrating Concept Mastery into the Flipped Classroom
Flipped classrooms are great for facilitating experiential learning, but what about legal research concepts and theories that don’t quite fit into this hands-on approach?  Are there ways to reinforce concepts such as research strategy, sources, and research specific vocabulary using the flipped classroom format?  Yes! In this presentation we’ll present and discuss interactive techniques that we’ve incorporated into our flipped Advanced Legal Research course that promote mastery of legal research concepts, vocabulary and theories. 

Speakers
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Barbara Bean

Barbara Bean became a law librarian in 2004 and teaches first year and Advanced Legal Research. She is admitted to the Bar in New York and California. She practiced in New York City and Los Angeles, where she was a banking and corporate finance attorney for Milbank, Tweed, Hadley... Read More →
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Jane Meland

Jane Meland is Assistant Director for Public Services at the Michigan State University College of Law Schaefer Law Library. She has been with the Schaefer Law Library for approximately 15 years. In addition to her library duties, she teaches advanced legal research (in class and online... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Marquette 267

10:15am

Preserving Our Histories, Telling Our Stories: What’s in "Your" Chapter Archives?
In 1939, the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) created procedures governing the establishment of local Chapters.  Since then, the number of AALL Chapters has grown to thirty.  Each Chapter serves a specific geographic region, offering members access to educational and networking opportunities as well as social events.  Many have been active advocates for legislation and social change at the state and federal levels.  Collectively, they have almost eighty years of stories to be told.  Their rich history is documented in the records they produce.  Panelists will present brief overviews of how their respective Chapters preserve the legacy of their membership.  Our goal is to stimulate an audience-wide dialog about the benefits and challenges of managing Chapter archival resources.       

Moderators
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Virginia C. Thomas

Virginia C. Thomas joined Wayne State University in 2009 as director of the Neef Law Library. In 2011, she was appointed to the law school's adjunct faculty. Ms. Thomas also serves as interim director for collection management and discovery services within the Wayne State University... Read More →

Speakers
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Susan Boland

Associate Director of Public & Research Services, University of Cincinnati
Susan Boland is the Associate Director of Public & Research Services for the University of Cincinnati Robert. S. Marx Law Library. She is also the current president of MAALL. She teaches legal research and offers reference and research support services to all law library users... Read More →
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Beverly G. Butula

Beverly Butula is Director of Library Services at Davis & Kuelthau. She is responsible for library administration and services. She assists all staff with research, reference, competitive intelligence, and cite checking. Prior to becoming a librarian, Bev was a litigation paralegal... Read More →
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Clanitra Stewart Nejdl

Reference and Instructional Services Librarian, NIU College of Law Library
Clanitra Stewart Nejdl is Reference & Instructional Services Librarian at the Northern Illinois University College of Law. She teaches legal research and provides legal reference assistance to faculty, staff, students and other library users. Prior to joining the Law Library faculty... Read More →
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Charles Wilson

Charles Wilson is a research librarian at Lindquist & Vennum and a former principal at Gray Plant Mooty where he specialized in real estate law prior to founding his own firm where he represented developers, landlords, owners and contractors. He is the current president of MALL.


Saturday October 21, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Marquette 246

11:00am

Morning Break
Saturday October 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:15am
Marquette

11:15am

Building Better Teams by Identifying and Developing Strengths
87% of employees worldwide are not engaged in their jobs. How can law libraries build teams that understand each other's abilities, trust each other, and effectively implement strategies based on this understanding and trust? How can librarians and staff identify and develop their own strengths and learn to work with other's strengths? How can managers build better teams? This program will explore some of the ways individuals and managers can identify and develop strengths that will enable them to truly be better together!

Speakers
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Susan Boland

Associate Director of Public & Research Services, University of Cincinnati
Susan Boland is the Associate Director of Public & Research Services for the University of Cincinnati Robert. S. Marx Law Library. She is also the current president of MAALL. She teaches legal research and offers reference and research support services to all law library users... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Marquette 267

11:15am

Working on Working Together: Better Together Through a Cooperative Agreement
Court and County Law Libraries who are funded by filing fees have been confronting shrinking budgets for years (see AALL: Explore Funding Opportunities for Law Libraries Task Force Report of 2000 https://www.aallnet.org/Archived/Leadership-Governance/committees/task-force-report.html  and Sonoma County’s more recent http://sonomacountylawlibrary.org/About-Us/Library-Funding/).  While many avenues have been explored, one option is for a county law library to partner with its local public library.  The Hennepin County Law Library entered into a verbal agreement with the Hennepin County Library in 2014; hired a new law library director in 2015 and approved a written cooperative agreement with the county in 2017.  The benefits to both parties are many and will be discussed in detail by the two library directors.


Saturday October 21, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Marquette 246

12:15pm

"To-Go" Lunch
Saturday October 21, 2017 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Marquette