The 2015-2016 Continuing Education Committee was Carolyn Hersch and Jesse Bowman (co-chairs), Tom Keefe, David Rogers, Jamie Stewart, Simone Srinivasan, and Sharon Nelson. During the 2015-2016 year, the CALL Continuing Education Committee organized and hosted three events.
Last fall, on October 23rd, I attended a daylong conference hosted by the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement-Illinois (APRA-IL), which focused on hot topics in prospect research. APRA-IL is an organization for prospect development professionals in the Chicagoland area. Prospect research involves researching, managing, and analyzing data with the goal of gaining donors for non-profit organizations. Librarians are getting hired in this field, as the skill set matches neatly with the profession. The majority of prospect development positions can be found with universities and hospitals, although the field is growing. Continue reading APRA-IL Webinar
AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee presents the AALL2go pick of the month:
What Makes a Librarian Worth a Million Bucks? Valuing Staff, Resources, and Services When Dollars are Scarce
In recent years, libraries have been faced with ever-increasing budget cuts. Therefore, librarians must be able to accurately and concretely demonstrate the value of the library to their law firms and law schools. Continue reading AALL2go Pick of the Month: What Makes a Librarian Worth a Million Bucks?
Registration is Open!
With the constant pressure to utilize dollars effectively, librarians need to understand what it costs to run their department.
According to a recent Citibank survey, library expense is one of the top five expenses for a law firm. Most of our libraries have budgets that are larger than the majority of small businesses in the U.S.
Join us for our September webinar, Mastering the Art of Budgeting: A Librarian’s Approach, on Thursday, September 18, at 11 a.m. CDT where three panelists will discuss budgeting processes, why it’s important for librarians to be involved, and insights from finance about what’s important to the firm.
Librarians should be seen as fiscally responsible when it comes to preparing and administering the library budget. Registration is now open.
This webinar is $30 for AALL members and $60 for nonmembers, and site registration (one per physical location) is $150.
AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee presents the AALL2go pick of the month: So You Think You Can Teach:Keeping the Audience Awake and Learning Alive.
Legal research instruction can be interesting, engaging and fun! Five experienced and dynamic academic librarians present 10-minute mini-lessons, highlighting five different teaching tools to capture the audience’s attention.
The mini-lessons cover such topics as secondary materials, cost-effective case law research, locating federal statutes using popular name, federal administrative materials, and D.C. materials.
The teaching tools that are demonstrated include:
- showing movie clips that connect a legal research concept with an example from pop culture
- using imagery to create a personal legal research scenario
- creating a screencast lesson (with Camtasia and PowerPoint)
- presenting an interesting or funny example or anecdote to engage the audience
- utilizing props and games to capture the audience’s attention and to encourage participation.
The five different learning styles and the importance of teaching to those learning styles are also discussed. The mini-lessons are followed by a Q&A session where the panelists discuss in-class assignments, research logs, textbooks, CALI lessons, and the importance of creating relatable research examples.
Everyone from the beginner to the experienced legal research instructor is sure to discover innovative techniques that they can use to engage their audiences.
Find this and more free continuing education programs and webinars for AALL members on AALL2go!