Step Inside the Collaborative Zone

Saturday
April 7
11:15 am to 12:00 pm


Michelle Rigual, Library Director, University of New Mexico Law Library

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To match the diversity of its patrons, the University of New Mexico Law Library has embraced diversity in its spaces. As a follow up to Friday’s session on the 21st Century Law Library, we’ll take a virtual guided tour through UNM’s recently-created Collaborative Zone and discuss how facilities changes reflect trends in legal education and libraries as well as local idiosyncrasies.

Developing Cultural Intelligence: Working Effectively Across Cultures (Deep Dive, part 2)

Saturday
April 7
11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran Lecturer, University of North Texas / CEO, CulturalCo

It is not enough to simply be ‘aware’ anymore. We must go beyond our own self-awareness and awareness of others to understand the impacts of how we work and interact effectively in culturally diverse situations, whether domestic or global. As the information profession operates in an ever changing, global environment, we need to be prepared to handle any diverse situation. As our workforces become more diverse, we face an even greater challenge and problem: that is how to successfully manage increasingly diverse interactions. To address this concern, organizations are applying the framework of cultural intelligence. Cultural intelligence is a person’s capability for successful adaptation to new cultural settings, that is, for unfamiliar settings attributable to cultural context. Cultural intelligence is not specific to a particular culture – rather it focuses on the capability to function effectively in culturally diverse situations. This session will discuss an overview of cultural intelligence (CQ) and its application within the information profession; specifically look at its application to change. Cultural intelligence allows information professionals to reinvent themselves by understanding their CQ, and applying differing techniques within the workplace when involved with culturally diverse situations and confronted with change. In order to understand how to increase an individual’s CQ, one must begin by understanding the four factors or sub-dimensions of CQ. Each of these factors relates specifically to cultural challenges: drive, knowledge, strategy and action. This session is designed for any individual that interacts with diverse cultures (ethnic, national, generational, and organizational cultures) and the concept can be applied to any organizational segment (academia, corporate, public etc).

Developing Cultural Intelligence: Working Effectively Across Cultures (Deep Dive, part 1)

Saturday
April 7
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran, Lecturer, University of North Texas / CEO, CulturalCo

  Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran  discusses cultural intelligence at the SWALL/HALL 2018 Join Conference.

Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran discusses cultural intelligence at the SWALL/HALL 2018 Join Conference.

It is not enough to simply be ‘aware’ anymore. We must go beyond our own self-awareness and awareness of others to understand the impacts of how we work and interact effectively in culturally diverse situations, whether domestic or global. As the information profession operates in an ever changing, global environment, we need to be prepared to handle any diverse situation. As our workforces become more diverse, we face an even greater challenge and problem: that is how to successfully manage increasingly diverse interactions. To address this concern, organizations are applying the framework of cultural intelligence. Cultural intelligence is a person’s capability for successful adaptation to new cultural settings, that is, for unfamiliar settings attributable to cultural context. Cultural intelligence is not specific to a particular culture – rather it focuses on the capability to function effectively in culturally diverse situations. This session will discuss an overview of cultural intelligence (CQ) and its application within the information profession; specifically look at its application to change. Cultural intelligence allows information professionals to reinvent themselves by understanding their CQ, and applying differing techniques within the workplace when involved with culturally diverse situations and confronted with change. In order to understand how to increase an individual’s CQ, one must begin by understanding the four factors or sub-dimensions of CQ. Each of these factors relates specifically to cultural challenges: drive, knowledge, strategy and action. This session is designed for any individual that interacts with diverse cultures (ethnic, national, generational, and organizational cultures) and the concept can be applied to any organizational segment (academia, corporate, public etc).

Free and Low Cost Tech Tools for Law Librarians

Saturday
April 7
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Emily Lawson Reference Librarian, University of Houston Law Center O'Quinn Law Library
Dan Donahue International and Foreign Law Librarian, University of Houston Law Center O'Quinn Law Library

 Dan Donahue talks legal tech at SWALL/HALL 2018.

Dan Donahue talks legal tech at SWALL/HALL 2018.

This program will feature a variety of free and low cost technology tools that can be used by all types of law librarians to assist with tasks such as teaching, marketing, time management, information organization, and research.

Putting the “Person” back into “Personnel”: Emotional Intelligence in Law Libraries

Saturday
April 7
9:00 am to 9:45 am

Sherri Thomas, Assistant Director, University of New Mexico Law Library

Law libraries are institutions with the essential mission of serving diverse and demanding patron bases. In these times of budgetary crunches, libraries are carrying their same levels of service, but with fewer personnel. Many times delegation of responsibilities does not depend on assessing what individual in the institution will excel at a task, but more often on who has less on their plate overflowing plates. Without considering the person that is taking the task and only focusing on task completion poor attitudes take root, which immediately create discord between supervisors and supervisees, and will eventually adversely affect library services. This article takes a look at how law library administrators can use emotional intelligence techniques to avoid managerial pitfalls and stay sane.

Information Services without Boundaries

Saturday
April 7
9:00 am to 9:45 am

Blythe McCoy, Librarian Relations Manager at Thomson Reuters, shares her marketing expertise.

Blythe McCoy Librarian Relations Manager, Thomson Reuters

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With the velocity and volume of information along with the constant change in technology in today’s market, Information Services Departments must think, act, manage and share information strategically to make an impact within business units and across the organization. The value of these services must be proven often. We will explore ideas and strategies that will leverage the impact the Information Services Department makes across your business—New and strategic ways to deliver valuable information and insight, going beyond the reactive approach to information services, how to leverage resources to benefit non-traditional business units, ways to collaborate with various stakeholders to show your value.

 

Address from AALL President Greg Lambert

Saturday
April 7
8:30 am to 9:00 am

Greg Lambert, AALL President, Chief Knowledge Services Officer, Jackson Walker LLP, Houston

SWALL and HALL are honored to welcome the president of American Association of Law Librarians to provide an update on the state of our national association.

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Tagged Track 1, Track 2, Academic, Law Firm, Public Service, Government, Management, Meetings
 

American Civil Liberties Union Papers 1912-1990

Friday
April 6
2:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Vince Vessalo, Senior Account Representative-Gale; Rob Sieracki Academic Library Representative-Gale

American Civil Liberties Union Papers (ACLU)-1912 to 1990 was recently released by Gale and consists of two collections: -Part 1 Roger Baldwin years (1912-1950) and years of expansion (1950-1990). -Part 2 Southern Regional Office Records includes all new scanning held at the Mudd Library, Princeton University. Join Vince Vessalo and Rob Sieracki from Gale, as they offer a review and exploration concerning these two new academic collections as an added on archival installment of the Making of Modern Law.

Posted in All Educational Programs, All Events, April 6 - Friday
Tagged Academic, Government, Law Firm, Public Service, Tech Services, Track 2

Video Editing for Law Librarians (Deep Dive, part 2)

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Friday
April 6
2:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Joseph Lawson, Deputy Director, Harris County Law Library

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Video is quickly becoming an essential medium for instruction, outreach, and public services. In this program, learn basics of video editing and applications in law library settings, from creating social media content and screen-casts to using video content for DIY digital signage to working with recordings of live programs. The program will include a live demonstration of editing techniques.


Sample Videos

Video Outreach for Law Librarians (Deep Dive, part 1)

Friday
April 6
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm

Jennifer Laws, Scholarly Communications & E-Resources Librarian & Lecturer III, University of New Mexico Law Library

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Many law libraries are looking for ways to diversify and extend their services without hiring lots more people or opening branches. Video content is a powerful tool to increase the impact of existing services, expand the role of librarians and the library within a parent organization, and address specific information and training needs. This program will explore ways that video content is being used in all types of law libraries. It will also examine the pros and cons of using video content and tools. Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm ways that video content could address a specific need or goal in their own libraries.

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Robot Lawyer: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law

Friday
April 6
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm

Saskia Mehlhorn, Director of KM and Libraries, Norton Rose Fulbright

Technology-fueled disruption has made its way into industries like healthcare, transportation, journalism and many more. At the center of this disruption is artificial intelligence ("AI"), which refers to a computer's ability to mimic "cognitive" functions such as "learning" and "problem solving" that are commonly associated with the human mind.

Those familiar with the practice of law expect that AI will disrupt the legal profession in the not-so-distant-future and that in fact it is already being utilized for tasks like contract review, e-discovery and practice management.

The session will provide a basic overview of AI in the legal profession, give specific examples of tools that incorporate AI technology and discuss opportunities for lawyers and other legal professionals.

Posted in All Educational Programs, All Events, April 6 - Friday
Tagged Academic, Government, Law Firm, Management, Public Service, Tech Services, Track 2

Preparing Students for Summer Externships and Employment

Friday
April 6
11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Alexandra Siek, Public Services Coordinator, University of New Mexico Law Library

Many law schools find a need to prepare their students - particularly the rising second years - for summer externships and employment, most often because first year curriculums are insufficient in preparing them for their summer legal research needs. This presenter will discuss her experiences at the University of New Mexico School of Law in supporting the research needs of students seeking summer externships and employment, and how that support has developed and continues to adapt. Attendees will also have opportunities to learn from their colleagues what they’ve tried at their own institutions and what has – and hasn’t - worked.

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Big and Little: Success Strategies for Every Government Library

Friday
April 6, 2018
11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Karen Dibble Associate Director, Dallas County Law Library
Carla Cates Law Librarian, Ellis County Law Library

Panel presentation on successful strategies for serving pro se patrons, attorneys and court personnel, as well as ideas for budget, collection development and security for government libraries of all sizes.

Posted in All Educational Programs, All Events, April 6 - Friday
Tagged Government, Public Service, Track 1