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Facilitating the Duty of Tech Competence in the Algorithmic Society

Jamie Baker, Associate Director, Texas Tech University School of Law Library

Jamie Baker explores the contours of Algorithmic Society at SWALL/HALL 2018 Join Conference.

As more states continue to adopt the ethical Duty of Technology Competence, and as we move from the "Digital Age" to the "Algorithmic Society," how can law librarians help facilitate ethical compliance? This Ignite Talk will introduce the audience to the Duty of Tech Competence and examine how law librarians interact with and facilitate this duty.

The Art of the Research Conference

Alyson Drake, Assistant Director for Public Services, Texas Tech University School of Law

While many instructors of legal research and writing courses incorporate conferencing into their curriculum, most do so as students engage in the writing process--long after students have struggled with the analytical thinking central to the research process. This program will introduce the pedagogical benefits of conducting research conferences and give a primer on one approach to structuring these conferences in both first year and advanced legal research courses. Attendees will be able to: *Advocate the value of research conferences to their legal research and legal writing colleagues, including how conferences can help meet ABA standards on formative assessment; and *Create a pre-conference questionnaire that will allow their students to set the agenda and tone for the conferences.

CI on the Fly

Caren Luckie, Jackson-Walker

Description to follow.

Legal Research Worldwide: Law Librarians Teaching Abroad, Parts I & II

Barbara Bintliff, Professor in Law, Director of University of Texas at Austin Tarlton Law Library/Jamail Center for Legal Research

Barbara Bintliff at Kuwait International School of Law

Jeff Woodmansee with legal research class at University of Silesia in Poland

Jeff B. Woodmansee, Associate Professor of Law Librarianship at UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law

Because law librarianship is an increasingly international field, working and learning abroad can enrich you culturally and professionally. Whether you visit for a few days, weeks, or move halfway across the world for a year or more, these two sessions will give you more information about participating in teaching exchange programs and ideas on how to make the most of a life-changing experience. 

In Part I, Professor Bintliff shares her experiences from her teaching and other formal involvement with the Kuwait International School of Law and will discuss other ways law librarians are increasingly teaching internationally.

In Part II, Professor Woodmansee will deliver remarks from his recent paper “International Opportunity for a Law Librarian: Teaching Legal Research in Poland” based on his experience teaching criminal law research and involvement as part of the School of U.S. Law program at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland.

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