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Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Dinner at Andalucia Tapas with Salsa Dancing by Salsa Grande

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Dinner at Andalucia Tapas

A fabulous evening is ahead as you enjoy a selection of hot and cold tapas with delicious sangria as you mingle with your colleagues.

Salsa Dancing by Salsa Grande

In addition there will be a professional Salsa dancing performance and fun free lesson provided by SALSA GRANDE, so bring your dancing shoes and plan to have a lot of fun! 

This event is generously sponsored by

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Apr
5
5:30 PM17:30

Opening Evening Receptions

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South Texas College of Law Houston 
 
 
Sponsored by GALE

Please join us on Thursday, April 5th, as The Fred Parks Law Library and Gale co-sponsor a reception at South Texas College of Law Houston.  Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and other beverages while taking in the elevated view of the city from the 6th floor Emilie Slohm Room and terrace from 5:30pm to 6:45pm.

We request the confirmation of your presence by Thursday, March 29th. Register on the STCL & GALE Reception event page. We look forward to seeing you!

Limited parking for the reception will be provided. STCL Houston is located at 1303 San Jacinto St., right across Polk St. from Andalucia Tapas where the SWALL/HALL dinner will be held beginning at 7:00pm.

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Questions? Please contact Colleen Manning (cmanning@stcl.edu) or Rob Sieracki (rob.sieracki@cengage.com).


GLL/LISP Reception, Thursday April 5 at 5:30 - 6:30 pm at the Harris County Law Library, Sponsored by Thomson Reuters, #Diversify SWALL/HALL 2018 Annual Meeting

Please join us on Thursday, April 5th, for the SWALL Government Law Libraries and Legal Information Services to the Public Committees Reception at the Harris County Law Library.  Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments in the warm and welcoming setting of the public law library for the nation's third largest county. Take a tour, network with your colleagues and new friends, and gear up for the dining and dancing at the SWALL/HALL Dinner to follow.

We request the confirmation of your presence by Thursday, March 29thRegister on the GLL/LISP Reception event page. We look forward to seeing you!

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Questions? Please contact SWALL LISP Committee Chair Heather Holmes (heather.holmes@cao.hctx.net)

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Apr
5
4:15 PM16:15

Ignite Talks

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

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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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Apr
5
4:15 PM16:15

Accessing Government Records: Overview of the PIA Request Process

Accessing Government Records: Overview of the PIA request process

Kristen Lee, Assistant County Attorney & Public Information Coordinator, Office of Vince Ryan, Harris County Attorney

Attorney Kristen Lee will draw from her experience as Public Information Coordinator in one of the busiest PIA departments in Texas to provide an overview of the Texas Public Information Act (PIA), which establishes the right to access government records, and the process for placing requests under the Act.

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Apr
5
3:15 PM15:15

Disaster Recovery: Law Library Responses in Times of Crisis (Deep Dive, part 2)

Deep Dive Part 2

Disaster Recovery: Law Library Responses in Times of Crisis

Amanda Watson Director of the O’Quinn Law Library and Assistant Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center

Joe Lawson Deputy Director, Harris County Law Library

Panelists from academic and government law libraries discuss the impact disasters, like hurricanes, have on our institutions and the opportunities to help with recovery efforts, not only in the law library, but in our parent organizations and communities as well.

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Apr
5
3:15 PM15:15

Adapting Steenken and Brooks’ Sources of American Law

Adapting Steenken and Brooks’ Sources of American Law

Edward Hart Assistant Professor of Law and Assistant Dean for Law Library, University of North Texas Dallas College of Law; Stewart Caton, Reference Librarian, University of North Texas Dallas College of Law; Bailey Eagin, Reference Librarian, University of North Texas Dallas College of Law

Law librarians from UNT Dallas College of Law will discuss their experience developing the first-year research curriculum for a required two-credit course using Beau Steenken and Tina Brooks’ textbook, along with its generous creative commons license, Sources of American Law - An Introduction to Legal Research. The book is a CALI eLangdell Press publication now in its third edition. It is freely available in several downloadable formats for various platforms as well as an affordable print-and-bind-on-demand service. They will discuss factors that led to the book’s adoption and their takeaways transitioning away from a more traditional legal research text. For example, one benefit is the ability to take advantage of the creative commons license to rewrite exercises for their jurisdiction. Also important is the interplay between the contents of the book and the promotion of related CALI Lessons. In addition to their feedback, presenters will share commentary from current and former students.
 

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Apr
5
2:00 PM14:00

Harvey, Irma, Maria…Oh Man, What Now? (Deep Dive, part 1)

Deep Dive Part 1

Harvey, Irma, Maria...oh man, what now?

Catherine Greene Burnett Associate Dean, Professor of Law - South Texas

Heather Kushnerick Special Collections and Archivist - South Texas

Introductions by Monica Ortale, Associate Director for Public Services

Planning for disaster, or reacting to one, from the Special Collections, the Library/Institution perspective and from a personal one. What do you take when you're told to evacuate? How do you deal with FEMA?

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Apr
5
2:00 PM14:00

Let’s Get Experiential! Practical Tips for Meeting ABA’s Simulation Course Requirements

Let's Get Experiential! Practical Tips for Meeting ABA's Simulation Course Requirements

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

After a quick introduction of the requirements for a course to be designated a simulation course under the ABA standards, presenters will give examples on one way they help make their classes meet the simulation/experiential course standards. For example, one presenter would tell the audience three ways they introduce "self-evaluation" into her course. Another may discuss innovative methods for incorporating formative assessment. The program will give attendees easy way to incorporate experiential features into their legal research courses and to ultimately be able to submit their courses as simulations.

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Apr
5
8:00 AM08:00

Pre-Conference Workshop - Diversify Your Toolkit: Legal Research for Everyone

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The SWALL Committee on Legal Information Services to Public invites public and academic librarians to attend a pre-conference legal research workshop. Learn tips and tricks for conducting effective legal research for everyone, and diversify your research toolkit! Click on the image below to view the program schedule. To register, visit the Houston Area Law Librarians event page at http://houstonarealawlibrarians.org/event-2844055

Anyone interested in the SWALL/HALL 2018 Conference is also invited to register and join us for a variety of programming and networking events in downtown Houston, April 5-7, at the Magnolia Hotel. For registration rates and conference details, visit www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/swall2018

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