American Association of Law Libraries

There is no question that the most exciting place at AALL is the Exhibit Hall. Connect with old friends, schmooze with vendors, learn about exciting new features and products. 2022 is the first live, post pandemic AALL conference. I am anticipating that a highly energized crowd will be streaming through the exhibit hall. I

The American Association of Law Libraries has opened registration for their Annual Conference which will be held July 19-23, 2021. Sadly it will be a virtual conference for the second year in a row. The theme is “Leading with Wisdom & Insight” and  “builds upon legal information professionals’ ability to adapt to unparalleled industry shifts while leading the way forward in this new and constantly changing legal landscape.

The conference was originally scheduled to be a live event in Cleveland, Ohio. The five day conference promises five days of innovative innovation and events. There will be live-streamed and on-demand sessions covering  topical coverage of legal technology, diversity, equity, and inclusion, analytics in competitive intelligence, wellness, access to justice, and more.

New Virtual Conference Platform:  attendees will have the ability to chat and network with colleagues directly through a new virtual conference platform and even schedule both group and one-on-one meetings with other attendees.

Partner Solutions Day Monday July 19th will feature Partner solutions .allowing registrants  to explore and connect with providers of cutting-edge and essential products and services, and attend livestreamed Exhibitor Showcase sessions.

Keynote: Live education programs will kick off on Tuesday, July 20 with the Opening General Session, featuring keynote speaker Tina
Continue Reading AALL Opens Registration for 2021 Virtual Conference — Rock On!

This morning the American Association of Law Libraries issued a press release stating that they are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely. The press release stated that the safety of members and program attendees is the “top priority.” At this point they have no plans to cancel or postpone upcoming events in Chicago  (Leadership Academy, Competitive Intelligence Strategies, etc.)

Registration for the 2020 Annual Meeting and Conference, July 11-14  in New Orleans is open. There are no reported cases of the virus in the
Continue Reading American Association of Law Libraries Monitoring Coronavirus– Still Planning to Hold Upcoming Events and AALL Conference

Each year AALL welcomes new exhibitors seeking to reach the decision-makers in law libraries and information centers.  The current powerful generation  of tools in the legal  market often offer multiple features so the products are sometimes not easy to categorize. I have taken the liberty of characterizing each new exhibitor by a single label

It seems like only yesterday that Joan Axelroth and I were Co-Chairs of the 2012 PLL Summit themed as “The Road to 2020.”   That year’s Keynote Speaker was Jordan Furlong, a leading legal industry consultant who inspired the audience with a talk entitled  “Climbing the Value Ladder. Rethinking the Law Library on the Road to 2020” 

Keynote: Jordan Furlong

Furlong is back and this years Summit theme is “The Road to 2030.”  In retrospect, many of Furlong’s predictions about the transformation of libraries and the morphing of librarians into a wide spectrum of knowledge and technology roles have materialized. I am looking forward to another inspiring Furlong road map suggesting how we should respond to the changes ahead.

The keynote will highlight how the growing power and sophistication of legal intelligence will dovetail with and help to accelerate the transformation of law firms’ client services and business models. Furlong will describe how law librarians, knowledge engineers, and data analysts will play
Continue Reading Registration Closing for PLLIP Summit: The Road to 2030 with Jordon Furlong Keynote and Design Thinking Workshop

If you  were unable to attend the live presentation of this program at Legal Tech  in NY in February, the program will be repeated as a webinar co-sponsored by the  PLLIP Education and Professional Development Committee and AALL Continuing Professional Education Committee.

Date: April 25th, 2019

Time: Noon EST

Program Description Costs are exploding. Staffing

I was a panelist on one of the two American Association of Law Libraries sponsored panels at ALM’s LegalWeek. June Liebert, Cheryl Smith. Cynthia Brown and reviewed the life cycle of technology adoption from product selection through testing, marketing, training and measuring adoption. Lawrence Colletti, executive Producer at Legal Talk Network invited us to sit for an interview. Listen to the podcast below –

From Conversation to Conversion Panel at LegalWeek

 Episode Notes

Many lawyers may not know they need a new product, but their support staff is always on the lookout for technology that will keep the firm running at its best. Laurence Colletti hosts this On The Road report with a panel of law librarians about their presentation about getting lawyers to use new tools. They discuss how they select products through research, testing, promotion, and review. Through demonstrations of use and data, they are able to show lawyers what tools will help them get the best results for their clients.

June Liebert is the firmwide director of library and research services at Sidley Austin LLP.

Jean P. O’Grady is currently senior director of information, research & knowledge at DLA Piper US, LLP.

Cheryl Smith is director of information services at O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

Cynthia Brown is director of research services for Littler Mendelson.

Continue Reading Legal Talk Network: AALL Members Interviewed at LegalWeek On Driving Lawyer Technology Adoption

The American Association of Law Libraries has extended the deadline for members to complete the State of the Profession Survey until December 14,  2018.

AALL Members were emailed the survey on November 8th.

“The ultimate objective of the survey is to deliver a report to identify, clarify, and support the value of your individual and