Chicago-Kent and the AALL 2016 Annual Meeting

AALL 2016 Make it New LogoThe 109th Annual Meeting for the American Association of Law Libraries is being held here in Chicago July 16-19. This is the first time in 29
years that the meeting will be held in Chicago, which is also the home to AALL.

Chicago-Kent librarians and faculty will be very active in this year’s conference, speaking in programs, organizing events and welcoming law librarians from around the country to our city.

If you’re attending the conference, we hope you’ll find the sessions listed below helpful and of course you are welcome to tour our library in person or attend events like the CALL trivia night!

AALL President

The most active representative of Chicago-Kent at AALL 2016, of course, is Keith Ann Stiverson. She is not only our Library Director, but has also served as the 2015-2016 President of AALL. She shares the goal behind this year’s conference theme:

As the legal community and our profession continue to undergo massive change, let’s see it as an opportunity and react positively.

I chose Make It New: Create the Future for our 2016 theme to highlight the fact that we are the knowledge professionals who have more skills than most of our colleagues in the organizations we serve. We are the people who can truly help move our organizations forward into the future, so let’s do it.

Look around your organization to see what you can do to help solve its challenges, and then share your successes with all of us.

You can find the full conference program as a pdf or as an event app through the eventmobi program

Chicago-Kent Speakers at AALL 2016

Chicago-Kent librarians and faculty are presenting on a wide variety of research and technology themes at this year’s conference. Debbie Ginsberg was also very active in the Annual Meeting Program Committee that reviewed all the proposed sessions.

Sessions below are listed in chronological order – click on titles for session details.

  • Time & Location: Monday, July 18 at 9:45am – Hyatt-Regency Ballroom B
  • CK Speaker: Debbie Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian

Building Pro Bono Partnerships That Deliver

  • Time & Location: Monday, July 18 at 2pm – Hyatt-Columbus EF
  • CK Speaker: Ronald W. Staudt, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Access to Justice & Technology

Disruption in the Legal Industry: What’s Arrived, and What’s Coming

  • Time & Location: Monday, July 18 at 2pm – Hyatt-Regency Ballroom D
  • CK Speaker: Daniel Martin Katz, Associate Professor of Law and Director of The Law Lab

iSpy: Hot Topics in Internet Privacy

  • Time & Location: Monday, July 18 at 2pm – Hyatt Regency Ballroom B
  • CK Speaker: Lori Andrews, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology

Scaling Initiatives into Larger Services

  • Time & Location: Monday, July 18 at 2pm – Hyatt-Grand Ballroom B
  • CK Speakers: Clare Gaynor Willis, Research Librarian and Emily Barney, Technology Development & Training Librarian

Innovations in Teaching with Technology

  • Time & Location: Tuesday, July 19 at 11am – Hyatt-Regency Ballroom C
  • CK Speaker: Debbie Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian

Welcoming Attendees

Any AALL 2016 attendees who are interested in touring our library are very welcome to stop by our service desk to pick up a self-guided tour as part of the Law School Library “Open Houses” event.

On Saturday, July 16, Chicago-Kent will also host two special pre-conference all-day workshops that were in high demand this year:

Our Research Librarian Scott Vanderlin served on the 2016 Annual Meeting Local Arrangements Committee and will be helping to host two of the local tours, which also filled up very quickly:

Trivia Fun

Clare Gaynor Willis has helped organize the CALL Trivia Night on Sunday, July 17 at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub at 8pm, an event with teams of librarians competing and local Quizmaster Dave acting as MC.

Scott Vanderlin will also be representing the Chicago Association of Law Libraries with an interactive trivia game at their display in the exhibition hall – stop by to test your knowledge of Chicago’s History, Geography, Entertainment, Science & Nature, and Sports!

About Emily Barney

Technology Training & Marketing Librarian
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