Potential Program Topics


Are you looking for an opportunity to present but do not know what topic to cover?  Take a look at the list below for some ideas suggested by chapter members:
  • Accuracy of Government  Information
    • In general
    • With administration transitions
  • Weeding in a Time of Change
    • Fiscal
    • Legal
    • Internal administration
    • Changing accreditation standards
  • Cyber Cemetery
  • Artificial Intelligence
    • How is AI is affecting the major vendors?
    • How are the legal research products incorporating artificial intelligence (or whatever they are calling it) into their products. 
    • AI: impact on law librarians- how to strategically place ourselves to be part of the game and not out of a job
    • Artificial Intelligence in Law practice (Research and other applications)
    • Future of law Artificial Intelligence
  • Legal Project Management
    • How firms are using Legal Project Managers and how librarians are working with them.
    • Librarian's role in legal project management
  • Analytics
    • Comparing products doing analytics (Bloomberg, Monitor Suite, Lex Machina, Lexis etc.)
      • What can each do and what is unique about each
    • Predictive Analytics
  • Ethics
    • Ethical use of public records for locating info about individuals
    • Legal Ethics
  • Training/Teaching
    • Effective teaching strategies to engage busy attorneys
    • How to be an effective presenter, tips and tricks for presenters
    • Training generation Y
    • Creating effective on-demand short training vignettes
  • Electronic Resources / Electronic Resource Management
    • Discussion on how libraries are handling e-resources. How are decisions being made regarding such resources? Are libraries incorporating them in their catalogs? How are libraries viewing the future of their catalogs? Where are we in the future of the book and paper resources? Is the book dead, or just on life support?
    • Cost recovery of electronic resources in the private law library;
    • Best practices in electronic resource management;
  • Metadata in the law library.
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Best sources for finding information on small private companies
  • 30 sites in 60 minutes
    • Sites connected to a central theme
  • 30 Top PR/Marketing Tools in 40 Minutes for the firm library 
  • Various web searching related programs
    • Effective advance web search techniques
    • Where to find low cost and free Business, Science and Technology Resources
    • Searching the deep web - where and how to do it effectively
  • What's hot in legal tech (besides AI)
  • IT Security 101
  • Networking with attorneys and marketing departments in law firms to enhance good relationships and build new ones
  • How to advocate for better raises and other benefits after you are at a job for a few or more years
  • Leading from where you are / leading from the middle
  • Water Law
  • Succession planning in Libraries
  • What does it mean to be practice ready?
  • Measuring ROI
  • How to start rebranding the library
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