Archive for December, 2008

Librarianship – a Best Career in 2009

Marty Nemko, in the current issue of US News & World Report calls Librarianship one of the best careers in 2009. It’s a fun, feel-good and realistic piece that fairly well portrays life for librarians.

-Mark

Last Week to Apply for the AALL Management Institute

Don’t miss the chance to apply for the 2009 AALL Management Institute by December 15.

 

March 19-21, 2009, in Tampa, Florida, the Management Institute will provide you with the opportunity to collaborate with your colleagues from all types of law libraries and develop the skills you need to manage with confidence today.

 

Learn how to:

Build and nurture a professional network
Develop effective communication
Negotiate and handle difficult situations
Develop a strategic plan
Take on project management
Champion the library’s role within the institution and build partnerships.

 

Read about the experiences of 2007 Management Institute attendees online.

 

The application deadline is December 15. Don’t wait—apply online today!

 

 

 

Correction for December Spectrum

In the December 2008 issue of AALL Spectrum, in the sidebar on page 10 of the article, “The Case for Collaborative Tools,” the headline states that the tools for long-distance collaboration are free. While many of the tools listed are free, some of them charge a fee. AALL Spectrum apologizes for the error.

Help in Hard Economic Times

It’s official—the National Bureau of Economic Research reported yesterday that the United States has been in a recession since December 2007. While economists forecast the weak economy to stick around for some time, there are some things you can do to safeguard your law library—and your job—during the recession. AALL’s December Webinar will help you manage your library budget during these cost-cutting times.

Law Firm Library Budgeting During Hard Economic Times, to be held December 11 from 12-1 p.m. (EST), will teach you about the general budgeting process and give you advice on writing a successful budget proposal. It will also discuss tips and tricks to employ when there is an immediate need to trim costs, such as an economic downturn. Finally, you will learn to balance user expectation, management expectation, and librarian expectation. Register online before December 8.

Save the date for January’s Webinar—Take the Lead: Journey to Authentic Leadership, January 29, 12-1 p.m. (EST).



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