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Friday, July 22


Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) Conference
Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) Conference

Friday July 22, 2011 9:00am - 1:00pm
PCC-Room 204(B)


Saturday, July 23


Registration - Saturday

Saturday July 23, 2011 7:00am - 6:30pm


Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) Conference
Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) Conference

Saturday July 23, 2011 8:00am - 5:00pm
PCC-Room 204(A)


Placement Office
The AALL Placement Committee is proud to offer online job and candidate searching as part of the Placement Office at the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference in Philadelphia. Posting through the AALL Career Center offers many benefits to employers and job seekers. Best of all, you don't have to be in Philadelphia for the AALL Conference, and you don't even have to be in the Placement Office to take part in the action!

Saturday July 23, 2011 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Marriott-Room 411/412


Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) Conference Luncheon
Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) Conference Luncheon

Saturday July 23, 2011 12:00pm - 1:30pm
PCC-Room 204(C)


Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting/Opening Reception
This year's Meeting in Philadelphia will kick off with the opening of the Exhibit Hall at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, followed by an Opening Reception on the exhibit hall floor. This light hors d'oeuvres and cocktail reception, featuring local favorites, will allow attendees to gather to network and visit exhibitors without scheduling conflicts and will allow plenty of time for dine-arounds and receptions to follow.

Registered attendees will receive a ticket to this event; additional guest tickets are available for purchase.

AALL would like to acknowledge and thank LexisNexis for their past ten years of partnership in sponsoring the Opening Event!

Saturday July 23, 2011 5:00pm - 6:30pm
PCC-Exhibit Hall B


Black Law Librarians Caucus Annual Scholarship Dinner

Black Caucus Annual Scholarship Dinner at Ms. Tootsie's

Saturday July 23, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
OFFSITE-Ms. Tootsie's 1312 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147


Mentoring Reception (sponsored by ITS: ONELOG)
Saturday July 23, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Marriott-Room 401/402
Sunday, July 24


Exhibit Hall Breakfast Break
Exhibit Hall Breakfast Break

Sunday July 24, 2011 9:00am - 10:00am
PCC-Exhibit Hall B


Opening General Session/Keynote Speaker

The Supreme Court and Free Speech 

How the Supreme Court is fracturing over speech issues, and how the press and the public are both causing it, and suffering for it

Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, and in that capacity, writes the "Supreme Court Dispatches" and "Jurisprudence" columns. She is a biweekly columnist for Newsweek. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper's, The Washington Post, and Commentary, among other places. She received the Online News Association's award for online commentary in 2001 and again in 2005, for a series she coauthored on torture, and was the first online journalist invited to serve on the Steering Committee for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. She is the co-author of "Me v. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World," a legal humor book, and "I Will Sing Life: Voices from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp", a book about seven children from Paul Newman's camp with life-threatening illnesses. She lives in Charlottesville, VA with her husband and two sons.

This session will be webcast live here.

Sunday July 24, 2011 10:15am - 11:45am
PCC-Ballroom (AB)


A3: Library in the Clouds: Cloud Computing and Its Impact on Library Services

Target Audience: Information technology librarians, technical services librarians, administrators interested in the next generation library management system

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will identify at least three advantages and disadvantages of cloud-based solutions and three types of cloud computing- Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)-to lower the total cost of ownership.
2. Participants will be able to evaluate the library management functionality in OCLC's Web-Scale Management Services (WMS), a cloud computing interface, and the efficiency of OCLC's WorldCat Grid Services.

Libraries are on the forefront of migrating their data and services to the "cloud." Cloud computing is emerging as a key way for libraries to implement new services. Presenters will discuss how cloud computing can be implemented to leverage library end-user satisfaction and build the necessary interoperability. OCLC member institutions have been contributing to the idea of cloud computing through the centralized MAchine Readable Cataloging (MARC) records services. Now, OCLC's WMS promises less complexity in its library management system to create a more independent discovery and delivery platform. Panelists will also give a critical analysis on the trend of proliferated cloud computing services to demystify questions about privacy, security, and reliability that cloud computing often raises.

Sunday July 24, 2011 1:30pm - 2:45pm
PCC-Room 201(C)


B6: The Real ''Philadelphia'' Story: From Cain v. Hyatt to 21st Century HIV/AIDS Discrimination Case Law

Target Audience: Researchers interested in the underlying legal issues in the movie, Philadelphia, and current HIV/AIDS discrimination litigation

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to track the progress of the case law relating to discrimination based on HIV/AIDS status.
2. Participants will be able to list and discuss the issues raised in cases of employer discrimination against employees based on HIV/AIDS status.

Clarence B. Cain was a standout student at the University of Virginia Law School in the 1970s. He is credited with touching the lives of hundreds of students by serving as a mentor before mentorship was popular. After graduation, Cain rose in the ranks at Hyatt Legal Services to a regional directorship until he was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and fired. Though successful in a law suit against his employer, Cain did not live to see the verdict or the movie, Philadelphia, largely based on his life. Professor Burris, noted scholar on HIV/AIDS issues and a consultant on the movie, will talk about the Cain case and bring the issues still faced based on HIV/AIDS status to the present with Ronda B. Goldfein, Executive Director of the AIDS Law Project of Philadelphia.

Sunday July 24, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
PCC-Room 204(C)


C3: Battledecks AALL

Target Audience: All law librarians

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will evaluate the challenges and opportunities involved in creating visually engaging presentations by using visual content produced under the open licensing system called Creative Commons.
2. Speakers will gain important presentation skills through improvisation, while audience members will benefit from hearing about current topics of interest to law librarians, often delivered in a humorous manner.

At Battledecks, aka PowerPoint karaoke, intrepid volunteers are challenged to give coherent four-minute presentations without any preparation-because they will see their 12 slides for the first time as they present. Battledecks is a great workout for librarians who speak and teach, because it requires fast thinking, strong speaking, and improvisation. The slides for Battledecks have all been created by AALL members using Creative Commons images with proper attribution. The theme of the inaugural Battledecks AALL will be "The Law Library Goes to 11." Battledecks presentations at Lawberry Camp have been thoughtful, passionate, surprisingly insightful, and laugh-out-loud funny. Battledecks is often a cut-throat competition, but everyone will win this time. Do you have what it takes?

Sunday July 24, 2011 4:15pm - 5:15pm
PCC-Room 201(C)


Diversity Symposium (sponsored by LexisNexis)

This year's Diversity Symposium will celebrate the first 10 years of the Minority Leadership Development Award, and what this award has meant to AALL members and to the profession.  The panel will feature previous winners, Lauren Collins, Joy Shoemaker, and Ron Wheeler, among others.

Sunday July 24, 2011 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Marriott-Room 302-304


ALL-SIS Reception and Awards (sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business)

ALL-SIS Reception and Awards (sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business)

Sunday July 24, 2011 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Marriott-Liberty Ballroom Salon AB


Gen X/Gen Y Caucus Meeting

GenX/Gen Y Caucus Meeting

Sunday July 24, 2011 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Marriott-Room 407-409


Gen X/Gen Y Social
Sunday July 24, 2011 8:30pm - 10:30pm
OFFSITE-Loews Philadelphia Hotel 33rd Floor Terrace 1200 Market Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Monday, July 25


D3: The New Collaboration Tools: Let's Work Together!

Target Audience: Library staff who work on group projects, especially those who lead projects and those who support collaborative organizations

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will evaluate the range of new technologies available to enhance collaborative work.
2. Participants will be able to identify and use skills needed to manage teams in collaborative work.

How do you collaborate with others? What if they work in other cities, countries, and time zones? New project management platforms such as Basecamp, collaborative mindmapping, and wireframe/mockup tools like Mockingbird and Balsamiq join familiar tools like wikis and Google Docs to make teamwork easier, regardless of where everyone is located. Join legal information consultants Connie Crosby and Kathie Sullivan for a tour of the latest collaborative tools being used in a number of industries and explore how law libraries can use them. Before the conference, Crosby and Sullivan will create a wiki for collecting resources and discussions about these tools; watch the CS-SIS blog for an invitation to participate. Lessons from this collaboration will be incorporated into the presentation.


Monday July 25, 2011 8:45am - 9:45am
PCC-Room 108(AB)


E1: Copyright Hell: Sites to Get You Out of the Inferno
Target Audience: Law librarians

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify websites useful for answering recurring copyright questions.
2. Participants will be able to utilize web-based resources to find copyright status information and assess questions of fair use.

Librarians are frequently called on to answer difficult copyright questions. At work, questions arise about copyright ownership, fair use analysis, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and all kinds of reproduction activities. It is essential that librarians know where to turn to answer these types of questions. On the Internet, there are numerous websites purporting to answer copyright questions. Unfortunately, not all of them are good. This program will demonstrate the best-of-breed online resources needed to answer specific copyright questions. These include sites for determining fair use, researching copyright, licensing, and registration details.

Monday July 25, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
PCC-Room 108(AB)


F3: "Friending" the Courts: Grappling with Social Networking in Litigation and the Justice System

Target Audience: All librarians interested in social networking

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify what legal issues might arise around social networking sites and usage.

2. Participants will be able to explain the pressures on and risks to courts, judges, and judicial staff – including court libraries – when engaging in social networking at the institutional level.

Social networking sites spread information effortlessly. For litigants and courts, this can be both risky and beneficial. Could your spouse gain access to your emails and IMs in Facebook during a divorce? How can courts engage in social networking in such a way that maintains impartiality and ethical standards while promoting public trust and accountability? This panel will discuss social networking issues that arise during litigation, provide an overview of a recent groundbreaking study by the Conference of Court Public Information Officers (CCPIO New Media Report), and survey the federal courts’ reaction to and use of social networking sites. This session will answer substantive legal and policy questions surrounding social networking and the justice system.

Karen Salaz recommends attendees view this YouTube video (EPIC 2015) prior to the session.

Monday July 25, 2011 10:45am - 11:45am
PCC-Room 108(AB)


G4: Anatomy of a License Agreement
Target Audience: All librarians engaged in the licensing of online materials

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify and list the key provisions in license agreements for online materials and apply the provisions to the library and patrons' use of the licensed material.
2. Participants will be able to analyze and demonstrate knowledge of the major terms and conditions of an electronic license and with industry standards to library directors, financial officers, and vendors.

Librarians are regularly faced with reviewing and approving license agreements for the acquisition of online information sources. Lack of uniformity among publisher agreements can confuse the most-seasoned librarian and put the library at risk should a completed contract not meet expectations. In this session, a panel of experts will conduct a detailed review of the elements of a license agreement, including language restrictions and their meaning, payment terms, authorized users and uses, performance obligations, indemnification provisions, and definition of key terms. Panelists will also summarize relevant provisions of the Principles for Licensing Electronic Resources and the AALL Guide to Fair Business Practices.

Monday July 25, 2011 2:15pm - 3:30pm
PCC-Room 204(A)


Black Caucus Business Meeting
Black Caucus Business Meeting

Monday July 25, 2011 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Marriott-Room 305
Tuesday, July 26


H3: Coding Potpourri: A Survey of Programming Languages and Tools Used in Library Applications Today

Target Audience: Librarians who implement web technologies or wish to communicate effectively with their IT department about their implementation

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify the skills and tools needed to begin using various programming languages.
2. Participants will be able to select possible applications for their library, based on the programming languages presented.

Programming languages and the web tools they create permeate today’s library. Daily, librarians make decisions about the tools they offer patrons online. They consult with IT staff about implementing online tools, but they may not have a realistic idea of what they’re requesting. Most librarians know a little, want to know more, and are willing to self-educate—but may not know where to start. This program will provide an overview of several programming languages that are currently being used by libraries. Panelists will discuss how they use these languages to create online tools for patrons, design and display effective web pages, and manipulate cataloging records.

Tuesday July 26, 2011 9:00am - 10:30am
PCC-Room 201(C)


J6: The Struggle for Information Access and Instruction in Less Populous Areas

Target Audience: Librarians serving rural areas

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify at least five specific instances wherein services to the legal community of a predominantly rural audience are significantly different from those provided to more populous regions.
2. Participants will be able to analyze data documenting these differences and use them to improve library services for their own communities.

Law schools and legal institutions in rural settings have a unique perspective on access to legal resources and instruction of legal professionals. Some vendors no longer support institution-specific representatives for smaller schools. Primary legal resources in low-population states are limited, and secondary sources may be nonexistent. New attorneys going into rural law offices will have neither the resources of large firms nor the benefits of additional training by firm librarians. Given these realities, three central questions need to be addressed: 1) What differences are legal institutions with significant rural populations noticing, and can these differences be documented? 2) What is being done to accommodate for them? 3) Where is it possible to affect change? Many law librarians in rural states are finding ways to benefit from this environment and making resources available to a grateful audience of legal professionals. This program will illuminate the weaknesses of supply and raise awareness among librarians and vendors who service rural areas with a goal toward improvement.

Tuesday July 26, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
PCC-Room 204(C)


Exhibit Hall Reception – Connect to 2012

Join us as we look forward to the 2012 Annual Meeting in Boston with themed snacks and soft drinks. As attendees visit with exhibitors before the closing of the exhibit hall, there will be an opportunity to "meet the candidates” on the Executive Board ballot, view the Boston welcome video, win fabulous prizes and witness the passing of the gavel to our new president, Darcy Kirk.

Registered attendees with badges are welcome at this event.

Tuesday July 26, 2011 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PCC-Exhibit Hall B


Meet the Candidates
Candidates for the 2011 AALL Executive Board election will be announced in late May - "Meet the Candidates" is your chance to get close and personal with them! Come meet and mingle with the candidates for vice-president/president-elect and the AALL Executive Board. Take advantage of this opportunity to become better informed about the candidates before the November election. Come with your questions and find out what each candidate plans for the future of your Association.

Tuesday July 26, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
PCC-Exhibit Hall B/Member Services Booth


K1: Update on the New ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools

Target Audience: Academic law library directors and other administrators; all academic law librarians

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will learn about changes in the American Bar Association Standards for Approval of Law Schools that directly affect their jobs and their libraries.
2. Participants will be able to evaluate their libraries' policies and practices in light of the new standards.

During 2009-2011, the American Bar Association reviewed and is now revising its Standards for Approval of Law Schools and the accompanying Interpretations, the law school "accreditation standards." Significant changes have been proposed for law libraries and for educational outcomes, including legal research education.  The recommended changes are soon to be finalized and sent for approval.  Academic law librarians must understand the Standards and their implication for management of the law school library, especially as their law school approaches its sabbatical accreditation visit. In this program, two ABA committee members involved in the formulation of the recommended Standards revisions will describe the changes made to the law library standards and the proposals for outcomes measurement, and will then answer questions about the intended application of the new standards. Participants will be expected to have read the new Standards in advance of the program to allow maximum time for questions.

Tuesday July 26, 2011 3:15pm - 4:15pm
PCC-Room 201(A)


K2: What You Need to Know about Using DVD Clips in the Classroom: Now You Can

Target Audience: Public and instructional services librarians; audiovisual and computer services librarians

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to explain current guidelines for using DVD clips for teaching purposes.
2. Participants will be able to evaluate options for the legal circumvention of copyright protection systems on DVDs.

Faculty and presenters routinely use film content in instructional sessions and academic meetings. Previous rules prohibiting the "ripping" of DVD content hampered the ability to create smooth showings of multiple clips from a variety of DVDs. On July 26, 2010, the Librarian of Congress announced six classes of works exempt for three years from the statutory prohibition (i.e., 17 USC 1201(a)(1)) regarding circumvention of copyright protection systems. One of these classes is "motion pictures on DVDs" when "short portions" are used for educational use by college professors and film/media studies students. This program will review how to apply the new guideline, including procedures for circumventing DVD copyright protection systems. It will also examine socio-political and technological contexts for the DVD guideline change and their relevance for future media formats.

Tuesday July 26, 2011 3:15pm - 4:15pm
PCC-Room 204(B)


K3: Mobile Applications: Filtering Through the Junk

Target Audience: Librarians or information specialists interested in learning about mobile applications and how they work

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will identify specific tasks suitable to achieve on a mobile device and assess applications to achieve those tasks.
2. Participants will analyze sources available to identify and evaluate applications on multiple mobile platforms.

Between the Apple iPhone and various Android devices, more than 300,000 applications are available to society for use in the workplace and home environments. Finding good apps is hard. Understanding which activities can be accomplished using mobile devices can be equally difficult. This program will highlight best-of-breed mobile applications by focusing on tools that solve problems for law librarians. Presenters will demonstrate various features of mobile applications for the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry devices, including some tools for iPad and other tablets. In addition, available resources to discover and evaluate new applications will be shared.

Tuesday July 26, 2011 3:15pm - 4:15pm
PCC-Room 201(C)

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