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NELLCO Symposium 2018
New Beginnings: People, Programs, Projects

April 26-27, 2018
Albany Capital Center

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Join us for the 2018 NELLCO Symposium in beautiful downtown Albany. 

The 2018 NELLCO Symposium will focus on what's new in law libraries. Featured speakers and  interest group sessions will emphasize the new projects and programs that are happening and how NELLCO member libraries, librarians, and staff can work together to move library programs and services into the future.

Conference registration includes access to all programs and workshops; breakfast, lunch, and cocktail reception on Thursday; and breakfast and lunch on Friday.

Register by February 28 to receive $25 off registration for early bird pricing. 

NELLCO member price - $250 / $225 early bird
Non-Member price - $350 / $325 early bird

Hotel Accommodations:
NELLCO is partnering with Renaissance Albany to offer discounted conference rates from April 25-27. Rooms must be reserved by March 25, 2018 to receive the discounted rates.

Signature Guest Room (1 king or 2 queen) - $179 / night
Deluxe Guest Room (1 king or 2 queen) - $199 / night

Book your group rate for NELLCO 2018 Symposium 

Travel:
There are many ways to get to Albany. Albany International Airport offers service through most major airlines. The Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station is less than two miles from the downtown, and discounted parking will be available through the Capital Center.

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Plenary Speaker
Bob Miglani: 
Four Keys to Embracing Change in the Workplace

Change is hard especially when it’s coming from all different directions – from our external business environment to our internal organization to our home life. Typically, people freeze when there’s so much going on. What Bob has learned is that to be successful, we must adapt and do it quickly.

Using examples from emergency room doctors to business case studies, Bob will emphasize that it is in disruption and change where the walls are malleable offering us the most profound opportunities to grow. The four keys to embracing change in the workplace are:

1) You have to let go of the past. It doesn’t exist anymore. The way we used to work is gone forever and isn’t coming back. So let it go.

2) Accept. The things you cannot control and the things you can are what we need to accept. Accept that you cannot control the change – only control yourself and what you do about it.

3) Don’t delay. Don’t wait. Don’t overthink or over-analyze it.

4) Move forward and take action because that is the only way to grow. Only way to grow your life, your job, your career or your business. Take action.

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Symposium Schedule 

THURSDAY

8:30

9:00

Breakfast

9:00

9:15

Welcome

9:15

10:30

Plenary Session: Four Keys to Embracing Change in the Workplace with Bob Miglani

Change is hard especially when it’s coming from all different directions – from our external business environment to our internal organization to our home life. Typically, people freeze when there’s so much going on. What Bob has learned is that to be successful, we must adapt and do it quickly.

Using examples from emergency room doctors to business case studies, Bob will emphasize that it is in disruption and change where the walls are malleable offering us the most profound opportunities to grow. The four keys to embracing change in the workplace are:

1) You have to let go of the past. It doesn’t exist anymore. The way we used to work is gone forever and isn’t coming back. So let it go.

2) Accept. The things you cannot control and the things you can are what we need to accept. Accept that you cannot control the change – only control yourself and what you do about it.

3) Don’t delay. Don’t wait. Don’t overthink or over-analyze it.

4) Move forward and take action because that is the only way to grow. Only way to grow your life, your job, your career or your business. Take action.

10:30

10:45

Break

10:45

12:00

Vendor Introductions & Membership Updates

12:00

1:00

Lunch

1:00

2:30

Access Services Interest Group
Chair: Ellen Frentzen

Join the inaugural roundtable discussion from the Access Services Interest Group. Discussion topics include:

  •  Staffing: how many people do you have in your Access Services Department, and what do they do?
  •   Student staffing: how do you schedule, train, fill the slush shifts, motivate them, and do you do performance evaluations, feedback, or fire them if needed?
  •  Strategies for serving faculty who hate digital routings when you can’t afford the print any longer
  •  What have you stopped doing?
  •  Course reserves: what are you doing, providing, are you doing eReserves, etc
  •  New student services: self-help holds shelf, document delivery, selling earplugs, checking out non-book items, what else?
  •  Services to journals: how are you managing journal procedures (ILL requests, tracking in-house loans, communicating with editorial boards, and more)

1:00

2:30

Workshop One: Consortia Manager, Products & Discounts

NELLCO is launching a new e-resource subscription and renewal site. Join Tejs Grevstad as he walks us through the process of viewing, ordering, and renewing electronic resources in Consortia Manager. Attendees will also receive a copy of all of the resources that NELLCO partners with and the discounts offered.

2:30

2:45

Break

2:45

4:45

Interlibrary Loan Interest Group: When Your ILL Is No Longer Autonomous: Handling NELLCO ILL Requests with Centralized ILL
Chairs: Merle Slyhoff and Jessica Panella

Join the ILL IG for a point/counterpoint discussion covering how to handle NELLCO ILL requests when your ILL department is part of the main library’s ILL system. How do we differentiate the NELLCO ILL requests from main library requests? How do we handle our stats for combined ILL departments? These and other related topics will be discussed to help solve this tricky problem in filling and counting NELLCO ILL stats. Panelists will include an ILL librarian from a NELLCO library that has been doing centralized ILL and a law librarian getting ready to switch to a centralized ILL system. On the other side of the issue we will have 2 ILL librarians who are in autonomous ILL departments. A moderator will pose questions for both sides to respond to. We encourage discussion among our panelists and the NELLCO members at the session to help resolve this ILL issue.

Following this presentation the ILL Interest Group will discuss the newly expanded ILL program to get feedback from our members.

2:45

4:45

Workshop Two: Noteworthy Projects & Programs / Embracing Change Follow-Up

A panel of law librarians will share new projects and programs taking place in their libraries. Get new ideas to take home to your library.

The second half of the time will be an active, facilitated follow-up to the plenary speaker’s remarks on embracing change. Work with your colleagues to find practical application from the remarks to take back to your library.

5:00

7:00

Cocktail Reception at the Renaissance Hotel

FRIDAY

8:30

9:00

Breakfast

9:00

10:45

Acquisitions & Collection Development Interest Group
Chair: Gilda Chiu

Topics for discussion:

  • Negotiating with vendors.
  •  Publisher consolidation and the effects on vendor relations with libraries.
  •  Collection assessment, especially with regards to electronic resources.
  •  Multi-year agreements
  •  Collaborative collection development

9:00

10:45

Workshop Three: ALLStAR Hands-On Workshop

This time will be dedicated to advanced work on the ALLStAR Benchmarking system. Need a refresher before jumping in? Beginner/Intermediate webinar is coming soon!

10:45

11:00

Break

11:00

12:45

Reference Interest Group
Chair: Jacob Sayward

Topics for discussion:

  • Library-mediated current awareness systems/approaches for faculty
  •  Working with faculty and library research assistants
  •  Supporting the non-research side of Law Practice Technology via efforts in law school programming, courses, and other projects

11:00

12:45

Workshop Four: NELLCO Projects Deep Dive: LawArXiv & PALMPrint / Embracing Change Follow-Up

Hear and see the latest developments and updates on both LawArXiv and PALMPrint from the librarians working directly with the programs. Ask questions and offer suggestions on improvement of the resources.

The second half of the time will be an active, facilitated follow-up to the plenary speaker’s remarks on embracing change. Work with your colleagues to find practical application from the remarks to take back to your library.

12:45

1:45

Lunch

1:45

2:00

Wrap Up / Closing


 
Mission

NELLCO, an international consortium of law libraries, advances justice through access to global legal information. Together NELLCO libraries collaborate to maximize resources and to support the missions of their institutions. NELLCO members share the risks and rewards of implementing innovative ideas, and capitalize on enduring successes.

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