AALL 2018 Annual Meeting: Program Preview

Since the AALL 2018 Annual Meeting in Baltimore is drawing closer, I’ve gone through the conference schedule to pick out some programs that may be of particular interest to CS-SIS members.

To read full descriptions of each program, visit the conference event page or app.

Exhibitor Showcase Sessions are not included here and will be listed in another post to come.


  • 6:45 PM – Joint SIS Dine Around (CS, OBS, RIPS & TS)


  • 11:30 am
    • Powered by AI, Built in the Law Library
    • Working in a Virtual World: Tips, Tools, and Best Practices for Forging Relationships When Working with and Managing a Remote Team
    • Manipulating Data with OpenRefine
    • Hot Topic: Keeping Up with the Legalities of Electronic Surveillance
  • 12:45 pm
    • CS-SIS Roundtable #1
  • 2:30 pm
    • APIs: What They Are and How to Use Them *Deep Dive / 2.5 hrs*
    • Game Day! It’s Librarian Skills vs. eRecords to Demonstrate ROI for the Win!
  • 4:00 pm
    • Give Me Your Knowledge!
  • 5:15 pm
    • CS-SIS Roundtable #3 (Don’t ask me why #3 is before #2, which is on Monday…)
  • 9:00 pm
    • Karaoke with Ken!


  • 10:00 am
    • Data Mining for Meaning: The Law and Corpus Linguistics Project
  • 11:30 am
    • Businesses Be Warned: Data Breaches Don’t Discriminate
    • From Concept to Deliverable: Build Your Own Law Library Chatbot
    • Demystifying Text Analysis: A Tutorial in Method and Practice
    • Compressing an Elephant: How We Shrunk Acquisitions and Collections Workflows by Developing Our Own Best Practices for Operational Excellence
  • 2:00
    • Digitization as Choose Your Own Adventure
    • Copyright, Digitize, and Lend: What You Need to Know
    • Oh No, Not This Renewal Again: Using Electronic Resource Management to Take Control of Your Acquisitions
    • Teaching Tech: The New Frontier
  • 3:30
    • Bepress and SSRN Integration Pilot Results: Exploring New Synergies for Open Access Legal Scholarship
    • CS-SIS Roundtable #2


  • 7:00
    • CS-SIS Breakfast and Business Meeting
  • 8:30
    • Reference Analytics for Data-Driven Decision Making
    • 25 Free Technologies for Law Libraries: Second Edition
    • The PEGI Project: Preserving Electronic Government Information
    • Biological Evidence for the Effective Use of Educational Technology
  • 10:00
    • Telling Your Story: Using Metrics to Display Your Value
    • Technology Competence in Legal Practice: Where Do Libraries Fit In?
  • 11:30
    • Cool Tools Café (NEW format this year; check it out and provide feedback, please!)