July 26, 2012
Old Habits Die Hard, Part II: AALL Boston 2012 in a Nutshell
From the AALL leadership to the rank-and-file members:
We will protect you from yourselves.
Maybe, maybe not. [JH]
I have only two complaints about the AALL annual conference. 1) The "motivation" speaker at the association luncheon was so into herself that she failed to notice that librarians are not just a bunch of women - some of us are guys...as in male...and in not girls. Might want to make a note of who your audience is before mouthing off about us nasty guys. 2) 12-15 programs on how to reach/market to the law school community regarding information about the law library. Here's a news flash, other than the people who work in a law school library, everyone else hates law school libraries and those nasty legal research classes/clinics BECAUSE the law school's focus is not to teach people how to practice law - it's to get them to pass the bar exam. Law students don't care about legal research in school because they have no context (i.e they are clueless about what it means to be a (or act/practice like a real) lawyer). Maybe change the programming from trying to figure out how to get the law school community to use the library to finding out how to provide context to law students and faculty (i.e. the why of legal research).
Posted by: Bret | Jul 27, 2012 11:08:43 AM