by Tricia Thomas, Legal Division Chair Elect, Alston + Bird LLP (Originally published in the LDD on December 18, 2012)
Mark your calendars! The Legal Division has some exciting programming in place for the annual conference in fabulous San Diego. Plus, we will be celebrating the division’s 20th anniversary! The annual conference will be held June 9-11th at the San Diego Convention Center. Our session topics will include:
Bad Food: The Life Cycle of a Food Recall (co-sponsored with the Food, Agriculture & Nutrition division). Monday, June 10th at 8:00 a.m. This session will cover the life cycle of a food recall from its inception to its conclusion. Stages of the recall to be examined will include the regulatory and investigative issues involved from the government perspective, pre and post crisis planning for food companies, issues involved in investigating and adjusting recall claims, and types of losses and amounts involved with a recall.
Border and Immigration Issues: How They Affect Libraries, Information Centers and Community Outreach Programs. Monday, June 10th at 12:00 p.m. Topics to be addressed will include collection development for multi-lingual collections, literacy services for immigrants, production of communications and publications addressing multilingual audiences, resources used for refugee resettlement, and access to books and online sources in Spanish.
KM in the Legal Environment: Content that Delivers: Learn from the Early Adopters. (co-sponsored with the Knowledge Management division). Monday, June 10th at 4:00 p.m. As early adopters of KM, the legal environment is in a unique position to provide “lessons learned” from their KM programs. Hear how the legal environment has raised the standards, workflows, and processes to deliver true efficiency in service delivery and agility in performance outcomes.
Practitioner’s Picks: Best CI Tools from Various Industries (co-sponsored with the Competitive Intelligence division). Tuesday, June 11th 7:30 a.m. This session promises to have broad appeal as a diverse group of speakers from multiple industries will distill the process of CI and intelligence gathering using the top tools that help information professionals add value to their services. Attendees will learn the importance of catering to individual client needs and will be given practical ideas and tools they can take with them and adapt to their own industry needs.
60 Sites in 60 Minutes. Tuesday, June 11th at 8:00 a.m. John DiGilio and Gayle Lynn-Nelson will join us again for this wildly popular session that explores new and under-utilized Web sites. Fast-paced and fun, it offers a glimpse of what you may be missing on the Web.
Public Access to DoD Funded Research (co-sponsored with the Military division). Tuesday, June 11th at 10:00 a.m. This session seeks to offer a brief primer of the tools and resources used to access DoD funded research, to address the copyright and sensitivity issues related to this research, and to offer possible solutions. Attendees will learn how to access publicly funded DoD research and how to manage issues such as, but not limited to, classified documents, disclosures, and FOIA requests.
Legal Division Unconference. Tuesday, June 11th at 2:00 p.m. The return of the successful Unconference session where Legal Division minds meet to discuss current issues, swap ideas and realize they aren’t working in a bubble!
And of course, we’ll be celebrating our 20th anniversary with a spectacular Vendor Appreciation and 20th Anniversary Party! Also, Bloomberg BNA has kindly and generously agreed to be our sponsor for our Legal Division Business Meeting and Breakfast. As you can see, we have some fantastic programming lined up for the 2013 annual conference. We hope you can join us in San Diego!