Law Librarians Present at Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting

At the annual meeting of the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries, several of the Mizzou Law librarians will lead roundtable discussions and presentations. The meeting is October 17-19 in St. Louis.

Resa Kerns and Cindy Shearrer: Professional Reading without the Reading!  Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts

Participants will hear a concise presentation of key ideas from the bestselling book, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts., by research professor, Dr. Brené Brown, and will have an opportunity to discuss some of these ideas with their colleagues. In new research, bestselling author Brené Brown has found that leaders in all sorts of organizations are asking the same question: “How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?” This book attempts to answer that question by offering a collection of four teachable skill sets.

Needra Jackson, Cindy Bassett and co-presenters: Get in the Spirit of Change!: The New Normal of Collection Development

The sands are shifting and the modern academic law library is experiencing great upheaval overall. But no area of the library has felt these tectonic shifts more than collection development, which has seen changes in purchasing models, content formats, budgets, and staffing. This program will address the need and strategies for library administrators and librarians to be flexible and fluid in reimagining the function of collection development in order to maintain relevance and usefulness to our parent organizations.

Cindy Bassett co-presents: MAALL Book to Action: Get in the Spirit of Service!

The MAALL Book to Action program turns five years old this year! Come join us to discuss this year’s chosen They Can’t Kill Us All, even if you have not yet read it. This highly acclaimed and very readable book has a Missouri connection. It details how on the ground activism in places like Ferguson and Columbia, Missouri led to a new paradigm in addressing issues of racism in our society. Learn more at .