Management Institute


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Hotel Palomar 
505 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654

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AALL 2013 Management Institute
Developing future managers, leading new managers to success

March 7- 9, 2013
Hotel Palomar
505 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Register by February 14

Registration Fee: $575
Please note: hotel reservations must be made at Hotel Palomar by February 14.

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Managers today need skills that will help them manage effectively and produce results. From transforming libraries and nurturing staff for new roles and responsibilities to developing a strategic plan for the library to building partnerships, new law library managers have a lot on their plates.

The AALL Management Institute will provide new and aspiring managers the opportunity to build management skills, collaborate with colleagues from different types of libraries, learn in a small group setting and develop techniques to manage with confidence.

  • Build and nurture a professional network
  • Develop effective communication
  • Negotiate and handle difficult situations
  • Develop a strategic plan
  • Champion the library’s role within the institution and build partnerships


Maureen Sullivan is an organization development consultant whose practice focuses on the delivery of consulting and training services to libraries and other information organizations. She has extensive experience as a consultant on organization development, strategic planning, management skills development, leadership development, introducing and managing organizational change, organization and work redesign, establishment of staff development and learning programs for today's workplace, revision of position classification and compensation systems, and the identification and development of competencies.  Maureen designs and presents workshops and leadership institutes on topics of current relevance to librarians and library staff. Recent topics include recruitment and retention, generational synergy, transforming libraries, creating a collaborative workplace, and new approaches to performance improvement. She is the 2010 Association of College and Research Libraries' Academic/Research Librarian of the Year.  Maureen is the 2012 President of the American Library Association.


The institute registration is open to AALL members only. The cost of attendance is $575. The institute will run from 8:30am to 4:30pm on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, the institute will run from 8:30am to 3pm. Participants are expected to arrive on time and stay for the duration of the sessions. Continental breakfast will be served at 8am.  Institute materials, continental breakfast, break, and lunch each day are included. Registration is first come, first served and will be capped at 50 people, so don't wait—register today! Participants are responsible for covering their transportation and housing.

AALL has negotiated a block of hotel rooms at the Hotel Palomar at a discounted rate of $169 single/double per night.  Rates are subject to a 16.39 percent tax. It is important that institute participants stay within this hotel block of rooms to ensure easy access to institute activities and networking opportunities. To make a reservation, contact the Hotel Palomar reservations number at 800-546-7866 and let them know you are with the AALL Management Institute. The deadline for making your housing reservation is Thursday, February 14, 2013.  Rates will be available for participants three (3) days prior to and after the institute.

A credit card will be required to hold your reservation but will not be charged until checkout. In the event an attendee must cancel, he or she must do so by contacting the hotel 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid penalty of one night's room and tax. No-shows will also be charged for one night's room and tax.


This continuing professional education opportunity is sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries and the AALL/Bloomberg Continuing Education Grant Program. Contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education, at or 312/205-8032 for more information.