Management Institute

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AALL 2015 Management Institute
March 26 - 28 2015
Hotel Palomar 
505 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Developing and leading managers to success

Registration Fee: $575
Registration Deadline: February 2, 2015.
Hotel reservations must be made at Hotel Palomar by March 4, 2015.

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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, law library managers have a lot on their plates.

The AALL Management Institute will provide managers (including 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.

  • Managerial Leadership: Principles and Practices
  • Improving your Effectiveness as a Managerial Leader
  • Tools for Effective Communication
  • Conflict Resolution Strategies and Techniques
  • Engaging Staff for High Performance
  • Strategic Planning and Project Management
  • Decision-making and Consensus Building
  • Transforming Libraries: Inspiring Change and a Shared Vision
  • Creating a Culture of Commitment
  • Championing the Library's Role
  • Professional Development Planning


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 was the 2010 Association of College and Research Libraries' Academic/Research Librarian of the Year.  Maureen was 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 to register. Participants are responsible for covering transportation and housing.  By attending the conference, you agree that AALL, its employees, contractors and volunteers, may photograph, videotape or audiotape you during the conference and related activities.  Your photo, video, audio, likeness or image may be used by AALL for promotional or related purposes with no remuneration to you.

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 877-731-0505 and let them know you are with the AALL Management Institute. The deadline for making your housing reservation is Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  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. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Checkout time is 12:00 p.m. 

Payments and Cancellation:

Payments will be accepted via check or credit card and are due in full by February 2, 2015. You may cancel your program registration in writing by February 2 via email to You will be refunded your registration fee minus a 15% administrative charge. Any cancellation requests received after the deadline will not be eligible for a refund. No-shows will not be eligible for a refund. Substitutions are welcome as long as the written request is made by the registration deadline.


This continuing professional education opportunity is sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries and the AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grants Program. By attending the Conference, you agree that AALL, its employees, contractors and volunteers, may photograph, videotape or audiotape you during the Conference and related activities.  Your photo, video, audio, likeness or image may be used by AALL for promotional or related purposes with no remuneration to you.

Contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education, at or 312/205-8032 for more information.