May 9, 2016
Benjamin Carlson

Join Us on June 3rd for the GPLLA Annual Institute!

[ EDIT: Lowered Registration Fee! ]

The 2016 GPLLA Annual Institute:

Telling Our Stories:
Developing and Presenting Professional Narratives of Law Library Success

Friday, June 3

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

at Temple University  (Barrack Hall, Room 102)

Followed by a cash bar meetup at the Draught Horse Pub


In our profession, we are often called upon to make a case for ourselves in order to move up or ask for improvements.  Whether we are interviewing for a new job, a higher position, a raise, justifying an expense, or in a performance review, we are really being asked to tell the story of our accomplishments and our careers.  Our feature presenter, Geoffrey Berwind ( is a professional storytelling trainer who works closely with people in business to develop and tell their “signature stories” to captivate audiences, enhance persuasiveness, and increase confidence.

Registration for this event is $45 $20 for GPLLA members, $55 $25 for non-members.

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to, and complete a 2016 GPLLA Institute Registration Form to bring to the door with payment.

Program of Events
GPLLA Institute 2016 – “Telling Our Stories”

12:00 – Registration, Lunch

12:30 – Opening Remarks

12:45 – Storytelling Workshop with Geoffrey Berwind, professional storytelling trainer

2:15 – Break

2:30 – Board Business / Remarks from Katherine Coolidge, Secretary of the AALL Executive Board

3:00 – Panel – “Making your case: Interview tips and strategies”

Catherine Dunn, Director, Temple University Beasley School of Law Library
Christine Scherzinger, Director of Library & Research Services, Duane Morris LLP
Greg Weyant, Library Director, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

3:50 – Break

4:00 – Panel – “Adding a new chapter to your career: Taking on new challenges”

Gwendolyn Friedman, Senior Manager, Research Services, Ballard Spahr LLP
Tracy Maleeff, Principal, Sherpa Intelligence LLC
Nicole Snyder, Legal Researcher, Baker Hostetler LLP

4:45 – Meet for a post-institute happy hour at the nearby Draught Horse pub (cash bar)

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