A few creative go-getters ready to pitch their ideas — ideas that beat out all the others to reach this stage.

A panel of judges comprised of the industry’s thought leaders, waiting to be wowed.

A rapt audience, eager to see who will sink or swim. It’s the showcase of a major network (legal knowledge network, that is), truly “must-see” stuff.

It’s not Shark Tank. It’s the return of AALL’s innovation tournament.

Ready to jump in?

Simply put, innovation is change that adds value, and the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) members are doing this every day–leverage this opportunity to showcase your ideas. If you’re in the process of developing a new, innovative, and implementable idea to improve your workplace, we invite you to enter AALL’s innovation tournament. Applications will be evaluated later this spring; a group of finalists will be selected to present their innovation plans to attendees and a special panel of judges at the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference.

What’s the hook? Money. Glory. Shark cred.

Two $2,500 prizes will be awarded to further support the development and implementation of compelling workplace innovations. Apply by May 6!

[Ed. Note – I asked Education & Programs Manager, Heidi Letzmann to write a post on the innovation’s tournament for the blog. The past two years have been an amazing display of talent and ingenuity that law librarians and those in the legal information sphere have created for their organizations. We’ve seen displays of virtual reality in the courts, chatbots in the office, and more. If you’re doing something innovative, and would like a shot at getting $2500 to help fund that innovation, then this is the event for you. Don’t just take my word for it, LexBlog founder, Kevin O’Keefe things so as well. – GL]