The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) have co-published a white paper called The New Librarian that looks at the new skills that today's information professionals need to have or acquire to do well and survive. It is full of examples of how law librarians in different contexts are facing up to the challenges of constant change.
In her introduction, Kate Hagan, Executive Director of AALL, writes:
This joint white paper acknowledges the strategic alliance that has developed between the law librarian and technologist in driving efficient and effective legal information management. The library is no longer a place; instead, it has been transformed, using technology to deliver legal information from anywhere (…)
Learn more about how technology is being used to deliver customized access points to information, embed information professionals within practice groups and deliver innovation in law schools.
From the table of contents:
- Embedded Librarianship: The Library As a Service, Not a Space
- SharePoint: A Librarian's Most Versatile Tool
- Driving Resource Usage Through SharePoint Customization
- Knowledge Management: A Strategic Role Change for Legal Information Professionals
- ITIL Concepts To Improve Library and Research Services
- Never Standing Still: True Stories of the Changing Role of Law Librarians
- Pave the Way to Success with iPad Apps
- The Challenges of E-Books in Law Firm Libraries
- Tech Innovation in the Academy
- Sell a Solution to Their Problems: Training Today's Lawyers