For my column this week at Above the Law, I do some ruminating on the evolving role of law librarians, particularly with regard to legal technology.

The news hook for my column was a just-published study from the American Association of Law Libraries, the inaugural AALL State of the Profession report, an in-depth look at what information professionals do and how they do it.

But I’d already been thinking about librarians’ changing roles and responsibilities, having been up against a deadline to finish a book chapter on the future of AI in law libraries. And it’s a topic I’ve visited here several times over the years.

The bottom line: Technology is making the role of the law librarian more diverse and more essential than ever before.

You can read it at Above the Law. New Report Underscores The Evolving Role Of Law Librarians.

 

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal…

Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division. At LexBlog, he oversees LexBlog.com, the global legal news and commentary network.