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Law librarianship in the new economic climate

“Today’s economy and how it is affecting librarianship in private law firms has been the focus of many discussions. At the 2012 American Association of Law Libraries meeting and the 2012 Private Law Libraries Summit, it was the central theme running through many of the programs, and there was consensus that the current economic climate calls for innovation and flexibility from private law librarians. We all faced significant challenges with the downturn of the legal market in 2008 that culminated in the credit crisis in 2009. In mid-March and in October 2009, AALL conducted a survey of law library directors to understand how the economic crisis was affecting the profession. What they found was that in private law libraries, 30 percent saw staff reductions, but 72 percent also had a hiring freeze in place.”

via Daily Report

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Lawyers and Copyrights: Copyright in the House

“Copyright laws apply to lawyers too. Yet sometimes they seem to forget this seemingly obvious fact.”

via Law.com

A must read for law librarians.

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New Law Library Head Adapts to Change

Cornell Daily Sun – “Femi Cadmus was appointed head of the Law School Library and associate dean for Library Services this August. She said that as libraries nationwide face an uncertain future she is not afraid to adapt to a digital age. “My vision is for a transformative, innovative, forward-thinking, library. I’m not afraid to try new things,” Cadmus said. “With the shift to digital collections and reliance on technology, we, as librarians, need to stay relevant, be adaptable and explore new avenues.” Cadmus comes to Cornell from the Yale Law School, where she was Associate Director for Administration and a Lecturer in Legal Research.”

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Kevin Riordan: Rutgers law librarian a Web pioneer

Philly.com – “John Joergensen, Rutgers-Camden law school librarian, is also a lawyer, a harvester, and a shepherd. The last two titles sound a bit agrarian, but they are essential arts in his mission: to collect, catalog, curate, and present online a digital archive of the law of the land. Free.”

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County law librarian a solo practitioner

Arizona Daily Sun – “A cream-colored book on a shelf in the Coconino County Law Library in the courthouse is so wide it has clear tape holding it together. Dated 1912, it contains the session laws for the state of Arizona in the first legislative session after it left territorial status and became a state on Feb. 14, 1912. “That one is our first set of laws,” explained Gretchen Hornberger, who has been the sole librarian at the library for 10 years. “Probably most are adopted from territorial law. I guess they had a lot to do that year.”

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