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Law Librarians and Legal Information Professionals in a World That Needs (Legal Research) Help

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Also from LawSites: an inspiring view of the legal information world of today (which will be tomorrow really, really soon):

Turning Challenges into Opportunities: New Directions for Legal Information Professionals

Leaving aside the hilarious Dilbert & Wally 9/5/01 cartoon regarding opportunities and challenges, I have to agree with Bob Ambrogi when he says, “To my mind, there has never been a more exciting or important time to be a legal information professional.” [Link to full article.]

And my favorite item in his list of roles for librarians, “Librarians as Experimenters”

Not only do legislators, lawyers, and self-represented litigants need law librarians, but so do the creators, deciders, and innovators, e.g. the Fastcase 50 (which “highlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and trailblazers — people who have charted a new course for the delivery of legal services“): Heaven knows most could improve upon their products if they consult with professional law librarians.

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