AALL/ILTA Digital White Paper: The New Librarian

by Steven A. Lastres, Director of Library & KM, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) recently released a joint white paper that acknowledges the strategic alliance that has developed between law librarians and technologists in driving efficient and effective legal information management. 

Kate Hagan, Executive Director of AALL says, “As legal professionals retool and reskill through innovation and new business models, technology will continue to be key. This white paper provides information 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. You can also read about the impact of SharePoint, iPads, and enterprise search tools, among other topics.”

Topics in the white paper ranged from embedded librarianship, to knowledge management, e-books, tech innovation and more. It should be noted that the overwhelming majority of the articles in the 89 page white paper were authored by private law firm librarians.

I encourage readers of this blog to read the white paper cover to cover. It will provide food for thought about the contributions law librarians are making in the technology arena.

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2 thoughts on “AALL/ILTA Digital White Paper: The New Librarian

  1. David:

    I was just looking for it myself and found your comment. The full thing or individual chapters are available here from the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) cite: http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/aall-ilta-white-paper

    or the full thing here from the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) website: http://www.iltanet.org/MainMenuCategory/Publications/WhitePapersandSurveys/The-New-Librarian.html

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