2011 in review

On Firmer Ground (www.firmerground.com) blog was viewed over 25,000 times since it was launched in June 2011.

This collaborative effort started as an idea that percolated into a conversation between John DiGilio, SLA Legal Division Chair and Steve Lastres, PLL Chair at the PLL Summit in Philadelphia. We spread the idea to other associations who represent law firm librarians such as  the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (l’Association Canadienne des Bibliothecas de Droit) and the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians. They joined us with AALL’s blessing and by year end, we had expanded to include the Organisation of South African Law Libraries (OSALL) and the Scottish Law Librarians Group (SLLG).

We have had 25 posts published. By far, the most popular post was the one published by Greg Castanias, Library Partner at Jones Day entitled ”  How Librarians Add Value To Their Law Firms – Advice From Greg Castanias, Jones Day Library Partner.

The power of social media and its ability to reach readers far and wide should now be evident to law firm librarians. I urge you in 2012 to help OFG continue to raise awareness of the value that law firm librarians bring to the practice and business of law. How better to achieve that goal, than to hear from law firm librarians about how you add value each and every day to your respective firms.  We encourage other legal professional that collaborate with law firm librarians to join the conversation.

See the 2011 annual report for this blog showing the post popular posts. With 2012 now underway, we need you to contribute posts to On Firmer Ground. Please follow the link to the “How To Submit” page.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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