In an era of information overload, law librarians possess the expertise to find those golden nuggets of information that allow law firm leaders to make actionable decisions that benefit firms and clients alike.
Welcome to On Firmer Ground, a site by and for law firm librarians. We are not your typical blog. OFG is an ongoing discussion about the challenges law firm librarians face and strategies for surmounting them. We are not here to merely talk about the state of our industry. We are here to discuss proactive solutions and innovative ideas that will not only sustain this noble profession, but help it thrive in a changing world. We invite you into our discussion. Join your colleagues and other luminaries as we open our minds and share our opinions on the future of law firm libraries.
Our discussions are candid, inclusive, and respectful. Every voice, every opinion counts. We invite you to speak your mind and join us as we face the challenges of uncertain economic times together and envision the future tomorrow holds for law firm librarians in the legal industry. Together, we can create a common voice and develop a shared vision for a secure and exciting future as law firm librarians.
On Firmer Ground was founded as a joint project of the Legal Division of the Special Libraries Association, the Private Law Librarians & Information Professionals Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (l’Association Canadienne des Bibliothèques de Droit) and the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians. PLLIP-SIS has since taken the lead and is now sole producer of this blog. Posts from members of any organization are both welcome and encouraged. For more information or to submit an original entry, please contact one of our editors directly.
The mission of On Firmer Ground is to promote the value that law firm librarians bring to the business and practice of law by providing an online forum for law librarians to share how they are providing innovative practice support, leveraging technology to provide process efficiencies that allow lawyers and support staff to work smarter and contributing to the bottom line by being effective business managers of the firm’s information resources and know-how.
On Firmer Ground aspires to foster creativity and collaboration in the problem-solving process by placing its focus on actual and interactive discussions among those within and connected to the law firm information industry. We believe in the positive power of collaboration between professionals as a means to better understand and appreciate the contributions we make collectively to the effective operation of law firms.
To further our emphasis on collaboration, On Firmer Ground will endeavor to bring together some of the leading national and international organizations for law firm librarians in a single platform to benefit our global industry.
The OFG Editorial Team:
John J. DiGilio, MLIS, JD / Administrator / National Manager of Research Services / Reed Smith LLP
Andrea K. Guldalian / Editor / Research Librarian / Duane Morris LLP
Steven Lastres / Editor / Director of Library & Knowledge Management / Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Julie Jones / Editor / Research Librarian / Jones Day