Demonstrating the value of your service

I’m going to start this blog post by making an assumption about Law Librarians, which is that we’re all passionate about the service we provide and how we provide it. But what if your organisation doesn’t feel the same way as you? How can you demonstrate your value and ensure you don’t become obsolete. Continue reading


Going for gold!

London 2012 closing ceremony fireworks

Given that the London 2012 Olympics finished less than a week ago, it would be rather remiss of me not to write a post for the On Firmer Ground blog that wasn’t somehow tied to the Olympic games. Continue reading

How to win friends and influence people…

by James Mullan, KM Systems Manager at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP and BIALL President-Elect.

…become a Law Firm Librarian of course…

I know this is the case following my attendance at the Australian Law Librarians Association (ALLA) in Canberra at the end of September where I attended as the official British & Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) delegate. Called ACTioning the Law the conference provided a number of opportunties for Law Librarians to hear about how law was created in Australia, to hear about developments in making legislation and other resources available online and to understand how technolgical advances were impacting on the work of Law Librarians. Continue reading