by Stosh Jonjak, Manager of Library Services for the Pittsburgh office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Librarians and information professionals are accustomed to delivering relevant, late-breaking current awareness to our users. We have access to the latest and greatest news aggregating software currently available on the market. Yet, we have a tendency to overlook our very own information needs. We specialize in using news aggregators, so why not use them to stay current with law librarianship and related fields?
On Firmer Ground was founded in 2011 by a group of law librarians from national and international professional library associations. The idea behind the blog was to provide law librarians and legal information professionals with a space to discuss challenges and opportunities in the law library sphere, explore new approaches to the delivery of library and information services, and promote the value that law librarians bring to their firms. However, due to busy schedules, the blog has gone through a period of inactivity. The Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries wants to make an effort to revive the blog because we still see a need for collaboration among law librarians and information professionals. We believe our profession, and our firms, benefit from the exchange of ideas and from sharing best practices and innovative approaches to the provision of library and information services. We welcome your participation and invite you to submit a post.
Cheryl Niemeier is Director of Library Services at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Apparently, I am blazing a new trail as seemingly the first and only law librarian who is officially blogging on their firm’s blog page! “That’s huge!” said Greg Lambert of 3 Geeks and a Law Blog when he congratulated me on this new responsibility. The news also prompted Steve Lastres to ask me to write this guest blogger post describing the value proposition of law librarians blogging. Continue reading →