Building a Digital Law Library: Information Professionals a Key Component

In a recent article on Above the Law, PLLIP member Jean O’Grady outlined 12 tips for building a digital law library. Since the current pandemic forced law firms and corporations to quickly pivot to remote work, Jean posits that now is the ideal time to more fully embrace the digital law library.  She emphasizes that a key building block for a digital law library is having strategic information professionals on staff to manage the transition and to create practice area portals and finding tools so attorneys and other firm professionals can easily access resources they need.  Information professionals can also help maximize the value of the firm’s online database contracts, and can continually assess the return on investment these research tools are providing.