Posted by Chuck Lowry. Chuck is an enterprise sales representative for Fastcase. He can be reached at (703) 740-5941 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the past many years, I have been in and out of law firm libraries pretty regularly. I have observed a few things about how librarians train themselves, train their staffs and train the attorneys. I offer a few thoughts on the subject, not from the heights of expertise, but from the trenches of experience. A few areas of concern present themselves, and we shall take them up as they occur. I am neither so credulous nor so arrogant as to think that I am offering more answers than questions. Indeed, I think it is likely that different libraries and different librarians will not necessarily have the same answers to these questions. As resources and situations differ, solutions will necessarily be tailored to individual firms. There is no group better able to make the adjustments and alterations, I suspect, than law firm librarians. Continue reading