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Law Firm Librarianship


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Dedication About the author Chapter 1: Introduction Abstract: Chapter 2: Tasks, skills, and attributes Abstract: Law firm librarianship distinguished from other types of librarianship Skills and traits Education and qualifications Job market and compensation New roles Labels and name variations Associations Chapter 3: The law firm Abstract: The law firm as a professional service firm The global firm Legal and regulatory issues Professional support lawyers Outsourcing Knowledge management Chapter 4: The law firm library Abstract: The library as a business unit The library as an information unit Notes Chapter 5: The legal publishing world Abstract: Legal information: the distinct value of aggregation Legal publishing market: consolidation and competition Pricing issues Vendor relationships: dedicated representatives, training, and demonstrations Chapter 6: Research sources and systems Abstract: Content properties Systems, databases, providers, and facilitators: the conduits of content Chapter 7: Conclusion: Law firm librarianship: a dynamic profession Abstract: The law firm world User expectations in a high-tech world The simplification of search Predictions for possible directions Dynamic and resilient References Index

About the Author

John Azzolini is a reference librarian at a leading global law firm, USA. He is part of a professional research staff that supports the high-level, time-sensitive information needs of the firm's corporate finance, securities, insurance, litigation, and mergers & acquisitions practice groups. Prior to this he was a technical services librarian at another global firm, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, based in New York, where he had extensive experience with cataloguing and collection development.


"This book presents a comprehensive discussion on law firm librarianship...This book is a very well written and easy-to-understand guide to law librarianship and is recommended for anyone interested in knowing more about this specialist area."--The Australian Library Journal, Vol. 63, No. 1, 2014

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