The Changing Role of Academic Law Librarianship: Leading Librarians on Teaching Legal Research Skills, Responding to Emerging Technologies, and Adapting to Changing Trends (Inside the Minds)

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The Changing Role of Academic Law Librarianship is an authoritative, insider's perspective on key strategies for understanding and navigating the current trends in law school librarianship. Featuring library directors and managers representing some of the nation's top law schools, these experts guide the reader through the history of law school librarianship and outline major elements of the librarian's role today, including monitoring budgets, allocating resources, harnessing new technologies, and enhancing research education. These top librarians give tips on addressing some of the challenges inherent in a changing landscape, such as improving interlibrary loan services, cultivating modern pedagogy, and evaluating titles and volume counts. Additionally, these leaders give tips on stimulating student legal research skills, digitizing rare materials in collections, marketing, and communicating services, and maximizing the librarian's managerial role. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside the minds of some of the leading information managers of today, as these experienced law school librarians offer up their thoughts around the keys to navigating an ever-evolving profession.

Inside the Minds provides readers with proven business intelligence from C-Level executives (Chairman, CEO, CFO, CMO, Partner) from the world's most respected companies nationwide, rather than third-party accounts from unknown authors and analysts. Each chapter is comparable to an essay/thought leadership piece and is a future-oriented look at where an industry, profession, or topic is headed and the most important issues for the future. Through an exhaustive selection process, each author was hand-picked by the Inside the Minds editorial board to author a chapter for this book.

Chapters Include:

1. Paul D. Callister, Director, Leon E. Bloch Library and Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law "Seeing the "Whole Elephant": A new model for Law School Libraries"

2. Michelle M. Wu, Interim Senior Vice Dean, Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Hofstra University School of Law "Evolving Expectations for Law School Librarians"

3. Philip C. Berwick, Associate Dean, Information Resources, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law "A New Law School Library and a New Role for Librarians"

4. Nancy L. Strohmeyer, Associate Director and Head of Public Services and Associate Professor of Law, Barry University School of Law Library "Skills and Concerns of Future and Continuing Academic Law Librarians"

5. Roy M. Mersky, Harry M. Reasoner Regents Chair in Law and Director of Research, University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Jamail Center for Legal Research, Tarlton Law Library "Adapting to New Technologies and Managerial Demands"

6. Joan Shear, Legal Information Librarian and Lecturer in Law, Boston College Law Library "The Librarian as Educator: Teaching Essential Research Skills"

7. Christopher L. Steadham, JD, MLIM, Faculty Services and Research Librarian, University of Kansas School of Law, Wheat Law Library "The Greatest Challenges for Today's Law School Librarians"

8. Carol A. Parker, Law Library Director and Associate Professor of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law "The Impact of New Technology on Librarianship"

9. Olivia Leigh Weeks, Director of the Law Library and Assistant Professor of Law, Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law "We are in the Business of Service: Serving Students and Faculty in an Academic Law Library"

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