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AALL Releases 2021 State of the Profession Report

“The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) today releases its 2021 AALL State of the Profession report,a data-driven exploration of the landscape in law libraries and in the legal information profession. It is intended to be used as a tool for organizational benchmarking, advocacy, strategic planning—as well as for personal and professional development. The report provides quantitative insights on the impact of COVID-19in law libraries, diversity, budgets, user services, operations, collections, preservation, partnerships, and technology. “The role of law librarians and legal information professionals is always evolving. The COVID-19 pandemic provided law librarians with the opportunity to demonstrate how essential their abilities and roles are within the legal ecosphere by stepping up and becoming true leaders within their organizations,” said AALL President Emily R. Florio. Law librarians are technology leaders and innovators, finding the right products and solutions for onboarding new hires, training lawyers, teaching law students, and providing their users with essential legal research and a more seamless and successful process. They are crucial in creating and implementing strategic plans to keep business operations running smoothly—during times of uncertainty, as well as into the future. With all these changes, AALL is pleased to release the second edition of the 2021 AALL State of the Profession report to provide organizations with the insights needed to understand the current legal information landscape. This report further supports the legal information profession’s ongoing goals of innovation, research, technology, and adaptability…

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