Introduction to Law Librarianship
Paul contributed the chapter Advocating for the Law Librarian Profession to the publication.
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Though law librarians have been acknowledged as instrumental in legal education and law practice, questions about the need for law librarians and law librarians’ ability to adapt to new demands of conducting and teaching legal research have been raised. Law librarianship also faces debates as to whether it should be considered a distinct profession by those who do not see law librarians as having specialized qualifications that set them apart from other librarians. This chapter will discuss the need for law librarians to advocate for their professions so they can show how they are needed in legal education and by society and they are distinct from other librarians as legal professionals to ensure that they can effectively advocate for themselves and their patrons on a variety of issues.
Legal Education | Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility | Legal Profession
McLaughlin, Paul J., "Introduction to Law Librarianship" (2021). Faculty Books and Book Contributions. 48.