The Private Law Librarians and Information Professionals, a special interest section of the American Association of Law Libraries, have produced a series of professional guides for “best practice” in modern law librarianship and the legal information sector management.
Currently there are 9 guides, all of which appear to be systematically revised through on-going moderated collaborative discussions.
The guides promote robust business case elements for employers maintaining and supporting a legal information professional and how best to use their expertise, as well as some practical steps in the provision of services and their administration. They are intended for an American audience and AALL members, but contain certain aspects which may perfectly translate across the North Atlantic for the SLLG membership.
- How to hire a law librarian
- New roles for law libraries
- Space planning
- Collection rebalancing
- Internet as a legal research tool
- Negotiations in law libraries
- The library as a business development and asset
- Strategic planning in law libraries
- Intranets in law libraries
These glossy styled, visually bright guides are free to download as PDF documents from the PLLIP blog or direct from the list above.