Yesterday kicked off the 2020 annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries, which runs all this week through Friday. It is the AALL’s first virtual conference, and it comes at a time when legal information professionals, like so many in the legal profession, face challenges and uncertainty on multiple fronts.
Recent years have seen an unprecedented surge in the use of technology and artificial intelligence within the legal profession, and most agree the pandemic will only further accelerate that surge. What does that mean for the future of the law librarian?
In my opinion, technology will not diminish the role of the information professional. Rather, never has that role been more essential within the legal profession.
In my column this week at Above the Law, I detail four ways in which law librarians will become even more essential as technology evolves.
Read it here: The Increasingly Essential Role Of The Law Librarian.