Book Description: The Changing Role of Law Firm Librarianship is an authoritative, insider's perspective on key strategies for understanding and responding to current trends in law firm librarianship. Featuring library directors and managers representing some of the nation's top law firms, these experts guide the reader through the history of law firm librarianship and outline major elements of the librarian's role today, including new marketing responsibilities, coordination with information technology departments, and the expanding presence of the library within the firm. These top librarians give tips on addressing some of the challenges inherent in a changing informational landscape, such as the evaluation of new resources, attorney training, contract management, and benchmarking usage of electronic products and technologies. Additionally, these leaders give tips on structuring library budgets to respond to trends in the business of law and discuss the new types of training needed to prepare the next generation of law firm librarians. 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 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. D. Lynn Fogle, Manager of Library Services, Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC - "Change is Constant - Meet it with a Positive, Collaborative Attitude" 2. Mindy Maddrey, National Library Manager, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal - "Evolution of Law Firm Libraries and Librarians: One Decade of Perspective" 3. Anne Stemlar, Director of Research and Library Services, Goodwin Procter LLP - "Providing Value in the Legal Industry Today" 4. Monice M. Kaczorowski, Director of Library Services, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP - "The Proactive Law Librarian" 5. Mary Kay Jung, Director of Library Services, Thompson Coburn LLP - "Key Elements in the Law Firm Librarian's Changing Role" 6. Linda Will, Director of Information Services, Dorsey & Whitney - "Librarianship: A Profession in Transition" 7. Laurie Daley, Librarian, Bullivant Houser Bailey - "Active Librarianship in the Business-Oriented Law Firm" 8. Elaine M. Egan, Legal Information Manager, Mayer Brown LLP - "Law Firm Librarianship: Moving Toward Harnessing Knowledge in a Changing Informational Landscape" 9. Lynn Connor Merring, Manager; Library, Records and Docket, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth - "The Law Firm Librarian and the Business of Law" 10. Cindy Adams, Associate Director of Library Services, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP - "Law Librarianship, Then and Now"