Law Librarianship in the Twenty-First Century

Law Librarianship in the Twenty-First Century

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Law Librarianship in the 21st Century, a text for library and information science courses on law librarianship, introduces students to the rapidly evolving world of law librarianship. With no prior knowledge of the law required, students using this book will find practical answers to such questions as: What is law librarianship? How do you become a law librarian? How does law librarianship interrelate with the legal world? Individual chapters provide a concise treatment of such specialized topics as the history of law librarianship, international law, and government documents. Standard topics are dealt with as they apply to the law library, including collection development, public services, technical processing, administration, technology, and consortia. The textbook also includes an explanation of the common acronyms and special terminology needed to work in a law library. This new edition updates the text throughout and adds two new chapters.Law schools began to compare the size of their law libraries as indicators of institutional quality. ... William Roalfe (1896a€“1979), director of the law library at the University of Southern California, conceived of the Roalfe Plan, a roadmap for anbsp;...

Title:Law Librarianship in the Twenty-First Century
Author:Roy Balleste, Lisa Smith-Butler, Sonia Luna-Lamas
Publisher:Scarecrow Press - 2013-11-21


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