Why Law Librarianship?

Law librarians are information professionals working in government libraries, law firms, public libraries, corporations, academic libraries, and as independent consultants. They help judges, attorneys, professors, students, and members of the public with legal research. Law librarians are involved in all aspects of legal information access.

Law librarians:

  • Provide specialized reference and research services
  • Teach legal research methodology
  • Manage the library as an integral and productive part of a larger organization
  • Select and use the most cost-effective resources
  • Anticipate needs and recommend the most appropriate technologies
  • Prepare fiscal reports, budgets, and long-range plans

For more information about law librarianship, visit the American Association of Law Libraries’ Recruitment Committee website.

Mentorship is important to law librarians. If you would like to speak with a NOCALL librarian about law librarianship or if you are interested in NOCALL’s mentoring program for newer law librarians, please contact NOCALL Academic Relations Committee member, at academicrelations@nocall.org

What Do Law Librarians Do?

Information Literacy Instruction
Data Analysis
Legal Research
Resource Management