On Firm Ground and the Future of Law Firm Libraries

This morning members of the various PLL/SIS AALL groups on LinkedIn received the following notice from PLL/SIS Chair-Elect Steve Lastres. The group has announced a new collaboration among the PLL/SIS, the SLA Legal Division and the CALL Private Law Libraries groups that sounds very exciting.

This new initiative has launched a blog focusing on the value of law firm libraries, which sounds like a great complement to the SLA Future Ready conversation about the relevance of special libraries and librarians.

Dear Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section Member, The PLL Executive Board is proud to be part of an exciting new collaboration. Along with our colleagues in the Special Libraries Association Legal Division and the Private Law Libraries Special Interest Group of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (l’Association Canadienne des Bibliothèques de Droit), we are delighted to unveil On Firmer Ground, a blog that seeks to promote the VALUE of Law Firm Librarians. You can find it at http://www.firmerground.com . More than just a blog, On Firmer Ground is designed to be a celebration of who law firm librarians are and what they do. We encourage you to share your thoughts on the featured postings and engage your fellow law firm librarians in meaningful discussion. This new blog is the first international collaboration of its kind and represents a chance for us to develop a common voice and strategies for success that transcend geographic boundaries. We hope to have even more global partners signed on soon! It is a great time to be part of this profession and, working together, we raise its profile. We invite all our law firm librarians to get involved, represent your profession and SIS, and make the most of this powerful new resource. This initiative directly fosters several of the goals in the new PLL Strategic Directions Plan 2011-2013 to have the voice and value of the law firm librarians heard and communicated throughout the greater legal community. On Firmer Ground is an important step in that direction. We invite the entire legal information industry to join the conversation. Check out On Firmer Ground today ( http://www.firmerground.com ). The first post is an excellent piece on Cost Prevention versus Cost Recovery. We look forward to your thoughts. Let the discussion begin! Is your library on firmer ground? PS: For you Twitter users, you can get the latest from On Firmer Ground's feed by following @FirmerGround 
Best Wishes,
Steve Lastres
PLL Chair-Elect Posted By Steven Lastres

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