Law firms need libraries and need law firm librarians. There have already been several rebuttals posted in reaction to Mr. Lamb’s article, but mostly from the perspective of the library, who presumably want to keep their spaces and their jobs. I however, as a competitive intelligence practitioner, come at from a different perspective – I couldn’t do my job as effectively if I didn’t have law librarians doing theirs and I know many an associate or partner who would feel the same. The question we should be asking instead, is what is the cost of not hiring a law firm librarian??