AALL President, Steven P. Anderson is looking for ways that law libraries and law librarians can communicate the value they bring to their institutions and communities. Anderson’s idea is to go beyond simply talking about the value, and actually create a report that presents the values through metrics and outcomes. Having sat with Steve over the past few years on the AALL Executive Board, I can tell you that this is something that he passionately believes is needed in the profession, and that AALL is the right association to commission the research needed to create the report. Anderson is putting his passion to practice and has issued an RFP to the research community to turn this idea into a report. Responses to the RFP are due by December 11, 2013 and a selection is to be made by AALL later in December.
The press release is below with more information.