Fostering the NextGen Library Professional: How the Changing Legal Market Shapes Our Roles (D6)

Date + Time: Monday, July 15, 2019: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Speakers: Alma Asay, Integreon Managed Solutions; Scott Bailey, Eversheds Sutherland LLP; Jamie Baker, Texas Tech University School of Law Library

BoK Domains: Management + Business Acumen, Marketing + Outreach

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How will the changing legal landscape affect the current and future role of the library professional? At this session, panelists will present findings from market studies on shifting librarian roles and the state of the legal industry, and discuss their impact on recruiting the next generation of information professionals in a competitive and variable environment. What skills will be required and how does one identify, locate, and engage the coming generation of candidates? The speakers will also address ongoing challenges faced in the practice of law, including how law firms respond to client pressures for improved value and efficiency from attorneys, increased competition from nontraditional legal service providers, new technology advances, and modern business needs.

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