State of the Profession

ABOUT

The AALL State of the Profession Report provides an overview of the law library and legal information landscape. This report captures the range of legal information professionals’ contributions and talents, challenges in the field, and ambitions for the future. It is intended to be used as a tool for benchmarking, advocacy, organizational planning, and personal development. The inaugural edition was published in 2019 and the next edition is scheduled to be published in 2021.

CURRENT STATUS

The State of the Profession Special Committee has revised the surveys—there are separate instruments for academic, firm/corporate, and government settings—that inform the  AALL State of the Profession Report to ensure it reflects the current state of law librarianship and the legal information profession. All U.S.-based AALL members working in law library (or equivalent) settings were invited to complete the updated survey on January 12, 2021. Responses are due February 12, 2021. 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE AN INVITATION

If you are a member working in a law library (or equivalent) setting and did not receive an invitation, please check your spam folder. Invitations were sent from survey@aall.org.

AALL welcomes responses from everyone who works in a U.S.-based law library (or equivalent) setting–including those who are not members. To request an invitation, please contact Association Research, Inc., (ARI) at ari@associationresearch.com. ARI is AALL’s partner on this project.

PURCHASING INFORMATION

The report published in Spring 2019 is available for purchase. The following options are available: PrintDigital, and the Print+Digital Bundle. The complimentary Snapshot provides a preview of the full report. Details on purchasing the 2021 edition will be posted when available.

MEDIA COVERAGE

The 2019 AALL State of the Profession Report was covered by ABA Journal and 3 Geeks and a Law. Robert Ambrogi wrote about the publication for Above the Law and LawSites and discussed it with former AALL President Femi Cadmus during an episode of his LawNext podcast.

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact Director of Content Strategy Megan Mall.