State of the Profession 2019


The report was published in April 2019 and is now available for purchase. The following options are available: PrintDigital, and the Print+Digital Bundle. The complimentary Snapshot provides a preview of the full report.


The report’s release 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 AALL President Femi Cadmus during an episode of his LawNext podcast.


After working over the course of many months and with additional members of the law librarian community, the State of the Profession Advisory Group launched the inaugural AALL State of the Profession Survey.

Separate instruments were created for academic, government, and private/corporate law libraries. Invitations were sent November 8. The deadline to respond was December 14, 2018.

AALL  contracted with Association Research, Inc., (ARI) for this project.  Information provided to ARI was kept confidential.

The survey was intended for all AALL members with expertise in law libraries and equivalent organizations–including those who are unemployed and underemployed. We also sought to reach others with experience in these settings who are not AALL members.


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