State of the Profession Survey


After working over the course of many months and with additional members of the law librarian community, AALL’s State of the Profession Advisory Group is pleased to launch the inaugural AALL State of the Profession Survey.

The ultimate objective of the survey is to deliver a report to identify, clarify, and support the value of your individual and collective roles. The survey aims to understand the impact of significant challenges we have faced while shining a bright light on our unflagging commitment to delivering outstanding services to our communities and advancing the legal information profession as a whole.


Separate instruments have been created for academic, government, and private/corporate law libraries.

AALL has contracted with Association Research, Inc., (ARI) for this project. Be assured that information you provide to ARI will be kept confidential.

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

Invitations were sent November 8. The deadline to respond was December 14, 2018. The report will be published in late March.


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