Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1652409
 
 

Footnotes (70)



 


 



The Law Librarian’s Role in the Scholarly Enterprise: Historical Development of the Librarian/Research Partnership in American Law Schools


Michael Slinger


Widener University - School of Law

Rebecca Slinger


affiliation not provided to SSRN

August 2, 2010

Journal of Law & Education, Vol. 39, No. 3, p. 1, 2010
Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-19

Abstract:     
Professor Slinger's article describes the growth of law librarianship from its origins as a part-time job for law students and others into a vital component of legal education and scholarship. Allying itself with Harvard Law School Dean Christopher Columbus Langdell movement to make legal education part of the University Model, a generation of scholarly lawyer/librarians transformed law librarianship into a profession. As law librarianship grew in importance a further shift in emphasis from making the building of the collection paramount into one where a strong service component held equal rank; permitted law school librarians to support the scholarly efforts of law professors in ways that had never been done before and which are continuing to gain momentum today. The benefits of a law librarian/professor research partnership are enumerated in this article and faculty and law librarians are urged to work closely and proactively together to produce highly effective research.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 25

Keywords: Law Librarians, Legal Research, Law Libraries, Scholarship, Research Partnership

JEL Classification: K00

Accepted Paper Series





Download This Paper

Date posted: August 3, 2010 ; Last revised: September 3, 2010

Suggested Citation

Slinger, Michael and Slinger, Rebecca, The Law Librarian’s Role in the Scholarly Enterprise: Historical Development of the Librarian/Research Partnership in American Law Schools (August 2, 2010). Journal of Law & Education, Vol. 39, No. 3, p. 1, 2010; Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-19. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1652409

Contact Information

Michael Slinger (Contact Author)
Widener University - School of Law ( email )
4601 Concord Pike
P.O. Box 7286
Wilmington, DE 19803-0474
United States
Rebecca Slinger
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 542
Downloads: 110
Download Rank: 152,091
Footnotes:  70

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo4 in 0.390 seconds