Converting the Future of Public Academic Law Libraries

Jennifer Mart-Rice

Washington and Lee University - School of Law

March 28, 2014


This article focuses on the current predicament American public academic law libraries find themselves given the budgetary and space constraints that have been passed down to them over time. By examining the current standards, and future possibilities, that govern these particular libraries, this article seeks to assist acquisitions librarians within these libraries a way to examine, maintain, and purchase a collection that will take their library forward, prove their value and worth, and stay within their constantly dwindling budgets remaining while true to the library’s core mission and obligation of providing services and support to the law school’s faculty and student body.

Keywords: law libraries, law library acquisitions, academic library(ies), budget, collection development

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Date posted: May 1, 2014 ; Last revised: August 21, 2014

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Mart-Rice, Jennifer, Converting the Future of Public Academic Law Libraries (March 28, 2014). 39 COLLECTION MANAGEMENT 177 (2014).. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2430872

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Washington and Lee University - School of Law ( email )
Lexington, VA 24450
United States
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