The Education and Training of Law Librarians
The IALL Handbook of Legal Information Management (Richard A. Danner & Jules Winterton eds.), pp. 43-64
12 Pages Posted: 19 May 2013
Date Written: 2011
This chapter describes the history, present, and future state of education and training of law librarians around the world. While it does not explicitly address the status of the profession of law librarianship, the study of law librarians' education will have a lot to say about the health and vigour of the profession.
To provide context, the first section considered the competencies of law librarianship. Because the tradition of law librarianship education is more strongly developed and has a longer history in the United States than in other countries, the second section describes law librarianship education and training in the United States. The third section covers the education and training of law librarians who specialise in foreign, comparative and international law, a specilisation that provides wonderful opportunities for improving the status and role of law libraries throughout the world. The final section covers training and education for law librarianship in other countries. In each, the history, current state, and future of education and training of law librarians is described.
Keywords: law librarians, law librarianship, law librarian education
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