Posts By: Lauren Odom

Knowledge Is Power, But It Doesn’t Come Cheap for Law Libraries

Lauren Odom | June 25, 2021

Knowledge is power. This phrase, though a cliché at this point, has been embedded in our brains for as far back as we can remember. It’s what our teachers told us in school, as they attempted to inspire a drive to learn. Guess what? Those teachers were right, and nowhere is this more evident than in the legal field where those who hold the knowledge have the competitive advantage. As a law librarian, you also learn rather quickly that the underlying information, on which you build this knowledge, is enormously expensive.

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Ghost Stories Around the Campfire: The Ghost of Print (Summer Camp for Law Firm Librarians #3)

Lauren Odom | August 26, 2020

The summer is beginning to wind down and our Law Firm Librarian Summer Camp series is coming to a close. What better way to end the summer than with one of camp's great traditions? Grab your snacks and your sweater, because it’s time to gather around the virtual campfire for a ghost story. This one is called “The Ghost of Print.”

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Law Firm Libraries Find Their BLISS as Strategic Business Partners

Lauren Odom | March 06, 2020

Since 2016, HBR has surveyed law firm library leadership to gain insights into the current state of library operations, including staffing, tools and budget priorities. In 2019, HBR launched the Benchmarking + Legal Information Services Survey (BLISS), providing, for the first time, the ability to segment the data and identify the most relevant information via an interactive dashboard. Not only does the survey provide benchmarking information against which individuals can track their progress, it also yields insights into overall direction as we enter a new decade.

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