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AALL Spectrum / January/February 2017 / Volume 21, Number 3

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24 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG W hether you're a recent library school graduate or an experienced librarian transitioning from an aca- demic, corporate, or public library setting, the new law rm librarian can anticipate some surprises and new challenges. Law rm libraries blend characteris- tics of law school, corporate, and even public librar- ies, yet they operate from within the business of legal practice, which adds a set of dynamics all its own. Add in technological disruption and tightening budgets that almost all libraries are experiencing, and starting as a new rm librarian can be quite disorienting. As recent graduates, having completed our rst year as rm research librarians, we share our challenges and experiences and oer suggestions to help set expectations and get new rm librarians up to speed. Tips for acquainting librarians to the law firm setting. BY COURTNEY BUSSCHER AND CORRINE VOGEL FIRMER GROUND GETTING TO WHAT TO EXPECT AS A LAW FIRM LIBRARIAN

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