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State of the Profession

ABOUT

The AALL State of the Profession report provides an overview of the law library and legal information landscape. This report captures the range of legal information professionals鈥 contributions, challenges, and goals. It is intended to be used as a tool for benchmarking, advocacy, strategic planning, and personal development. The inaugural edition debuted in 2019, the second edition was published in June 2021, and the third edition published May 1, 2023.

STATE OF THE PROFESSION REPORT COMMITTEE

The State of the Profession Report Committee reviews and revises the surveys that inform the AALL State of the Profession report to ensure they reflect the current state of law librarianship and the legal information profession.聽 The committee produces separate instruments for academic, firm/corporate, and government settings.

PURCHASING INFORMATION

2023 Edition

The report was published May 1, 2023 and is available for purchase. The 2023 edition highlights how law libraries in various organizations have bounced back following the pandemic, especially with respect to budgets and remote/in-person work. The complimentary Executive Summary provides additional details. The following options are available: Print,听Digital, and the Print+Digital Bundle. Pricing starts at $179 for current AALL members and $279 for nonmembers.

2021 Edition

The report was published in June 2021 and is available for purchase. 聽The following options are available: Print,听Digital, and the Print+Digital Bundle. Pricing starts at $149 for current AALL members and $249 for nonmembers.

2019 Edition

The report was published in April 2019 is available for purchase. The following options are available: Print,听Digital, and the Print+Digital Bundle. Pricing starts at $149 for current AALL members and $249 for nonmembers.

MEDIA COVERAGE

The 2023 AALL State of the Profession report has been covered in an with Law360 that AALL President-Elect June Liebert participated in, and was also covered by Bob Ambrogi in his blog and shared on.

The 2021 AALL State of the Profession report has been covered by , , , and

The 2019 edition was covered by and. Robert Ambrogi wrote about the publication for and and discussed it with former AALL President Femi Cadmus during an episode of his podcast.

Questions?

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