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Law librarians in law departments of corporations (an AALL Special Interest Section)

My friend Ruth Balkin told me about the Private Law Librarians Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (PLL/SIS), and more specifically its Corporate Law Librarians’ Group. The Group hosts a webpage.

Johanna Bizub of Prudential and Paula Carroll Schwindt of Manulife/John Hancock are the Group’s current co-chairs. Bizub estimated, without much data to go on, that two or three years ago there might have been 50 or more law departments with librarians (See my post of March 12, 2006: one librarian for every 123 in-house lawyers; Jan. 10, 2006: lawyers doing research online; Oct. 31, 2005: online legal resources; March 17, 2006: virtual law libraries; Sept. 27, 2005: data on legal research expenditures; April 2, 2005: unbundle library costs; Oct. 31, 2005: state bar associations share libraries; and Sept. 10, 2005: specialized roles, including a librarian at CSFB.).