Law Librarians Look Beyond Books

Law Librarians Look Beyond Books Once endangered, librarians have expanded their role to include such duties as market research and competitive intelligence. Judging from the results of The American Lawyer’s fifth annual survey of law firm librarians, it’s not only the work that’s changing but the business model as well. Once a cost center for law firms, libraries are billing more hours than ever to clients: a median of 393 hours per library staff member in 2005, compared with 292 in 2004.