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Joint presentation with Emily Allbon of City University on working in Law Libraries

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    • Working in a Law Firm Library James Mullan - Information Officer CMS Cameron McKenna CDG National Conference 17 th November 2007
    • How I arrived here…
      • BA (Hons) Information and Library Management
      • Library Assistant (FE College) 1996 – 1999
      • MCILIP
      • Assistant Library (FE College) 1999 – 2001
      • CMS Cameron McKenna 2001-
    • CMS Cameron McKenna
      • 1660 people within the firm
      • Over 55 offices and associated offices worldwide
      • 130 partners and more than 800 fee-earners
      • One of the top 15 law firms in the UK
    • Knowledge & Information Services
      • Knowledge & Information Services reports to Director of Operations
      • Team split into five key areas
          • exchange Team
          • Company Searches
          • Knowledge Projects
          • Document Development (Hot Docs)
          • CEE Professional Support Team
    • My role…
      • Providing support to the Practice Groups
      • Budget administration
      • Sector Reports
      • Fee-earner training
      • System Administration (LMS, Digital Recording, Statistics, Portal)
      • Knowledge Management
      • Intranet Pages Management
    • Our “Library”
      • Not a traditional Law Library
      • Redesigned in 2004 as the exchange
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    • Why Law Librarianship?
      • Remuneration
      • Benefits and opportunities
      • Definitely challenging
      • Very interesting and can be rewarding
      • If you like pressure you’re in the right place
      • Law Librarians are well respected
      • Opportunities to “get involved”
    • Other “opportunities”
      • British & Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL)
      • City Legal Information Group (CLIG)
      • City Information Group (CIG)
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    • Challenges for Law Librarians
      • Outsourcing
      • Web 2.0
    • What is Web 2.0?
      • “Content driven services (where content is both created and shared by its users) – Davey Winder, Information World Review 09.07
      • “A second generation of web-based communities and hosted services which aim to facilitate creativity collaboration, and sharing between users” - Wikipedia
    • What are “Web 2.0” applications?
      • RSS
      • Wikis
      • Social Networking & Social Bookmarking sites
      • Blogs
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