Recently BIALL was able to say thank you to the members of the working group that had put together the inaugural BIALL law firm library survey
The Working Group first got together around two years ago following a call on the BIALL LinkedIn group for members to get involved in producing benchmarking tools for the profession. The first result from this call was the Professional Skills Framework, presented to the membership last year at the BIALL conference in Dublin. The Law Firm Library Survey is the second such benchmarking tool, complementing the Academic law library survey, and allowing law firm librarians to compare their services, budget, headcount and resources against their peers. A summary of the results of the first survey was published in the summer 2017 issue of Legal Information Management (Vol 17, issue 2).
Word of Thanks
BIALL President Anneli Sarkanen acknowledged the achievement of the group, commenting that producing a survey is no easy undertaking, and thanked the group for the time they had dedicated to this project.
Claire Greening, who lead the Working Group, added her thanks to both Anneli and Immediate Past President Sandra Smythe for the support they had given to the project.
Working Group Members
The Working Group consisted of: Karen Gray (Information and Research Services Manager, Gowling WLG), Claire Greening (Head of Library and Knowledge Services, Withers LLP), Helen Gwinn (Legal Information Manager, Blake Morgan LLP), Diane Nicholls (Knowledge Services Manager, Irwin Mitchell LLP), Steven Riley (Library/Information Services Officer, Mills & Reeve LLP), Janet Scoones (Director of Information and KM, Trowers & HamlinsLLP), Helen Williams (Senior Information Specialist, Integreon).