AALL Gallagher Award recipient Mary Whisner, Public Services Librarian, University of Washington, Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, has updated her 2008 guide about choosing a career in law librarianship. With more than 30 years of experience in the profession, Whisner discusses important topics to review when considering a career as a law librarian.
The Bluebook is the standard citation guide for legal materials. There are now three format choices for the Bluebook: paper, online subscription (since 2008), and as of August 10, 2012 – iPad app. Law Librarian, author, research instructor and blogger Mary Whisner’s guide discusses and illustrates the features and pricing of each.
From the perspective of several decades in the profession, Mary Whisner provides advice and specific data on what new law librarians should know about salaries, career opportunities, job responsibilities and challenges.
Legal research and training expert Mary Whisner details the many resources and services (such as databases, books, conference space) available to solo practitioners that are provided by public law libraries.
Choosing Law Librarianship: Thoughts for People Contemplating a Career Move By Mary Whisner
Mary Whisner is Head of Reference at the Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington .