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Law Librarianship in Academic Libraries by Yemisi Dina

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What is law librarianship?

The academic law library is the centre of activity for law students, academics, lawyers/attorneys, judges, members of the public and whoever else finds the need to use them. This chapter defines law librarianship as a specialization in the field of library science by reviewing the history of the profession in selected jurisdictions. This chapter reviews developments in law librarianship in general; it discusses the education, qualifications and competencies required to practice the profession in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Nigeria. Accreditation exercises can be daunting, time-consuming and there have been varying opinions about their continued existence in legal education. This chapter reviews the ...

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