Professor Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law) has a paper posted on SSRN's Legal Scholarship Network entitled "Scholarship Advice for New Law Professors in the Electronic Age." As I was reading the paper, I was pleasantly surprised to read this very enthusiastic endorsement of academic law librarians' services (note that footnotes are omitted):
Tap the wonderful resource of reference librarians. Law libraries support faculty scholarship in numerous ways, and the nature of librarianship is changing. Many libraries provide specialized training about information technology and ways to use electronic research tools and document repositories. A number of libraries have programs to train research assistants. . . . Some libraries ask reference librarians to provide more targeted research assistance directly to professors.
Remember that Zief's reference librarians are happy to assist faculty with all of the above tasks! Contact us if you'd like to learn more about our faculty services.