A Grain of Salt & A Teaspoon of Sugar: Reading Patrick Lamb’s Thoughts on Law Librarians.

A bit of a brouhaha was created today when The ABA Journal released its most recent installment of its The New Normal series.  In it, Valorem Law Group’s Patrick Lamb asks and sort of answers a stark question – Does it pay to hire a law librarian?  His response and rationale are provocative.  Reaction to his opinions has ranged from indignant to snide in many cases.  Now that we at iBraryGuy have had a chance to digest Patrick’s words, we have our own suggestion.  Take them for what they are, one man’s opinion, but do not disregard them.  In other words, swallow them with a grain of salt and a teaspoon of sugar. The Grain of Salt Lamb is not a librarian.  A lot of what he says seems to be rooted in his own perceptions of what we do and a rather revealing survey in which some of our colleagues describe our value.  The iBraryGuy team certainly disagrees with his

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