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Is This A Profession? Establishing Educational Criteria For Law Librarians, Elizabeth Caulfield Jan 2014

Is This A Profession? Establishing Educational Criteria For Law Librarians, Elizabeth Caulfield

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This article seeks to encourage discussion that will lead to the standardization of educational criteria for law librarians. The article recounts the history of the debate about educational standards for law librarians, discusses why some law librarians historically had law degrees, and proposes formal educational requirements for law librarians to facilitate the professionalization of law librarianship.