Law library or Law Libraries
A law library is a type of special library with a collection consisting primarily of materials for Legal Research and study, including case law, federal and state statutes, international legal agreements, treatises, reference works, legal periodicals, and electronic search tools. A law library maintained by a court, law school, or legal firm is normally managed by a law librarian who may hold a J.D. degree in addition to the M.L.S. (In the United States, the postbaccalaureate degree of Master of Library Science, granted by a library school upon completion of a required course of study) or M.L.I.S.(in the United States, the postbaccalaureate degree of Master of Library and Information Science, granted by a library school upon completion of a required course of study).
The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) was founded in 1906. The Association has a membership of librarians and related information professionals who serve the legal profession in bar associations, courts, law schools, law societies, private law firms, businesses, and government. AALL seeks to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal community and general public, fosters the profession of Law Librarianship , and provides leadership in the field of legal information. An affiliate of the American Library Association (like the American Association of School Librarians, which publishes the quarterly journal School Library Media Research and its bimonthly online companion Knowledge Quest (KQ)), AALL has published the quarterly Law Library Journal since 1908.
See also Court library .
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Cataloging in Legal Information Retrieval
The following is a basic concept of Cataloging in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Cataloging may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. See catalog