Peer to Peer Magazine

September 2011

The quarterly publication of the International Legal Technology Association

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Building a Bridge Between IT and Library Services by Greg Lambert, Library and Records Manager at King & Spalding and Scott Preston, CIO at Fulbright and Jaworski T he two of us recently participated in a highly instructive webinar for law librarians on how information technology and library services work together — and don't work together. Its purpose was to attempt to build a bridge between the two groups by highlighting their similarities rather than differences, and by stressing the synergy that could result from a closer working relationship. Our hope is to continue spreading this message, encouraging better business relationships between IT and library team members. Librarians: The Original Knowledge Managers Librarians love to consume information, and for centuries they have understood the need for organization. Librarians created methods for organizing the collection of information, usually in book form, and they realized the importance of making the information available and 64 www.iltanet.org Peer to Peer

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