Igniting the Conversation: Embracing Legal Literacy as the Heart of the Profession

Laura Ax-Fultz, Penn State Dickinson Law


Law librarians are experts in instruction, databases, scholarship, and more. This broad expertise has exacerbated an identity crisis in the profession. The author argues that law librarians must develop a core identity, such as legal literacy, to navigate an ever-changing legal landscape that questions the future necessity of law librarians.